Saturday, June 24, 2017

One Week Of US Policing Insanity

Here are a few of the insane US police activities we learned about this week:

(1) A cop killed Philando Castile because he smelled marijuana in Castile's car. The cop was acquitted of all charges.

(2) Another cop killed Samuel DuBose because he claimed he was dragged by DuBose's car. Charges against this cop have resulted in two mistrials.

(3) A third cop shot Sylville Smith after Smith pointed a gun at him. He then killed Smith with a second shot when Smith may no longer have been a threat. This cop was acquitted of the related charge.

(4) Two cops killed Charleena Lyles because she was combative and holding two knives. An investigation is underway.

You can read about these events @

(5) Two other cops demonstrated their bravery by shooting at a dog which charged at them. They also demonstrated their lack of marksmanship skills by hitting and killing an innocent bystander (Armando Garcia-Muro) instead of the dog.

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(6) And just to prove that police could in fact stoop even lower than what is described in the above reports, DC police dragged disabled protesters out of their wheelchairs:

Soon after a draft version of the Republican’s Senate version of their Trumpcare care bill was released Thursday morning, Capitol Hill Police were systematically arresting people who staged a dramatic sit-in outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office.

Amid chants of “Don’t Touch Medicaid!” and signs suggesting the same, many of those protesting the Senate bill were either elderly or in wheelchairs, offering a stunning visual as police tried to remove them from the hallway.

ADAPT, the national disability rights group behind the protest said the Senate’s bill is a direct threat to the future of people with pre-existing conditions and disabilities.

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It really seems like US police resort to the use of firearms far too often and far too recklessly. Our failure to hold them accountable is a large part of the problem.

Put me on the jury. I would have no problem voting for a conviction if it were supported by the facts.

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