I'm surprised that they actually brought charges against an officer for shooting a citizen dead. It's a necessary move in order to constrain government to its proper levels, but we're not so big on properly restrained government.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
WHY DID HE RUN? Was he a murderer? Was he a rapist? Was he a terrorist? Was he hiding little children in his basement? Was he selling little girls for porn movies?
New Police Motto: "If you run I'll shoot you with my gun". Put that on every squad car.
There's no doubt I'm more afraid of cops now than a few yrs ago. Have been ever since 2009, when here in the Seattle area, we had 9 cops shot in a period of 6 weeks, 6 of whom died. 4 were the cops in the Lakewood coffee shop.
And then of course, the 2 law enforcement officers who went into a house and shot the wrong guy, in the basement, who was in bed, 16 times (and didnt even manage to kill him).
I think that...for some good reasons...cops are getting more paranoid. But IMO those reasons are not necessarily excuses. I consider them getting more and more dangerous. And I have several friends that I hang out with and compete with that are/were cops.