“The law is reason, free from passion.”
❈ Aristotle ❈
them responding to a situation with a guy with a gun is putting themselves into a dangerous situation and there was an imminent threat for when they pulled up he got up walked toward them lifted his shirt and reached for a gun.
“We are very much relieved and it is a step towards procedural justice and people having access to their government,” Madison told the Guardian.
The judge’s finding followed community leaders taking advantage of a little-known law to appeal directly to the judge to commence a prosecution of the officer, as is permitted in Ohio and a few other states.
“State law does provide an avenue for a private citizen having knowledge of facts to initiate the criminal process,” Adrine wrote in his order.
Madison said the judge’s finding showed “the police are public servants and not the public’s master”.
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy