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Police as killers, not protectors
Posted By Editor On May 29, 2013 @ 8:18 pm In Crime and Justice,National & World News,Political & Politicians | Comments Disabled
It is a shame what many police forces have become. Break into the wrong house and kill innocent people. Kill dogs for no reason. Here are four stories that represent the tip of the iceberg. It also seems that none of the police involved feel any remorse or compassion for their victims or their families. After reading these accounts, you will likely be reluctant to call on the police for help;
May 28, 2013 |
SALT LAKE CITY (CN) – A Utah sheriff’s deputy saw a man peeing by the side of a road, then chased him at low speed and shot him to death, the man’s mother claims in court.
Another casualty of the drug war.
May 28, 2013 |
On May 16th, Forth Worth police entered the home of Jarmaine Darden, 34, in search of cocaine. The raid, which does not appear to have uncovered any cocaine, ended with the 34-year-old father dead after police tased him multiple times.
Killing not a cure for depression, family says.
May 29, 2013 |
A California sheriff’s deputy needlessly Tasered and then shot a man to death after his father called 911 seeking help for his son’s depression, the family claims in court.
He has a point.
May 29, 2013 |
In 2010, Detroit police in search of a murder suspect sent  a SWAT team to Lillibridge Street just after midnight. The steel door to the building, as well as the lower unit’s door, were both unlocked. Nonetheless, officers busted through the unlocked unit door and tossed a flash-bang grenade through the window. The grenade landed so close to seven-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones, who was asleep on the couch, that it burned her blanket. Within seconds, a bullet from Detroit Officer Joseph Weekly’s gun pierced her head, killing her her. The murder suspect police were actually looking for lived in the upper unit, above where Aiyana slept. Now, three years later, Officer Weekly’s trial is starting up  with jury selection on Wednesday. But questions about the events that led to Aiyana’s death remain.
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URLs in this post:
 Police Officer Shot Man Dead for Peeing, Mother Claims in Court: http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/police-officer-shot-man-dead-peeing-mother-claims-court?akid=10495.1089674.tGCRRN&rd=1&src=newsletter846732&t=15
 Texas Police Tase Overweight Asthmatic to Death in Drug Raid That Uncovers No Drugs: http://www.alternet.org/texas-police-tase-overweight-asthmatic-death-drug-raid-uncovers-no-drugs?akid=10495.1089674.tGCRRN&rd=1&src=newsletter846732&t=3
 Cops Taser Then Shoot Man to Death After Family Calls 911 for Help for His Depression: http://www.alternet.org/cops-taser-then-shoot-man-death-after-family-calls-911-help-his-depression?akid=10501.1089674.lyCB01&rd=1&src=newsletter847411&t=7
 Detroit Cop Who Shot/Killed Seven-Year-Old in Flash-Bang Raid Blames His Superiors: http://www.alternet.org/detroit-cop-who-shotkilled-seven-year-old-flash-bang-raid-blames-his-superiors?akid=10501.1089674.lyCB01&rd=1&src=newsletter847411&t=12
 sent: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2010/11/aiyana-stanley-jones-detroit
 starting up: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/detroit-officer-trial-death-girl-7
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