a reply to: trollz
This is absolutely ghastly.
What I cannot understand, is why this never resulted in the officers arrest. The fact is, when someone is shot dead by police, a procedure should be
enacted which involves a rigorous forensic examination of the scene. Blood spatter evidence would have cleared the elderly decedent of any wrong
doing, and proved that this was a bad shoot at the very least.
You see, when a person is holding something in their hand, and they are shot, tiny droplets of blood would burst from the gunshot wounds, and spray
onto things in the immediate vicinity, including things they had in their hands. It's a messy business.
Therefore, if the gun the dead man was alleged to have had in his hand, was clean of these tiny droplets, it would suggest that he was not carrying
the weapon at the time of his death, and that in turn would mean that the police officer would be justly investigated for murder, since that is the
definition of shooting an unarmed man.
The only way that this incident can possibly be in question, is if no acceptable forensic examination of the scene, was enacted, and that is frankly
unacceptable. It's true, that forensics is not a magic wand of truth, to be passed over a scenario in order to illuminate every nuance of a criminal
act, but it can sure as hell tell you if a person was, or was not armed when they were shot seven times in the torso!
So there are, believe it or not, bigger problems here than just the fact that a policeman took it into his head to bullet drill a frail old man for
no reason. The fact is that this incident was never properly investigated, since a proper investigation would have revealed the truth of this matter
in pretty short order, and if things went down as per the statements made by witnesses, then there is no way that a proper, and impartial
investigation would have resulted in any thing other than the policeman being charged with a homicide.
Again, absolutely ghastly business. My thoughts and prayers are with the deceased mans family, especially the many children who were at the event,
his wife, and his offspring.