a reply to: infolurker
Kind of without words for this one. Seriously a hundred bucks worth of pot and then they unload 57 rounds on the poor guy. That only 9 hit their
intended target is quite disturbing as well but an entirely different topic. In this case it's actually lucky, which is not even the correct
adjective, that they were so poorly trained with their firearms. At least he will live but that still ain't much of a life.
Sadly this likely does not come down to inept training officers and negligence on the part of police superiors. This likely a result of training and a
culture that has been actively nurtured within many law enforcement communities. We the people have been being transformed into public enemy no. 1 for
longer than I've been alive.
These lying scumbags should be held personally liable for the millions this man should receive in civil court. Some of this could be accomplished
through forced asset forfeiture, the same BS that they pull on everyday people rather than cause the taxpayer to shoulder all of the burden. In theory
the tax payer is the ultimate employer and if the tax player's employees are sued and loose in civil court the employer needs to pay up though. It's a
nice thought that the people, having not only witnessed the total lack of integrity, morality and honesty in their "employees", may actually decide to
hold them not only financially accountable, but also legally accountable. Will this ever happen? Probably not because these POS' don't actually work
for the people.... That would be working for the enemy. They have already been cleared of any legal wrong doing by the state department responsible
for such investigations in S.C. Unfortunately that seems to the norm.
They Lied about:
Being Shot At.
Their uniforms/identifying police insignia.
Even knocking on the door(they had a no knock warrant and entered almost immediately if they did indeed announce their presence)
All provide the same account of the incident, apparently almost verbatim.
Lead a neighbor to believe that a burglary was in progress. I'm sure the officer(S) wearing balaclava (S) didn't help.
Turn on body cams after the incident.
Not realize that a surveillance system was present.
Change their stories, coincidentally in sync with each other.
They deserve to be put before a grand jury for indictment by a special prosecutor. While they eventually settled on a story about the gun being
pointed at them, after forensics determined that it was not discharged, they have without consequence destroyed any shred of credibility and IMO the
public's has absolutely zero reason to believe a damn thing they claim.
This is just more of the same BS. More above-the-law-behavior by lawless law "Enforcers". I'd bet actual mod enforcers, be they Italian, Russian,
Ukrainian, Jewish Chinese or Japanese, have more integrity than these cowards.
I really hope this guy not only wins a civil suit against not only the state but also the primary perpetrators of THIS CRIME and any and all
responsible superiors. This category also includes their cronies tasked with investigating and oversight of military... oops I mean police operations
that cleared these butchers.
That notion that this is even remotely allowed to stand in a(so called) free(and exceptional) society is disgusting and rotten to it's core. SC seem
to be a largely conservative state where there is a lot of rhetoric regarding fiscal responsibility on one hand and moral responsibility on the other.
While many may judge the morality of the victim due to the pot charges leveled against him(I do not and I doubt many true conservatives and liberals
would disagree[sorry neo-cons/libs]) it is still no excuse for the actions of this so-called task force. The officer's actions clearly fail to meet
any moral standard in many regards. Whether it was paralyzing a human being, destroying multiple organs and lying multiple times, in concert, they
absolutely are no where near the moral high ground. To my point about the ideological demographics of SC; If the entirely immoral, dishonest,
deceitful and wholly unprofessional actions of the police are not enough, maybe a multi-million dollar taxpayer funded payout to the victim will do
In a case like this it doesn't matter if your are liberal or conservative, assuming one IST of the "Neo-con/lib" variety. This should be upsetting to
all as we the people have been transformed into we the enemy. I personally tend to hold certain social, political and cultural views that would likely
be considered to be traditionally liberal or traditionally conservative depending on the issue. If the total lack of scruples isn't enough for some
people we can then consider the obvious attack on individual liberty and the seemingly clear and intentional violation of at least one constitutional
right. Finally there is the financial burden placed on the people, whether it's the funding of salaries, training and equipment or the cost of
frivolous prosecutions (DA and the Public Defenders office) and ultimately the cost of settlements or judgements.
I really wish people would start exercising critical thinking and analysis and with that actively participate in the system by contacting local, state
and even federal lawmakers and applying persistent pressure. I fear this will likely not happen in my lifetime though as the American system of
education has essentially been engineered for failure by the likes of Rockefeller, Carnegie and all the rest. The quality of education in this
country, especially in more densely populated areas, is beyond shameful. The distortion of facts, the rewriting of various parts of history by various
interest groups with various agendas over the years has served to create a population of extremely divided low information voters. We're offered up
basically two pieces of a sh17 sandwich every couple of years whether it's local/state/federal elections and each segment of the population sticks to
their indoctrinated talking points and continue to be at each other's throats in a viscous, and at times, violent manner. It seems the majority of
people don't care for or care about the TRUTH as the truth, as well as facts, have not only become, but also have been a matter of interpretation and
personal belief for sometime now.
What we see in this tragic story is just another component of this plan, albeit a very crucial component. While it may just be another piece of the
puzzle or a cog in the machine it is essential. Having largely influenced and transformed the enforcement apparatus in this country, local, state and
federal, agencies small and large, those who truly own and rule this country have elevated them further above the law than ever. In the grand scheme
of things this is a rather small incident. The implied implications however are monumental. The program of divide and conquer and dis/mis-information
seems to have rapidly advanced in just the past two decades. Our society has become so complacent and compliant this was likely a small story on the
local news, a largely ignores event in the national media and not even a blip on the average person's radar. The conditioning has been so expansive
and complete that while likely appalling to many members of the public, the vast majority of those who were appalled likely only felt so for a
fleeting moment and quickly purged the thought from their minds as the underlying implications (CONT.)
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