Well, the fact is police have become quite comfortable shooting unarmed suspects across the US. Didn't it used to be that they couldn't
unless you were armed/a clear threat to safety of others?
Whatever reason she was parked at that church/school, there is no reason in the universe she should be dead right now (given all the evidence
presented). If the carpenter is legit, the ballistics will easily prove what happened.
I don't know...my spidey-senses tell me this was a lover's dispute, although there was a call about her being parked. I wouldn't be a bit surprised
if it turns out the call is traced back to the officer.
Two things I add to these discussions every time:
1. Tasers have desensitized police to using pain to gain obedience. Before tasers, cops had to use their brains and words to defuse situations. Today
all they know to do is demand compliance, and respond with increasing levels of force. There is no reasoning, no listening, no respect for the person
of interest. If you are in a cop's sights (pun intended) you automatically become a target that can deserve physical coersion with (potentially) very
little resistance. Very few police are willing to listen.
2. There's a dirty little secret in the police world that no one wants to talk about, but is very likely the root of many of these shootings.
STEROIDS. Yup, steroid use in police ranks is rampant. I was going to provide an example, but the google search alone sums it
up:Steroid use by police officers
edit on 12-2-2012 by blamethegreys because: link issues