Art Vandelay wrote:If the justice system works and the guy who pulled the trigger gets punishment fitting of the crime, then accept it. In the mean time, continue to protest and voice your opinion peacefully, and if he gets off scott-free...burn that mother down. But not your own neighborhood...go to the courthouse/BART police office/city hall/etc.
Art Vandelay wrote:Apparently, they're saying that the cop may have thought he had his tazer, not his firearm, which, as far as I'm concerned, doesn't mean squat. I have a lot of family members in law enforcement, I've talked to them and they say that you would have to be a complete and absolute moron to make a mistake like that, and that you are supposed to take measures to prevent that from happening, like keep them on different sides of the belt. And that's ignoring the fact that this probably wasn't even a situation that warranted use of a tazer anyway. Dude had been searched, he was face down and being controlled by three officers. Even "non-lethal" force shouldn't have been necessary.
What a bunch of BS, he knew he had his handgun out.