Thursday, July 07, 2016

There is zero justification or excuse for this.

None.  Period.
The girlfriend said on the video that the officer “asked him for license and registration. He told him that it was in his wallet, but he had a pistol on him because he’s licensed to carry. The officer said don’t move. As he was putting his hands back up, the officer shot him in the arm four or five times.”

Borrowing from Anarchangel on Facebook,
Watch the video... the officer has clearly lost composure and control entirely... He is frankly freaking out... Understandable if you just shot someone five times without justification.

And in something idiotic from my home state, just to 2:00 for the start of this mess
Let us say that the OHP trooper doesn't exactly cover himself in professionalism, right there at the start.

I cannot tell you how much this pains me.  I grew up around guys who worked for this agency.  When it came to work they were no-nonsense, and I have a hard time imagining one of them starting off yelling this way, especially with an ambulance with a patient inside involved.

We'll see what happens next.
(added: yes, this one's a few years old; still kind of pisses me off)

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