Saturday, December 09, 2017

About that murder-by-cop in Arizona mentioned the other day:

Mr. Williamson says it pretty well(language warning).  And points out something by the media I hadn't heard before:
The press, btw, chose to edit the photos not to show the tattoos.

"The judge did not allow jurors to hear about an etching on the dust cover of the rifle Brailsford used to shoot Shaver, which said  "You're f--ked," because he felt it was prejudicial."

I'm also considering stealing the first part, to give to people on Bookface when they accuse me of hating cops:
As usual, I shouldn't need a disclaimer, but people are stupid.
I support the cops, WHEN THEY ARE IN THE RIGHT.  This includes shootings that outrage a lot of people. Mike Brown, for example.  Good shoot. Punk had it coming.

So.  Asshole gets off on criminal charges.  City and PD are sued(rightly), and are going to pay out the ass with taxpayer money for the actions of this idiot and the sergeant who was there and should've controlled this.  And the whole PD is tarred with having this asshole carrying their badge.


markm said...

The cop screaming incoherent and contradictory commands wasn't the shooter, but a police sergeant, who should have been on trial but wasn't. It would be easy for the jury to decide that the one most responsible for this murder was that psychotic supervisor, not the shooter.

Firehand said...

Said sergeant retiring and moving to the Philippines shortly after, which just nmight tell us something.

They both screwed the pooch on this, and someone's dead because of it.