Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Get ready. Another police shooting of a black man with his hands up. Updated!

via (click on the link to watch the video)
Kinsey told the news station that after a few minutes, one of the officers shot him in the leg. The officer fired three times, hitting Kinsey once.
“I’m like this right here, and when he shot me, it was so surprising,” said Kinsey, who had his arms raised in the air while talking to a WSVN reporter from his hospital bed Wednesday. “I thought it was a mosquito bite, and when it hit me I had my hands in the air, and I’m thinking I just got shot! And I’m saying, ‘Sir, why did you shoot me?’ and his words to me were, ‘I don’t know.’”
Kinsey said that after he was shot he was handcuffed and left bleeding in the street.
Some of you say BLM is a terrorist group.  I disagree.  I think that they're bought and owned by the Democrat party but not terrorists.

We can agree to disagree on that.  But if we're going to say that the police needs to be up armed to deal with trained shooters then we have to balance that and say that when we see a bad police shoot then the offending LEO should go to jail.

When its as clear cut like this incident then the idea of an investigation taking weeks or even months is stupid.  The public should be informed, and justice should be swift.  IF THE OFFICER IS FOUND TO BE NOT GUILTY then its up to the Public Affairs Officers in each dept to explain to the public why.

This is really simple stuff.  If you have an oh shit moment with a firearm then you pay the price.  I don't get to make mistakes with my personal weapon and LEOs don't get to with their duty weapons.

Side note:  I wonder if this is a response to the recent assaults on police in Baton Rouge and Dallas?  Was this guy quick on the trigger because of what happened there?  Did he think that this was a setup for an ambush?  I don't see how that's possible.  If this was their beat they would know that a mental health facility was nearby.  What we don't know is the latest intel briefings that police are getting.  Have they been warned of more complex, better planned assaults against LEOs?

I need more info on this.  It still looks bad but the second bite of this apple leaves me with some questions.

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