Thoughts on police shootings and accountability


From: David Girod

I recently read a brief story concerning yet another police shooting (in Sacramento, Calif.) which occurred on March 18. The man was unarmed, according to the story. He was observed breaking car windows. This all happened during a public wake at a nearby church.

Now I don’t know about you, but I really don’t think breaking car windows warrants a death sentence carried out by Sacramento’s “finest.” You should be getting charges such as vandalism or criminal damage to property. If necessary, use a Taser and arrest him. Find out why he was acting like that. Honestly, these days, it seems a rare incident when an officer involved in a shooting who is determined to be improper is even punished — no accountability.

One prime example: last July 15’s shooting of an Australian woman, engaged to be married, by a Minneapolis, Minn., officer. Hennepin County attorneys charged him with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The shooter’s partner saw no gun. I would hope for a conviction, including jail time.


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