HarthorneWingo wrote: Polk377 wrote:
You done good.
I don't know why so many people are fixated on this one case like it was the JFK assassination. Get over it. There is no mass collusion or nefarious plot in this case. The evidence was presented and backed up with reasonable cause. We can call for a reform of the "no knock" warrent which I support but that is it.
I've made that point earlier in the thread. I think the reason is because people are just, generally, fed up with police killings regardless of whether it was of malicious intent or as the result of reckless police policies of which they have been subjected to for decades since the civil rights era. So while I understand that there is no criminal liability here, there is still a great need to reform police departments and their procedures.
What about all the lies the police have told investigators and testified to the grand jury? The officer who killed Taylor said he shot only 4 times when evidence showed he shot 16. So this professionally trained individual can't remember how many times he shot his weapon? Not the difference between 4 or 5, ok maybe..... but 4 and 16?
One of the officers testified that they saw someone in a military pose with an assault rifle firing multiple times down the hall even telling jurors he saw the muzzle flashes when the evidence showed Taylor's boyfriend shot once, one single bullet from a hand gun, that's all. So again this trained professional can't tell the difference between one shot and many yet he saw the muzzle flashes that never happened?
A dozen people give their account that they didn't hear the officers announce themselves and only one said they did. We don't know how that single account was 'procured' because we do know the techniques the police use to investigate and interview are quite often problematic to put it nicely and then that is the one presented to the jury?
There is even more but this is the type of false testimony and accounts were presented to the jury without any rebuttal or commentary that they were wrong. This is justice? Lies and deceit? Oh wait, 'misremembering' or 'mistaken' and yet they are the ones offered the jury with no counter or clarification. There has been nothing fair or just about this situation from before the warrant was even attained all the way through....well, still ongoing.
There is collusion and plotting going on between officers, investigators, attorney offices and city officials in this case and countless situations like this. Systems don't create and sustain themselves, it takes willing and intentional participation of many people and only a portion of it can be attributed to unconscious bias. There is way too much evidence that quite often they know exactly what they are doing.
All these armchair shrugging apologists are knowingly or not supportive of a violent fascist system and I hope that they never have to experience it first hand as I and so many others have because if they do their lives would never be the same....if they survive. Although, if they do maybe they'd have a different perspective of the intentional brutality and injustice of this corrupt system.
At this point with the repeated and ongoing examples over not just years but decades, wait no, centuries of racism and brutality anyone who is ignorant of the truth is oblivious to reality or they endorse it.