Thursday, August 21, 2014

Police Brutality in America

A badge lets them brutalize and kill. Blacks, Latinos and ethnic minorities suffer most. They’re targets of choice.
The ACLU calls Ferguson, MO “Everytown, USA.” Police brutality occurs multiple times daily across America.
In big cities. In small ones. In urban areas. In rural ones. Militarized policed make their own rules. They operate extrajudicially.
They kill with impunity. On August 9, officer Darren Wilson murdered 18-year-old Michael Brown. He executed him in cold blood.
Brown was unarmed. He posed no threat. He had no criminal record. An independent autopsy showed he was shot six times.
Four times in the right arm and shoulder. Twice in the head. Retired New York medical examiner Dr. Michael Bade assisted forensic Pathologist Shawn Parcells in examining Brown’s body.
They volunteered their services. They did so in response to the request of Brown’s family. According to Dr. Baden, the final bullet fired into the top of his head was “not survivable.”
Ferguson police lied. They claimed Brown’s shooting followed an altercation he initiated. They said he tried to grab officer Wilson’s gun.
He wasn’t close enough to do it. No powder burns on his hands, arms or body proved it.
Forensic evidence showed Brown either was walking away from officer Brown or had his hands raised in a “don’t shoot” position. Eyewitnesses confirmed the same thing.

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