Monday, March 02, 2015

LA cops beat, shoot homeless man

More lethal bullying by cops, this time in LA. Four cops beat and then shoot this man five times as he lay on the sidewalk. Note the late-arriving cops with drawn guns at .44 long after the man was dead, disappointed that they got there too late to join the fun.

Watch two burly cops attack a spindly homeless man early in the video.

This is cowardice displayed by heavily armed men who are eager to attack---especially those who can't fight back.

The other day in the Mission two San Francisco cops shot a man with a knife six times.

A website on the issue estimates that more than 1,000 people are killed by American cops every year.

Thanks to Daily Kos.

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At 10:52 AM, Blogger Rkeezy said...

How many times should they have shot the the man holding a knife? Once they make the decision to shoot, there is no upper limit to the number shots - certainly not a limit of one. Or my favorite "Why didn't you shoot him in the arm/leg/hand/3 cm below the left kneecap?" When they shoot, they shoot to kill, never to disable. People get excited by the number of shots, but IMO they do so without an understanding of how police are trained. Determining on whether or not the shooting was justified is a different question entirely, and unrelated to the number of shots.

At 11:38 AM, Blogger Mark Kaepplein said... is a web site where people submit police killings of all sorts, averaging 3 per day.

At 3:57 PM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...


If what you say is true, how cops are trained is radically defective. The notion that these thugs with badges had no alternative to but to shoot to kill this guy is bullshit. The reality seems to be that many cops are bullies and cowards who panic and over-react when confronted by civilians.


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