Seriously. Fuck ’em. See that young man there? He wasmurdered by the cops in Oakland, CA. One cop was kneeling on his back while another cop, who was not threatened by this prone, handcuffed, face-down man, calmly drew his gun and shot him in the back.
If you or I did that, we’d be looking at 25 with an L. The cop? Convicted, sure. But of involuntary manslaughter. As someone at Cole’s place pointed out, this cop will do less time for murdering an unarmed, helpless man than football star Plaxico Burress will do for shooting himself in the leg.
Fuck that shit. And for any of you assholes who talk about how you shouldn’t get in situations where the cops could ever have any excuse to draw down, fuck you too. You tell me what this man did to deserve an extrajudicial execution.
Look at this fucking video:
Tell me that was justified. The cop (whose name is Johannes Mehserle) used the lame-ass defense that he meant to pull out his taser, not his gun. Well, fuck him sideways. Tell me how this young man deserved a tasering. And if you can’t tell your gun hand from your taser hand, you’re too fucking stupid to be a cop–and the bar’s already pretty low there.
And don’t tell me that the crowd was making the situation tense. First of all, fuck you. Second, if you’re a cop, you’re expected to deal with tense situations. Third, fuck you. And fourth, if the crowd is threatening, why shoot and kill someone who’s not a part of the crowd?
The answer to that last one is pretty obvious, isn’t it? It’s a form of terrorism. Oh, sure. I’m sure the cops call it “crowd control.” But it’s fucking terrorism, plain and simple.
Finally, don’t tell me about how the cops stand on the line to protect me, and blah fucking blah. Yes, they do. They also volunteered for that job, and having a stressful, dangerous job DOES NOT GIVE YOU LICENSE TO MURDER.