This is tiresome.
I'm thinking about making this a daily diary. Because this is happening every day. The increasingly volatile and paranoid LEOs in this country are shooting first without even looking or caring who they kill. "Oh well. Mistakes were made." seems to be the excuse America is willing to accept.
Not this one.
There seems to be a disconnect in the public's perception of guns in civilian hands and the ones in hands of LEO's. No one but the most fervent anarchist would say that there is no need for LEO's. But there must be accountability and transparency in our LEO's. They have been completely left out of the debate on gun control. We are outraged when twenty-two children are killed in one day, but the 130 children and 330 teens killed (as of 7/25) since Newtown haven't elicited the response one might expect.
I suppose I'm not surprised when a bunch of Kowboy Kops Kill and maim mostly people of color and no one seems to care. But now they are killing ANYBODY who looks crossed-eyed at them and doesn't respect their a-thor-rit-tye.
I'm going to find a way to educate the ill-informed about what's left of their civil rights and how to respond to police contact without being killed.
Here's a couple of places to look at...