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Overview of murders by police - Input Junkie
March 24th, 2012
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Overview of murders by police
When the police kill for no apparent reason, it doesn't get as much attention, but it should.

A minor caveat: I don't agree with the William Grigg that the police always make things worse.

Link from comments at The Agitator.

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From:vvalkyri
Date:March 24th, 2012 04:05 pm (UTC)
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From:fengi
Date:March 24th, 2012 10:49 pm (UTC)
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Are you saying you agree with this gun nut who claims any criticism of "stand your ground" laws is a plot by police unions to disarm the public? Who chararcterizes supporters of any gun control as "totalitarian nanny statists" and "civilian disarmanent"? Who uses terms like "prejudice profiteers and racial ambulance chasers"?

Update: He correctly identifies cases of racist police abuse, but that doesn't validate the rest. And these cases weren't entirely ignored, certainly not locally - part of the problem is that sheer number of cases and mainstream under reporting is part of intensely systemic racism which seeks to marginalize most activism on this issue. That the Treyvon Martin case is one of the few to get through is a problem, but it's not some plot to disarm Libertarians.

Edited at 2012-03-24 11:05 pm (UTC)
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From:nancylebov
Date:March 24th, 2012 11:38 pm (UTC)
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Quote from the article:

"Last November 19, 68-year-old Kenneth Chamberlain, Sr. was slaughtered by police at his apartment in White Plains, New York. Chamberlain, an elderly man who suffered from a heart condition and several other ailments, was not a criminal suspect. He had inadvertently triggered a medical alert, which resulted in a visit by paramedics. The police, unfortunately, responded as well, and they quickly displayed their infallible gift for making matters worse."

I was addressing the snark in the last sentence.

I'm not sure what you're talking about.
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