The NYPD police officers who fired 50 times into a car, killing a man to be married that day, claimed he had a gun. He didn’t.
The officers have been stripped of their weapons, which is highly unusual, and it appears they violated police procedures by firing on a moving car.
One hopes there is a real investigation with real answers, rather than the usual whitewash and evasion.
Too often big city police seem like just another gang with guns. It doesn’t have to be this way, y’know. I can’t imagine many cops are happy with the current situation either, being mistrusted and feared by much of the populace.
In Great Britain, I’m told, the local cop often doesn’t even carry a gun and is viewed as a rather friendly figure. Sure would be nice if we could have that here too.
Lately here in L.A. there’s been a couple of hideous drive-by shootings where small children were killed. I’m equally stupefied and sickened by that violence too.
How did it ever get this crazy? And how do we get back to something approaching normalcy?