Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Stop The Presses!

You'll never believe this: a police officer has testi-lied after capping an innocent, unarmed man! But wait, there's more: the investigating officer is covering for her!
I know, who would've thought, right?

DALLAS (AP) — Attorneys for the family of a black man who was shot and killed by a white Dallas police officer who says she mistook his apartment for hers are criticizing an affidavit that gives a narrative of what happened.
The lawyers said the arrest affidavit released Monday contradicts neighbors' accounts. Amid their concerns, though, the district attorney said the case against Amber Guyger will get a hard look by her office and be presented to a grand jury, which could decide on more serious charges than manslaughter in last week's shooting of 26-year-old Botham Jean.
Benjamin Crump, one of the attorneys for Jean's family, said the affidavit "is very self-serving." And Lee Merritt, who is also representing the family, called it an attempt to "condone what happened, give her a break."
The document, prepared by a Texas Ranger, appeared to be based almost entirely on Guyger's account.
Guyger, a four-year veteran of the police force, told investigators that she had just ended a 15-hour shift Thursday when she returned in uniform to the South Side Flats apartment complex. She parked on the fourth floor, instead of the third, where she lived, according to the affidavit, possibly suggesting that she was confused or disoriented.
When she put her key in the apartment door, which was unlocked and slightly ajar, it opened, the affidavit said. Inside, the lights were off, and she saw a figure in the darkness that cast a large silhouette across the room, according to the officer's account. 
The officer told police that she concluded her apartment was being burglarized and gave verbal commands to the figure, which ignored them. She then drew her weapon and fired twice, the affidavit said.
She called 911 and, when asked where she was, returned to the front door to see she was in the wrong unit, according to the affidavit. Authorities have not released the 911 tapes.
The Dallas County medical examiner's office said Jean died of a gunshot wound to the chest. His death was ruled a homicide. Guyger was arrested Sunday night and booked into jail in neighboring Kaufman County before being released on bond.

At a news conference Monday evening, Merritt said two independent witnesses have told him they heard knocking on the door in the hallway before the shooting.
He said one witness reported hearing a woman's voice saying, "Let me in! Let me in!" Then they heard gunshots, after which one witness said she heard a man's voice say, "Oh my God! Why did you do that?"
Merritt said he believes those were Jean's last words.
As for the contention that Jean left his front door ajar, Merritt said Jean was a "meticulous individual" who made it "a point to close the door behind him."
"He put everything in a particular place," Merritt said. 
He said Jean had a red doormat outside his apartment door. "In fact, to ensure no one mistook his apartment the way this officer is claiming in this case, he went out and bought the biggest, brightest red rug and placed it right there at his doorstep," Merritt said.
So you park on the wrong floor, bang on the wrong door, shoot the guy who opens the door that doesn't have your apartment number on it, after standing on the red doormat that isn't outside your apartment's door, but you didn't notice any of that, and then, faced with the enormity of the murder you've just committed, you chose to start frantically making shit up, after pulling it out of your ass, and then along comes another badged Protector Of The Public, who omits all those material facts, and only puts your dubious spin on reality in the affidavit recommending only manslaughter, instead of second-degree murder under color of authority, while you're clearly guilty of being Too Stupid To Ever Have A Loaded Gun In Public?

Wow. Because that's never happened before, ever, in police history.

Let's keep this simple, guys.

Either take her out behind the court house, shoot her, and remove her head and present it on a platter to the city and court with your profound apologies, after filming the event for all current and future Dallas police officers to view, mandatorily, for their edification and enlightenment, until hell freezes over. (There's no sense letting a good lesson in justice delivered go to waste.)

Or else, stand the fuck by for the biblical shitstorm and officer-capping you're about to get, and deserve.
Don't take this the wrong way, but unless you either resign in protest, or chop this murderous bitch's head off yourself, for the good of the department, I hope they kill you all.
Ideally, in your own living rooms, in front of your shrieking families, just to drive the point home.

If you can't do the job right, and police your own, how and why should anyone trust you to police anyone else?

You deserve to be unemployed, and for life in the LE field. For cause. And if you resist or tarry in going, you deserve to die, as willing accomplices after the fact. Blue Wall's not so bitchin' when they want to stand you up against one, is it?

If a grand jury returns a well-deserved bill of second-degree murder, and she gets LWOP'ed, that would barely suffice. And if so much as one of you whiny entitled bitches lips off, you still deserve the mau-mauing that you'll have coming, because five dead DPD officers didn't get your attention, even yet.

There's no alternative option: It's just that simple.

All y'all can take a lesson from Sir Robert Peel, or from Robbespierre.
Your choice, but the coin toss is spinning in the air as we speak.

And for those who have seen, perhaps multiple times, James Duane's excellent YouTube lecture, Don't Talk To The Police , I remind you of a corollary:
Just because some @$$hole, even one with a badge, is pounding on your door, doesn't mean you have to answer them, nor open it. EVER. 
(Getting a shotgun, and racking a live round in the chamber, while pointing it towards the door, is a healthy option to select. Imagine the situation for all parties now, if only murderous dopey and incompetent cop-chick had been given a good reason to take a moment's pause to consider her own mortality, and perhaps slink away and decamp to her own effing apartment, rather than breaking in and murdering the innocent resident.)
Despite long-learned but sadly false inclinations to the contrary among the law-abiding, the police are seldom, if ever, your friend. This is by their own conscious and deliberate choice in 99% of instances. They bring a gun and a brain to every potential incident, and are too inclined to use the former rather than the latter. And as this demonstrates, it only takes twenty seconds of sheer Stupid to overcome any amount of good work, and now an innocent victim is dead because it was a police officer. It doesn't matter who or where you are, even if you're a nurse in a Salt Lake City ER, or a guy just watching TV in his living room in Dallas. Thus any interactions you don't have with them in the first place are beneficial to everyone, in ways you cannot imagine until it's too late.


Badger said...

A baseball player gets to 3rd base; then the pitcher gets relieved for another one. The reliever makes one wild pitch & the runner at 3rd scores. On the relief pitcher? NO. On the one who already left because the runner shouldn't have been there in the first place.

Adult Rules version: If her story is that he didn't respond to "verbal commands" (legal-speak for conflicting things like "FREEZESHOWMEYOURHANDS!") then she is showing the mindset of the boot-stomper she is, when she shouldn't have been there in the first place. Result should be relief from the game, forEVuh.

idahobob said...

If it had been you or I............

Anonymous said...

What would have happened had Jimmy Nobadge with a CCW entered the wrong apartment and shot the rightful occupant? That should be the minimum that should happen to a cop that does the same thing.

I knew a woman some years back who was an NYPD Auxiliary Police Officer (aka Hobby-cop). Hobby cops didn't carry guns, but they did go thru parts of the Police Academy training (pretty much everything but firearms training). Trainees were told "You're NEVER wrong. Say he fell. Say his eye is hanging out became he landed on that stick there. Whatever you do is justified." Yeah, that'll end well.

Mark D

Anonymous said...

Oh, and my response to someone coming into MY home and shouting commands at me would probably be to recommend she perform an anatomically improbable act of self copulation, then consume excrement and expire. While questioning her intelligence, parentage, lineage, species, personal hygiene, and sexual proclivities. In a fire. A lot.

But I'm like that.

Mark D

The Gray Man said...

Why, why, why does the majority of society feel like we have to pretend like LEOs aren't subject to the downfalls of human nature? We are fully allowed and encouraged to believe that most politicians suck, most big wig CEOs suck, most bankers suck, most actors are assholes, etc. But the police? NOOOOO, somehow the people who apply and get hired as LEOs are just DIFFERENT. BETTER. ABOVE HUMAN NATURE?

Uh, no. I don't think so.

Anonymous said...

So, they're empaneling a Grand Jury to review the facts of the case. Let's take a moment to ponder who will be presenting what evidence to said Jury. It wouldn't/couldn't be members of Dallas PD and their erstwhile partners in crime, oh I mistyped, esteemed members of the local and state DOJ under direction of the State Attorney General could it?

Let's not forget that Grand Jury proceedings and rules of evidence presented to said body are NOT ANYWHERE NEAR THE SAME as REQUIRED in a Court of Law, not that those rules don't tossed in the shitter at the whim of the prosecutor on a daily basis.

My take here is that she's going to walk on the manslaughter charge and the GJ will No Bill on further charges. She'll still loose her job, but that's minor compared to potentially serving time for shear stupidity.

One more thing. In the several accounts of this travesty that I've read so far, there has been NO MENTION of alcohol and/or drug testing performed on the offending miscreant, oops, officer. That, to me, is a glaring hole in all of this. I'm also wondering why no one in the fourth estate has questioned this loudly and in public. Couldn't be that the local/state/national "journalists" are partaking on the coverup like they do with EVERY OTHER badged orc incident of unjustified badged orc homicide and other government malfeasance, could it?


Jim Scrummy said...

James Duane also published a book on never talking to the police. It was less than $10 on Amazon when I purchased it last year. The book goes more in depth about what to do when the po-po want to question you. As our humble blogger has pointed out numerous times, "the po-po ain't your friend", EVER. Andrew Branca is also another great resource for CCW permit holders and homeowners(again our humble blogger has pointed that out numerous times), and his book is less than $20. Plus he has a podcast. As long as some semblance of the "Rule of Law" exists, these two lawyers are good resources for dealing with the po-po. Again, never forget, the police are not your friend, EVER!

Not sure if goldilocks cop is going to beat any charge (2nd Degree Murder is the right charge, not manslaughter) in Dallas. Plus if the prosecutor is worth his/her weight in warm spit, he/she should be able to get a 2nd Degree indictment from a Dallas city grand jury. But, crazier things have happened, and unfortunately justice does not always prevail.

lineman said...

Because they are the Enforcement arm of the state and they have to keep the perception of them as infallible otherwise everything goes sideways and the state loses control...

Anonymous said...

If the police in this country keep shooting unarmed citizens and believing they're above the law, things WILL go sideways in a hurry. These aren't some far-off politicians, these are cops everywhere. As soon as they reach a certain state of Stasi-like behavior everywhere, which seems to be happening, Americans WILL start to take the law into their own hands and there WILL be attrition. The little mask of infallibility is coming off as cops keep blundering about. If the good cops (and there are many) don't toss the bad ones out, but instead cover for them, it'll happen sooner rather than later. We do NOT live in a police state, and the last election was just the START of a nationwide rebellion against state control. Every single department around the country better start pulling itself together, including the FBI. The rule of law in this country is becoming tenuous, at best.