Innocent Man Shot By Police
December 2, 2006 1:17am CST
On Saturday November 25th, 3 Unarmed men were shot in there vehicle by NYC police officers. One of the young men was killed. One officer fired 31 shots at the unarmed "suspects". When is the NYPD going to stop killing unarmed civilians? Enough is enough already. How can you feel safe when the people that are supposed to protect us are the ones doing the killinf? In 1999 they fired 41 shots killing an unarmed immigrant, mistaking his wallet for a gun. When it comes to taking a life there is no room for mistakes.
3 Dec 06
Sounds like your going with Guilty until proven guilty. Although it sounds like the police were completely wrong, and maybe they were, dont let the media be the ones to draw your conclusions for you. They do that waaaay too much, and I cant tell you how many times they have been completely wrong. Is it possible the driver of the car the men were in was intoxicated and driving recklessly? Is it possible when he saw the police lights that he panicked and either tried to drive away dangerously? Possibly almost hitting a police officer or other pedestrians? Perhaps the police weren't aware they were dealing with a wedding party and thought, based on their actions, that they were dealing with a dangerous gang. All valid questions, all should be asked and either answered or eliminated. My point is dont convict (like the media have done) until you hear the details.
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3 Dec 06
I'm not going with guilty until proven guilty. Although that is typically how the NYPD operates. Maybe my opinion is a little bias because Ive been a victim of NYPD harassment. The guys were shot by an undercover office who was also in the strib club that night. Why wasn't' jhe given a breathilizer test? Maybe he was intoxicated.
5 Dec 06
Good question, is there info saying he wasnt? Up here, undercover or not, he would have a breathalizer performed. Although the media wouldnt be privy to everything that is done as investigation information needs to be restricted so as not to contaminate the investigation. All of the information will come out eventually. As a followup, please dont assume because you met some bad NYPD coppers that we are all like this. We have some crap cops here also. Dont want to work with them, dont want to be beside them when the s--t goes down.