Thursday, June 18, 2020

Who Are These People?

Jesus Christ:

A former Atlanta police officer was charged on Wednesday with murder and aggravated assault in the killing last week of a black motorist outside a fast-food restaurant, and prosecutors revealed chilling new details of the late-night encounter, including that the officer kicked the dying man after shooting him twice in the back.

As ambivalent as I am about "Defund the Police" as a slogan from a marketing perspective, what the fuck is wrong with the cops who are effectively striking over this? Anyone who thinks it is okay to shoot someone in the back multiple times as they are fleeing and then kick them as they lay dying on the ground should not be a police officer. Any legitimate argument the cops may have against tearing down the police department and starting over from scratch immediately goes out the window when they pull shit like this.