Wednesday Night Open Thread

Another day spent on computer issues. Here's an open thread, all topics welcome, while I catch up.

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    Cop indicted for murder. (5.00 / 2) (#1)
    by Chuck0 on Wed Jul 29, 2015 at 07:42:59 PM EST

    Need to see more stories likes this. Now let's see if they can get a conviction. I like this DA. He describes the traffic stop as "chicken-crap" and the officer's actions as asinine.

    The curtain is being raised on how much cops lie. Police reports are complete works of fiction. They are trained to repeat terms like "feared for my life," or "he reached for my gun" to justify murdering American citizen.

    The body count of Americans killed by police is up to around 585 and it's only the end of July. In the UK, only 52 people have been killed by police since 1900. Yep, that's a hundred and fifteen years folks. What is wrong with this country?

    My Black friend (none / 0) (#2)
    by Repack Rider on Thu Jul 30, 2015 at 12:09:47 AM EST
    ...was shot and seriously wounded by a deputy, who knew he was driving on a suspended license.

    A suspended license.

    When my friend, WHOSE IDENTITY WAS KNOWN attempted to leave the scene, the deputy riddled the car as he emptied his weapon, in a residential area.  

    I saw the car in an impound lot in a police station about 20 miles from where the shooting occurred, and before I was thrown out I took a few photographs of the gunshot damage.  The deputy, who claimed he was in "fear of his life because the vehicle was being driven at him," managed to put six bullets into the driver's door, and both front side windows were gone, so I assume there were others.  There is no way this shot group from a right angle to the vehicle could have been delivered if the vehicle was directed at the deputy.

    My friend is probably in line for a big payday, says we're going to party when it comes.  His arm is still messed up.