Vice News — The night Wallace shot 26-year-old officer Jason Raynor in the head following a brief scuffle, the officer wouldn’t answer why he was being stopped in the first place.
Wallace currently faces a possibility of the death penalty for the officer’s death. Experts told VICE News that anyone who claims they used self-defense after injuring or killing a member of law enforcement is going to need way more than a legion of defenders online to prove their actions were legally justified, even under the most perspicuous of circumstances.
According to Colorado defense attorney Kevin Cahill, “Because the police are given kind of a wide array of power to do their job, that’s a tough play. That line between saying, ‘Hey, I’m defending myself’ and ‘I’m resisting arrest’ is very gray.”
Do you think civilians should be able to claim self defense against the police?
Drop a comment & let me know what you think about this.
Allegedly inmates have taken over due to staffing shortages at Rikers Island, one of the most dangerous prisons in the US.
In the video below, inmates can be seen dancing with bottles of liquor & money allegedly filmed from smuggled cell phones.
According to NY Post, the staffing shortages have also spawned significant increases in violent beatdowns & drug overdoses.
The head of the city’s jails acknowledged “serious problems” at Rikers Island, just hours after The Post exclusively revealed video clips of three inmates attacking another and a group of inmates partying inside a cell.
The level of disorder here is deeply, deeply troubling. I’m not going to deny that there are serious problems here.
I just returned from Rikers Island where a group of elected officials exercised our legal right to inspect correctional facilities. What I witnessed was a humanitarian crisis. A horror house of abuse and neglect. I'll share more soon but for now my message is simple: decarcerate.
It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since 9/11. For me, this day was especially painful because my fiancé had just been murdered two days prior (on my birthday).
I remember hearing the news of the World Trade Center attacks and rushing to the tv to see the actual towers crumble right before my eyes. The feeling of grief & terror is still memorable all these years later.
Thousands of innocent everyday people died and the world ultimately changed overnight. Tensions rose to an all time high and shortly after the US waged war on the Middle East sending the US economy into economic decline and recession.
There are tons of conspiracy theories surrounding this infamous day. Where were you on September 11, 2001? Do you think the “war on terror” has been won? Why or why not?
I ran across this tweet and wanted to see who all agrees? I hate to say it but I kind of actually kind of find this to be true. Sometimes relationships can get in the way of business or even our vision. Sometimes the ones closest to us can undermine or try and talk us out of our dreams.
In my opinion, (most cases) a stranger usually has no bias towards you and will support you strictly based on your talent and abilities. Not always the case but often. This is why networking is key. Whether you are aspiring or a professional. Meet new people. Align yourself with people who match what you want your future to look like.