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.”
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I just came across a very interesting article on civilbeat.org that suggests that police officers should be held financially liable for their misconduct.
In the recent 4 years, under the leadership
and direct orders of Trump, police brutality exposition has skyrocketed. Time and time again we watch in horror as simple encounters with law enforcement end in tragedy, even when suspects are 100% compliant with police orders. Unfortunately Black and brown people are usually the victims.
Protests and rioting have rang out — for sometimes weeks at a time — in several US cities with civilians and law enforcement clashing in the streets — just like the civil rights movement days.
To circumvent this widespread issue of corruption and misconduct, the article suggests that “all officers should be required to carry a supplemental professional liability insurance policy.”
While I do believe that financial liability for misconduct would significantly reduce corruption & misconduct, the trick is proving it. On the other hand, I do not believe that all officers are bad. I have personally encountered very professional & pleasant law enforcement officers but we cannot deny that as with any organization, there are some rotten apples in the bunch. It’s human nature.
I also believe that our police system needs to be heavily reformed, rather than defunded. Proper training & preparation would be a great start.
Sometimes it seems like Black and brown people and the police see each other as the enemy. If that’s the case, it’s definitely time to put the guns down & have meaningful conversation. A truce, per say.
What are your thoughts? Take the poll & let me know!
Tune in this coming Friday, November 20, 2020 for an exclusive special on the Breonna Taylor case.
NY TIMES — The death of Breonna Taylor, a Black medical worker who was shot and killed by Louisville police officers in March during a botched raid on her apartment, led to wide-scale demonstrations in the spring and summer as the case drew more attention.
As of today, none of the officers still have been convicted of her murder.
This year’s election is probably one of the most crucial elections possibly of our lifetime.
With 40 million people/families unemployed, political unrest and lack of proper leadership within government & our democracy as a whole at stake it is imperative that we lift our voices at the polls to elect change. We can’t afford to sit home.
Please Please PLEASE show up and vote for all elections not only in your local government but especially in the 2020 presidential race this November 3rd.
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