Honestly this one’s hard to actually say he’s really been held accountable as long as he’s still breathing. However it is a nice start and if they put him in with the general population he would be on his way to finding out what it’s like to be on the receiving end.
Ronald Baker, may never know the benefit and safety solitary confinement would give you.
Well at least he’s being charged. The person shot is yet another victim on the war on nouns. While there certainly appears that there was some chaos in that apartment, this definitely should be heading to a jury. It’s not quite accountabilibuddyable as he hasn’t been terminated from the department yet. There were no weapons found, however drugs were found according to an older article. It also appears that even their superiors were questioning their actions from the beginning.
Is the war on nouns really worth killing others over as well as basically giving police a blank kill someone over pot card? All of this is the inevitable result of these laws. Just because something is legal, doesn’t mean you have to do it.
State Sponsored Criminal Honorable Mention: Ramarley Graham
Because a baggie of pot totally looks like a gun and is totally worth shooting someone over because you didn’t want to wait for someone else to “steal your glory”.
But why would I post this under accountabiliabuddible? This text is why:
Just got back from talking to the detectives. They wanted to record my
side of the story as a witness. They asked me if I had heard them say
they were Sheriff’s, I said yes they did 2 or 3 times. They asked if I
heard them say stop resisting, I said yes I heard them 2 or 3 times.
They asked if I thought they were being too rough, I said not at all.
They asked what I had said when the girl said “he’s not resisting” and I
answered saying “I told her he is resisting twice.” They also asked if I
thought he was resisting, and I said definitely, he would have been in
custody in 2 seconds if he wasn’t.
They thanked me for being such an awesome witness and being on their
side, otherwise that girl could testify saying that he was not
resisting and hurt their case. One of them ended up with a sprained or
broken finger. They said it probably won’t go to court, but if it does
they will likely have me testify.
That’s the thing about people recording interactions with the police. I have no horse in the race. While I do run the criminal count, I would be as pleased as punch if the day came and I couldn’t get new material for it. I am more than happy to hold officers accountable, not just for their bad actions but their good ones as well.
The video in this case both corroborated the officers statement, as well as the witness statement. It was good for the officers, not bad. The only officers who would fear video like that are one’s breaking the rules on a regular basis. The bad part about breaking the rules is when the time comes you do need to do something for real, you’re liable to shoot yourself in the foot because you’re “trying to protect yourself.”
I applaud the officers for their professional conduct. It made this case clear and concise and helped prevent false claims from putting them in the count which I wouldn’t have liked.