A New York Police Department officer has been indicted in the shooting in February of an unarmed man who was pursued into his Bronx home amid a crackdown on street corner drug dealing, according to a law enforcement official.
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.
The Bronx district attorney and the Police Department’s Internal Affairs Bureau are investigating the shooting, but in interviews, more than a half-dozen police officials — from detectives to commanders — picked apart the decisions made that day by the members of the Street Narcotics Enforcement Unit, known as S.N.E.U., and raised troubling questions about their actions.
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.
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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”.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.