well, the guy resigned instead of being forced to give a statement as part of the investigation. my feeling is that he is going to plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter on the defense that he thought he was pulling out his taser (yes, this is his actual defense... nevermind why you would need to taser someone who was face down on the ground with their hands bound). the family will also probably win their $25 million unlawful death suit against BART. any less and the city is going up in flames.
This 'waste of sperm and egg' who shot this guy, should be shot the same way.
Or perhaps tortured.
Magick - please DO NOT judge all cops' behavior by the behavior of this guy. First of all - in my opinion and in the opinion of others - transportation "police officers" or security guards are not held to the same hiring standards as real cops. Boiling it down, real cops know when to draw their weapon and how to use it and how to properly carry it on their person ! (snip....)...........................................................................
J & J, please stay safe.
A (modern) riot is just an unbridled mob scene. I don't see much difference between someone burning a car after a sports team wins a world championship and someone doing it over this kid in Oakland or Rodney King. Burning up a random car is not a logical - or even a passionate - reaction to injustice. Burning down City Hall is. Striking at the seat of power, wherever that abusive power lives. But you don't see that. Not in America, not in the last 50 years.
Just ask Rodney King.
Agreed.six horse, you're right, a national strike would have a dramatic effect, but let's face it: fear and desperate rage rarely morph into smart, socially conscious protest, and almost never is properly directed.
Yep.mostly shit gets burnt the fuck up, and when people are crazed and have nowhere to turn, they often feast upon each other like Common Orcs. but if shit's got to burn, then by god, why not grab those Villager Brand(tm) Torches and head to the slumlord's/good ol' boy politician's part of town?
True.ahh, of course, brutality never solves any problem like this, as "The Man" always has bigger clubs and more bootheels than you do, Citizen, and is more than prepared to defend their position. I'd love to see the nationwide sit in, but folks have jobs to save from destruction and homes to hang onto if they can afford their soaring mortgages and children to keep out of harm's way and cellphones to answer and television to watch, etc. etc.
True. Creepy.....but true.I myself prefer to protest by sitting very still in a dark room with a cold beer and a pistol, waiting for the tide of ugly to come down my street; as I understand it, the apocalypse is right around the corner, always...
You might be joking or waxing poetic but I'll ask anyway: Do you really think there's anything worth pursuing more than justice ?Most of existence is protest. Overcoming, thwarting, holding-off, escaping, sustaining, compromising and bending (but not breaking) is how an individual spends most of his energy. But there are episodes available, secret ones, that THEY dont have to know about. The illuminati gathered there is all yours if you can get it; if you have the nerve, the courage. Chase THAT...instead of justice.
But that's the entire point of justice (not revenge or "street justice"). Wrongs getting righted within the context of a larger organized system. Ideally that system can be corrected from the outside.And as "justice" is just some more wrongs getting righted...well, it leaves much to be desired.