Deadly police with immunity

Irons in the Fire links to a case where police, chasing someone in order to issue a ticket for not having a forward-facing light on their bicycle, strike the 16-year-old rider with their patrol car. The police spokesperson said "officers are not trained to collide with a suspect", and "the officer driving the car has undergone additional training".

Gosh. Additional training, and the protection of public anonymity.

If that had been a police officer on the bicycle, he could have drawn his weapon, killed the driver, and charged the passenger with attempted murder.

Whatever happened to equal justice for all?

This entry was published Mon Aug 27 10:30:58 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2018-08-27 10:30:58.0. [Tweet]

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