Sunday, November 26, 2006

New York Police Shoot 3 Black Men, Kill One of Them

Herald News Daily The two wounded guys were taking the dead guy out the night before he was to be married.

Police said they thought one of the three had a gun. No weapons were found.
One 12-year veteran fired his weapon 31 times, emptying two full magazines, Kelly said.
Now I am a firm believer in shooting until the threat in question had been eliminated, but exactly what was the threat?
The surviving victims were Joseph Guzman, 31, who was shot at least 11 times, and Trent Benefield, 23, who was hit three times. Both men are at Mary Immaculate Hospital, where Guzman was in critical condition and Benefield was stable.
The police become convinced - how? - that one of three black men have a gun, and their first reaction is shoot 31 times. (16 = 1 in the chamber, and 15 in the magazine followed by 15 in the 2nd magazine to bring the total to 31.)

The NYPD is of course "still investigating" so they cannot say whether the shooting was justified. Expect to see them try to sugar-coat this incident and claim that the victims were somehow at fault.

Makes me think of that movie Blade Runner.
You know the score, pal. You're not cop, you're little people!!
I believe these cops were convinced that one or more of these men were armed, and in NYC that is a crime to be killed for. Probably especially if you are a black man. They are cops, the rest of us don't have the right to be armed. Being armed is a capital offense in New York.

Oh yeah... Hey Rangel - this is why I don't understand why anyone wants to live in New York - or at least in New York City. (OK, so it's a cheap shot - he deserves it... the whole damn sanctimonious city deserves it, and more.)

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