I have two unrelated questions here. #1. Why would authorities make tazers where the handle,(grip), so closely matches the grip of a handgun that a police officer in the heat of the moment might not be able to tell the difference and grab the wrong weapon? Imagine if the officer had really needed his handgun and grabbed the tazer. ( bringing a knife to a gunfight anyone?) What happened to the old standby, the “billy club”? Back in the day, I knew some officers who could draw the club and profusely beat you about the head and shoulders with it without leaving a mark, but severely incapacitate you.
Unrelated question #2. Why do protesters at these kinds of events always seem to think that rioting, looting and vandalizing property is the “right thing to do”? I guess some of the rioters needed some new “Air Jordans” and some new “bling”. Are they just “seizing the moment” as it were? “Never let a crisis go to waste” ring a bell?
Since the officer in question was White and the victim was Black, now the DOJ is going to get involved, possibly filing federal charges against the officer. (Another case of the Fed getting involved in a State’s business.) Yet, the DOJ dropped charges of voter intimidation in the “New Black Panthers” case where the Black Panthers were standing outside the polls with clubs refusing entry to voters they didn’t think would vote the way they thought they should. And there’s some question that they might be pursuing a dropping of the charges against the people charged with assaulting Kenneth Gladney.
From the AP;
OAKLAND, Calif. – Violent protests erupted in Oakland with stores damaged and dozens arrested after a Los Angeles jury convicted a white former transit officer of involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man.
I don’t know about you all, but the way race relations in this country are going really sickens me. It seemed to me, at least up until this last presidential election, race relations had actually seen some improvement. Then we had ” Obamamania” and they’ve regressed back to the way things were in the early sixties.
That’s my opinion, Mike…aka…thatmrgguy