On November 29, 2012, police officers and witnesses heard what appeared to be gunshots coming from a car driving near a police station in Cleveland. A high-speed car chase ensued, drawing in over 100 officers on duty, before the police managed to corner the car. Thirteen police officers then fired 137 rounds of ammunition at the vehicle, whose occupants Cleveland police suspected were armed. After the other officers stopped firing, 31-year-old Michael Brelo climbed on top of the hood of the suspect’s car and fired 15 more rounds at close range. When the shooting stopped, the car’s occupants, 43-year-old Timothy Russell and 30-year-old Malissa Williams, were dead. Both were unarmed. The “gunshot” witnesses heard turned out to be a backfiring car.
Brelo, who is white, was charged with two counts of voluntary manslaughter. On Saturday, an Ohio court acquitted him, claiming that the officer’s actions were “reasonable despite knowing now that there was no gun in the car and he was mistaken about the gunshots.” Barring the subsequent prosecution of other police officers involved in the shooting, no officers will serve time for the deaths of Williams and Russell.
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Ancalagon wrote: The Cleveland prosecutor charged only one police officer, Brelo, who happened to be white. Why were the other officers not charged?
The killing of these two civilians is no more murder than were Tarika Wilson or Faith Finley, Trayvon Martin or Oscar Grant. It was no more a murder than were Saul Link, Jr. or Mabel Gant, Amadou Diallo, Katherine Johnston or Tamir Rice.
Why would You expect the outcome to be any different? Besides, your president Barack O recently signed a bill making it an even worse crime to retaliate against these brave heroes in any way. Why would You expect the courts to exempt themselves from such retaliatory behaviors?
Perhaps You have merely forgotten where You are (?)
Lie: He was only doing his job. He's a good cop. Fact: He's another murderer who got off because of police privilege, oh and that whiteness thing didn't hurt either...#WhiteLiesMatter But importantly, and let us not forget, that #BlackLivesMatter and are endangered by the first of these.
WISDOM/PROVERB: The robber always gets robbed. In some cases that works, but why is it that the oppressors who robbed, aren't getting robbed? Is it a matter of time, before the oppressors will get robbed from robbing countless innocent people.
POLICE ARE NOT GOD
AND THEY WILL SURELY FIND THAT OUT WHEN THE REAL GOD (KARMA) BRING DOWN THE WRATH.
POLICE ARE NOT INNOCENT
AND THEY WILL SURELY FIND OUT WHO IS THE REAL PROSECUTOR AND JUDGE.
POLICE DO NOT ACTUALLY GET OFF
IT APPEARS THAT THEY DO BUT FOLLOW THEIR LIVES AFTERWARDS AND SEE IF THEY ACTUALLY GOT OFF OR HAS THEIR LIVES GONE CRAZY... ASK SOME OF THEM IF THEY REALLY GOT OFF.
IF POLICE DON'T LEARN FROM THEIR FELLOW AND SISTER OFFICERS,
THEY ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT WHAT THEIR FOLLOW OFFICERS GO THROUGH WHEN THEY DISOBEY
THE COMMANDMENTS... THOU SHALL NOT KILL!!!!!!
Maybe self defense could be excused but MURDER WILL NEVER BE EXCUSED EVEN IF THE WICKED COURT SYSTEM EXCUSSES THEM.... TIME WILL TELL THE REAL STORY. SOME WILL EVEN HANG THEMSELVES