Our predatory police

Four months after the Capitol police and Secret Service murdered Miriam Carey, in daylight on D.C. streets, her family’s lawyers have notified the feds they will sue for $75 million.

It won’t bring the 34-year-old mother back to her toddler daughter who narrowly escaped death from a police frenzy.

Most shocking of all is that the Democrat White House’s so-called “justice” department, along with D.C.’s Democrat newspaper—once lauded in story and film but now derisively known as the WaPo—are still mum about the murdered black mom.

Being big, male and Hispanic didn’t help Luis Rodriguez in Oklahoma when five members of the badge gang decided to go berserk. As their defenders put it, cops sometimes have to make snap decisions. We’re seeing a lot of snap decisions lately: cops shooting first, asking questions later, if there’s anyone left alive to ask.

UPDATE:  They’re ridiculously touchy, too. Chicago 13-year-old gets felony charge for hitting cop in shoulder with, wait for it, a snowball.

3 responses to “Our predatory police

  1. I think the current crop of law enforcement officers have forgotten or completely moved away from Sir Robert Peel’s Principles of Policing.
    I think the ‘1st Rule of Law Enforcement – always go home at the end of your shift’ has greatly contributed to this issue; creating an ‘us versus them’ mentality.

    The other culprit in the problem is federal and state legislations — they are creating a crime for everything they dislike. Instead of most matters being civil issues; now everything is a criminal problem and that makes more and more people criminals. And cops are treating everyone as a criminal.

  2. Something’s making them more trigger-happy than ever, and their perception of everywhere being a war zone could be it. Kind of hard to do Peel’s community policing with a SWAT team, auto rifles and armored cars. Thanks for the comment, Bob. And see my update which goes to your second point.

  3. “felony aggravated battery”… you would think there is a lawyer attached to every cop. Or is this what they study in police academy these days?