Friday, December 19, 2014

186.2 - Everything You Need To Know: about why cops get away with murder

Everything You Need To Know: about why cops get away with murder

Next up is an edition of we call Everything You Need To Know, which is where you can learn what you need to know about something in a very short time.

In this case, it's everything you need to know about why cops so regularly get away with what amounts to murder.

First, credit where it's due: I didn't find this. It was found by a poster to DailyKos who goes by the name of "Blue Illini" who has been looking at the grand jury testimony in the case of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager killed by white cop Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri.

In her testimony to that grand jury, St. Louis County chief medical examiner Mary Case said, and I quote,
Any time I'm involved in an officer involved shooting, be it a fatal one or non-fatal, it is always during my initial investigation listed as an assault on law enforcement.
She insisted that this in no way was meant to be her opinion about what happened, but the fact is that by her own admission, when a cop shoots someone, the default assumption is that it involved an attack on the cop.

And that is everything you need to know.

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