You’re doing it wrong

This comment was written in response to the recent police murder of Framingham, MA resident Eurie Stamps.

this was a planned raid on a home that had been under investigation for illegal drug activity, 2 suspected dealers were arrested and an innocent person was killed in the course of the raid. this is not an anomaly. It is yet another unfortunate, tragic incident that occurred while a law enforcement agency was doing its job.

— PurpleSnoBalls, comment under Norman Miller, “Search warrants sealed in SWAT shooting” (Jan 11th, 2011), The MetroWest Daily News

Got that?

It’s sad that an innocent, unarmed man was shot to death by police after they broke into his home in the middle of the night over a suspected victimless “crime,” but there’s no need to get worked up about it. After all, it’s not like the police intend to kill innocent people; it’s merely an unfortunate, frequent, and completely predictable side effect of all that wonderful serving and protecting they do.

I guess it never occurred to “PurpleSnoBalls” that if police killing innocent people while investigating nonviolent, victimless offenses “is not an anomaly,” then there just might be something seriously wrong with the way the police are doing things.



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