Jim shared this content via CopBlock.org/Submit. It demonstrates the blatant double standards that exist within the closed-ranks of policing today – when a person, who claims to “protect” others, can shoot someone, claim they felt threatened, and not expand on the specifics. By waiting days or longer to release any pertinent information those wearing badges have time to concoct and put-forth a version of the incident that puts them in the best light.
Do you believe that if this situation was reversed – if the person who was shot would been the police employee – that the shooters’ name and picture and details about the incident wouldn’t already be shared, not just via local and state-based news outlets, but nationally? And that it’d be cited in memos created by D.O.J. employees that filter down to all police outfits via fusion centers to further instill a culture of fear, of “us vs them”, of justifying pulling the trigger first to “get home to my family”, and in thinking it allowable to not disclose the details when a police employee shoots a “citizen”?
By not asking questions, corporate media employees who have thus far covered his incident allow such things to become the norm. That’s why sites like CopBlock.org exist, and why folks like Jim recognized the need to get more attention on the situation. What if the person shot was you or a family member?
Sure, perhaps the person shot was actually engaged in an action that caused harm to someone, but if not, and if they didn’t pose an immediate threat to the person who shot him, what does that say about the police employee? And even if that was the case, why haven’t the facts been made public? Did any area stores have surveillance cameras? Did the road pirate vehicles have dash cam footage? Did the shooter don a bodycam?
Via Joe Utter at iFiberone.com:
Moses Lake police shot a male outside of a West Broadway Avenue business Friday morning.
Police encountered the male at about 10:50 a.m. in the 2700 block of West Broadway Avenue. The suspect posed a threat to officers and at least one officer fired shots at the man, Grant County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Kyle Foreman said.
Details about the threat are not being released at this time.
The male was taken to Samaritan Hospital, and later airlifted to Harborview Medical Center, Foreman said. He is in stable condition.
Editors note: Isn’t it curious who this write-up – and many such write-ups about the actions of individuals who are police employees – collectivizes the action of one person – the shooter – to “Moses Lake police”? Who was that person?
Why does the write-up cite as fact the version of events from Kyle Foreman – a person not even present who has an incentive to maintain the perceived legitimacy of his outfit? Why not seek out and include statements from witnesses or from the family member of the person shot?
Also, if the person shot did pose a legitimate threat, then shouldn’t all the police employees present – being “trained professionals” have fired shots? To put it another way – let’s say five police employees were present. If only one fired their weapon might that show an err of judgement of the actual threat level? If the other four didn’t feel the situation necessitated the employment of deadly force, then why aren’t they speaking out?
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