Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

They Need to Show This Video in Tenth Grade



I'm not excusing the cops for what happened outside of Minneapolis the other day. Grabbing a Taser instead of a gun is the kind of mistake that leads to manslaughter charges (and I expect that'll happen, here). And no regular reader of this blog is going to realistically accuse me of having a pro-cop bias.

But seriously, folks: Trying to resist arrest is something that rarely ends well for the arrestee. There is zero question in this event that the cops were trying to effect a lawful arrest. Mr. Wright had a warrant out on him.

And before somebody says "whatabout George Floyd", I will submit that there is a wide gulf between accidentally shooting someone and slowly squeezing the life out of someone over a period of several minutes.

19 comments:

Ten Bears said...

I read the stop was for obstructed vision: air freshener hanging from the mirror. That they were not initially aware of the outstanding warrant. People have asked why my "spirit catcher", for lack of a better translation, hangs in the back window of my truck (about where the bozos put their little red dot), rather the mirror like the hipsters do.

At best it's a bad place to position the taser ...

Comrade Misfit said...

Yes, but they apparently ran his name and the warrant popped up. Hence the attempt to take him into custody.

B said...

No, the stop was for expired plates on his car. Then things went downhill. The warrant was for not showing up at his Parole Officers offce appointent (twice).

But, according to his Brother, he was "Turning His Life Around"...

Jones, Jon Jones said...

Isn't it SOP to march the arrestee to the back of the vehicle before cuffing him or her?

Comrade Misfit said...

Jon, I don't know.

What we had here was a lawful stop. Once the cops ran his name, they found he had a warrant. So they attempted to make a lawful arrest. Mr. Wright chose to make everything go sideways.

It's not his fault that he was shot, of course. But he set in motion the events leading up to his death and for that, he is at fault.

dinthebeast said...

From Carl Newman's Twitter feed:

b-boy bouiebaisse
@jbouie
·
Apr 12
too many americans have internalized the cop logic that says police have the right to execute you for any perceived disobedience

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Ten Bears said...

Armed gang, no different than the Crips, the Bloods, or those Mexicans everybody's panties are in a twist about these days, roaming the countryside terrorizing the population with impunity.

We are a police state, we are NAZI ... embrace it.

Dark Avenger said...

Running from the Mafia, I mean the cops, should have a death penalty, or what else does freedom and liberty stand for in this country?

B said...

Glen: Don't be an ass.

Dark Avenger said...

B : ixnay on the olltray.

Comrade Misfit said...

B, we scrub him as soon as we see his odious presence.

CenterPuke88 said...

I don’t understand the Officer electing to attempt to tase a driver starting to depart in a vehicle, with other innocent occupants, and no threat to themselves or other Officers.

B said...

CP: THey were trying to arrest him for his warrant. He resisted. Should they just have let him go? If so, why bother issuing the warrant in the first place? Why bother having laws and courts if thre is no enforcement?

As an aside, I was unaware that there were other occupants in the car. Can you confirm? I can't find out one way or the other.

Dark Avenger said...

So you shout someone dead if they try to flee on a warrant? Why not just get rid of judges and let the cops handle everything?

B said...

Nice twist. AFAIK, she INTENDED to Taze him.
THat's like when Gayle King said "You shouldn't get shot for having exppired tags"....total misdirection.

At the end of it, you failed to address the question I asked.

Dark Avenger said...

Hey, I just meant to trip you with my baton,
not kill you with the rock I accidentally used instead. Please give me a medal because I’m a cop.

Comrade Misfit said...

DA, please, nobody said that the cops should have shot him because he tried to flee on a warrant.

Having said that, in most places, shooting a fleeing suspect has been pretty much illegal for decades. This isn't the 1920s anymore.

Dark Avenger said...

CP: THey were trying to arrest him for his warrant. He resisted. Should they just have let him go? If so, why bother issuing the warrant in the first place? Why bother having laws and courts if thre is no enforcement?

Should they just have let him go? Sounds like an affirmative for shooting a fugitive in the back.

Comrade Misfit said...

We're arguing in circles.

This discussion is done.