Sunday, December 14, 2014

NY Crowd Calls for "Dead Cops"

Hat tip Frontpage Magazine and Rockland County Times

In Washington this week, Al Sharpton and other speakers led the crowd in chats of "No justice, no peace". In New York, it was worse. The below video features the chant, "What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want it? Now!"

It has come to this.


Siarlys Jenkins said...

Apparently some people believe they are more likely to be killed by a police officer than held up by an armed robber. A sad state of things, but perhaps the police departments have some things to reconsider.

Remember also the retired minister who died of a heart attack handcuffed on his own living room floor because the task force broke down the wrong door, the 87 year old woman who fired a pistol through her front door believing she was subject to an attempted home invasion robbery, and killed a police officer, because, again, the police went to the wrong door with a no-knock warrant, and then there was the young couple who woke up in their newly-purchased home to find police pointing automatic weapons at them and ordering them out of bed (naked), because the cops had lost track of the fact that the ring they were after had moved out three months ago, not to mention...

Something is rotten in the pattern of police practices, even if, as seems likely, no individual officer actually committed a felony...

elwood p suggins said...

According to the FBI, 461 felony suspects were shot and killed by U.S. police officers in 2013. For that same year, again according to the FBI, there were approximately 345,000 robberies, which the FBI defines as violent crimes and which must involve force, threat of force or violence, and/or putting the victim in fear in order to be so defined. This would appear to indicate that one is roughly 750 times more likely to be a victim of an armed robbery than a police homicide.

Looks to me like anyone who actually believes they are more likely to be killed by a police officer than to be robbed (if in fact there are any) must be at least fairly, if not quite, stupid. As observed by Siarlys, this is exceedingly sad, no??