The article states:
“Jean’s shooting served as another example of police escalating a simple mistake into a deadly confrontation.”
I have to disagree with that. This wasn’t just a “simple mistake.” You don’t park on the wrong parking deck AND then proceed to go into the wrong apartment. I don’t want any excuse about how tired this cop was or about her racist ass tugging shit with her to the point where she didn’t know where she was or that she had only lived in the building for a short time. I’m not buying ANY of that. If you are that damned confused, then you make damn sure that you figure it out BEFORE you pull a gun and shoot it. And there ain’t that much damn confusion, cluelessness and ineptness in the world to get everything wrong when you are supposed to be trained to OBSERVE!
The brain-twisting shooting of a man inside his own apartment is yet another example of both police escalation and the flexibility often afforded cops who commit egregious acts.
Family and friends of Jordan Edwards cried tears of both joy and relief inside a Dallas County courtroom last month, after a jury declared the cop who shot and killed Edwards guilty of murder.
Accountability for Roy Oliver — the Balch Springs police officer who fired into a car full of unarmed kids, killing the freshman honor roll student — felt uncertain in a system where police officers are rarely charged, let alone convicted, for on-duty killings. In addition to some semblance of justice for Edwards’ family and community, convicting a white cop of murdering an innocent and unarmed black boy also carried enormous symbolic weight in DFW and beyond. In their…
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