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When in doubt, blame the LAPD
| feb 10 2005
Posted on 02/10/2005 7:07:20 AM PST by thebiggestdog
If you are not familiar with Devin Brown and his death, the facts are sad. A kid who everybody described as 'nice' went for a joyride at four in the morning on Sunday, and ended up being shot and killed by an LAPD officer.
All the facts in the case are not known, and the investigation will probably take several months to complete. This case has captured so much attention that the FBI is now investigating what happened. I expect a wrongful death lawsuit to be filed against the city any day now, regardless of what the investigation finds. Even more disturbing is the way the community has rallied AGAINST the LAPD.
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Whenever a shooting occurs in South LA, the race card is immediately pulled out and charges of police brutality are tossed around by leaders in the black community, regardless of the circumstances. Devin Brown tried to run over an LAPD officer with his vehicle, but as the community sees it, it was all the fault of the officer.
Good commentary. Those protesting what happened are operating in a vacuum of denial. The teen stole someone's car, drove it in a reckless manner at 4am in the morning, tried to get away from the cops when he was caught, and then, after being cornered, tried to use the car as a weapon.
Even giving the teen the biggest benefit of doubt, that perhaps he intended to put the car into park and accidentally hit reverse, to put the blame solely on the officers involved is much like how the Democrats deal with any issue. The old fingers into the ear and yum-yum-yum-yum reality away.
Was it a justified shooting? There will be an investigation over that. But to turn it into a witch hunt because of the race or age of the criminal; that's utter stupidity. Those officers didn't go out to find some black kid to kill, as the author points out, yet that seems to be the message that the leadership of the black community is putting out.
All that is remaining to make this a complete mockery of reality is for Jesse Jackson to ride in to the rescue.
posted on 02/10/2005 7:27:20 AM PST
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