Sunday, August 11, 2013

Police Brutality Alive and Well in the USA

Police brutality in this country is out of control. We already have daily instances of cops "subduing" people by killing them. Yesterday I wrote about yet another of these murders. Today I see a story of cops killing a 95-year-old man. In a nursing home. Who used a walker. They had riot shields. Riot shields!

Call it what you want. I call it murder.

The police increasingly look on us as foes. They are increasingly militarized, as Radley Balko has been pointing out for years. And we are increasingly in danger. I would think twice before I ever called 911 in this country. I'd be afraid of getting shot.