Thursday, November 21, 2013

O'Donnell On Deadly Force

Lawrence O'Donnell Blasts New Mexico Police Who Open Fire On A Van Full Of Children (Video) | Political Minute:
...Also, since when do police open fire when they are in no physical harm. Last week Bill Maher had Radley Balko on who stated that if you have ever been pulled over in New Mexico you would feel like you live in a police state and even said that your interaction with those police may be your last interaction. The usual anxiety and fear that you may feel from a regular police stop are probably times ten in those situations. They also discussed the rise in the use of lethal force and Balko said that where they used to teach officers how to use the least amount of force possible and focused on conflict resolution, they now teach you justify force AFTER you have shot a suspect...

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