Street Democracy writes:
This first video the news broadcasters try to emphasise the man is ‘threatening police’ while holding a knife.
This is turned around to appear the man is the violent one and the police are gravely concerned. But who encroached upon who’s personal space, but the police.
By the numbers, the police are clearly staking this guy out and frightening the man very much. This man in my mind was frightened.
Does he not have a right to defend himself?
Isn’t this the criminalisation of homelessness?
Is this the criminalisation of poverty brewing with a deadly lace of death dealing policies this man soon experiences?
Wouldn’t ‘we’ be scarred too if we were surrounded by police asking us to move on when we don’t have anywhere to move too and would have to leave half of our personal belongings to do so?
The Police are guilty of increasing numbers of public shootings, of citizens public executions and causing unnecessary death.
The man is camping, hasn’t caused any harm and you need knives in order to survive out in the desert, countryside, foothills or where ever you are camping and sleeping rough shouldn’t be illegal.
It is seen that the police are over exaggerating an event.
It appears they are automatically winding this man up by requesting he move. They want him to go to a hotel, but why?
If the man is homeless he can’t afford a hotel, so it was a dumb question to ask in the first place.
Where was this man expected to go?
This is a ‘Death Cult’ of criminalising citizens, guilty before proven otherwise, a psychopathic main frame and it needs to stop!
With a police state ever presenting itself, it is the criminalisation of the public, of ‘face’ crime, of ‘thought’ crime and the police can assume any perspective crime they like.
He had a knife! He had a sharp implement that could be used as a weapon. He was a man on his own maybe lurking around frightening community members. He was trespassing. He is a homeless man and it is now illegal to be homeless and he should be moved on.
He could be a murderer, a mugger, a robber without proper police intervention and accurate investigation.
He could be a drug trafficker and the list could go on and on.
The point we have to remember is, we are now guilty before being proven innocent which is impossible for us to do, think about it.
How can you prove you will never stab someone in the immediate future if you have a camping knife on you? You can’t as it hasn’t happened yet.
How do the police know you don’t have drugs inside of you without a police strip search? You can’t without them searching you to prove otherwise.
This is how the police minds work today and they are following a psychopathic main frame instigating such heavy weight policing.
For more on this account of police killing an innocent member of the public, click here for more or continue reading:
‘A protest against the fatal foothills officer-involved shooting took place in Albuquerque Tuesday.
Protesters carried a symbolic coffin through the streets with 22 names of people killed by Albuquerque police since 2010.
The crowd was chanting and carrying signs, as well.
Some of the signs said, “Justice for James Boyd,” the man killed in the shooting. He was a homeless man with a history of mental illness illegally camping in the foothills. The standoff lasted three hours.
The crowd gathered near the Alvarado Transportation Center.’
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Over 1000 Protesters Demand Justice For Homeless Man MURDERED by Albuquerque Cops
After the Protest – Man dies following overnight APD shooting
‘Another fatal APD shooting took place Tuesday night, following a protest against the department just 10 days after the fatal foothills shooting that brought national attention and more scrutiny to the city’s police.
This shooting went down on the far west side of Albuquerque near Central and 60th Street.
APD Chief Gorden Eden was out in the area at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday and said a man came out of his house and shot at police, who returned his fire. Police say the incident started at about 9 p.m. Tuesday when officers responded to a 911 call about a man allegedly threatening two girls with a BB gun.
Police say when they got to the complex on 60th Street and Avalon Northwest, the suspect exited an apartment about an hour later with a gun and fired the weapon. At least one officer returned fire. The suspect was rushed to the hospital and died, according to police. The officers involved were not injured.
Witnesses tell a different story about the shooting.’
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‘A policeman can shoot a blind man in the back and get away with it?’ Fury of Taser attack victim as blundering officer who mistook his white stick for a samurai sword is let off with an order to APOLOGISE
‘A police officer who shot a blind man with a Taser when he mistook his white stick for a samurai sword will keep his job – and has only been asked to apologise to the man.
Colin Farmer, 64, was hit with the stun gun in Chorley, Lancashire, by PC Stuart Wright in 2012 as he walked to his local pub.
Mr Farmer, who thought he was suffering a stroke, was then handcuffed by the police constable – who was responding to reports of a man in the town centre with a sword.
Mr Farmer was not released until the arrival of another officer whom PC Wright told: ‘I think I’ve got the wrong person.’
Lancashire Constabulary held a two-day disciplinary hearing following a recommendation from the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) the officer had a case to answer for gross misconduct.’
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