Note to Police: Please Don't Shoot

I have always felt fairly confident walking around, unarmed (except for my killer Kung Fu grip), not having done anything illegal, that I wouldn't be shot by the police. My naivety has been embarrassing.

The NYPD killed an unarmed man on his wedding day and shot two of his friends this past weekend (article here), shooting fifty times. Oh yeah, and they were drinking - apparently cops are allowed to drink on duty. Great.

Then there's this delightful video: Watch an unarmed protester get shot by the police (rubber bullets this time), and then watch the police brag about it.

And finally, thanks to my coworker T for sending me this story: Blowing Up Scientific Equipment in the Name of Security. I think the headline is pretty self-explanatory, don't you?

Anyway, it's good to be able to write about this while I still can...



Anonymous said...

Anyway, it's good to be able to write about this while I still can...
Is there any reason you don't want to expose person and PARTY responsible for wanting to remove our first amendment?

YodaYid said...

I just wanted to sneak in the Newt thing without dedicating a whole post to it. It didn't really fit in with the rest of the post, so I kept it simple. It's not like I'm hiding anything or protecting anybody (all the information is right there in the link) - just adding a level of indirection.