The Campaign For DA

2.26.2015

News Conference Regarding Grapevine Officer's Deadly Shooting Of A Motorist

It was actually in Euless after a "short pursuit".




This is a huge difference between a shooting by an officer and a shooting by any Joe on the street. Joe  would be interviewed before he had a chance to consult with anyone, gather his thoughts, or learn what the actual facts are from videos and by talking to other officers who are aware of the facts of the investigation.




I suppose that is a legitimate excuse, but it can't be hidden forever.


18 comments:

Anonymous said...

YAY! Another fat, dumb cop got his wish and was able to shoot someone! Another dream come true for the dork that used to get beat up in high school!

Anonymous said...

"This is a huge difference between a shooting by an officer and a shooting by any Joe on the street. Joe would be interviewed before he had a chance to consult with anyone, gather his thoughts, or learn what the actual facts are from videos and by talking to other officers who are aware of the facts of the investigation."

Barry Green, I often respect you, you're full of it.

You don't seem to have the first inkling about police procedure, and I seriously want to question if you were ever a District Attorney.

That cop gave a short statement at the scene-- just enough to comply with his Garrity requirements. He is required to give some kind of report, which I promise you he did. He then gets to invoke the exact same 5th Amendment rights that we all enjoy.

In the mean time, that pesky Due Process Clause in each the 5th and 14th Amendment gives the officer his own protection. While we're discussing pertinent clauses of the 14th Amendment, let's be sure and attend to the Equal Protection Clause, which guarantees the officer to his own rights.

He didn't give up his rights when he pinned on his badge.

It will all come out. If it was in fact a bad shoot, he will burn for it. But you don't get to hear the whole story right now just because you want to know now. But failing to give a public statement, or showing a video right away, or even failure of a video to show exactly what the officer saw-- those aren't proof of guilt; they're simply pieces of the puzzle, or even just a citizen invoking his rights.

Anonymous said...

And that is how it is done. As one poster on this blog has already put it: There are two classes of citizens, cops and non-cops.

Anonymous said...

"If it was in fact a bad shoot, he will burn for it."

-Wanna Bet!

Anonymous said...

"He didn't give up his rights when he pinned on his badge." - 12:34

You're correct. He didn't give up his rights, he moved to a protected class with more power and less accountability. There is a dangerous criminal gang that's over run our nation. It's not the Crips, Bloods or MS-13. It's the Cops.

Anonymous said...

12:34 --

You're full of caca! It won't all come out b/c it never does.

Anonymous said...

12:17:
I was a big dork in high school. I was also the tallest kid on the debate team, and was an honors student, and never got beat up, and never beat anyone up. In college, I was a major nerd, and wrote papers that went on and on about protecting the civil rights of the citizens.

In police academy, I learned how to use less-lethal techniques of taking down violators.

In grad school, I wrote more papers about rights of citizens.

I don't do it for your approval. I do work for you, too, though. I've never shot anyone, and any time that I've ever pointed a gun at anyone, I've gotten an enormous stress headache, so severely does the act of pointing a gun at someone go against my nature. I've hit exactly one person in my career in law enforcement. (Right after he had struck me in the head.)

I'm not unusual at all. As a matter of fact, I would say that I'm about as average as they come, in my attitudes about the use of force in law enforcement.

So, yeah, I'll admit that it stings a little that you would claim that we want to shoot people. When we find such jokers, we boot them out. They don't represent us.

--Big Dumb Cop

Anonymous said...

Nobody hates bad cops as much as good cops. They make us look bad.

Anonymous said...

@3:30
Is that you Andy from FWPD?

Anonymous said...

"When we find such jokers, we boot them out. They don't represent us."

-Wanna Bet!

Anonymous said...



-Big Dumb Cop

Anonymous said...

Truth can't be hidden forever- unless it tends to make the cop look guilty...

Anonymous said...

And another (lying ass crooked cop).

http://www.wwltv.com/story/news/local/investigations/mike-perlstein/2015/02/26/charges-crumble-after-cell-phone-video-uncovered/24039559/

There are two classes of people in this country. Cops and non-Cops.

Anonymous said...

I've got something to say:

STOP BREAKING THE LAW A-HOLES!!!

That is all.

Anonymous said...

8:50 --

No, that is not all. Police MUST stop murdering citizens.

Anonymous said...

Stop murdering citizens? how about stop breaking the law and do what the Police you to do. That guy broke the law along time ago when he went swimming in the river

Anonymous said...

@330... I hear you brother, luckily most people will never experience the things that we have to go through...
Border Patrol Agent

Anonymous said...

As a nation, we need to re-consider the duties of our police. We do not expect police to be bullies and we certainly do not want police to murder citizens on a whim.

When a police-person issues an unlawful order, are citizens still obligated to obey? When police act out of anger or greed, are citizens still obligated to show respect?

Is police murder always justified? When is it all right for citizens to protect themselves against the police?

I have experienced many things too, but I don't use my experiences to justify murder.

It appears many police these days are trigger-happy, professional bullies with authority complexes better suited behind bars than in front of them.

Hands up! Don't shoot! I'm only the piano player!

Perhaps we should consider disarming the police since the current administration seems deadset on disarming the rest of us.

Have a nice day and keep that gun in its holster, Wyatt.