Re: Entirely too distracted (Yes Gray, you are)
Ummm ... yeh, Cleveland (Ohio) cop, it's fitting that you sign on as "AC" ... coward.
Did you not review the surveillance video that aired thousands of time on American television? You spout the official Cleveland P.D. statement, which is shown to be a lie by the video. On a count of "one one-thousand, two one-thousand, three one-thousand" to mark off three seconds, the action unfolded as: in the first second, the cruiser brakes to a hard stop just in front of the child; in the second second, the cop in the passenger seat has thrown open the vehicle door, pointed his weapon, and fired. In the third second, the cop driving has emerged from the car and moved to the front; the shooting officer has retreated to the rear of the vehicle, and the child has fallen to the ground and is dying.
Where in that three-second sequence has the child "pointed it at Cleveland USA police and refused to drop it when he was ordered to by the police."
This is why trust of the police authorities in America is descending to that of a third-world country where police are feared as corrupt and murderous. Until cell phones with video features, and public CCTV cameras came along, we could only take the word of the police. Sadly, even when video evidence is overwhelming contradictory to the police story, they still choose to lie. Some AC will always take their side.