"For us let it be enough to know ourselves to be in the place where God wants us, and carry on our work, even though it be no more than the work of an ant, infinitesimally small, and with unforeseeable results."
-- Abbé Monchanin
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Texas Police Kill Amputee in Wheelchair
Texas police kill amputee in wheelchair
It's time we remove the cowards from our police forces. Too often we are reading or hearing on the news that someone has been killed by police. Someone who is acting irrationally or in a threatening manner, but has not injured anyone. Police open fire in anticipation of possibly being injured. They call it self defense.
Until EVERY alternative means of resolution of a situation has been failed or actual injury has occurred, use of deadly violence is a cowardly act of murder. It's that simple. It does not matter who carried out the act.
The reason for most of the police violence we're seeing is fear. We need to provide training in how to be less fearful in tense situations and how to patiently resolve them. It is not enough to feel threatened.
In this case it is unimaginable that an able bodied policeman cannot out maneuver a double amputee in a wheelchair and must resort to killing him with a gun when the person only has a shiny object as a weapon. He is known to behave irrationally and get over it. He has not yet injured anyone.
It's time to get the cowards off of our police forces or to disarm them at the very least. And that includes tasers!