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March 26, 2014

Execution By Cop - One of the Most Troubling and Heartbreaking Videos You'll Ever See

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Following up on the 'update' in my previous post on the latest execution by the APD (scroll down toward the bottom) in which I posted what can only be described as the murder of a homeless man by the Albuquerque Police Department ... this video is such a must-see that I am re-posting it here:

As I wrote in the update of the previous post, without a doubt, the APD violated every rule of when to use deadly force. They failed to appropriately respond to the initial situation (the homeless man was initially not a threat to the cops ) and the 'situation' on which they reacted was a creation of their own making. Subsequently, the man, James M. Boyd, was clearly trying to surrender, had reached down to pick up a thermos, placed it in his right hand and grabbed a blue bag in his left hand (he only 'instinctively' retrieved a knife from his pocket when the cops had the dog attack him), and was walking toward them as they demanded. Mr. Boyd was outnumbered and initially unarmed (the cops claim he had two knives but as is obvious from the video he was flat on the ground - face down on his stomach and no threat to anyone (he had been shot several times with bean bags, was in pain and unable to move, and there were at least 4 cops there) - when he was 'executed'. Again, this entire situation was an over-reaction on the part of the APD. An innocent (his only 'crime' being a misdemeaner of illegal camping), and likely mentally ill, man is now dead ... and his death clearly could and should have been avoided.

Readers will find more details and the full, disturbing, story - here.

Posted by Hyscience at March 26, 2014 3:56 PM

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