Why is it that Austin PD will call back-up to wrestle a white man to the ground, yet shoot a black or brown man in a minute?
I'm so sick of hearing about some unarmed minority getting killed "in self defense" by the police, when white folks actually live and get arrested for assault on a police officer. I've only lived in Austin about 4 years, and it seems like every year there's at least 1 incident like this. It's so tiring.
18-year old Hispanic male...unarmed...shot... in the back...face down on the pavement...by a female police officer.
2 police cars on the scene, but nobody's tape was running? The back-up...a SERGENT...on patrol on the East side of Austin... at night...and we're supposed to believe that he forgot to check out a tape for his vehicle at the start of his shift that night?
It took a matter of hours for the media to announce the shooting...every 2 minutes, on news radio, but 2 whole days for the police dapartment to report that the officer who shot this boy suffered a broken leg "during the struggle"...are you kidding me? The chief of police didn't even make a statement until days later! You wanna know what they came up with?
Something like..."he's a known trouble maker...we found a bag of weed by his body."
AND? The coroner didn't find marijuana in his system...MARIJUANA... which stays in you for like 2 or 3 months...and even if he was a chronic smoker, is it open killing season on known, trouble-making pot-heads now? If so, I guess there are no young white males out there causing trouble and smoking weed. Give me a break. Oh! Actually the white boys are not on the East side, so they're not being STALKED by police. Yeah. That's it.
I don't know all the facts, and the internal
cover up investigation may find that the shooting was justified.
But the only thing that matters when it's all over is that another minority youth's life was taken by the Austin Police Department.
In case you haven't heard about this:
Austin Citizens Protest Police Killing
by Oread Daily Tuesday June 14, 2005 at 01:14 PM