“His response was to fight it with the only weapons at hand—passive resistance and open displays of contempt.” ― Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan
“Why would SWAT and dogs and a number of people have to surround one man that was 130 pounds, 5’3″ and kill him?” she added. “Even if he didn’t respond that doesn’t justify killing him. There’s no reason for this.”
Remember how all the “conspiracy nutters” warned us about tanks in our yards? Well….
“….a homeowner called 911 about a man lying in his small front yard. Sheriffs Cap tain Steve Katz said the man fit the general description of the man deputies reported seeing running from the vehicle: a black man between 20 and 30 years old wearing dark clothing.
A responding deputy reported finding Thompson lying on the ground with one hand concealed and what looked like a gun nearby, Katz said. Two armored cars were summoned from the home where the other suspect was arrested and were stationed on either side of Thompson, Katz said.
Thompson was unresponsive to repeated commands and a flash-bang device failed to generate a response from him. After deputies shot Thompson with two rubber bullets, Katz said he pushed up off the ground and charged toward the armored vehicle.
Katz said a deputy in the turret shot Thompson, fearing he had a weapon and was going to run past the armored vehicle and fire on deputies taking cover behind it.
Sheriff’s Lt. John Corina said Thompson was shot several feet from the armored car. Deputies later determined Thompson was unarmed and nothing resembling a weapon was found in the yard.
No deputies were wearing body cameras, Katz said.
A family spokeswoman said a neighbor who had captured dark footage of the shooting turned it over to the family and their attorneys, and that they were considering whether to release it.”
Talking about the militarization of police is like talking about white men are all pigs, like Donald Sterling, or Jeffrey Epstein- it misses an important fact about Americas mystery philanthropist overlords: they all train in Israel. Hence, Israelification is the proper term for these abominations, despite Captain Katz in the LAPD PR department, crisis communications and criis communicators are also trained in Israel- stories always seems to miss that one lil’detail, as we are pitted against each other in the story.