Police Fan Boys and Girls are constantly asking me why I “bash” the Police.
I can’t give a better answer than this video.
In this video,Levar Edward Jones stopped to get gas on his way home from work. Levar was approached by the Police Officer for no apparently reason. The Cop demanded to see Mr. Jones’ drivers license. When Mr. Jones’ reached into his car to retrieve his wallet, Officer Groubert immediately started firing on him. Mr. Jones presented no threat. The Cop fired 4 (5?) shots. Two shots were clearly fired AFTER the man had placed his hands in the air. AT NO TIME WAS THIS POLICE OFFICER’S LIFE IN DANGER. There was absolutely no reason for this police officer to have believed his life to be in danger. Black people are not inherently dangerous regardless of the obviously cowardly beliefs of this particular cop.
This particular officer, Lance Corporal Sean Groubert, has had 5 complaints against him in the past couple of years. This State Thug was an obvious menace to society. In the 4 Sept incident, Groubert fires 4 times at an innocent citizen for no reason. Directly behind Mr. Jones was a gas pumping station. Groubert is obviously and incompetent buffoon who should have been fired long ago. His actions will cost the tax payers of South Carolina millions of dollars. It could have been far worse. He like other Police endanger society, place innocent lives in danger on a daily basis and cost us valuable resources and many, millions of taxpayer dollars. They also serve to make the public distrust the police and government.
This individual is no longer a Police Officer. He was fired. He has been charged with assault and battery. That is not enough. He should be charged, additionally, with reckless endangerment and attempted murder. I’m surprised that he’s been charged at all as most police are never charged with any crimes for their criminal activities while on duty. Most often, this behavior is swept under the rug as in Ferguson, MO.
These kinds of shootings occur far too often in America today. This is inexcusable behavior for any human being. It is worse that a Police Officer behaves in this manner. Police are, everyday, putting our lives in danger because they are panicky and fearful due to what can only be a lack of training, discipline and professionalism.
A couple of weeks back, Police in Florida fired 377 shots at 2 perps who had just robbed a convenience store (?). By the time the Police caught up with the perps, the two robbers had been home, changed cars and dished their loot and guns. After the police had stopped firing and the dust had settled, there was at least one injured Police Officer and several thousand dollars worth of damaged property (homes shot, cars shot, etc). A 12 year old child had to duck and find cover as the childs house was in the line of fire.
The perps were killed despite being unarmed and, therefore, never having presented a real danger to the Police a the they were unarmed.
These incidents are occurring on nearly a daily basis. Police, who are supposed to serve and protect, have become a menace to society. They present more dangers than they prevent. They carry with them death and destruction and unleash it on society with little care for the lives of innocents or for preserving property and have zero concern for the rights of American citizens.
Much of this is the fault of the courts. The US Courts have made police all but invincible by giving them “qualified immunity.” This immunity has made Police forces collectively and individually above the law. The Police must be subject to the same laws which they are sworn to uphold. If not, we may as well stop calling ourselves a Democracy or a Republic and face the fact that America has become a Police State.