Hayden’s Note: 63 Cleveland Cops Suspended After Car Chase Ends with 137 Rounds Fired, 2 Unarmed People DeadPosted on Oct 18, 2013 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Police, Military, & War
Source: The Daily Sheeple, by Melissa Melton
Following an unarmed couple fleeing a routine traffic stop in Cleveland back in December 2012, a total of 104 police officers — that’s right, one hundred and four — joined in a 25-minute pursuit where 13 officers fired a total of 137 bullets at the couple and their car. The driver, Timothy Russell, was shot 23 times and the passenger, Malissa Williams, was shot 24 times. While some speculated that the two may have been armed at the very least to garner such a forceful response, no actual weapons were recovered from either person or the vehicle.
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This is the result of the War on Drugs mentality, as well as the influx of military veterans-turned-police officer. As for the argument of the couple using their vehicle as a “deadly weapon”, Courts have ruled on this issue time and time again, saying that police officers have a duty to try and escape the path of a vehicle being used as a weapon, and only using force if no other alternative is available....