Taking out the Garbage

The visual content is graphically disturbing.  The ease in which a life is lost, tossed like garbage,  is shocking.

This is the shooting that occurred in north St.Louis in August, 2014.  Well after Micheal Brown was killed.  There is a longer version of this video.  The man that was shot was 23, wandering around being odd (mental illness?).  The photographer et al, were watching him and laughing.  Not feeling threatened.  I do not feel that there were no other options for the officers.  But I am not a cop and I was not there.

De-escalation.  Again, what happened to talking people down?  Or at least trying?  This reminds me of the child with the toy gun shot dead in Cleveland.

Taking out the Garbage was originally published on It Matters


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