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    Officer charged with excessive force.

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    "That's not what we're about!"

    Well, it's obvious that it IS what you are about.
     
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    Journalist Al Baker wrote for The New York Times 4 July 2016:
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    An off-duty New York City police officer who had just finished his shift shot and killed a man during a traffic dispute early on Monday...
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    Even when they're off duty they just can't help themselves: they have to shoot somebody...
     
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    "Authorities say the off-duty officer was driving his personal vehicle early Monday when he was involved in a traffic dispute with Small. When both cars stopped at a red light, police say Small got out of his vehicle and punched the officer repeatedly through an open window. The officer pulled out his service weapon and killed Small."

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    "Oh, my God, please don’t tell me he’s dead. Please don’t tell me my boyfriend went like that.”

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    Journalist Carla Johnson wrote for The Associated Press 8 July 2016:
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    Philando Castile put on a suit and tie to interview for a supervisory position in the school district where he had worked since he was a teenager. He told the interviewer his goal was to one day "sit on the other side of this table."

    His upbeat disposition won him the job.

    "He stood out because he was happy, friendly and related to people well," said Katherine Holmquist-Burks, principal at J.J. Hill Montessori in St. Paul, Minnesota, who hired him to oversee the school cafeteria.

    Now, colleagues and family members are trying to understand why a police officer in a St. Paul suburb fatally shot Castile, 32, after stopping his car Wednesday night.

    He helped "create a warm, welcoming friendly environment in our cafeteria"

    Of the gun, she said, "I discussed it with my son and he began to tell me about them going to the gun range. All of them got licenses to carry," Harris said of Castile and other family members. "All of them do. They got it to protect themselves."
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    But it didn't protect him from the PoPo...
     
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    From The Associated Press 9 July 2016:
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    When Dallas police used a bomb-carrying robot to kill a sniper, they also kicked off an ethical debate about technology's use as a crime-fighting weapon. In what appears to be an unprecedented tactic, police rigged a bomb-disposal robot to kill an armed suspect in the fatal shootings of five officers in Dallas. While there doesn't appear to be any hard data on the subject, security experts and law enforcement officials said they couldn't recall another time when U.S. police have deployed a robot with lethal intent.
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    But a robot was used in 1992 in the stand-off with Randy Weaver and the FBI. The robot was armed with a shotgun and aimed at the front door of the Weaver cabin. If it hadn't been for Bo Gritz, Randy Weaver's former Commander in Viet Nam, Randy Weaver may have been killed in the melee. Bo Gritz asked if he could go up to the cabin and talk with Randy Weaver and see if he couldn't talk him into surrendering. He was granted permission. He told Randy that if this stand-off continued, he would be killed, and his story would never be told. The rest is history. Randy Weaver, with his lawyer, Gerry Spence, showed how the FBI had lied. What was left of the Weaver family was awarded $3.1 million, to be paid by the government.
     
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    Attorney General Loretta Lynch Calls for Calm After Shootings

    How can there be "Calm" when we have corrupt judiciary, corrupt prosecutors, corrupt law enforcement, etc.?

    This country needs to take a step back and take a long, hard look at itself, and establish a Department of Corrections. Then, go about correcting the wrongs perpetrated upon the citizenry.

    We were warned many years ago:

    "I have always thought, from my earliest youth till now, that the greatest scourge an angry Heaven ever inflicted upon an ungrateful and a sinning people, was an ignorant, a corrupt, or a dependent Judiciary." — Chief Justice John Marshall

    And further back:

    "Beware of the doctors of the law who love to walk up and down in long robes, and have a great liking for respectful greeting in the street, the chief seats in our synagogues, and places of honour at feasts. These are the men who eat up the property of widows, while they say long prayers for appearances sake; and they will receive the severest sentence." — Luke 20 v 45 - The Bible
     
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    From The Associated Press 9 July 2016:
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    A suburban St. Paul police officer who killed a black driver reacted to the man's gun...
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    Chances are: the police officer, Jeronimo Yanez, never saw a gun before he shot the driver, Philando Castile. But it is obvious, from the video, that he was panic-stricken.
     

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