Let’s play a game of madlibs

Citizens are up in arms over another case of police brutality, after an unarmed _______[city] resident was shot and killed. Officers claim that the victim was acting erratically and came at them with a _______[weapon], but witnesses dispute the facts provided, stating that the victim was not charging or rushing. The victim’s _______[relative] claims that “_________[Victim’s name] ain’t have no weapon, he ain’t had nothin on him. Cops showed up, started yellin at him, and then just shot him. He didn’t charge, he wasn’t aggressive, and the only thing in his hand was ___________[harmless item].”

After conducting an internal investigation, the __________[city] police department has determined that the use of force was justified and stated that the officers responsible will not be charged for the ___________[illogically high number]th case of an unarmed citizen killed by law enforcement’s use of excessive force.

 

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/article/330764/3/Family-of-man-shot-by-police-refute-officers-story

http://www.salon.com/2013/10/06/killed_over_a_movie_ticket_how_law_enforcement_hurts_people_with_disabilities/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/29/sammy-yatim-video-shooting-toronto-police_n_3671422.html

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/09/18/4323491/cmpd-chief-contradicts-lawyers.html#.UlaZPlBQE1M

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/27/israel-hernandez-lawsuit_n_3823813.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cases_of_police_brutality_in_the_United_States

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cases_of_police_brutality

 

*I’m aware that there are (hopefully) more good cops than bad, but the entire system needs a massive overhaul. Start with the training, and then take a look at the actual investigations into these incidents (such as deciding not to file charges despite video from a dashcam completely refuting the story given by police officers).

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