Kindly print out this article about the shooting of Jose Guerena.
Then, please print out this article about the shooting of Kathryn Johnston.
Next, print out this article regarding a "raid" executed on the Berwyn Heights, MD mayor’s home.
Finally, start printing out these 471,000+ Bing results.
Once you have finished all of that, kindly take the reams of paper you have created, fold them until they are all sharp corners, [...]
I admit to being way the hell behind the curve on this, and I apologize for that, but given my writings on the topic in the past, it should come as no surprise to anyone that my reaction to this news was a heartfelt, “Good!”:
Originally the Guerena family filed an intent to sue hoping to get a $20-million settlement. That never happened so the official lawsuit was filed by their attorney and in [...]
Unfortunately, we have other plans, but if you are in the Nashville region on the 8th and have some free time, I would strongly recommend attending the We Stand With Gibson rally and free concert between 1400 and 1600 at the Scoreboard Restaurant. I do not know their names, but apparently both Eric Lee Beddingfield and Grant Austin Taylor will be performing.
And if, for some reason, you believe that the Gibson situation has [...]
Regular readers will recall the series of posts I wrote concerning the killing of Jose Guerena by the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, as well as my contentions that:
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department created this situation when they reached and stretched for every piece of unrelated information they could possibly find to manufacture something approximating "probable cause". The Pima County Sheriff’s Department created this situation when they decided to stage a full-force invasion of [...]
Apparently I need to write my suspicions, fears, and prognostications down more often, because I totally called this:
Tucson Police confirm that a weapon they found in Jose Guerena’s home had been stolen in 2008.
Tucson Police say a gun found in Guerena’s house had been stolen in a burglary at a home in the 4300 Block of East Holmes three years ago.
Note the news report does not specify which firearm the [...]
It disgusts me to say this, but this outcome was a foregone conclusion before Jose Guerena’s body had even hit the floor:
Guerena did not fire a single shot in the incident, but Pima County Chief Criminal Deputy Attorney David Berkman said in the report issued today that the five SWAT team members were justified in using deadly force because the former Marine pointed his weapon at them.
"A close examination of the [...]
I have held off on posting on the shooting (and apparent murder) of Jose Guerena for a variety of reasons, not the least of which are my abject fury over how the situation was handled, and my hope that some kind of mitigating information would eventually surface.
Well, my fury has not abated, and no information has been found to excuse the SWAT team from shooting at him 71 times and hitting him 22 [...]