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Thu Feb 26, 2015, 08:46 PM

LAPD Kill Unarmed Mentally Ill Veteran on TV -- And Their Defense Won't Shock You

Brian Beaird never appeared to be a threat to the officers who shot him 21 times.

He went for his waistband. Yeah, it's so strange how much unarmed men, confronted by police with guns drawn, seem to LOVE digging in their waistband. Police claimed that they thought they saw Brian Beaird do this over and over again, but as you watch the video below, you won't see anything like this—which is probably why the City of Los Angeles just agreed to pay his family $5 million. In essence, Los Angeles, which refused to prosecute the three officers who fired 21 shots at Beaird, are forcing the taxpayers to cover it.

Brian Beaird, a 51-year-old veteran struggling with mental illness, led police on a car chase throughout Los Angeles until he crashed his car and staggered out of it with his hands up and back turned toward the officers. The entire ordeal was on live television in Los Angeles as the car chase was covered close up by news helicopter—including the final shooting, which seemed to even stump the newscasters at the time. Beaird, clear as day, posed absolutely no threat to the officers."




"How is this justified? Why are we continually told to ignore our own eyes with this type of police violence? Why did the City of Los Angeles pay the family $5 million if it was justified?

http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/lapd-kill-unarmed-mentally-ill-veteran-tv-and-their-defense-wont-shock-you

Our system is broken. Agree?"

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Reply LAPD Kill Unarmed Mentally Ill Veteran on TV -- And Their Defense Won't Shock You (Original post)
damnedifIknow Feb 2015 OP
glasshouses Feb 2015 #1
GuntherGebelWilliams Feb 2015 #2
glasshouses Feb 2015 #3
Kingofalldems Feb 2015 #6
Guy Whitey Corngood Feb 2015 #7
Kingofalldems Feb 2015 #8
damnedifIknow Feb 2015 #5
jeepers Feb 2015 #4

Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 08:51 PM

1. Isolated incident

 

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 08:55 PM

2. There goes the theory that "cop cams" will put a halt to the b.s.

 

The pigs know that every chase in L.A. is broadcast on some network or another.

How about we disband the police departments and go to a citizen patrol type of situation.

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Response to GuntherGebelWilliams (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 08:58 PM

3. We need to take all the guns away

 

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Response to glasshouses (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 10:10 PM

6. Take the guns away from whom?

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 11:45 PM

7. From trolls? nt

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 08:13 AM

8. Boom.

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Response to GuntherGebelWilliams (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 09:22 PM

5. His fear was justified

"He couldn't understand why the police were chasing him, and he didn't know what to do," Galipo said. "He called his family during the pursuit and asked what he should do. And they told him he should pull over ... and he said 'I'm afraid' and kept going."

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 09:08 PM

4. Because when the shit falls

The ptb will need the police to protect their asses.

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