“The indictment of Officer Peter Liang, who killed an unarmed man, differs from other police shootings because he did not claim he was acting against a threat and therefore can’t claim he was using legitimate force.”
Officer Liang claimed his gun went off accidentally. Will this fly with a New York grand jury in hte face of outrage two times over in recent police killings of black men? I hope not. At some point, the people must receive their measure of justice. The continued pardoning of officers who kill unarmed civillians by grand juries throughout the nation has become a stain on the criminal justice system and a telegraphing to police around the nation that there will be no consequences for the act of killing civillians. Such “justice” cannot stand. The civil rights of the people must always triumph. It isn’t just activists rising up.
will a grand jury finally indict a police officer?
As we saw in Ferguson, the people are sick and tired of this, and will rise up and take to the streets in protest. We will watch with great interest to see what fate befalls officer Liang.
This is yet another reason that as changing times and changing technology dictates, we need cameras on police officers less the ever-encroaching police state grow nearer to reality. Sanctions are needed.