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Constitutional Vanguard: More Police Shootings of “Unarmed Black Men” in 2019 from the Washington Post Database

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 9:20 pm

The next missive to paid subscribers has gone out, continuing my deep dive into the shootings of “unarmed black men” (and one woman) by police in 2019. By the time subscribers get to the end of the series in a week or two, they will have a really good handle on a snapshot of all the police shootings of unarmed black people from a single year.

Officer Norman repeatedly screams “get back!” and warns Scott that she is about to tase him. He just keeps coming. Finally, he knocks her to the ground and Norman fires two shots.

“He hit me in the head twice,” Norman said into her radio before handcuffing Scott. “I had no choice.”

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3 Responses to “Constitutional Vanguard: More Police Shootings of “Unarmed Black Men” in 2019 from the Washington Post Database”

  1. Scott and McVae look justified, but the legal settlement on Twyman tells me that the LAPD response was excessive, not that Twyman was a good guy or upstanding citizen.

    Paul Montagu (26e0d1)

  2. I venture that it’s more likely than not that Twyman’s settlement was part political and part that the family hired the right lawyer who knew the right people in the LA County Board of Supervisors and the Office Of County Counsel. Because the shooting was lawful under Tennessee v. Garner and Graham v. Connor.

    2020 gub deaths: ~20,000
    2020 car deaths: >42,000
    Whatever else the felon was fleeing from, he was fleeing from felony aggravated battery on the deputies (in three of its definitions in Illinois). He was a danger to the officers and to the public.

    I’m not fond of the deputies doing their utmost to contribute to the gun deaths statistics by firing thirty shots in the parking lot of an apartment complex, and it’s not a good look too, but that would be a Fourth Amendment reasonableness issue if they had hit an innocent bystander. As far as Twyman was concerned, they did the right thing.

    (Yeah, I’ve been educating myself.)

    nk (1d9030)

  3. All three put themselves into play, had law enforcement in their space due to their actions and then they didn’t comply.
    I learned this watching cartoons. “The jig is up”.

    For god’s sake man, do the reverse of Michael Brown, hands up and run the other way

    steveg (ebe7c1)

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