If you watch this video, you will have watched the Albuquerque Police Department (New Mexico) officers murdering a man who was not a threat to the public in any way. The kid was homeless, had nowhere to go and just camped in the wild. Apparently, it was illegal to camp in open space so the police came with assault rifles and a dog and shot the man dead. And then, the cops acting like they stopped a terrorist or some other great threat to the public. At 1:02 just after shooting the camper, you can hear an officer say what sounds like “booyah“.
I can’t believe how bad it got in North America with police. In Canada, Mark Marek wrote articles about wrongdoings, and police treat him like the most dangerous criminal who needs to be in jail to keep the streets safe. In the USA, a camper pulls away from the public, pitches it in the bush and the cops tricked out with ARs rifles and military gear kill him as the first response, then shoot him with sandbags, and have a K9 gnaw on him. When did it get so bad that killing non violent people became a sport for the cops?
Booyah, everyone. Look at these cops – they totally loved every second of killing this poor man. The camper did have a knife, but he never lunged towards the cops to attack, nor made any threatening moves before they threw the flash. He may have come across as uncooperative, or a smart ass, but that in no way justifies murdering him. They ordered him to lie on the ground, he turned and started to walk away from them. And in that moment they killed him, ordering him to put his arms out and then continued to shoot as he was on the ground. This was pure and simple a death squad style execution.
If these cops are allowed to get away with this, they will do it again. Maybe they killed this guy because they’d killed someone like that before and got away with it. These psychopaths acted with certainty that their crime will be supported by their bosses and will go unpunished.
According to Albuquerque PD police chief Gorden Eden, the video shows that the officer involved shooting of 38 year old James M. Boyd was justified.
The victim had a long history of mental health problems. He told the officers that he was a government agent:
I’m almost going to kill you right now. Don’t give me another directive. Don’t attempt to give me, the Department of Defense, another directive
Officers Dominque Perez and Keith Sandy fired three bullets each. They’re now claiming “self-defense” since the camper was holding a knife (imagine that – a camper had a camping knife at a camp site). They’ve also tried to cover their tracks by smearing the camper’s name by releasing his criminal record, as if the camper’s identity and his criminal record were known to them at the time, and as if that justified shooting someone in the back.
- The officers are on paid administrative leave pending results of “outside agency” investigation.
- Media scrutiny of the officers is forced to die down as no information is released “due to the ongoing investigation” but whatever pictures the victim as a bad guy continues being “leaked”.
- Press conference is held and a statement is made that no fault on behalf of the officers was found.
- Grand jury no-bills the officers based on the prosecution.
- Officers and local government get sued by victim’s family in federal court.
- Family loses trial.
- Cops continue to escalate situations and murder civilians with impunity shouting “boo-yah”.
- Hoard of the sheeple applaud killer cops as heroes.
- Back to #1.
When you militarize the police and train them to assume the citizen is the enemy, this is what happens: