Another Innocent Man Dealt Extreme Prejudice

Shot dead, because he was holding a gun. John Crawford, shopping at a Wal-Mart, holding a product he’d taken out of a box on their shelves. His girlfriend, who was in the store (but perhaps not at his side when he was shot dead by the police), was interrogated later – aggressively – for anything the cops could use to justify their deed.

I’m sorry, but this is murder, plain and simple, of an innocent man. And the interrogation of a devastated companion, who was not told of her boyfriend’s death until after this questioning was complete, a reflection of your presumption of guilt. Not innocence, but guilt. But you – cops who shot an innocent man with no cause – are the guilty ones…

And yet, a “grand jury” failed to indict the police for excessive force! Your protection – the people’s prosecutors – have undue control of the grand jury process…isn’t the justice system failing the people and society it must heal?

CNN on Wal-Mart killing of John Crawford

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About Rian Nejar

Rian Nejar is an Indian-American author. He trained and worked as an engineer in India, lived briefly in the Middle East, and arrived in America in the early 90's. After a Master’s degree in electrical engineering in America, he worked as an academic instructor, engineer, entrepreneur, and technical writer over the two decades since. Humbling and Humility (http://goo.gl/FKUnCM) is his first mainstream nonfiction. He lives and writes in the Southwest United States.
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