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 a mid-60's child from India. 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 is the first heartfelt written expression of his varied life experiences. He lives and writes in the Southwest United States.
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