If you are under the impression that cops are your friends (the Alt-Right chanted Blue Lives Matter in Charlottesville), you probably haven’t heard of Daniel Shaver:
“After the officer involved was acquitted of second-degree murder charges, officials in Arizona publicly released graphic video showing Daniel Shaver crawling on his hands and knees and begging for his life in the moments before he was shot and killed by police in January 2016.
Shaver died in one of at least 963 fatal police shootings in 2016, according to a Washington Post database. And his death was one of an increasing number of such shootings to prompt criminal charges in the years since the 2014 protests in Ferguson, Mo. following the death of Michael Brown. Yet charges remain rare, and convictions even more so.
The shooting, by Philip “Mitch” Brailsford, then an officer with the Mesa Police Department, occurred after officers responded to a call about a man allegedly pointing a rifle out of a fifth-floor window at a La Quinta Inn. Inside the room, Shaver, 26, had been doing rum shots with a woman he had met earlier that day and showing off a pellet gun he used in his job in pest control. …”
This is worse than any of the Black Lives Matter cases.
Travyon Martin was beating George Zimmerman to death. Michael Brown robbed a convenience store and attacked Officer Darren Wilson. Walter Scott was running away from police. Daniel Shaver is on his hands and knees, complying with law enforcement, sobbing and begging for his life.
Note: The cop who shot and killed Walter Scott was recently sentenced to 20 years in prison. This was one acquitted by an Arizona jury.