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This one looks bad for the police.

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MIAMI — A Florida police officer shot and wounded an autistic man's black caretaker, authorities said, in an incident purportedly captured on cellphone video that shows the caretaker lying down with his arms raised before being shot.

North Miami Assistant Police Chief Neal Cuevas told The Miami Herald that officers responded to the scene Monday following reports of a man threatening to shoot himself. Officers arrived to find 47-year-old Charles Kinsey, a therapist who works with people with disabilities, according to WSVN-TV, trying to get his 27-year-old patient back to a facility from where he had wandered.

Cuevas says police ordered Kinsey and the patient, who was sitting in the street playing with a toy truck, to lie on the ground. Kinsey lies down and puts his hands up while trying to get his patient to comply. An officer then fired three times, striking Kinsey in the leg, Cuevas said. No weapon was found.

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MIAMI — A Florida police officer shot and wounded an autistic man's black caretaker, authorities said, in an incident purportedly captured on cellphone video that shows the caretaker lying down with his arms raised before being shot.

North Miami Assistant Police Chief Neal Cuevas told The Miami Herald that officers responded to the scene Monday following reports of a man threatening to shoot himself. Officers arrived to find 47-year-old Charles Kinsey, a therapist who works with people with disabilities, according to WSVN-TV, trying to get his 27-year-old patient back to a facility from where he had wandered.

Cuevas says police ordered Kinsey and the patient, who was sitting in the street playing with a toy truck, to lie on the ground. Kinsey lies down and puts his hands up while trying to get his patient to comply. An officer then fired three times, striking Kinsey in the leg, Cuevas said. No weapon was found.

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Well, OBVIOUSLY the policeman's actions were justified because he was in fear for his life, 'cause that's a black guy, and all black guys are dangerous and out to shoot cops all the time everywhere 'cause BLM and Hillary and Obama and My Little Pony, y'know, ya betcha!
 

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Well, OBVIOUSLY the policeman's actions were justified because he was in fear for his life, 'cause that's a black guy, and all black guys are dangerous and out to shoot cops all the time everywhere 'cause BLM and Hillary and Obama and My Little Pony, y'know, ya betcha!

In almost every case the investigation has cleared the cop and the thug had assaulted the officer, there have however been a couple where the cop was at fault, its still too early to tell but in this case it doesn't look like the man did anything wrong.
 

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In almost every case the investigation has cleared the cop and the thug had assaulted the officer, there have however been a couple where the cop was at fault, its still too early to tell but in this case it doesn't look like the man did anything wrong.

The point being, cops are human - they make mistakes like the rest of us. But there's a real problem when we pretend that cops are always knights in shining armor - they're not. They are human...and so they can have every single one of the failings that affect the rest of us - and yes, that includes racism. Can there be blacks who blow things out of proportion? Sure - I don't think anyone would argue otherwise. But by the same token, it's wrong to assume that they're all wrong, too.

Ever heard of The Innocence Project?

To date, the work of the Innocence Project has led to the freeing of 342 wrongfully convicted people based on DNA, including 20 who spent time on death row and the finding of 147 real perpetrators.

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There are many reasons why wrongful convictions occur. The most common reason is false eyewitness identification, which played a role in more than 75 percent of wrongful convictions overturned by the Innocence Project. Often assumed to be incontrovertible, a growing body of evidence suggests that eyewitness identifications are unreliable.

Unreliable or improper forensic science played a role in some 50 percent of Innocence Project cases. Scientific techniques such as bite-mark comparison, once widely used, are now known to be subjective. Many forensic science techniques also lack uniform scientific standards.

In about 25 percent of DNA exoneration cases, innocent people were coerced or threatened into making incriminating statements or false confessions. Of the 292 people freed by the Innocence Project, 28 actually pleaded guilty to crimes they did not commit (usually to avoid a harsher sentence, or even the death penalty).

Government misconduct, inadequate legal counsel, and the improper use of informants also contributed to many of the wrongful convictions since overturned by the Innocence Project.


According to the article, 70 percent of those exonerated were minorities (and IMO that means that most were black).

Thing is, all of the above investigations of crimes started with police and detectives. They are human...and they are subject to all the failings that the rest of us are.
 
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