First, CMPD policy is a mess, the policy is apparently there is no policy. I've always heard, if one pulls a taser the other draws his weapon. Seems fairly logical. But that is not the policy now or next week, but maybe it was then at least for those who got the memo, but wait there is no memo but maybe it was a class?
Clearly our Officers have started to rely on the taser more than they should. Back in the day a serious beat down would be in order.
How many black men are going to die before they get the message don't fight with the police?
This Kerrick trial has clearly put a strain on relations within the department. CP has learned of a altercation Wednesday between a couple of Officers in the court house. Best described as a firm passing shoulder bump followed by a few shoves and F bombs.
Kerrick may have violated department policy but that doesn't mean his actions rose to the high bar set for voluntary manslaughter. In other words the indictment was bogus from the get go.
The "Hands Up - Don't Shoot" crowd is embracing what they are calling the "big scary black man" theory. At night black men are scarier than white guys? That doesn't explain why Little deployed his taser does it? Or does it?
Speaking of Little his testimony makes it clear as to why the state didn't call him as a witness. I expect he'll never need to buy another beer in his life. Keep in mind he's apparently not drinking the RoMo koolaide or the NAACP tap water. Which makes him one lonely guy tonight.
Of course you can't help but notice it's amateur hour when it comes to news reporting. The sensational nature of the trial has brought out the worst in Charlotte news media. Perennial douche sack Mark Becker (who notoriously ratted out a robbery detective to Rodney Monroe) spends his day firing off cliché tweets so nauseating that even Nancy Grace vomited.
Runner up for most tasteless self promoting tweets goes to Caroline Vandergriff:
Aren't you glad the TWC News was the "first TV station" to report it on the air?
Then there is this idiot who is spamming the #JonathanFerrell hash tag
There is a special place in hell for people who use the name of the deceased to promote their worthless scam.
Then there is Jonathan Ferrell's brother Willie who is doing his best Jessie Jackson. Claiming Kerrick's tears are fake.
Two Officers arrive at the home where the call came from and its completely dark. If someone was trying break down my front door I'd have all the outside lights on and the inside dark not the entire house. The woman apparently didn't stay on the line with 911.
But what about Ferrell's behavior? Crazy man? Amped Up? Zombie? There apparently wasn't a complete autopsy as they didn't pop open his skull and examine his brain, and the medical examiner doesn't test for levels of THC because smoking weed normally doesn't cause death. And you can't trust Ferrell's family to give an honest assessment of his behavior in stressful situations.
Back to the video, six seconds from the time Kerrick opens his car door until he fires the first shot as a crazy man comes charging. Would you would have fired your weapon? Damn straight you would have.