In Los Angeles today, another unarmed citizen was shot and killed by a police officer. In this case there was a complaint at three o’clock in the morning that there was a too-loud party. The police who arrived were attacked by a pit bull. In protecting themselves against a pit bull, the police shot and killed a 17-year-old boy who was attempting to restrain the dog.
This is yet one more example of why I claim the police officers don’t need more training; they need automatically to be fired. You do not shoot at a person who is trying to restrain the dog. You do not shoot at the dog; rather you hit him with a club. But why say that, in the first place?
The bottom line ought to be — someone who is not assaulting a police officer is dead, then the police officer is fired. That would restore proportion to all kinds of situations. We don’t have reasonable proportionate use of force, and it is basically because we give the police a free pass to use force.
Oh, by the way . . . the name of the 17-year-old victim of police homicidal use of force was named Armando Garcia. Come on now, does it matter? Does it matter, his name? Or whether or not he was black?
All lives matter. Fire homicidal police officers.
Update 22 June 2017: This poor fellow’s name is Anthony Promgvongsa, a Loatian name. He is not assaulting the officer.