Friday, June 10, 2011

Pima County police are out of control

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/25/jose-guerena-arizona-_n_867020.html

Clarence Dupnik (he already sounds incompetent huh?) and his police force killed an innocent man in May with a military like swat team raid. The victim's 4 year old child and wife were in the house with him at the time.

Police in this country are out of control. They think that the laws do not apply to them and that being judge and juror, and in this case executioner, is in their job description. Maybe it is all of the cop shows on TV that have made law enforcement personnel get the idea that they are real life super hero vigilantes a la Batman and that they are allowed to operate on that razors edge between criminal and law abiding citizen. Well they aren't, and the frequent occurrence of incidents like this shows that too often they are wrong and botch things up, sometimes with fatal consequences. In this case they appear to be not only incompetent, but cruel as well, as they allowed the victim to bleed out for an hour before announcing him dead all the while refusing to allow him medical treatment.

Dupnik and his department deserve to be thoroughly investigated and prosecuted if necessary and I hope that the people of Pima County make sure that they are. There is no excuse for this kind of behavior towards an innocent U.S. citizen.

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