the tape over and over again. The one where the now deceased teenager is allegedly robbing a convenience store.
It was released by the Ferguson, Missouri police department to make the victim in the Michael Brown case unsympathetic to the rest of us. It is a playbook that we have seen before, and the last time that it was used it worked to perfection.
Now, though, the people have gotten smarter, and they understand the tactic that is being used. It will be interesting to see if it works again.
Let's keep something in mind: The police officer who shot Michael Brown did not know that he was a suspect in a "robbery". (DID NOT KNOW.) Not that it would have made any difference if he did. You don't get to act as judge, jury, and executioner as a police officer. And, the last time I checked, there is no death penalty in the United States for a crime against someone's property.
"The manner in which Ferguson officials disclosed the information Friday, which included a police report on the robbery but no new details about last Saturday’s shooting, set off renewed anger among residents and quickly overshadowed the release of the officer’s name."
A "release" that was too long in coming.
Anyway, I wonder what the police in San Bernardino County are going to say about Dante Parker. *In Pic*
"A married father of five in Southern California died after he was tased multiple times by police trying to arrest him for attempted burglary.
Dante Parker, 36, was riding a bicycle in Victorville on Tuesday afternoon when a deputy stopped and questioned him about an attempted break-in at a nearby home, the San Bernardino Sheriff's Office said.
The person who reported the suspicious activity on Bucknell Court said the suspect rode away on a bike. When the deputy found Parker, he appeared "to possibly be under the influence of an unknown substance," the sheriff's office said.
Cops said Parker became belligerent and fought with the female deputy, who shot him with a stun gun several times and called for backup.
Parker's co-workers at the local Daily Press newspaper, where he was a pressman in the printing department, said that didn't sound like the hard-working gentle giant they saw every day.
"He was a big teddy bear," Press publisher Al Frattura told the Daily News. "He worked in our production department for 12 years...he was part of our family."
"He's a family man, he loves music....it's just so unfortunate," Frattura said.
Richard Loredo, Parker's former co-worker, told the newspaper the police version of the story was "totally wrong; that's just not Dante."' [Source]
Sounds like he was a hard working family man.
Now let's see if the cops in San Bernardino are as good at spinning as the cops in Missouri.