I said I would write about this later, so here it is.
What you’re about to see is a man, James Boyd, who was illegally camping near Albuquerque, New Mexico. What you don’t see is about 3 hours of arguing between Boyd and the Albuquerque Police Department (APD). The video feed is from a helmet cam from one of the officers.
To me it appears as if a solution was about to be reached. You can hear Mr. Boyd talking about how he will walk with them, but they had better stand by their word. He begins to pick up his stuff and starts to walk. As soon as he does, you’ll see the officer on the far right, slightly blocked by the guy with the shotgun, throw a flash grenade which explodes to the from and right of James Boyd.
They continue by shooting him and fallen to the round, and then use bean bag rounds one him and even sick the dog on him after he is down. They continue to tell him to put his hands behind his back and drop the knife, but you can hear him say…you have to listen closely…but she’s saying he can’t move after being shot in the back.
He died from his wounds later the next day.
Is this a case of the police being threatened by the knives in his hands? Is one guy with two knives any match for several officers with guns? APD stood by their actions….no shock there.
This is just another example of questioning whether the police took it too far. Don’t get me wrong… I’m not trying to demonize the police as I do think there are several good ones out there. And several of them are more awake than the average citizen. They are again, a product of what they are taught. Just doing what their bosses say, and that’s where the problem lies….the top.
We have militarizing the police for years. It’s hard to tell the difference between the police and the military these days, it used to be the SWAT guys were a special section of the police force…but it seems like all the guys are SWAT these days. Again I say, it’s part of the plan to turn us against the police and them against us. The government cannot use the military on US soil, so what do they do? (Posse Comitatus Act). Militarize the police and let them do their dirty work.
There are so many more stories out there to highlight it’s impossible to list. Another one I would like to highlight is the murder of a man inside a Walmart location, who was carrying a BB gun that he had intended to buy. More on that story later..