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The playbook: part 3

On October 11th, I wrote the playbook.

On November 13th, I wrote an update to that post.

Today is the final installment in the series. In the first two, I laid out how law enforcement officials use the system to a) kill minorities and b) ensure that the killers are not brought to justice. All while seeming to be doing their hardest to ensure justice. How do you do it?

Part 1: You intentionally sabotage your own case to the grand jury

Part 2: You put the victim on trial and leak information damaging to the case against the killer cop

Part 3 is the inevitable result that most killer cops are never indicted. In the Tamir Rice case, part 3 was dropped today: no indictment. Shocker, right? The DA did everything he could to ensure the grand jury would not indict.

Do black lives matter? I guess it depends on who you ask. To the cops and DAs in these very high profile cases that never indict or never get conviction because they deliberately over-charges and fails to get an indictment, I don't think black lives matter to them. And if you think "Well I am not black so what do I care"...you are solely mistaken. It's not going to stop at killing unarmed black people. Eventually they'll start killing white people in the same numbers, then maybe we'll get some movement on this issue.

This is a case where a 12-year old black boy was shot 2 seconds after cops arrive on the scene. Think about that. 2 seconds was all they gave him before shooting him to death even though they didn't have to drive up close to him. Even though there were civilians sitting closer to him without fear. This was in Ohio, not Fallujah. Even when our soldiers were in war zones, their rules of engagement was stricter than that. It was all caught on camera (no audio) and this DA could/would not get an indictment.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/28/us/tamir-rice-shooting/index.html

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