We have come to the point in our society, where abuse of our fellow citizens is the norm. Police can beat you up and arrest you for merely taking pictures of them beating up and arresting someone else. It used to be that DWB was an 'nym meaning "Driving While Black". Now it would appear that such was not enough of a deterent to get people in line. So DWB can also mean Dying While Black.
What is really bizarre is the fact that a story like this would be immediately sent to me by a dozen or so people as soon as it happened. But not any more. This time, I'm finding out about this almost two months after the fact.
It appears that in this age of black males hanging themselves in the back of police cars and shooting themselves in the back of police cars (after being searched twice - and no gun being found) - is really no big deal anymore. So the active underground need not bother getting the word out about a mentally ill man getting shot 46 times. After all, the police chief of Saginaw Michigan said the guy had a "history" with his Department and the county too (though research implies that it was simply a history of being homeless (G-d forbid we should have such in America).
Was his history already known when they shot him forty-six (46) times?
There's even more twists to the story. Mr. Milton Hall, the man shot 46 times, had called the police himself - after having an altercation with a convenience store clerk. According to Sott.net (Sign of the times) story " Police Shoot Mentally Ill Homeless Man 46 Times", Milton's mother said a firing squad dressed in police uniforms eliminated her son. It would appear that what Milton's mother says has some substance. As this amatuer video details.
We owe a Hat Tip to my FaceBook friend. A fellow fighter of injustice and (I believe) a studier of the Law in Califoria - Michael Schweitzer. Who provided the following commentary and the link to SOTT.
POLICE SHOOT MENTALLY ILL HOMELESS MAN 46 TIMES
(from Scott.net 2012-8-17)
All police face an ethical issue when deciding to use force: How much force is necessary under the circumstances? Say you’re among six officers called to a convenience store parking lot because a mentally ill homeless is holding a knife. From 20 feet away, you order him to drop it and he refuses. You could take him down with a few rubber bullets and cuff him. You could call your pals in the fire department to spray him flat with a hose. If he threatens to attack, you could shoot him in the thigh so he falls. Or you could all open fire and shoot him 46 times so he dies in an explosion of blood and guts. Saginaw, Michigan police applied their ethical standards and fatally shot him 46 times. Now what if he had spit on the sidewalk, too? After 46 shots, you can’t possibly escalate. Dumb strategic thinking, guys.
—Michael Schweitzer, Your Problem Is Obvious
Where do we go from here?
One does have to wonder - if it had been 2 people shooting a police officer 46 times - how much media attention would this story have received?