Sorry, while I’m all for the police de-escalating if possible, when you have a knife and are stabbing a police officer, the public belongs on the officer’s side and there is a chance of the police officer killing the criminal and unless the officer does something wrong, they deserve the public’s support.
Supporting every criminal killed by a police officer over the police is a good way to take the wrong side and discredit the movement against police abuse.
There’s a difference between opposing police injustice and opposing police, period, cheering wrongful attacks against them.
The right likes to pretend the left can’t tell the difference.
Sadly it seems in some cases they might be correct.
You two are morons. The police are nothing but gangsters with badges, engaging in murder and hiding behind “fear for their lives”.
It’s too bad the piggie got stabbed, but given the long history of police violence AGAINST POC AND LGBT FOLX, the woman (sadly murdered by the pig) was absolutely in the right to defend herself.
Wow. So collective guilt for police. Because there has been police abuse, she was right to stab this officer.
And if the officer was just defending himself, then he murdered her wrongly and is a “piggie”.
You’re simply wrong, and no friend to the cause of justice to anyone.
IF the facts come out the officer did anything wrong, THEN criticize that.
Officer used deadly force when he should have de-escalated. She was acting in self defense.
Fuck the Police.
You don’t know that, and certainly haven’t proven it here. Maybe he should have, and maybe he couldn’t.
You assert she stabbed a police officer in self-defense without any evidence. Prove it.
She obviously feared for her life.
If it’s a good enough excuse for the cops, surely she can use it, too...
No, it’s not obvious. And the phrase is, reasonably feared for her life.
And no, it’s not enough.
If you go take a schoolroom hostage with a gun, you have reason to fear for your life from the police.
That doesn’t suddenly give you justification for killing police.
Right, right, “if she had only cooperated”
A trans woman of color DOES have reason to fear for her life when confronted by a police officer. So yes, she was REASONABLY AFRAID, and fully justified.
Being a trans woman of color, or a white non-trans person, or any other race or orientation, doesn’t mean they can’t can’t be a criminal.
And no, simply being a trans woman of color does not give her justification to stab a police officer in fear for her life.
That is insane to claim and makes me have more sympathy for police when I hear anyone in the public even things that way.