by Patriots Staff
The Supreme Court has let stand the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling that granted qualified immunity to a Michigan police officer who shot and killed a man in a drive-thru lane at a White Castle after observing the driver make a series of traffic violations that nearly caused collisions. Although Antonino Gordon had not caused an accident or injured anyone while being observed or followed in his car by the police officer for almost 30 minutes, the Sixth Circuit concluded that police can use excessive force preemptively against a driver if they fear he might endanger others.
Cops who feel empowered to act as judge, jury and executioner are not making America any safer,” said constitutional attorney John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute and author of Battlefield America: The War on the American People. “This is yet another chilling reminder that in the American police state, ‘we the people’ are at the mercy of police officers who have almost absolute discretion to decide who is a threat, what constitutes resistance, and how harshly they can deal with those they were appointed to protect.”
We are now entering a very dangerous era in American Law Enforcement. The police may kill you if they believe you pose a danger to other Drivers. WHAT? Killed for a Potential Thought crime?. So if the guy the cops just shot kills another innocent motorist by crashing into his or her car after being shot what has the decision prevented? This is depopulation ! If this isn’t a license for the cops to kill anyone for any reason, what could ever qualify? This policy WILL BE ABUSED, you can bank on it! This is both unconstitutional and CRAZY !! And this is a what a police state looks like
Commentary on the dangers of traffic stops: “America’s Death Squads: When Police Become Judge, Jury and Executioner”