Dozens March Against Police - Oakland
According to an angry crowd of protesters, Oakland Police Department committed genocide this week when they fatally gunned down Lovelle Mixon, a fugitive parolee, who was suspected of raping a 12-year old girl.
That is not why they shot him however, so please don't get excited just yet.
After pulling over Mixon for a routine traffic stop, Mixon shot and killed 2 motorcycle cops with an illegal handgun, and killed two more officers (presumably SWAT) as they tried to take him into custody.
The police had every right to shoot him on sight. He killed 2 officers, and subsequently another 2, yet the police are dogs for killing him? Explain to me in what convoluted world that is logical.
The protesters sent their sympathies to Mixon's family, but did one of them send any sympathies to the families of the 4 officers who he had slain in the altercation?
It is absolutely disgusting the way police get treated when they give their lives to uphold the law. The complete lack of respect for authority and our uniformed officers is appalling.
My condolences and sympathies go out to the mothers, fathers, children, wives, and other family and friends of the 4 brave officers who's lives were unfortunately taken from them in the line of duty. I hope this issue blows over quickly, but I unfortunately don't think that will be the case.