You can’t make this stuff up.
The New York Times reports that last September, NYPD officers in Times Square came across a mentally disturbed man. When the man reached into his pocket, the cops assumed he was going for a gun (despite it being impossible for the man to have a gun, since guns are illegal in NYC!) and shot at him 3 times. All three shots missed, and two of them hit bystanders. The man was subdued with a Taser and found to have no weapons at all.
Yesterday, it was announced that the man was indicted for assaulting the two bystanders on the theory that he was responsible for the cops being “forced” to shoot at him and injure other people.
The Assistant District Attorney responsible for this assholery is Shannon Lucey. If you’d like to express your outrage, the DA’s office has joined the 21st century and accepts e-mails. No, just kidding, you’ll have to call them (preferably with a rotary phone).
And I’ll bet the cops got a medal for what they did, too.
They’re still on paid vacation right now 🙂
That’s not too shocking. This is the NYPD we are talking about. Imagine if those poor souls had died. Then the unarmed man would have been charged with murder despite never having fired a weapon.
Never fired a weapon? He never even had a weapon to begin with. How funny is that? lol I could understand this if there was a conspiracy to make this hapen but I seriously doubt that. Then again, there are a lot of cops that can’t shoot and hit the broad side of a barn. 😉 If I was the guy, I’d be filing charges of my own. They shot at him with deadly force and he was not armed and was no threat. It’s not self defense when there is nothing to defend yourself from.
I’m glad I don’t live anywehre near New York.
I’m sure he’ll file a lawsuit… he just has to deal with the criminal charges against him first. It’s a crime to be mentally unstable, you know. 😉
Let me get this straight. They shoot two innocent people, and they are rewarded with a paid vacation?
That is so is F’d up.