Some good news on the Tamir Rice front:
Cleveland Municipal Court judge has found probable cause that police officer Timothy Loehmann should face murder and other charges in the slaying of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.
Judge Ronald B. Adrine released the opinion Thursday afternoon, days after a group of local clergy and activists filed affidavits asking the court to find probable cause to arrest Loehmann and Frank Garmback on aggravated murder, murder, involuntary manslaughter, reckless homicide, negligent homicide and dereliction of duty charges.
The judge did not find probable cause that either officer should be charged with aggravated murder. Adrine also determined that there was not probable cause to charge Garmback with murder.
But the judge found probable cause for charges of murder, involuntary manslaughter, reckless homicide, negligent homicide and dereliction of duty against Loehmann.
He also found probable cause for charges of negligent homicide and dereliction of duty against Garmback.
Adrine forwarded his opinion to city prosecutors and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty.
At which point McGinty can then throw the case and make sure the cops never see a jail cell. See also, Bob McCulloch.
In other shitty cop news, it looks like the police in Baltimore are still having an extended hissy fit, and it is costing lives:
Forty-two people were killed in Baltimore in May, making it the deadliest month there since 1972.
When asked what’s behind that number, a Baltimore police officer gave an alarming answer. Basically, he said, the good guys are letting the bad guys win.
“The criminal element feels as though that we’re not going to run the risk of chasing them if they are armed with a gun, and they’re using this opportunity to settle old beefs, or scores, with people that they have conflict with,” the officer said. “I think the public really, really sees that they asked for a softer, less aggressive police department, and we have given them that, and now they are realizing that their way of thinking does not work.”
He was one of two active Baltimore police officers who spoke to CNN on Tuesday about crime in their city. They also touched on the death of Freddie Gray, a young black man who died in police custody, and the riots that followed.
The officers were not given permission to speak from their department. Because of that, and in an attempt to allow them to talk candidly, CNN agreed on their condition of anonymity.
Apparently to these douchebags, there are two ways to police- The Doing Whatever the Fuck We Want With No Repercussions model, or doing nothing at all. When did cops become such candy-asses? Cops are rarely prosecuted when they step over the line, but now because some cops have been charged for killing someone, they think all of a sudden it’s open season on cops who do their job correctly? Man, fuck these guys. You want to know what it is like doing a tough job with no institutional or public support, no union really backing you, and with no one afraid of you? Ask a school teacher, you pussies.
Just fire the whole goddamned force and start over. They have crime statistics. Use them. Figure out who is doing jack shit and can their asses. Fuck the police unions.
I love the fact that the cops are wearing hoodies to disguise who they are in the CNN video. For young black men, wearing a hoodie is a capital offense.