Sunday, November 14, 2010

Trigger Happy Oakland Cops

SF Gate reports on the latest police shooting.

Two Oakland police officers apparently mistook an electronic scale commonly used to weigh drugs for a handgun when they opened fire on the owner of a hair salon Monday night, killing him, police said Friday.

Derrick Jones, 37, of Oakland also had marijuana in a glass jar in his pocket when police shot him on the 5800 block of Trask Street in East Oakland.
I know we weren't there, we don't really know what happened, but they should be more careful, don't you think?

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  1. Smoking some herb shouldn't be the death of you! Cops believe in shooting first and asking questions later. Then they can always lie and say they were threatened.

  2. Yes, indeed, we see daily reports of this kind of abuse.

    The thing that cracks me up is the civilian gun owners seem to think they're better.