Jose Guerena - “Why, why, why was he killed?”
It has been almost seven (7) months since Jose Guerena was killed, and according to a new AP story on the killing of Guerena titled SWAT team’s shooting of Marine causes outrage, one question continues to inhibit resolution to this incident. That question is “Why, why, why was he killed?” This is the question Vanessa Guerena repeatedly is quoted as asking in the 1,000 page (so far) report on the killing of Jose Guerena prepared by the Pima County Sheriff’s Department. The question, of course, can be answered truthfully, though not by the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, it’s public relations department, its union reps or its 1,000 page report.
Jose Guerena was killed because the governed gave their consent to the powers that be to consider Saran Wrap and the Blue Book value of used automobiles as cirumstantial evidence of criminal activity. Jose Guerena was killed because the governed have been deafeningly silent, even as shots from the guns of the ruling class ring in their ears.
If there is outrage over the killing of Jose Guerena, as the AP headline intimates, it is a rather silent outrage, or it simply cannot be heard over the gunfire ringing our ears as the ruling class wantonly shoots firsts and asks questions later.
- Posted by TinCan Assassin on 11/28 at 12:08 PM
TinCan, it’s not just Pima County Sheriff’s Capt. Chris Nanos making foolish statements and assumptions, as you point out in the link you provided, in the AP article. There is this statement which emanated from the mouth of Pima County Sheriff’s Investigation Bureau Chief Richard J. Kastigar.
“What reasonable person comes to the front door and points a rifle at people?”
The assumption being, of course, that the Pima County Sheriff’s Department is reasonable when they approach Arizonian’s front doors in full SWAT regalia with their guns drawn.
Or this statement, uttered by alleged independent expert and consultant on the use of police force Chuck Drago, also from the AP article.
“It’s a horrible, horrible tragedy, but if they walked in the door and somebody came at them with an assault rifle, that would be a justifiable response,” said Drago. “It doesn’t matter whether he’s innocent or not.”
Cops in full SWAT regalia with their guns drawn are not “walking” in front doors to pay a call, they are busting down and storming through front doors intent on enforcing their world view.Posted by John Venlet on 11/28 at 12:42 PM
I noticed that, too. The question should be “What reasonable person grabs a rifle when someone is breaking down your door?”
The answer, everyone. I think I alluded to that when I said, “And one day, when people invade my home for whatever reason, I’ll probably have a similar reaction, get the gun, someone is breaking in. Just because they shout, ‘POLICE!!!’ doesn’t mean they are. Check out David Codrea’s Fauxnly Ones Files. That pool has been pissed in. Real Police knock politely and when the door opens, say ‘I’m here to serve a Seach Warrant, Sir.’ and only shoot if obstructed violently. They do not break into homes violently just to justify the expense of a SWAT team.”
I just didn’t refer to that question directly. It is reasonable to grab a rifle if someone is going at your door with a battering ram.Posted by TinCan Assassin on 11/28 at 05:05 PM
Joe has it right.
Look, nobody gets to shout anything and then kick my door down.
Cause it’s MY door.
Don’t kick it down, or you will hear the sound of gunfire much, much louder than any cop or anyone else possesses.
TheJose Guerena murder was a large flashing signpost on the road to hell we’re on.