Friday, January 21, 2005

This is a Public Service Announcement

. . . with guitar! Know your rights--all three of them. Number One: you have a right not to be killed. Murder is a crime (unless it is done by a policeman or an aristocrat). Oh, know your rights!
--The Clash, Know Your Rights, Combat Rock (1982).
Sixty days. That's the amount of jail time Judge Mary Lou Keel gave Arthur J. Carbonneau for shooting a 14 year old boy while attempting to subdue him. Oh, and he must write a letter of apology.

Now I don't know all the facts. But if he's really guilty of criminally negligent homicide, he should be punished. If he's not responsible, he should be let go. Either way, this sentence is an insult.


At 10:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a slap in his mother's face. I've been following this all week, was gonna write something about it. Thief! :-P

This trigger happy cop could have reached for the pepper spray or his club, but he goes for the gun. Cop was over 200 pounds and at least 6 feet tall. Gimme a frickin' break! Kid was only 14 and was calling out for his mom during the struggle.

I know you're gonna roll you eyes, but had this been a white kid, this would have been ALL OVER the news and not just locally. He deserved, at the VERY least, 10 years in prison, no early release. Had this been one of my kids I would have gone vigilante on his butt! Makes me so mad!


At 11:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey nora you where not there and quit watching the stupid T.V. shows about cops. You never put the uniform on, and dont know the whole story. So go some where with that crap!!!!


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