For big ones, let’s start with Minneapolis. Not a shooting, but it starts there (recently). Remember George Floyd in 2020, who died while being detained (aggressively) by the Minneapolis PD? Who’s in charge there?
Who’s he endorsed and allied with?
Or how about Louisville mayor Greg Fischer and (now former) Louisville police chief Steve Conrad? You know, the folks in charge when Louisville PD busted in and shot/killed Breonna Taylor.
Chief Conrad was fired over his ineptness btw due to yet another shooting by his officers:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In the end, it was one mistake too many for embattled Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad.
On Monday afternoon, Mayor Greg Fischer fired Conrad, effective immediately, after learning that officers at the fatal shooting of popular eatery owner David McAtee did not have their body cameras turned on.
"This type of institutional failure will not be tolerated," said Fischer, who later added that "an immediate change in leadership is required."
Both LMPD officers and National Guard soldiers fired their weapons early Monday morning, killing McAtee, the owner of YaYa's BBQ in western Louisville, after officials said someone shot at LMPD officers from a parking lot at 26th and Broadway.
The incident is under state, federal and local police investigation.
Conrad, who served as chief for eight years, had said last month he would retire at the end of June amid increasing pressure in the wake of a different fatal police shooting: that of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old ER technician who was killed March 13 in her apartment.
Or how about Andre Hill?
Prosecutors filed an additional reckless murder charge against former Columbus, Ohio, police officer Adam Coy, on Friday for the shooting death of Andre Hill, according to court records.
Coy was previously indicted in February on charges of murder in the commission of a felony, felonious assault and two counts of dereliction of duty related to Hill's death. He pleaded not guiltyto those charges.
Columbus, Ohio you say? Surely not an Everytown goon....
Are we seeing a pattern here yet? That brings us to most recently in Los Angeles:
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police fatally shot a 14-year-old girl who was inside a clothing store dressing room Thursday as they fired at a suspect who had assaulted a woman earlier, authorities said.
Police also killed the male suspect, authorities said. He and the girl have not been named. The woman who had been assaulted was taken to the hospital with moderate to serious injuries.
The shots were fired around 11:45 a.m. at a Burlington store — part of a chain formerly known as Burlington Coat Factory — in the North Hollywood area of the San Fernando Valley.
Police initially responded to reports of a person being assaulted with a deadly weapon as well as reports of shots being fired, said Los Angeles police Capt. Stacy Spell at a news conference. Spell said officers opened fire when they saw the suspect assaulting another person.
The suspect was struck by the officers’ bullets and killed, Spell said.
One of the bullets went through a dressing room wall and struck the 14-year-old girl, according to LAPD Assistant Chief Dominic Choi. Officers later found her inside.
“You can’t see into the dressing rooms and it just looks like a straight wall of drywall,” Choi said at a second news conference.
Investigators do not yet know whether the teenager was in the dressing room before the violence began or ran in there to hide, he said.
An innocent teenage girl is dead due to the LAPD’s crap aim. As someone who carriers, if that was me, I would likely be charged with manslaughter, as every round fired from my gun is my responsibility. The LAPD missed and hit her, so they are responsible for that bullet. Now, I realize that the situation was tense and the perp was armed, but that doesn’t excuse hitting an innocent bystander. Also, the head of the police union said this a few days ago:
HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) – With many people feeling Southern California is experiencing a violent crime wave, even prompting the head of the Los Angeles Police Department’s union to warn tourists away, LAPD Chief Michel Moore tried to assure people that crime is not out of control in the city.
“My message to anyone thinking about coming to Los Angeles, especially during the holiday season, is don’t,” Jamie McBride, the head of the LA Police Protective League, the union representing LAPD officers, said in a television interview.
“We can’t guarantee your safety. It is really, really out of control. I said it to people before, it’s like that movie ‘Purge,’ you know, instead of 24 hours to commit your crime, these people have 365 days days to commit whatever they want,” McBride said. “It’s not out of control. It’s not a spiral that we’ve lost control over. It is important that we not have a sense of acquiescing or just lackadaisical approach to this. We’re calling out the severity of it,” the police chief said.
So, the head of the union said stay away from LA because it’s like “the Purge”, where the police chief (Michel Moore) said “everything is fine, don’t worry, it’s under control” pretty much. And shocking, he’s an anti-gun Everytown lacky as well. In fact, he helped spearhead the call to go after “ghost guns”, another target of Everytown:
Moore — who has stated multiple times that he believes there are "too many guns in too many hands" — said Tuesday that "the presence of firearms in the hands of our people, I believe, is one of our most significant challenges were' trying to counter.
"I appeal to our communities, that we have too many guns in too many hands," he reiterated, before calling on the public to stop friends and family members from carrying firearms, "because in a spat of anger and a spat of frustration, people are resorting to the use of these firearms and it's resulting in the loss of life."
Well, it seems as if the polices of Los Angeles are not helping much in deterring criminal activity, so who’s the “big guy”? Mayor Garcetti, another Bloomberg stooge.
Who’s he allied with? You guessed it! Mike Bloomberg’s Everytown/Mayors Against (il)Legal Guns:
This is going to be interesting in this most recent case in Los Angeles too:
SACRAMENTO— Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown, released the following statements after California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the “Kenneth Ross Jr. Police Decertification Act of 2021” or SB 2, legislation to eliminate qualified immunity and increase accountability for law enforcement officers through a decertification process for when misconduct has occurred and “Angelo Quinto’s Law” or AB 490, legislation to expand the current ban on chokeholds by police officers.
Governor Newsom has already signed SB 715, additional legislation to ensure increased police accountability and is poised to sign the remaining gun safety bill on his desk — AB 1057, legislation to include ghost guns in the process of extreme risk laws.
“This session was a marathon not a spirit,” said Krystal LoPilato, a volunteer leader with the California chapter of Moms Demand Action. “The bills passed this year are the beginning of a better system for police accountability that will make our state safer for everyone — especially communities disproportionately impacted by gun violence and police violence.”
In conclusion, Everytown’s allied mayors, police chiefs and cities seem to have a problem with creating nationally recognized screw ups/brutality cases. Their polices are not working in crime deterrence (as noted in Los Angeles) and their police departments are using force when it‘s either excessive (Floyd) or they’re shooting and killing innocent people that are not their target (B Taylor, A Hill and the teenager in LA). Perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate what Everytown’s endorsement and support creates (more problems, perhaps?). Side note: they’re all Democrats .....