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This case is only one of a long line of murders by Portland police who claim that they feared for their lives or safety. There was the young man, naked, ranting, and acting "crazy" on top of a burning car; what did his killers think he was going to do to them? There was the mentally ill man ranting and waving a broken porch rail at more than one cop; why did the officers think deadly force was required to contain him? There was the black woman who drove away while being cited by a Portland policeman: as she started to drive off, the officer standing next to her car was knocked down. Claiming that she had attempted to muder him, cops shot her in the back of the head. And on and on. . . .
Damn right it's political. Haven't we had enough? In my view, firing Frashour is not enough. Discipline by the Police Bureau is not enough. "Investigation" by the Police Bureau is ridiculous. The citizenry fears for it's life and safety. And we're grateful for every decent, courageous, honest cop.
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