They’re not even trying to make good excuses anymore.
Last week, BOSSIP reported that Officer Ricky Anderson an unarmed Black man in the early hours of August 30 in Columbus, Ohio. Police arrived at Donovan Lewis’ apartment at 2 am to serve a felony domestic assault warrant. The 20-year-old was unarmed in bed with nothing but a vape pen when Anderson fatally shot him. Like clockwork, anderson-officer-donovan-lewis-shooting-rex-elliot”WSYX reports the cop fired immediately at the unarmed man because he “believed his life was in danger.”
“He was devastated that he was placed in a situation where he had to use lethal force. As a parent himself, his heart goes out to the Lewis family. The human eye captures things differently than a body camera. There are different angles and stuff like that. But tactically everything that was done prior is sound. Everything that was done was by his training,” according to defense attorney Mark Collins.
“Sometimes they are in a situation where they have to make a split-second decision. And in this situation, Anderson believed what he saw was a gun, and so that is why he fired because he believed his life was in danger,” he predictably said.
Isn’t that convenient? This trigger-happy cop who can’t tell the difference between a gun and a vape pen followed his training. This is why after decades of begging for police reform, activists and communities seek to defund and abolish the police. It doesn’t take billions and billions of dollars worth of military gear and so-called training to shoot first and ask questions later.
“Of course, he was mistaken, that it was not a gun,” Collins continued. “But was that a reasonable mistake? The Supreme Court cases and the jury instructions give