At the time Rose was executed in the street by unaccountable violent police state power, the crime in which he was in commission was the crime of…fleeing. He was fleeing.
I really hate to trouble you about the heavy responsibility of journalism, especially when there’s big news like police executing people in the streets again, but I just spotted a piece from your colleagues over at CBS. Would you believe that the word misdemeanor appears exactly zero times in their coverage? Don’t you find that peculiar?
I mean, at the time Rose was executed in the street by unaccountable violent police state power, the crime in which he was in commission was the crime of…fleeing. He was fleeing.
Do you have reporters that know how to use Google? I have to wonder, because I don’t have reporters, but I do have Google, and I have a brain, and principles. And when I see a person shot down in the commission of a crime, I think I might want to know and want the readership and viewing audience to know what the nature of the crime was that was so horrible it merited execution in the street instead of a constitutionally-guaranteed trial before a jury of peers.
Now, I’m no attorney, and neither is FindLaw, but some intern with two firing synapses might have at least wondered if we ordinarily execute convicts for the type of crime that was allegedly committed.
Oh, I know. There’s video, how is it alleged? There you go again, missing the important thing, police state media. It is alleged until it is proven…not in the court of public opinion, but in a court of justice before a judge and a jury of peers, as
is was Rose’s constitutional right.
The state had a right to choose whether to pursue the flight as either a misdemeanor or a felony. Had Rose injured or killed someone in his flight from the police, he would conceivably have been charged with the proper felony charge, and likely would have faced a maximum penalty. We will never know because the unaccountable violent power of the police state executed Rose.
As it seems, Rose did not injure or kill someone in the commission of his crime of flight. In that case, the flight was more likely to be charged as a misdemeanor. We will never know. He was executed by cops.
He was executed by cops for what would likely have been charged as a misdemeanor.
Had Rose been convicted of misdemeanor flight, he may have been sentenced to less than a year.
We will never know because he was executed by cops for what might have deserved less than a year in jail.
Had Rose been convicted, maybe he would have only been fined a thousand dollars.
We will never know because he was executed by cops and now we have a price tag.
One thousand dollars.
Cops executed an American citizen for a crime barely worth a thousand dollar fine.
And CBS’s story doesn’t mention misdemeanor even one time.
Dear Reader, won’t you, as you follow this story in the future, take a moment to notice how often your chosen media fails to use the word misdemeanor in this case?
That word is the measure of the atrocity. The price tag reads, “$1,000.”
How cheaply CBS is bought. How very cheaply.