This is today’s GOP: Rather than laying down the law to police officers in his state regarding excessive force, or God forbid, holding them accountable, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has signed legislation to suppress evidence. The Governor’s website states: “The public safety of North Carolina’s citizens is of utmost importance to the McCrory Administration.” Yet, as ABC Raleigh reports:
Here are a few radical ideas: How about “rules and guidelines” for officers? How about psych evaluations? How about rubber bullets and stun guns? How about training in de-escalation? How about mandatory termination and jail time for officers who shoot people in the back. How about demanding your police departments PROTECT those they are PAID TO PROTECT, which includes people of color, even those suspected of criminal activity. As the Black Lives Matter movement explains:
In fact, The 14th Amendment states:
That is what BLM is fighting for.
I seriously doubt this power grab by McCrory will pass constitutional muster considering the videos belong to the taxpayers. The fact that any Governor would choose suppression of evidence as a solution to the possible criminal activity of law enforcement should make people of all colors scream NO!