"Undercover narcotics agents take out the trash this week."
I clicked on the link and realized this was talking about Jonathan Ayers. That got me thinking.
Here's a later report from the same Fox News station.
I replied to Badge Licker:
I assume by "trash" you mean "Christian" and by "taking out the the trash" you mean "undercover officers killing a man who thought he was getting car-jacked because the cops weren't in uniform?"Maybe Ayers was involved in a little something something. But maybe not. We don't know. But we do know he wasn't the target of the raid. And the woman who was, was charged with (gasp) cocaine possession.
I'm actually shocked that Pastor Ayers is white.
Badge Licker said:
The undercover narcotics officers announced, so that automatically means Reverend Ayers heard and understood and believed they were police and knew that it was not a car jacking as you implausibly suggest, PCM. Because Reverend Ayers knew they were police and tried to run them over anyway that means that Reverend Ayers was involved in some type of crime. Ergo, trash was taken out by them. The video shows how undercover narcotics officers help keep Georgia safe.A guy with gun yelling police isn't necessary convincing. What is convincing is a guy in a police uniform yelling police.
It is certainly not unreasonable to consider the possibility that that Ayers thought he was being carjacked.Perhaps others also have thoughts on this shooting?
We don't know how clearly the officer announced they were police. And we certainly don't know if Ayers understood. The owner of the gas station said he had no idea they were police. So they didn't announce themselves *that* clearly. This is a problem that happens again and again with undercover. Sean Bell comes to mind (and Bell was less innocent that Ayers). So does the killing of Agent Michael Cowdery.
And what justifies shooting at the car as it's driving away (this is after the officer pulls the very cool roll-off-the-car-and-land-on-your-feet move)? Ayers was no longer a threat and, at least according the police department, he was not a suspect in their investigation.