It was reported in Austin, Texas that Geoffrey Freeman, a 10 year veteran police officer and former member of the Austin Police Department, was not only “suspended indefinitely” (code for fired) but also bring brought up on murder charges for using deadly force on an unarmed nude teenage that wildly charged a police officer with crazed intentions to do harm. David Joseph, the teenager of 17 years of age, like Officer Freeman, just so happen to be black as well. Police Chief Art Acevedo outlined a disciplinary action that said,
“Officer Geoffrey Freeman violated department policy in the shooting of David Joseph — that he should not have confronted the teenager alone, that his decision to draw his weapon wasn’t warranted and that there were other ways he could have stopped Joseph after the teen began charging at the officer.”
Also falling down on Officer Freeman’s head is Mr. Jim Harrington – Director of Texas Civil Rights Project (TCRP) was also quoted on the situation,
“It’s almost incomprehensible that a young naked man would be considered dangerous such that a police officer would kill him….There have been way too many police killings over the years simply because police do not know how to deescalate situations and end up resorting to violence. This has to stop.”
Which the TCRP have set in motion to undergo a “full, fair and open” investigation into the shooting. Meanwhile, FOX News reported,
Freeman’s lawyers with the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas say they will appeal. The general counsel for the group has said Freeman feared for his life when he fired his gun at Joseph.
This group intends on doing all that they can to restore Officer Freeman’s good name and put him back to work. There are many that are taking precious time to call to question Officer Freeman’s judgment in using deadly force against a nude charging aggressor. Let us take time to put aside the high emotional responses, the issue on racism of police against young black men, and just look at the facts.
But let’s look at the other end of the spectrum where the tables turned and a young black male shot a police officer. And what do you think the response was?
Consider this video
All the while, the frenzy that grows because of incidents like Officer Freeman’s choice to protect himself against a wild and nude aggressor is the highly volatile “Black Lives Matter” group. How about considering, “ALL LIVES MATTER” instead of further perpetuating racist ideology that enrage and wrongly motivate mobs into groups of anarchists. We live in the unfortunate age of false compassion where lawfully abiding citizens are regarded as entitled and corrupt with “plenty” while the crazed, selfish, and violent ignorant take up the spoils of the innocent. The sickness of today’s generation envision a country of liberalism where the criminal may find retribution against the law-abiding and the destitute of morality prevail over the upright.
However, in the end there is still a dead young man and no one obviously wanted this to happen. Suicide by cop is never a good or humorous thing but actually tragic in every sense of the word. Anyone that would side with Officer Freeman concerning David Joesph’s demise has to understand that even Officer Freeman did not want this to happen. No police officer wants to do what Officer Freeman did but when situations get out of hand and the aggressors rage against lawful commands and fair warning…the result will always be disastrous. This is why it is right to feel genuine compassion for the family of David Joesph but this sympathy must not cloud the facts. As my thoughts and prayers go to that family I must admit to charge an armed officer of the law simply will not end well no matter how you look at it.
By Cruce Signati – DontComply.com
I am an online journalist and I am passionate about covering stories that effect our world. I am not a 'partisan-jumper' journalist but rather an individual that writes objective truth. I work tirelessly to not only expose corruption but seek to elevate and edify my readers with the facts.
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