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    Albuquerque Police Department Murder Homeless Man James Boyd

    In what can be described as wanton murder, the Albuquerque Police Department of New Mexico shot and killed James Boyd, age 38. What was his crime? He was camping illegal on a open area. After 3 hours, James Boyd agrees to leave the area. He says, "Don't change up the agreement, I'm going to try to walk with you" as he turns his back to pick up his belongings, has a flash bang grenade deployed against him, he drops his belongings, officers begin shouting at him to drop what he has in his hand, a knife, and than is summarily executed. Keep in mind, the at the time of the shooting, the police had their weapons pointing at James Boyd, along with a K-9 unit.

    In addition to the shooting, Albuquerque police chief, Gorden Eden, says that the shooting was justified because the K-9 handler felt "threatened" yet all the officers at the scene were visibly pointing their weapons at James Boyd.

    As a result of the shooting, people have protested the recurring shootings by Albuquerque police and yet no word from our politicians says anything about these shootings; they're too busy attending fundraisers for their elections in November.

    This is the direct result of police acting like they're in the military and a dangerous statistic says that you're more likely to be shot by a police officer than to be killed or wounded in places like Iraq. There have 5000 police related murders since 9/11, and yet no one seems to be questioning them.

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