Thursday, July 31, 2008

In today's local news

Autopsy says officer shot man 12 times.

"A 48-year-old man fatally shot last month by a police officer had 12 gunshot wounds to his body, including seven to his back an...autopsy report obtained Wednesday revealed.

"Gregory Smith had been shot three times in his left thigh, twice in his right buttock, once in the left side of his neck, once in his right shoulder, once in his right forearm and once in his left foot. Two additional gunshots, one to his right arm and one that grazed his left forearm, entered Smith's midsection."*

This was not a "green" killing. Details of Smith's death, obtained by the El Paso Times via the Freedom of Information Act shows total disregard and concern for modern environmental standards. It's obvious El Paso police officers lack training in responsible efforts to conserve valuable natural resources such as lead.

Also demonstrated is a lack of fiscal responsibility on the part of city employees who so generously squander that resource purchased at taxpayer's expense in these ever tightening economic times. Particularly when killing Smith who was found to be in possession of a toy hand gun.

*Source: Stephanie Sanchez / El Paso Times

1 comment:

D.K. Raed said...

not green, more like bloody red. very sad.