Friday, October 12, 2012

because Brown had a firearm, the officers perceived him as a threat.

Sometimes it's hard to tell when you might be a target. Earl Brown died two weeks after being riddled with bullets while in the performance of duties as a security guard at a metals recycling facility in Lauderhill, FL. Initial description of the incident includes another one of the inane statements authorities use to justify incredible ineptitude, “My understanding is that there were no markings on his person that indicated, that in fact, he is employed as a security guard,” said Lauderhill police spokesman Capt. Rick Rocco. In other words, if you're a burglar, wear a security guard's uniform and you won't be shot.

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