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by Denis O'Brien, PhD

Who killed hundreds of Syrian children in Ghouta, Aug21|2013? How, and why?

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May 6, 2016

Dedric Colvin, 8th grader gunned down 
by Baltimore cops -- why the cops 
got this one right.  Maybe. 

GoY's shoot-only-to-kill technique is not the only option


                                               

       

Late last month a cop in plain clothes, Thomas Smith, gunned down a 14 yo 8th grader named Dedric Colvin adjacent a basketball court near the center of Baltimore. The kid was carrying a basketball in one hand and a Daisy Powerline 340 BB gun in the other. Dedric survived, taking a shot to the leg and to the shoulder.

According to the Baltimore Sun, Smith, who had 12 years of cop experience, and his side-kick, who had 6 years experience, spotted Dedric strutting along Baltimore St. with what looked like a handgun. When they approached the kid, he took off running and the two cops gave chase. The boy soon gave up, stopped, and, according to witnesses, raised the gun when he was told to drop it, but, apparently, did not point it.  He shouted "It's not real."  That's when Smith shot him in the leg and the shoulder. No videos have surfaced. 

The way these things work, until a video surfaces to contradict what the cops say, we have to give them the benefit of any doubt unless their stroy is just butt-head crazy.  And the primary doubt in this case is whether Dedric was hit in the leg first, or the shoulder. If the leg-shot came first and Smith was actually aiming for the kid's legs, then the cop deserves our respect, unlike that Cleveland pig Timothy Loehmann who gunned down 12-yo Tamir Rice point blank in November 2014, and then let the kid bleed out on the ground without trying to help him.

In Dedric's case, the Daily Mail quotes a witness, "Bryan," who said "the male officer shot him twice in the leg," which turns out to be factually inaccurate seeing as how one of two shots was to the shoulder, but it does, nevertheless, suggest that Smith was aiming for the legs.

But, of course, Thomas Smith may have been no better than Loehmann.  If Smith was aiming at Dedric's torso and the shoulder-wound came first while the leg wound came as the kid was falling and Smith was still aiming for the torso . . . well, in that case Smith's judgment would be as despicable as Loehmann's. We don't know. . . yet.  But bullet entry/exit analysis should give a pretty good idea of the sequence of the shots.

Smith's side-kick was probably a woman, judging from the way Bryan described Smith as the "male officer." But the point is not so much what her gender was as the fact that she didn't fire, and that may be the most remarkable fact of all in this situation.

And the reason I say it is that Baltimore is one of dozens of US cities that take part in the "National Counter-terrorism Seminar" program where the zionist group ADL gives US cops a free trip to Yisrael to learn how to target every suspect as a terrorist and how to shoot only to kill. As  Wendell Griffen so eloquently suggests, it is practically impossible to see the recent epidemic of extra-judicial executions by cops across the US and not see that they are the same tactics used by the Government of Yisrael (GoY) in the West Bank and East Jerusalem against Palestinians protesting the theft of their homeland. The similar techniques aren't happening as a result of coincidence. It is another one of many way GoY calls the shots in America, literally in some instances. When US pigs line up and empty their clips into unarmed people or people holding a knife at a safe distance, like Milton Hall in Saginaw, MI and Mario Keith Woods in San Francisco [link], the pigs are replicating the GoY model. 

But Smith's anonymous side-kick declined to take part in the GoY-inspired shoot-only-to-kill death-dance favored by cop-shops all across the country.  Whoever she is, this Baltimore cop needs to be identified, praised, and held up as a paragon of proper policing technique. And, if the forensics prove that Smith was not shooting to kill the boy but only to disable him, then he needs to be given credit nationwide, too.

Hope you're shooting hoops again soon, Dedric.

 

                  

Denis R. O'Brien, PhD/Esq.
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