By Ryan Brooks
ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Outrage has ignited over a helmet-cam video of officers fatally confronting a homeless man at his primitive campsite in the foothills. Video shows the man standing by his meager possessions, surrounded by rifle-toting officers who were citing him for illegally camping without government permission. Officers ultimately tossed a concussion grenade in his face, sicced an attack dog on him, and shot him to death with a flurry of gunfire.
“Camping is not permitted in Open Space without a permit,” the City of Albuquerque states on its website. Boyd, who was homeless, had no permit. His unauthorized stay on the desolate hillside would not go unpunished.
and then there’s this from KOB.COM
On March 16, 38-year-old James Boyd was shot and killed after a standoff with police.
Albuquerque’s Police Oversight Task Force will join the meeting. The group wants an independent review of the shooting done by civilians.
At least six different agencies are currently investigating the shooting.
The Justice Department launched an investigation into APD’s use of force in 2010. There have been 36 officer-involved shootings since then–22 of them fatal.
Something is seriously wrong in New Mexico.
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