SHOCKING NEWS: Jarrett Maupin, Untrained Civilian, Acts Like Untrained Civilian

This story of Jarrett Maupin going from activist to the other side has so many flaws I don’t even know where to start. I’m going to try, and if anyone has any answers…please, send them my way. I plan to write on this more in depth, but having just seen the footage back to back with the extended Tamir Rice video I’m way too angry to be articulate.

  • Can someone explain to me what the fuck an untrained person’s reaction to a police officer’s job has to do with anything? We don’t know if Maupin has ever even touched a gun before. If we’re taking cops and dumping them on the street with zero training, we have a problem.
  • If this half brained exercise makes anything resembling a point, it is only in an identical situation. Cops need to be held accountable for their actions and MANY of the fuck ups are not shooting someone running straight at you. Was the 2 year old who got hit by a flashbang grenade scary?
  • Maybe a better study would be putting a protestor next to the lifeless body of a 12 year old, giving him some handcuffs, and seeing if he handcuffs the child’s 14 year old sister for running over to her brother. Spoiler alert: most people probably fucking choose to not arrest sister.
  • Why is asking for accountability so scary? What do so many people have to hide? Keep on keepin on, NYPD.

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One thought on “SHOCKING NEWS: Jarrett Maupin, Untrained Civilian, Acts Like Untrained Civilian”

  1. There is a narrowly specific subset of police-caused tragedies that this applies to – those involving large aggressive men who are revealed to be unarmed after the fact. Just because we find that someone is unarmed after all the dust settles doesn’t mean that they weren’t a very real threat in the moment. In this particular case, Mr. Maupin got a small taste of the potential reality behind the Monday morning quarterbacking that a lot of people like to do.

    That’s not to say police shouldn’t be held accountable and that’s not to say that police never do anything wrong – any of the specific situations you mentioned shouldn’t be seen any differently because of this story. But it does mean that the next time (because there will be a next time) there’s a media frenzy about how a police officer shot and killed an unarmed, 6’3″ 250-lb man, it would be nice if we collectively reserved judgment until we have enough facts to support our various opinions on what happened. Because I can guarantee you that even WITH facts there will be disagreement, but at least that disagreement and anger and activism and (hopefully) justice will be based on facts.

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