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Woman rolls up window, cop shoots her dead

Kris Buchele says he saw a Culpeper Town Police officer shoot 54-year-old Patricia Cook to death in the  Epiphany Catholic School  parking lot at around 10 a.m. Thursday, February 9. 

Buchele is a carpenter who was working on the house next door. He says he heard loud arguing outside and looked through a window where he had a clear view of the school parking lot. Cook was in her Jeep Wrangler .

State police say Cook rolled up the window, catching the officer’s arm inside, and then dragged him.

Buchele says it didn’t happen that way.  He describes an encounter which looked and sounded like the officer shooting a person a point blank range,  not because he feared for his life, but because the woman did not obey his order to stop rolling up the window. 

"He was right next to the vehicle.  He had one hand on the door handle and one hand on his weapon.  And she was rolling the window up.  And they were exiting out of the parkng lot. 

The window was half way up he said ’stop or I’ll shoot.’   I really didn’t think he was going to do it.  But she got the window all the way up and that’s when he shot.  And then she took a left out of the parking lot here and he stepped out in the street and fired five more times,” said Buchele. 

Buchele says the officer was not dragged and that he shot her before she drove away.  He says he didn’t have his arm caught because the officer’s left hand was on the door handle and right hand was holding a weapon.   Also, he says he distinctly saw her roll up the window all the way before the officer shot out the glass and killed her.

"I’m angry, frustrated, sad, and fighting back  tears right now, " said Gary Cook, Pat’s husband of eight years.  He  doesn’t understand why a police officer would shoot his unarmed wife multiple times.

They can do anything to anyone without consequence. I hate police. I’m not even going to pretend otherwise any longer. If you belong to an organization where members routinely murder civilians and the people in charge cover for them, you are a bad person.

Filed under police brutality excessive force murder police state

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Wikileaks Cable Reveals 2006 Summary Execution of Civilian Family in Iraq

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paxamericana:

Women and children had their hands tied behind their back and were shot in the head in house raid, which was covered up by the military

As revealed by a State Department diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks last week, US forces committed a heinous war crime during a house raid in Iraq in 2006, wherein one man, four women, two children, and three infants were summarily executed.”

Infants. Executed. And Dick Cheney doesn’t think the war hurt our reputation. How about now?

The only person who will be punished for this is Bradley Manning. He won’t be punished for executing civilians, mind you, but rather for informing the public of the executions. 

(via theamericanbear)

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