And the justice system fails again.

Remember a couple years back?  Remember the mentally ill kid wielding a knife on the bus that was shot and killed by a cop?  Well the cop has been found guilty of second degree murder.  That’s right.  James Forcillo,has been found guilty of attempted murder in the fatal shooting of Sammy Yatim on an empty streetcar in July 2013. He was found not guilty on a charge of second-degree murder.

What the FUCK is wrong with people?  Sure Sammy was mentally ill.  Sure it was only a pen knife.  Could we as rational and logical human beings not see how a cop under duress could take the whole ordeal out of context.  The kid cleared out a fucking bus for crying out loud.  I couldn’t imagine how the police dispatch call would have sounded.  But I know it didn’t tell officers responding not to worry because it was just a pen knife and the kid was a tad fucked in the head.

I’m not condoning what Forcillio did.  I’m not entirely against it either.  Cops are under an unbelievable amount of stress.  I’ve received police training.  I once aspired to be a cop.  I’m not going to get into the specifics of what I learned because I don’t want to educate assholes on how to entrap cops, but I’ll tell you that cops are taught not to take chances and defend themselves and others at all costs.  I’ll give you that much.

Again, the kid didn’t deserve to die.  But I have a little mental illness myself.  A lot, actually.  But I’m a 6’5 mastodon of a human being who doesn’t walk around with a sandwich board advertising my mental illness.  Mentally ill people don’t wear a scarlet letter warning cops they don’t need to be shot if they’re acting crazy on a fucking bus with a knife.  I’m a gentle teddy bear and a softie, but I don’t have a marquee reassuring that either.

Fucking liberal pieces of shit.  I’m not a conservative.  I’m not a liberal.  I’m not a whatever the other party is called.  And I am certainly not political.

I feel really bad for Forcillio.  His life has been ruined over a poor decision he made under duress.  No one ever factors this shit in.  Forcillio needs to answer for his crime.  I don’t dispute that.  But he doesn’t deserve to go to prison.  He doesn’t even deserve to lose his badge.  He could be anointed a desk job.  He can be taken off the street.  As restitution he could be a spokesperson for police force gone wrong.  There are ways for everyone to learn.  There is more to all this than at rotten dastardly cop shooting a poor mentally ill boy.  Anyone who thinks that can get fucked in the neck.  I’m drawing a line that I dare you to cross.

Bring the comments.  Let’s do this.  Idiots.

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