point blank header - did police shoot at point blank to put GSR on victims?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 12/06/2012 - 19:00.
point blank header - did police shoot at point blank to put GSR on victims?

This is a section of another image from the Plain Dealer.   #tags 69 through 73 on the hood of the Chevy are spent, ejected, shell casings from the cops' guns.   

It appears that the pistol(s) which ejected these shells was/were very close to, or over,  the hood of the car.   

Considering that a way-over-the-top 137 rounds were fired into the front seat of the car, could it be that the police intentionally "wasted" the occupants at close range in order to attempt to inject GunShotResidue (GSR) into the car?    With GSR on the victims, police could then attempt to claim that the victims shot at the police.   

Too cynical you say?

The best defense is a good offense. 



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Cleveland Police better killers than Los Angeles Police


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While they were out looking for Mr. Dorner, the Los Angeles police decided that this blue vehicle should be riddled with lead.

But, as the bullet holes demonstrate, they didn't target the driver's seat.

Bad training.

In Cleveland, one officer jumped on the top of the car and shot down through the roof!

How's that for professionalism?

DOJ civil rights investigation of Cleveland Police Department

The US Department of Justice yesterday announced a "pattern and practice" civil rights investigation of the City of Cleveland Police Department. 

There is more than a police failure at issue in the City of Cleveland - because the first line of defence against police misconduct is the court system(s) - federal, state, county, and city.

The arrival of the US Department of Justice signals that none of the courts who have jurisdiction over the City of Cleveland have been effective in issuing judgments against the City of Cleveland which judgments would act to control the extent of the City of Cleveland police use of force.

Both the courts and the City of Cleveland are out of reasonable control.

Therefore, it strikes me that the DOJ should also include in their investigation why the City, County  and Federal courts -  which have heard excessive use of force cases against the City of Cleveland Police Department - have not been effective in moderating the excessive force behavior of the Police.  

Attorney Terry Gilbert, please offer your thoughts to the DOJ as to why the Courts are complacent in regard to penalizing the City for the Police Department's civil rights excessive force violations.

And readers, if you have had an experience related to the City of Cleveland Police which you believe may have involved excessive use of force, or you have had a court experience where an allegation of excessive use of force by the City of Cleveland Police was not successful because of the Court's failure to grasp the issue, you may contact the US Department of Justice at community [dot] cleveland [at] usdoj [dot] gov or by phone at (202) 307-6479.

The DOJ investigation announcement can be read on the DOJ website here.