WheelGun wrote:Murder? Not quite. Even if the pastor (who just looks like a kid to me) didn't know there was someone behind his car, he would have been liable for their injury or death in any circumstance. The fact that there were obviously police around telling him to stop seems to me to mean the "pastor" f^cked up, plain and simple.The way I read it, this was murder, plain and simple.
Thepastor did not want to talk to police, so he attempted to drive off. I'm sure he did not know there was an officer who had positoned himself behind the car.
The investigation involved a drug suspect who had been dropped off earlier.
No one has to talk to the police. The pastor was not under arrest. He was not a suspect. A clergyman does not have to talkaboutany counseling he has done, unless the suspect is dangerous.
WHAT THE F#&* IS GOING ON WITH OUR POLICE ?!!??!!??!!??
That said, I'll repeat ad nauseam, the war on drugs fought against the civilian population is causing at least as big a problem as the damn drugs themselves. We should be able to stop the import if we put the resources into it. I don't think legalization is the answer, but obviously the current policy is not working at best.