Congressional Probe?

Al Sharpton was in the ATL calling for Congressional hearings on the shooting of Kathryn Johnston:

“Something stinks in this case. And something stinks to high heaven,” Sharpton said. “In fact, it smells so bad, I smelled it in New York and came to Atlanta this morning.”

Sharpton condemned “this new sense of police recklessness, whether it is a 88-year-old mother here in Atlanta, with questionable circumstances that led to the warrant that gave them entry into her home, or whether it is over 50 bullets shot at three unarmed men in Queens.”

Sharpton made no mention of the shootings in DeKalb, where officers have been involved in 14 shootings this year with 8 fatalities.


  1. Mojo says:

    I once worked as a police dispatcher and 911 operator, so I tend to give the benefit of the doubt to the police department, but these numbers seem abnormally high, however, I don’t see anything constructive coming out of this if it involves the grandstanding, megolomaniac Sharpton.

  2. rugby_fan says:

    Mojo, if the Rev wants it, the people get it. (Whatever “it” may be).

    Need proof? Look at his presidential campaign…oh wait…

  3. DougieFresh says:

    Police are paid to assume the risks associated with their line of work. They became police officers knowing the consequences.

    Innocent people are not.

    Police need to lose immunity and be prosecuted for murder when their negligence results in shooting deaths of innocent people.

  4. SpaceyG says:

    Yep, I’m smelling this news over here in LB (Lower Buckhead). And last I checked, it was 12 citizens killed by Dekalb County cops this year. Talk about trigger happy wherever you go. Aren’t there enough grooms being shot on their wedding day in NY to keep Sharpton in home-based rhetoric for a while? Then again, there could be a hot new restaurant opening here this week, or more awards shows or something. A little speechifying, a little schmoozing… it’s all good, right?

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