The police are not making any attempt to redeem themselves as every week presents new cases of murder and mayhem.
This latest headliner is another illustration of what bad judgment and damning instincts can manifest. The New York Times reports that an NYPD officer who just recently joined the force fatally shot an unarmed man, 28-year-old Akai Gurley in the stairwell of a housing project in East New York. The incident occurred around 11:15 pm on Thursday night.
Gurley was with is girlfriend, Melissa Butler who witnessed the shooting and shared her story with the Daily News. According to Butler, she and Gurley were walking in the stairwell when they ran into two NYPD officers patrolling the area. One of them apparently shot Gurley in the chest. “He didn’t do nothing wrong, he was just standing there and they shot him. He was an innocent man”
Butler goes on to explain that the officers gave no indication that they were going to take matters into their own hands. “They didn’t give no explanation”. “They didn’t identify themselves. They just started shooting”.