As the world becomes more and more violent, we are being led to believe that so do police officers. A new incident has occurred where a college student was shot and killed after saying a sarcastic statement to campus police.
I have to admit, it seems that stories of this nature seem to be on the rise lately. More and more liberties are taken away from American citizens on a daily basis, and police officers keep pushing their actions further and further, blurring the line of legality. Police are taking advantage of their position and it appears that almost any form of defiance is reason for your execution by police–no judge, no jury.
Just ask, Robert Cameron Redus’s family about an officer that wasn’t even a city, town, or county police officer–Redus was shot by campus police officer, Cpl. Christopher Carter . The incident occurred off-campus, around 2 am when campus police pulled him over for speeding. As the case is being investigated, all there is to go on is eye and ear witnesses of the account.
All of Redus’ classmates unanimously agree that he wasn’t violent in nature. Fellow students describe the 23 year old honor student as, “kind, intelligent, compassionate and well-loved within the community.”
Apparently Carter didn’t feel this way as one witness said, “I didn’t hear him say anything like, ‘Get down on your hands and knees,’ you know? I didn’t hear him say anything. He just started shooting. He emptied the gun on him… Boom, boom, boom. Six shots — five or six.”
After Carter had drawn his weapon, Redus was heard saying, “What, you’re going to shoot me?” The next thing anyone unexpectedly heard or saw, was the officer discharging his weapon.
Carter has been placed on paid leave pending the investigation into the shooting.
Steve Watson of Infowars writes:
“An official statement from the university noted that Carter has “an extensive law-enforcement background,” and has worked on the campus for “several years”. However, the San Antonio Express-News notes that Carter has only been in the job two-and-a-half years, after working for eight different law enforcement agencies in the same number of years.”
The question that should be asked is; why has Carter worked at so many law enforcement agencies in so little time? The fact that he has spent only around a year’s time at each place suggests there me be something wrong with this picture, or the officer. The final puzzling fact is; after having so much diverse experience, why is he only working as a campus police officer—maybe a demotion for disciplinary reasons?
Either way, Remus’ family has hire an attorney.
Who punishes those that violate the law they swore to protect?