Police Report Deems Shooting At Willie McCoy 55 Times “Reasonable”
F**k the police. First and foremost.
Now that we have that out of the way. We’ve been reporting on the police shooting death of Willie McCoy since February when Vallejo, California police found him asleep in a Taco Bell drive-thru…then killed him.
According to USAToday, Willie’s family is pushing back against an janky-a$$ “independent report” that the cops drummed up in an attempt to absolve themselves of any trigger-happy wrongdoing.
The report released this week found that six officers fired 55 times at 20-year-old Willie McCoy in the span of 3.5 seconds shortly after he woke up from sleeping in his car in the drive-thru lane of a Taco Bell restaurant.
Attorney John Burris told USA TODAY he believed the report was irrelevant, particularly since the hired expert also deemed police had probable cause in the fatal 2018 shooting of Stephon Clark.
Let that sink in. The cops went and got the SAME GUY, David Blake, who said the Stephon Clark shooting was all-to-the-good.
“Officers are not required to wait until a weapon is pointed at them to take the necessary steps to save their own lives,” Blake wrote in the report, adding that their actions were “reasonable based upon my training and experience as a range instructor as well as through applied human factors psychology.”
This is the system that Black and brown people are up against in America. Do anything to save a cop’s a$$. SMFH.