Police Car Hits & Kills Pedestrian In Pittsburgh

You have to dig through local news channels to find brief stories like these, because national broadcasters often don’t like to portray the police in anything less than a positive light. They much prefer to air segments like this C-SPAN (Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network) clip of the House of Representatives giving a horrifying standing ovation to the Capital Police for killing an unarmed woman.

In the video, Representative Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) makes a statement that we ‘take the Capital Police for granted’, because they ‘put there own lives and safety at risk’ (ie. by neutralizing unarmed mothers with children). But with this recent spate of incidents, it is hardly a wild accusation to think that it’s actually the police who formulate our biggest safety risk. Certainly in regards to our lives.