Police Kill Pastor

Close your eyes.   Imagine that you just went in a gas station and used an ATM.  When you get back to your vehicle, a black Cadillac Escalade pulls up.   Strange men with guns approach you.   What do you do?  You react, period.  You might surrender.  You might fight.  You might take flight.

Via Greenfield, we learn about police in Georgia executing (Greenfield’s word) a pastor who found himself in the middle of our drug war.  Tragically, overzealous undercover police officers shot and killed the preacher after the preacher tried to flee what he likely perceived to be thugs coming after him.

The officers were part of a drug task force from Stephens, Habersham and Rabun counties in Georgia.  It may be time for these counties to shut down their drug task force.   If this is how we fight the war on drugs, it is time to abandon the war.

Click here to view video surveillance of the incident.

Jeremy Richey

Jeremy J. Richey, Attorney at Law
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