Albuquerque police chief OKs shooting of homeless man who ran from flash grenade

Still image from a video that shows officers assaulting and then killing a mentally ill man who was illegally camping

Travel tip for Albuquerque visitors: When a gang of police officers unleash their attack dog on you and startle you with a flash-bang grenade, stand very still. If you try to back away, Police Chief Gordon Eden has given the officers permission to shoot you on the spot.

The Albuquerque Police Department has been under federal review by the U.S. Department of Justice since 2012 when the agency’s record of shooting 25 suspect – 17 fatal – garnered national attention. The department has added 11 more shootings to that list since the end of 2012. Albuquerque officers have shot more persons than the NYPD, a department serving a city 16-times larger, since 2010.

Albuquerque cops assault and kill camping homeless man

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  1. This could have been any of us.

    The cops were approaching this guy for illegal camping. Illegal. Camping. You know, perhaps for being homeless.

    It's very clear from this video that the police did not attempt to de-escalate the situation at all. They were there to murder him.

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