NYPD Cop Fatally Shot By Fellow Officer

It seems the boys in blue have been at it again. An off-duty police officer saw a man breaking into his car and a struggle ensued. When the man broke free the officer (Omar Edwards) pulled his gun and gave chase. That seems a perfectly legitimate thing to do. After all he was a police officer.

A plain clothes patrol unit in an unmarked car saw the chase and stopped. Which is where it all started to go pear-shaped. Now obviously what should have happened is that these officers should have identified themselves. Did they? Nobody knows yet. Time will tell.

But… if they did identify themselves how likely is it that a fellow police officer would ignore that identification rather than identify himself? In Harlem? He’d identify himself pretty damn quick I should think.

Instead…

Bang.
Bang.
Bang.
Bang.
Bang.
Bang.

Tell me. Is it common practice over here for cops to shoot just because they frigging feel like it? Officer Edwards wasn’t a threat to them. He was a COP.

Outside of domestic disputes, this is the first time a police officer has been killed by friendly fire in more than three years apparently.

Three years? Wow. What an impressive┬árecord. Three whole years. Doesn’t it make you feel safer to know that?

Oh yes. One other thing.

Officer Edwards was black. The shooter wasn’t. In Harlem.

Makes you think doesn’t it?

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