Reporting tonight on the shooting to death, by plains clothes police officers, of a New York man on his wedding day, NBC Nightly News aired one brief section of an interview with Dr Maria Haberfield of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. In Haberfield’s expert opinion, for police to fire fifty shots into a car containing three young unarmed men was ““not excessive”.
She said, “….it was absolutely justified…..and…the police officers…..if asked to I would testify on their behalf.”
Bearing in mind, Dr Haberfield is an expert witness – the only person legally entitled to express an opinion in a court of law – has this nation now become, or is it at least well on its way to becoming, a police state?
Would America not condemn such opinion, if expressed by the “legal expert” of a banana republic?
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