Seems a little over the top. Why didn’t she have to visit the principle and (both girls!) meet with a school counselor instead?
It is progress, I suppose, that police did not seek to suppress the video of the shooting and its aftermath — and also that the officer has resigned and faces murder charges. Images from inside the house show a firearm, which to me suggests a possible scenario: What if Jefferson heard noises outside, suspected a possible intruder and reached for a weapon to defend herself?
According to the National Rifle Association and pro-gun zealots such as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R), that’s exactly what a law-abiding citizen should do, right? The main reason for making firearms so widely available is to allow us the means to defend ourselves and our families. If the officer had been a prowler, according to the good-guy-with-a-gun philosophy, Jefferson had every right to shoot him.
… Second Amendment rights don’t apply to African Americans. You will recall that Castile was legally carrying a firearm when he was pulled over for a traffic violation, and that fact was enough to get him killed.
…Jefferson’s character is not relevant to whether she had the right to stay up late in her own home playing Xbox games with her nephew. It is not relevant to whether the 8-year-old had to witness his aunt being brutally killed.
We will not have law and order in this society until police officers being held accountable for murder and malfeasance is the norm, and not the exception to the rule.
Winner, 26, who was a contractor with the National Security Agency, pleaded guilty in June to copying a classified report that detailed the Russian government’s efforts to penetrate a Florida-based voting software supplier.
U.S. intelligence agencies later confirmed Russia had meddled in the election. Authorities have never confirmed what exactly the report said, or identified the news organization that received it.
But a leaked document that was published by the online news outlet The Intercept in June 2017 bore the same May 5 date as the NSA report that Winner had leaked. The Justice Department announced it had arrested Winner on the same day as the Intercept report came out.
…Winner has been held with no bail since she was arrested last June and charged under the Espionage Act. A former Air Force linguist who speaks Arabic and languages used in Afghanistan, including Farsi and Pashto, Winner had a top-secret security clearance while working for national security contractor Pluribus International at Fort Gordon in Georgia when she was charged.
Words matter CBS. If you are going to couch the victim’s statements in wording that suggests their versions isn’t factual you need to do the same for the police version.