University or college students often characterize any forceful act of a police officer as police brutality. James Boyd, shot by Albuquerque policemen in the foothills, had a long history of threatening citizens and law enforcement personnel. This incited spoiled, immature college students to block traffic in the Duke City(Aileen O’Catherine knows the history behind Albuquerque being called Duke City) over the shooting of a lowlife who was more trouble than he was worth.
Boyd, who was a paranoid schizophrenic, had a long criminal history. In the past, he attacked people with knives, box cutters, and his hands, and in 2010 broke a female officer’s nose, according to KOAT.
Who cares what a bunch of wet behind the ears college students think about what they perceive to be police brutality? Let the liberal whiners be actively involved in the rehabilitation of the next James Boyd. Let them provide housing and compassion for a homeless meth head who screams delusional chants and declares he is the second coming of Jesus Christ.
Most of the young college punks who marched in protest probably are just pissed off at the police officer who issued a speeding ticket citation which they most certainly deserved. They should have been arrested for blocking traffic and shouting racial epithets at Hispanic members of RPD. A particular spoiled UNM coed yelled beaner directed at an officer who told her to get out of the street. Once they start earning a living and paying back their student loans, hard working citizens may actually care what they think. Sometimes cops have to shoot people, deal with it!!
Finally, the liberal bleeding heart Albuquerque news media spearheaded by Tom Joles irresponsibly and misleadingly produce headlines that police officers kill a homeless man which is deceptive and not forthcoming about the true nature of the incident.