Powdered Wig Society
By Thomas Madison
The amazing thing to me is that this and all of the similar stories over the past couple of years are not front page/lead story news in our newspapers and on TV. The more our media simply shrugs at this kind of grass roots criminal tyranny the more we are going to see it with increasing frequency.
If you’re a cop and you’ve had eight cop jobs at seven different police departments over a 5 1/2-year period (subtracting the 2 1/2 years this so-called “law enforcement officer” had at his current job), that’s an average of 8 months per fascist gig, which means you are probably a complete loser who gets off on being an authoritarian power figure. It also means I don’t want you anywhere near my kids with a gun.
So, this glorified security guard was so worthless that he had no means of dealing with a skinny, drunk 23-year old than to shoot him, not once to incapacitate him, but four to six times? No pepper spray, no taser, no baton? How worthless a cop is that?
Unless the investigation reveals that Carter’s “victim” was armed, which apparently he was not or that would have been revealed already, then Carter should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, and not just for manslaughter, but for murder. Texas does not officially use the terms “first degree murder” and “second degree murder” Instead, the equivalent in Texas is known simply as “murder,” which is a first degree felony. To convict a defendant of murder, prosecutors must be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that:
- The defendant intentionally and knowingly caused the death of another person;
- The defendant intended to cause serious bodily injury and committed an act that was clearly dangerous to human life and this act caused the death of an individual; or
- The defendant committed or attempted to commit a felony (other than manslaughter) and in performing that felony, committed an act that was clearly dangerous to human life and this act caused the death of an individual.
This is clearly a murder case!
Candidates for office, at every level, should be campaigning on this. It should be front and center on their platforms. We look more and more like a corrupt banana republic every day. And that is very scary!
From The Daily Mail
- University student Cameron Redus, 23, was shot and killed by a campus police officer
- According to police, the officer tried to pull Redus over for driving erratically and speeding
- The two pulled into the parking lot of Redus’ apartment block
- Minutes later, Redus was shot ‘four to six times’ by Carter
- Redus was a straight-A student set to graduate in May
- Alamo Heights police and Texas Rangers are investigating the shooting
- Carter is on administrative leave during the investigation
“A Texas university student has been shot dead by a campus police officer during a routine traffic stop.
Robert Cameron Redus, 23, was killed when Corporal Chris Carter, 35, opened fire on him in the early hours of Friday morning a few blocks away from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio where Redus studied, set to graduate in May.
Investigators say an altercation began when Carter tried to pull Redus over for speeding and driving erratically.
Lieutenant Cindy Pruitt of the Alamo Heights Police Department told KSAT that the incident occurred about 2am in the parking lot of the Tree House apartments in the 100 block of Grandview Place off Broadway, where Redus was a resident.
Redus, known to friends by his second name Cameron, had spent the evening celebrating the end of semester with classmates.
According to Pruitt, Carter tried to pull him over on Broadway for driving erratically, despite the fact that Redus was off-campus.
It is not clear where Carter first tried to pull Redus over, but both vehicles drove north on Broadway until they pulled into the parking lot of the Treehouse Apartments.
Once there, both got out of their cars and some kind of struggle ensued. Pruitt told My San Antonio that Carter radioed for help shortly before Redus was shot.
A witness who lives in the Treehouse Apartments described hearing ‘five or six’ gunshots, but no verbal warnings.
‘I didn’t hear him say anything like, “Get down on your hands and knees,” you know? I didn’t hear him say anything. He just started shooting,’ the man told KSAT.
‘He emptied the gun on him,’ he said. ‘Boom, boom, boom.’
Mohammad Haidarasl lives directly below Redus at the Treehouse Apartments.
He told My San Antonio that he was asleep on his sofa when he heard an exchange between Redus and Carter.
‘I heard [a man] say, “Oh, you’re gonna shoot me?” like sarcastic almost,’ he said.
Less than a minute later, Haidarasl heard four to six gunshots. He only realized the man who had been shot was his upstairs neighbor, whom Haidrasl described as ‘the nicest guy.’
Carter has been placed on administrative leave while officers investigate the shooting.
University officials describe him as having ‘extensive law enforcement background.’
According to records viewed by My San Antonio, Carter has had nine jobs at eight different agencies over his eight-year law enforcement career.
He rarely stayed in any job for more than a year and the two years and seven months as a campus officer for UIW was the longest stint in his career.
Officers investigating the incident haven’t attempted to contact Haidrasl about what he heard, Haidrasl told My San Antonio.
Back in Redus’ hometown of Baytown, the promising student’s mother, father, brothers and friends are struggling to understand their loss.
‘We are understandably devastated by the death of our dear son Cameron and we ask for your prayers as we deal with our tragic loss. We trust that God is faithful and will see us through this most difficult time,’ the victim’s family said in a statement.
Redus old friends from high school were shocked to hear the news.
‘He was so kind. He’s not an aggressive person at all,’ friend Sara Davis told KHOU. ‘The story doesn’t really make sense to any of us.’
‘He was an honor student, dean’s list every semester, incredibly intelligent,’ said Annie Jones. ‘So, so, so smart. He was our co-valedictorian in high school.’
A vigil has been set for 7pm on Saturday at the University of the Incarnate Word grotto.
According to ABC, Redus’ family has hired an attorney.”