CNN: Should We Use (Weaponized) Drones in America?
Published on Feb 9, 2013
CNN's Erin Burnett asked whether or not law enforcement should use drones as they try to fine former cop turned revenge killer, Christopher Dorner. Is this what it's come to? Are drone attacks abroad so normalized that we can honestly ask if drones would be a good idea to use domestically? Cenk Uygur, Jimmy Dore (TYT Comedy) and Ben Mankiewicz (Turner Classic Movies) discuss Burnett's question and its implications.
1. It would not surprise me if targeted drone strikes on American soil happen
in the not so distant future.
I see way too many people willing to justify or dismiss the excessive use of force that already permeates American law enforcement and American culture.
If one just looks at the complacency to the 535 taser deaths since 2001 in the US it's obvious America's proverbial heart has blackened and violent force is accepted as normal police procedure:
535 Taser-Related Deaths in the United States Since 2001 January 12, 2013
Today we added 26-year old Andrew Layton (Mankato, MN) as the 184th taser-related death in America since 2009. .
According to Amnesty International, between 2001 and 2008, 351 people in the United States died after being shocked by police Tasers. Our blog has documented another 184 taser-related deaths in the United States in 2009-2012. That means there have been 535 documented taser-related deaths in America....