• Paul Lucas

    This is huge. Th case can be retried or settled out of court. If they choose to retry and win, they can push for criminal charges. This cop has shot 4 people in a matter of two years. Like a serial killer.

    • Judy Allen

      Is it necessary to shoot an unarmed suspect running away…. and what happened to a shot two or in the leg? If I can shoot someone in the head, can I not shoot him/her below the waist?

      • LFOldTimer

        Maybe he was aiming for the foot or the leg. If he was aiming for the head the man might still be alive today.

  • LFOldTimer

    Looks like Ms. Huizar gets a do-over. Based upon the information in the article I can’t comprehend how even a police officer could shoot an unarmed man in the back of the head as he’s running away and skate. Granted, I wasn’t at the shooting, in the courtroom or on the jury. All I know is what I read in the papers. But I think most of us would agree it’s one strange story. There must be more to it.

    If push comes to shove and the jury sides with Ms. Huizar on the replay I guess Anaheim PD could just play the ‘needs more training’ card like Hutchens played over at OCSD. That card seems to fly with the politicians and the media. I haven’t seen much pushback.

    I only wish those same rules applied to the rest of us. If I ever get pulled over for a traffic violation I’m going to pull out my DMV manual and tell the officer that I promise to retrain myself as soon as I get home if he just gives me a warning. I wonder if it would fly? What do you think?

    • David Zenger

      Oh, silly man. Diaz was reaching for his “waistband” dontchaknow, and Officer Bellanack feared for his safety. Apparently that happens a lot to Officer Bellanack.

      • LFOldTimer

        Well, a lawyer convinced a group of jurors that the shooting was justified. I’ll repeat: I can’t comprehend how it’s justified for anyone to shoot an unarmed man in the back of the head as he’s running away. It defies logic. Like I said, I didn’t see much pushback from the media or the pols, did you? They saved Karma from execution. But a bullet to the back of the brain gets ignored.
        But then a jury found the cops who pummeled Kelly Thomas to death not guilty of homicide too. And that one was caught on audio and video. And the jurors never explained their logic to the public following their controversial verdict. Hmmm.
        Well, they tell us it’s the best justice system in the world. Just look at the objective analysis that exonerated Hillary from criminal activity.
        I have no answers. Just questions.

        • Philmore

          You may (or not) find interest in the YouTube segment by Best Justice, “Kingdom of Crime with a Veneer of Justice” a dissection of the legal case “presented” against the Wall Street Banks (for deeds resulting in the 2007 crash), to me a precursor template for the Hillary “decision”. The lead prosecutor enumerated a litany of Banks’ legal transgressions, then at the last minute invoked the standard of “intent” NOT PRESENT IN ANY OF THE LAW EXCEPT THE VERSION HE CREATED FOR HIMSELF AT THE MOMENT, to decide prosecution was not warranted. The gentleman had come from a law firm whose major (sole?) client was Goldman-Sachs, and “coincidentally” resigned and returned there when a PBS Frontline segment detailing the events of his conduct hit the airwaves. FWIW-

          • LFOldTimer

            Oh yes. I know all about the “Too Big To Jail” crowd on Wall Street. Old news.
            At your leisure I invite you to type “Wall Street banks/drug cartel narco dollars” into your favorite search engine. Several well-known US banks (and several foreign banks chartered to do business in the US) were found criminally liable in separate cases in civil courts of laundering illicit proceeds for Mexican and SA drug cartels. Many,many billions of dollars involved. Naturally the fines were a pittance of the profits accumulated through the laundering activities. The bottom line is that no bank officials were arrested or prosecuted, let alone convicted of laundering crimes. Apparently the money laundered itself absent the consent of the bank officials.

            My advice is to never attempt that trick at home. The Feds will take everything you own and the burden of proof would be on you to show that you obtained the assets with clean funds. And that might be a difficult to do as you’re locked up and staring at a minimum mandatory of 10 years at Club Fed.

            It’s the new “Just Us” system that appears so prevalent throughout the elite ranks of America.

            Hillary likes it.

    • Paul Lucas

      I wish they would just stop training these guys to shoot first ask questions later.

      • LFOldTimer

        Well, Sandra Hutchens would simply tell you that they only ‘need more training’. If all else fails play the ‘need more training’ card. The pols and the media will buy it first time every time.

        Theo Lacy is full of people who just ‘need more training’. The difference is that their training happens behind bars.

        • David Zenger

          “Theo Lacy is full of people who just ‘need more training'”.

          Pure gold.