Justin Glawe of the Daily Beast writes that ” there are virtually no accusations that the as-of-yet unnamed officer from the Berkeley Police Department acted wrongly when he shot and killed 18-year-old Antonio Martin late Tuesday night.” After all, Glawe writes, “Martin pulled a stolen gun from his pocket, aimed it at the cop and got a few bullets in return.”
Glawe is incorrect. In fact, scores of people have been accusing the Berkeley Police Department officer who shot Martin of misconduct.
And they are still at it. Look:
According to police, Martin pulled a gun. This gun:
Not a cell phone. A gun.
It wasn’t the young man’s first run-in with the law: