KANSAS CITY POLICE OFFICER 'GOOD SHOOT' FACEBOOK COMMENT SPARKS NATIONAL CONTROVERSY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT SLANG EXPLANATION!!!
Amid tense times for police and protestors throughout the nation . . . A Facebook beef brings Kansas City law enforcement attitudes, policies and practices to the forefront.
However . . .
As usual our blog community provides more insight on the sitch.
Kansas City denizens point us to this comment that's exceptionally insightful in terms of explanation to the public at large . . .
"Good Shoot" at the pd level simply means "justified shooting" in that it was legal and unfortunately a necessary act in a particular incident. This officer's "opinion" based on the information he has was that the shooting was justified. 1: I am LE and don't see it that way. 2: It does not mean he is something racist or ugly or it's okay with him to shoot black people so get over yourself . . .
Critics and law enforcement watchdogs argue that the terminology in and of itself reflects a divisive mentality that must be changed. Yet, keeping the comment in context is important.
Meanwhile, the social media hot mess continues to resonate across the nation as the weekend approaches . . .
The Blaze: Kansas City police investigate 'good shoot' post after Tulsa shooting
NY Daily News: Kansas City police investigating cop who said the Tulsa officer who killed Terence Crutcher was a 'good shoot'
More follow-up locally . . .
Fox4: ‘Good shoot’ Facebook comment from Kansas City police officer about Tulsa shooting, leads to investigation
KMBC: Kansas City police investigate 'good shoot' Facebook post
Developing . . .