justine damond is “the most innocent victim” of a police shooting according to her family’s attorney…
By Erin White
July 21, 2017
Justine Damond is certainly a victim of police violence, but to say that she’s “the most innocent victim” of all police violence victims, is ridiculous and, you know, seems pretty racist. Which is how lawyer Robert Bennett, who was hired to represent Justine Damond’s family earlier this week, described Damond in the wake of her killing. Bennett, who also represented the family of Philando Castile in the settlement over his killing last year, quickly added, “I’m not saying Philando wasn’t innocent, too, or that Frank Baker wasn’t innocent. But here is someone who called the police and was trying to stop someone from being hurt … and ends up being shot in her pajamas.”
I don’t know, Aiyana Stanley-Jones seemed pretty innocent, too.
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