The video of a New Mexico police officer opening fire on a minivan full of young kids is shocking, to say the least, and Lawrence O’Donnell went off on Monday night against the cops who, he suggested, have been taking their guidance from “TV cop shows” instead of how real police officers are supposed to conduct themselves in the line of duty.
O’Donnell said the officer who opened fire “violates the law” with his “completely unconstitutional use of deadly force.” He dispelled the “mythical practice” of firing warning shots, explaining that “most bullets fired by police miss most of the time.”
He kept going on about how horrible and unlawful what the cops did was, and concluded the segment by explaining that after everything that’s happened, “Those two officers have been charged with nothing.”
Watch the video below, via MSNBC:
[photo via screengrab]
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