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SomeIconoclast wrote (edited )

The source said there’s no indication Williams — who did 15 years for attempted murder for a 2002 incident in which he shot a man, carjacked a woman’s vehicle and fired a shot at police — suffers from mental illness.

Had to sneak that in there, huh? Newspapers love doing that shit for some reason.

But Pat Lynch, head of the Police Benevolent Association, had plenty to say, calling Williams a “mutt" beyond rehabilitation.
“He cannot be redeemed,” Lynch said. “He’s done it time and time again.”
Lynch also blamed the recently enacted criminal justice reforms, saying the new laws have emboldened criminals, and blasted elected officials for not showing up in court to stare down the suspect.

This paragraph just reinforces my belief that cops are unable to speak in anything other than racist and/or authoritarian dog whistles.