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Cop Shoots Unarmed Great-Grandfather at Family Picnic

HOMER, LA — Two police officers crashed a family cookout to harass a man who was not wanted or suspected of any crimes, then shot the man’s elderly father and allegedly planted a gun on him, according to numerous witnesses.

This incident took place in the town of Homer, home to only 3,800 residents. The poor, northern Louisiana town had made it a priority for its 8-cop roster to get “tough on drugs.”

In doing so, Homer Police officers were instructed to stop and question young black males without cause, and to go after certain individuals for targeted harassment. One of these specific targets was 38-year-old Shaun Monroe.

Shaun Monroe was not wanted for any crimes and had no warrants for his arrest. There was no tangible or legal reason that the police should have been harassing him, yet officers were told that if they ever saw him carrying a black bag, that they should stop and search him because the bag “probably contained drugs.” On the afternoon of Friday, February 20th, 2009, two officers intruded upon a family cookout for exactly that reason.

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There is a insured solution to this in the future.....

The police have unions, they have guns, and their mistakes are 'covered by tax payers money'. The third aspect of this can be removed. City, town and other municipalities should REQUIRE individual policeman, to carry their own, 'personal' liability policies for their MALPRACTICE. If the policeman cannot get insurance, he cannot be employed. Simply. make them accountable. If the insurance does not cover their MALPRACTICE, then they could financially be ruined. Good character building activity, being responsible for what you do, yourself.

thats actually a pretty good idea

and Ive never heard anyone else suggest it. As much as I think getting rid of them all together sounds amazing...most people think its crazy. But most people will also admit that they are scared of cops and dont feel safe around cops. I think this would be something the average person might get behind. Good one.

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very sad.

very sad.

Minimum consequences. Sad.

"Despite the settlement, the town did not admit any liability. Tim Cox is still a free man and the only party that was punished was the taxpayers.

In perhaps an unrelated footnote, the Homer Town Council voted to disband the local police department in 2013, instead opting to utilize the services of the sheriff’s department. As of mid-2013, Russell Mills was still employed by the town of Homer as the Town Marshal."
Russell Mills-Pres., Homer Chapter of the NAACP.

Where's your warrant flatfoot?

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