"I Was Color Deaf!"
Oh, This is Fucking Rich!" files":
Shelby and her lawyer are on the defense, claiming that Shelby experienced temporary deafness during the encounter.Oh, she claims she didn't hear Terence Crutcher begging for his life as he had his empty hands in the air because of the oncoming sirens? Uh...
She claims that due to this temporary disability, she did not hear the sirens of approaching back-up, nor did she hear the approach of a fellow officer who would later deploy his Taser on Crutcher.Uh huh... Well, surely her color... deafness defense will hold up in court and she won't need another defense strat... Oh Jesus fucking Christ on a foam rubber crutch...
And if that excuse doesn’t work well enough, Shelby’s lawyer has another defense: she really, really thought he had a gun! And if someone has a gun, you get to kill them, apparently.
And, really, folks, how many of us can imagine this cockamamie defense actually gaining traction? We've seen grand juries excuse cops for murdering unarmed black males in the cases of Tamir Rice, Michael Brown and Eric Garner countless times. And that's when grand juries are actually convened.
We also live in a nation in which OJ, Robert Blake and Klaus Von Bulow weren't convicted for killing or trying to kill their wives, where Affluenza works as a defense even after four people are killed and a rapist is sprung after just three months in prison. But, Hey! what's to worry about! We have the best criminal justice system money can buy, right?