Is Excessive Police Force and Brutality Corrupting Our Minds?

October 5, 2015

The recent execution style slaying of 4 Washington police officers who were sitting in a coffee shop working on their laptops makes you wonder if all the wrong doings of a few bad pigs has a negative impact on the way people view police officers as a whole; making sick individuals fight back.

According to reports, the alleged gunman in the shooting, an African American male, entered the coffee house and walked toward the counter as if to place an order. A barista saw a gun when the man opened his jacket and fled out the back door. The man then turned and opened fire on the officers as they sat working on their laptops, said Ed Troyer, a spokesman for the Pierce County Sheriff.

Troyer said the attack was clearly targeted at the officers, not a robbery gone bad.

“This was more of an execution. Walk in with the specific mindset to shoot police officers,” he said. “There were marked patrol cars outside and they were all in uniform.”

Troyer said the officers were catching up on paperwork at the beginning of their shifts when they were attacked.