Hero of the week : Roy Oliver, former Balch Springs, Texas officer, convicted of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards’ murder

And here comes the comeuppance for the Jack booted thugs. Not in the streets , but in the court room; Convicted by those that they oppress.  A road bandit with a rage to kill and a power trip will no longer walk away.   The old saying , Lay down with dogs and wake up with fleas applies here.    Everyone is catching on to who these people behind these badges are. Viral videos circulate among young and old alike , exposing rampant abuse and violence.   We live in an age with no respect for the likes of those who patrol our streets and abuse our citizens.  We live in an age when a bystander films as a cop is overcome by an enraged citizen and no help is offered.     There are so many cases of shootings, beatings, lying and corruption to be seen that the moral high ground has been given over and no one just assumes the cop is in the right.  Few are willing to give default hero status anymore based on the color of a uniform.   They have brought this on themselves and in the coming times are going to be paying for it.  Go ahead, enjoy your time as a tough guy on the street.    Garner all the power you can, order, abuse and control ; Until it catches up to you and you get your day in court

Jurors are deciding the fate of a former Texas police officer who was convicted of murder for fatally shooting a black, unarmed teenager last year in suburban Dallas.

Wednesday marks the second day of the sentencing phase in the trial of Roy Oliver, who was convicted Tuesday for the 2017 slaying of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards. Edwards was killed when Oliver, a police officer in Balch Springs at the time, fired into a car full of black teenagers as it drove away from a house party.

In a rare guilty verdict in a police shooting case, the Dallas County jurors were not swayed by Oliver’s claim that he feared for his partner’s life when he fired into the vehicle.”

“But prosecutors described Oliver as out of control and looking for a reason to kill. They argued that his firing into the car wasn’t reasonable.

The shooting came after Oliver and his partner, Tyler Gross, had broken up the party. Both officers were inside the residence when they heard gunfire outside and responded. Authorities later determined the shots were fired near a nursing home in the area.

Oliver retrieved his rifle and went toward Gross, who was ordering the car carrying Edwards to stop. Oliver testified that he saw the car back up and stop for a second before moving forward and going toward Gross.

Oliver told the jury the car was about to hit his partner. Oliver said he felt he had no other option but to fire. Gross, however, testified that he did not fear for his life and never felt the need to fire his weapon. He also said he didn’t feel like the vehicle was trying to hit him.

Prosecutors said Oliver fired after the vehicle passed Gross. Investigators also said no guns were found in the teens’ vehicle.”

Excerpted from here: https://abc13.com/former-cop-convicted-of-killing-unarmed-teen-leaving-party/4079887/

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