Unjustifiable Homicide

June 13, 2011


My apologies for being so late to this story, which involves one of the most outrageous abuses of power by a local police force that I can remember. The audio recording above comes from Jose Guerena’s wife, who frantically called 911 after a SWAT team killed her husband, a decorated veteran of the Iraq war. I’ll write more about this travesty of justice in the days to come, but for a more comprehensive summary of the facts surrounding Mr. Guerena’s death, I suggest you check out this phenomenal piece in the Huffington Post by Radley Balko.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department, and its publicity-hungry chief, still have a lot to answer for.

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