Cops killed someone in Walpole this weekend. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any details to share. $100 it gets ruled a “justified shooting,” after a kid glove investigation, but on the plus side, the AG’s office is creating expansive definitions of what is legally regarded as “self-defense” under NH law. I’m partial to that one where you can justifiably shoot and kill a person fleeing in a car from behind like they ruled in Weare back in the day.*
* Everyone knows I am an agent of peace. Just pointing out the vast hypocrisy applied to “the law” depending on who is doing the shooting… In the De Jesus case I am referring to, even retired cops were like, WTAF, yo? The AG simply didn’t decide AT ALL, whether that shooting was justified… Like, oops, we can’t figure this out, and we just like, don’t want to deal, m’kay???
Another shooting occurred in Walpole back in December 2021. Read AG’s announcement. What does this mean? Do we even know if it’s the same officers? Where’s the final report? Any accountability?
UPDATE 11:15AM: “Per protocol, the trooper involved is being withheld until a formal interview is conducted.There were no body or cruiser cameras at the scene.” You don’t say… isn’t it AMAZING that we’re paying millions of dollars for body cams, and yet?!?
News links to yesterday’s shooting: