Tuesday, June 20, 2017


by Bob Walsh

Charleena Lyles, 30, used to live in Seattle. She doesn't live anywhere any more because she is dead.

She called the Seattle P D about 10:00 a.m. on Sunday to report a burglary. The PD sent two officers instead of just one as she was known to be a problematic individual. She had gotten out of jail less than a week before on charges of harassing and obstructing a police officer. She was knocked up with her fifth child and three of her other crumb snatchers were home with her when the situation went sideways.

The woman brandished a knife at the responding cops. Her relatives acknowledge this is true. They believe that because she is a small woman and is also a 5150 that the cops should not have shot her to death but rather should have attempted to wrestle the knife away from her or did something else dangerous to them and generally stupid.

Anyway the woman (who is black) is dead and the cops (who are white) at not sliced up.

Her sister said, "Why couldn't they have just Tased her? They could have taken her down. I could have taken her down." Of course she wasn't there at the time to do it.

Both cops fired. The shooting is, as one might expect, under review.

1 comment:

bob walsh said...

Point of clarification. Last paragraph. Both cops FIRED THEIR WEAPONS. It really is too soon to fire them. Yet.