Gross negligence is a legal concept which means serious carelessness. So serious that often times it results in the unlawful death of an innocent person.

25. 10. 2012 // // Kategorie Randnotizen 2012

THE PISTOL CRUCIFIX w/ DONUT – Religion and violence have always had a relationship. The enforcer of the ideals of others has always been at the hands of men carrying weapons, – by men with a certain level of immunity. They can get away with carelessness. Both in their violent actions and in their dietfor donuts.

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Gross negligence is firing 50 shots at a man for being intoxicated.

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“IM THE BEST MAN” – A team of both plainclothes and undercover NYPD officers fired 50+ shots killing Sean Bell and severely wounding two of his friends, Trent Benefield and Joseph Guzman. Sean Bell and his friends had been celebrating in preperation of Sean’s Wedding. by having a night out on the town.

Gross negligence is firing 41 shots at an unarmed man who’s only crime was being afraid.

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“ITS JUST A CHEESESTEAK.”- 4 NYPD police officers located Amadou Diallo and thought that he matched the description of a high profile criminal in the area. Amadou tried to flee. The police pursued him into the alley of Diallo’s home. When DIallo reached and pulled out his wallet, the police mistook the item as a gun and fired 41 shots at Amadou Diallo. 19 bullets hit him, killing him at the scene.

Gross negligence is firing at point blank range in a subdued young mans back.

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“DONT TAZE ME!”- Oscar Grant was shot and killed by Bay Area Rapid Transit officer Johannes Mehserle on New Years. While he and another officer subdued Grant, Johannes pulled his gun and fired a bullet into Grants back as he laid face down on the ground just beneath Mehserle. Later the officer went on to defend his actions in saying that he made the mistake of reaching for his gun and not his Tazer.

Text and images by Markus Mitch Schutzenhofer, San Francisco, CA.