February 26, 2012
The summary execution of yet another American by police thugs because he “had a knife” again should remind citizens to never call police for anything.
This latest murder under color of state law happened last Thursday in Middletown, Pennsylvania – a Philadelphia suburb. According to Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler, Mr. Michael Devine called police around 3:40 a.m. to report a burglary at his home. According to Heckler, when police arrived, Mr. Devine “approached” the cop cars carrying a knife. According to Heckler, this prompted three cops, including the killer Joseph Buckley, to draw and aim firearms at the 64-year-old Devine. Police say Mr. Devine “ran at” Buckley, which caused the cop to shoot Mr. Devine once in the chest, killing him instantly. Of course, the killer and his cohorts were rewarded by the state with paid vacations, aka “paid administrative leave.”
The murder of Mr. Devine by the police thug is significant not only because yet another American has been murdered by those many still believe are here to protect and serve, but also because it happened in Heckler’s jurisdiction. You may recall almost exactly a year ago from the day Mr. Devine was murdered, Robert Olsen – who is the operations manager at Carlton Pools in Warminster, PA – pulled a gun on protesters and held them against their wills for several seconds.
Heckler charged the protesters with various crimes for, well, protesting. The gunman, an affluent member of the 76th richest county in America, was charged only with careless driving and disorderly conduct, but no charges at all for brandishing a firearm in front of people and assaulting a camera person. In other words, the district attorney has made clear that police and the richest members of the community may kill and/or pull guns on anyone they choose without repercussions. There have been six other shooting by cops in Bucks County since February 2009, all of which this district attorney ruled “justified.” Heckler has already hinted that the inevitable “justified” disposition in the murder of Mr. Devine is forthcoming.
Mr. Devine, who was the father of Bristol, PA Councilman Tony Devine, retired four years ago from his job at a local school which he held for 15 years. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild.