*The good news is that he has been captured. But the ‘real sad news’ is how the judicial system allowed white privilege to prevail by allowing this man’s previous charges of assault, driving while intoxicated, and more, to be thrown out. Now he has committed the Cardinal sin: killed not one, but two, police officers. Upon his arrest he was taken to the hospital. No surprise there. One can only imagine the shape he was in by the time police colleagues got a hold of him.
Scott Michael Greene, 46, was known to have a history of mental problems and run-ins with the law, according to what one law official told NBC news. He was also said to be “in dire straits.”
NBC News reports…
Greene was arrested at least four other times, Iowa court records show: in 2001 for assault causing bodily harm, which was dismissed; in 2010 for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, which was dismissed; in 2014 for interference with official acts, for which he paid a fine, and harassment in the second degree, for which he received suspended jail time.
FOUR TIMES they had this man in custody! What cause could possibly be suitable for dismissal!?
Oh yeah. I answered that question already.
With regard to the killing of these two officers, Sgt. Paul Parizek, a Des Moines police spokesman, said at a news conference.
“We absolutely didn’t think it would happen here.”
Parizek, who is speaking on camera in the video below said the two officers, each sitting in separate patrol cars approximately a mile away from each other, didn’t stand a chance. There was nothing they could have done to prevent this.
He also said it did “not appear that there was any interaction between these officers and the coward who shot them.”
NBC News reports that earlier the Des Moines Police Department released a statement saying the first officer (Justin Martin) was found dead at around 1:06 a.m. CT (2:06 a.m. ET) in Urbandale, which also has its own force. That officer was identified as Martin.
At least 15 rounds were found at his patrol car from a weapon believed to be a .223 caliber.
A second officer’s body was located in Des Moines at 1:26 a.m. CT (2:26 a.m. ET), authorities said. The officer, Sgt. Beminio, died shortly after being taken to hospital.
“The shootings appear to have been ambush-style attacks,” the police statement said.
“These were our friends. They were our co-workers,” said Parizek, who admits to not being blind about the hostile environment and attitudes towards law enforcement today. He added, “We’re heartbroken.”
Watch Sgt. Paul Parizek speak in the video below.