A Father’s Activism Changed the Law: Cops in Wisconsin No Longer Allowed to Investigate Themselves

When the Rights of One American are Violated, the Rights of All Americans are Violated, Including Yours

Long before the Ferguson situation occurred, another young man named Michael B. was shot and killed by a police officer. His father’s relentless activism led to changes in the law surrounding how police-involved death cases are investigated in Wisconsin. We need the same here in New York, including no DA’s allowed!

Ten years ago, 21-year-old Michael Bell Jr. pulled up to the house where he lived with his mom and sister in Kenosha, Wis., about an hour south of Milwaukee. A police officer who, according to a police report chose to follow Bell after observing his driving, arrived shortly after. A subsequent toxicology report showed that Bell had been drinking that night.

Dash cam footage from inside the squad car shows Bell exiting the vehicle he was driving, where he was confronted by the officer. The two walked off-camera, where police tried to arrest him.

Read this story by the father, about what he went through, how everyone ignored him, including the main stream media and even Oprah. And guess who comes to the rescue… the legendarily Frank Serpico (read about what he thinks about the Garner case).

A Quote from a Real American;

“Michael — can be shot in the head under a street light with his hands cuffed behind his back, in front of five eyewitnesses (including his mother and sister), and his father was a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel who flew in three wars for his country — that’s me — and I still couldn’t get anything done about it, then Joe the plumber and Javier the roofer aren’t going to be able to do anything about it either.”

Notice of his care for other Americans?

“I learned that an officer had put his gun up directly to Michael’s right temple and misfired, then did it again, and shot him.”