California’s vigilante police justice: Trial by machine gun…”. Forget the Sixth Amendment’s right to trial. It no longer applies. Instead of an attorney, get a bullet-proof vest”
Monday, May 6, 2013
In California, there is a new kind of justice. Forget the Sixth Amendment’s right to trial. It no longer applies. Instead of an attorney, get a bullet-proof vest, Today’s cops are armed with machine guns and innocence no longer matters.
Downey, California: May 4, 2013. Family and friends of Michael Nida gathered at the Memorial site where he was machine gunned to death by Downey Police officer Steven Gilley. The purpose of the gathering was to remember the father of four who lost his life on the way to celebrate his birthday with his wife.
On October 22, 2011, Michael Lee Nida and his wife Naily were on their way to celebrate his upcoming birthday. They had stopped at an Arco station at the corner of Paramount and Imperial Highway in Downey. Michael’s father, after whom Michael was named, recounted the events of the night his son died. He recalled that his son already had been afraid of the police because of what he had seen in Los Angeles. That night, that fear proved justified. The following information is based on the father’s account.