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New development in Rev. Ayers case

I have finally gotten around to adding Rev. Jonathan Ayers to the Drug War Victims page — he definitely needed to be there.

A potentially interesting new development

New developments in the shooting death of Pastor Jonathon Ayers … the officer that delivered the fatal shot did not have arrest powers.

According to Channel Two Action news, it all stems from the shooting death of pastor Johnathon Ayers during a botched drug raid in North Georgia last year. A lawsuit filed by the pastor’s widow claims the officer who shot the pastor, Billy Shane Harrison, was not acting legally because of a lack of mandated firearm training.

In the lawsuit, it alleges the grand jury who investigated the shooting did not have all the facts and Harrison should now be held criminally liable.

The GBI [Georgia Bureau of Investigation] has confirmed that Harrison did not have authority to make an arrest.

A lot more in this video

So they had an officer, who had not completed mandated firearm training and who did not have an authority to make an arrest, armed and working undercover on a drug case?

And this makes the grand jury investigation that let the cops off the hook look pretty bad.

[Thanks, Jewel]

Side note: Does anyone know how old Jonathan was?

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10 comments to New development in Rev. Ayers case

  • Ya know… this shit is getting really old.

  • DdC

    Elberton and Surrouding Area Obituaries
    Jonathan Paul Ayers, age 28,

    works a hell of a lot better adding the link

  • this social/cultural elevation of LE into automatic superhero status reminds me of a Gil Scot-Heron song… Ain’t not such thing as a Superman.

  • DavesNotHere

    I don’t know allan, I see it more like them trying to push the Superman image more and more as their credibility in some of our mostly minority communities becomes less and less. And their credibility is lowered because of the wars on drugs and guns in minority communities.

    I don’t really have a problem with giving cops Superman status, IF (HUGE IF) the cops would strictly stick to protecting individual rights and constitutional justice. Go get the rapists and wife beaters and embezzlers and murderers and I’ll give you a SuperWoman status even, but not drug war cops with the info we have readily available in this day and age.

  • DavesNotHere

    Cop nullification?

    On the topic at hand, Pete says it best.

    “So they had an officer, who had not completed mandated firearm training and who did not have an authority to make an arrest, armed and working undercover on a drug case?”

    They send in young Florida girls on drug cases also. They don’t care. They are barbaric.

  • DdC

    Mongo only pawn… in game of Life.
    ~ Mongo
    Blazing Saddles (1974)

    Jonathan Paul Ayers and
    Billy Shane Harrison only pawns… in game of D.E.A.th.

    “Everyday People”

    Follow the bouncing ball…
    don’t pay any mind to the man behind the curtain…
    Al Capone and Watergate were red herrings to divert the countries attention from the Industrialists acts of eliminating competition. Booze/Ethanol or Ganja//Hemp.
    So in a sense the pawns are killed, careers ruined, to perpetuate a war of treating invented chaos. Smearing the Rev’s character for something that should be legit, maybe a touch of irony. If religionists stayed out of politics, and divorced from corporate influence, “employing” politicians, judges, cops, war and prison paraphernalia. Sex and Drugs would be legal, clean, safe and affordable, with adequate treatment if solicited.

    The Ganjawar is only a war game between two opposing teams.
    While the Corporate League advertises gutter science, sells their “treatment” tickets and make a fortune from taxes spent. The League has no affiliation with either side, or does anyone ever win. Perpetuating is the only way it pays!

  • Just me

    Yup Its getting real old and really stupid.

    Our leaders support a law that allows drug cartel/terroists and Law Enforcment to kill people over a plant or hard drugs.Kind of makes our leaders to be the enablers of this violence . Looks bad on them more and more.

  • Rocket

    Wow, very interesting. If it is true about Mr. Billy Shane Harrison’s LE status; Not only will the lawsuit bear ill fruits for the government powers that be; but can anyone say “Federal Civil Rights” prosecution?

    This is not over by a long shot.