Michael Hastings, The Rise of the Killer Drones: How America Goes to War in Secret
You know, from the ground, individuals who are killed by drones don’t exactly look like “bug splat.” This drone culture is perverse because warfare is being made to look more and more like a video game and without having to see the disturbing realities of war, we become disconnected from our fellow man, dehumanizing the so-called targets and inviting less calculated violence.
This is a terrifying trend, and not at all how any country with any semblance of “civilization” operates.
Just in case you’re not furious yet, here’s the official verdict from Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall:
Under the circumstances, and based upon our review of all the available evidence, we have concluded that the use of deadly forces by the SWAT Team members was reasonable and justified under the law. Accordingly, the Pima County Attorney’s Office finds no basis to prosecute.
A man is shot dozens of times inside his suburban home for being wrongly suspected of being a criminal, paramedics were then instructed to hold back for an hour and fourteen minutes, and he subsequently dies in front of his family - “no basis to prosecute.”
God bless America.