The main stream media has now picked up the video of Roland Carnaby being shot to death by the Houston Police Department, [HPD], and the coroner ruled it homicide but was it murder? Why did the HPD and the City of Houston fight so hard to keep this video and the others out of the public domain?
If you look at Susan Carnaby’s list of witnesses, she has an expert by the name of Roger A. Clark, from California, that is listed as a court certified expert in jail and police procedures in Federal and State Courts. The HPD however does not list anyone that is not connected to the HPD. Which leads to the question of why no FBI or ex-FBI? The other question is since the computer in Roland Carnaby’s SUV ended up in the same building as the CIA, why are there no CIA or ex-CIA are listed on the HPD witness list? Why did Don Clark allegedly lie about knowing Roland Carnaby, to have it however later be shown Clark not only knew him, Carnaby had introduced Don Clark at a speech he gave only the year before.
Why was there no aid rendered to Carnaby after he was shot in the back? Some reports right after the shooting said that no police personnel had “rubber gloves that would have allowed them to render aid”. However, they did handcuff Carnaby so they were not afraid to touch a man that lay bleeding to death in front of them.
The video is graphic and caution should be used viewing it. However as I watched it, I noticed a couple of things, I could see both of Carnaby’s hands as he got out of the SUV, that an officer slammed the SUV door on Carnaby as he was exiting the SUV, thus Carnaby had both hands out and viewable as he began to fall to the ground. Carnaby was shot in the back, and yet there were officers that could clearly see Carnaby from a front view and could see that both hands were out of the SUV. Why did an officer slammed the SUV driver door on Carnaby? Accounts say that as Carnaby was exiting the SUV, that an officer on the passenger side of the SUV was using a baton to smash the side window, thus another question of why?
Per the records and witness list of the HPD, Carnaby made multiple calls to the FBI and the Internal Affairs of the HPD, could they and did they assess Carnaby’s fear level, and if he was agitated and angry enough to be of danger to any officer in pursuit? Why did so many police vehicles including a HPD sniper join the pursuit?
I have more questions then answers, but why was there not an outside agency called to come in and investigate the shooting in a total objective view of all of the video, statements of officers, and decide if it was justifiable homicide or murder?
Roland Carnaby was “afraid” to be arrested and had never been arrested before, so why was the officer that pulled him over for speeding was told to “find something to arrest Carnaby on”? The fact that Carnaby like thousands of others in the state of Texas had passed the rigorous requirements to possess a concealed weapon is listed as one of the reasons officers felt threatened and shot Carnaby, so if any citizen of Texas with a conceal weapon permit is pulled over, should they fear being shot? Why was there no weapons located in the car at the scene of the shooting, but they were later found after the SUV had been impounded? Who had Roland Carnaby’s computer and will we ever know what was on it? Does an outside agency need to investigate how the HPD handles these situations as Susan Carnaby is asking that the HPD began to handle these situations in the future differently?
You see I have more questions then answers in this, but it does appear this is a trial in the federal court in Texas that many will be following, long after the 30 second clip of the shooting is no longer being shown by the main stream media. Which brings the final question, why is the mainstream media not covering who is Roland Carnaby?
Read the reports filed by the Houston Fire Department EMT, the autopsy report that Rose Speaks.com has obtained and watch the video. Then tell us what you think. Was this a “righteous shooting”, or was it murder?
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October 18, 2008
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