Silent Tree Music - Song Lyrics
( Unarmed Airman shot by cop:
excessive force true story song lyrics )
( San Bernadino County Sheriff's Deputy, Chino, California 1-30-06 )
DON'T SHOOT ME!
Copyright © 2006 - MickTerry.com
What a rude awakening at 10:30 this evening.
My first thought: "It's an earthquake!
Get the kids out of the house!"
But there's no more shak-ing, just flashing lights & shouting,
excited, angry voices everywhere,
with an awful lot of cursing.
No idea what's happening, I grab our video camera.
As I run down the stairway,
a Corvette's up in our yard
through a gaping opening where once our fence was standing.
A man crawls out of the- passenger's seat
as he rather calm-ly pleads:
"DON'T SHOOT ME!
I'm unarmed. I'm on your side.
DON'T SHOOT ME!
I haven't got a weapon. I'm on your side."
Sprawled out on the littered ground, he says he's military.
He does just what the cop says.
He complies with each command.
Seems he wants to calm things down: the cop is way excited.
The cop yells, telling him to get- up twice,
when he tries, he's shot- 3 times.
Deputies behaving badly when
they thought no one would see them?
Making use of deadly force
when there clearly was no need?
Deputies behaving badly?
Where's a cop when you really need them?
I caught it all on videotape.
Now, what's to become of me?
Called in on the radio, they realize I'm taping.
With more police arriving,
they begin coming for me.
"We will need that camera." They pry it from my fingers,
with crude remarks about my girls and my wife,
trying to intimidate me.
[spoken] Read the next day's papers, the FBI is quoted:
"A videotape has been volunteered by a cooperative citizen."
Copyright © 2006 MICK TERRY Silent Tree Music All rights reserved
[ Reprinted here by permission of the composer-lyricist ] BMI
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Deputy Ivory Webb found not guilty.
After a short high-speed chase in a Corvette, the passenger,
Elio Carrion, an unarmed Air Force security officer back from Iraq,
was critically wounded by 3 shots from Ivory Webb,
a Sheriff's Deputy in Chino, CA,
after complying with all of the Deputy's commands.
The incident was videotaped by local resident Jose Luis Valdez,
harrassed by police to turn over tape to them.
Reporter interviewing Valdez said the investigators were pretty
heavy-handed in their treatment of the witness.
They tried to intimidate him & confine him to his home.
They told him he was in trouble for talking to the media.
He was afraid for himself, wife & daughters.
It seemed his feelings were that police were going to lose the tape
in a cover-up scheme. He was not so willing to give up the tape.
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HEY! YOU TALKING TO ME?
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DRUNK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN
THE WRONG MAN (TROY DAVIS)
NO! THIS CAN'T BE HAPPENING!
EDDIE, GET OFF THE DAMN PHONE
SOMEBODY GUNNED DOWN BARNEY
SECURITY STRIP-SEARCHED GRANNY
FINS, FINS (ODDYSEY OF THE TRAILER
FIRST TIME OUT (IN HIS BRAND NEW PORSCHE)
I WASN'T MAKING ADVANCES (SENATOR LARRY CRAIG)
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