A video recording of the sheriff of a California county has been released during the heated sherriff elections in the state. Sherriff Donny Youngblood oversees a police force with an enormous number of police suspect shootings. The video reveals Youngblood claiming that it was “better financially” to murder suspects rather than wound them.
In the grainy footage, you can hear him pose the question, “When a deputy shoots somebody, which way is better financially? To cripple them or kill them for the county?”
“Kill them?” someone off camera asks before Youngblood answers “Absolutely.”
“Because if you cripple them you have to take care of them for life and that cost goes way up,” he said.
The video was uploaded to Facebook and can be seen here.