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[–] gatordontplaythatsht 3 points 46 points (+49|-3) ago 

People will make any excuse for officers actions nowadays, its unsettling the amount of Stockholm syndrome Americans seem to have.

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[–] Walter_Sobchak 1 point 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

I have no idea where you're from, but ever since forever, at least the last 40 years this is what you do. They tell you to put your hands up, you do it. Just like you get pulled over in your car, you don't reach for anything. If you were a police and someone reached for something when you had a weapon on them you would shoot too, you have a half a second to decide if they are scratching themselves or pulling a gun to shoot your face off.

This is the way it is when dealing with armed police, and the way it always will be, its not an excuse.

.. and I am nowhere near a cop apologist, I just have common fucking sense.

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[–] gatordontplaythatsht 1 point 1 point (+2|-1) ago 

If you were a police and someone reached for something when you had a weapon on them you would shoot too, you have a half a second to decide if they are scratching themselves or pulling a gun to shoot your face off.

Once again, could you explain why these situations seem to only occur in America? At what point would you acknowledge we have a major police brutality issue here?

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[–] AngryPants 1 point 1 point (+2|-1) ago 

WHAT? are you freaking serious. Do you realize how hard that situation would be mentally to make that decision? Do you take the chance and wait for the guy to possibly pull out a gun and shoot you or your friend after you REPEATEDLY told him to keep his hands up and where they could see them? If you say yes you would make a terrible LA police officer.

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[–] gatordontplaythatsht 1 point 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

That's what you agree to when you become a cops, weird how cops in other country's can follow this, but American cops can't...