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[–] goodluvin 4 points 105 points (+109|-4) ago 

Lets be clear about this:
The officers THOUGHT the man had a gun and shot him just to be sure.

This is absolutely not appropriate and no way in hell this is "procedure".

Enough is enough. The officer (should) have training, equipment, experience and maybe some common sense. These officers can't be given weapons.

But due to being idiots, they have horrible aim. The victim lived.

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[–] HitlerIsBlack 5 points 43 points (+48|-5) ago 

The problem is they are trained that every scenario is the worst case scenario, and they react without assessing the situation. We need a law passed that will require police to only fire when fired upon, just like the military.

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[–] knightwarrior41 2 points 2 points (+4|-2) ago 

nope its not a warzone or the wild wild west were they have carte blanche to do whaterver they want without consequences.the ought to differentiate between a gun and a freaking cell phone

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

Yeahhhh I'm not Finna wait til they shoot at me before I shoot. I'm goin home alive.

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[–] selpai 2 points 21 points (+23|-2) ago 

They aren't stupid. This is part of an intentional effort on the part of these departments to dissuade people from recording the police. They've been talking about making this part of policy and training for the better part of 2 years.

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[–] jimibulgin 3 points 3 points (+6|-3) ago 

agreed. they probably fired so many shots and missed on purpose.

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[–] Skwerley 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I wanted so badly to dismiss you as a conspiracy loon. Then I found myself shrugging and thinking, "ha, probably."

Now I'm very disappointed.

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[–] the_spectre 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Moreover, if this is procedure, then procedure's fucked. And probably unconstitutional to boot.

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

I fearlessly predict that goodluvin has never been in a combat situation.

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[–] goodluvin 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

oh? Dealing with high stress decisions with little to no time to react and your livelihood at stake at every moment.

Every day, every day. Guaranteed you would buckle under the stress I have dealt with and continue to handle.

Almost, rather deal directly with people (like a cop) because they are easy to read. Or in this case just LOOK and see "Does he have a gun?" "Is he advancing?" list goes on...

Don't throw the "you don't understand, me" as an excuse. Clearly, these cops screwed up big time.

Edit: Happy to report, I haven't killed anyone. That will mess you up. But..... ain't no angel either. edit2: You can't handle an discussion without painting yourself in a corner.. You can't keep up with me.