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[–] MaxDragon 8 points 26 points (+34|-8) ago 

So your view is police killing citizens is within the allowable tolerance levels?

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[–] Maxcactus 3 points 11 points (+14|-3) ago  (edited ago)

I don't think that is what he was saying at all. He was just giving a reference point. Neither falls or terrorism or rattle snake bites are relevant to the problem of some cops being likely to shoot people.

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

100% of people die. Often, being old as fuck and unable to recover from a fall is a popular way to "die of old age".

Cops and terrorists have something in common--they aren't accidents. They're one person killing another. They have something else in common--people are scared of it happening. OPs point is perhaps more people should be scared of cops than terrorists.

Rattlesnakes, falls, and "eating processed meat" (You mean in 1947, when listeria was actually a big deal?) all fall under "shit happens", not, "my fellow man might kill me".

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[–] Monkstar1 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Those crazy Japanese and their rattle sake.

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[–] dingus 3 points 4 points (+7|-3) ago 

You do realize that this number isn't referring to police just shooting random people, right? Violent criminals that attack police are still citizens.

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[–] bongler8 4 points -1 points (+3|-4) ago 

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[–] Disgruntled 3 points 2 points (+5|-3) ago 

If the situation calls for it them I don't see an issue. Pull a gun on a cop and you kinda deserve to get shot.

I know there are some bad shoots and that's going to happen. Those cops should be charged just like any other criminal

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[–] bongler8 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

this assumes that every citizen who is shot actually pulled a gun

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[–] mcwilshire 4 points -1 points (+3|-4) ago  (edited ago)

If 100,000 citizens shoot at police officers then 100,000 citizens getting shot isn't a problem.

Why the hell are we even counting those events as part of a problem?

Walter Scott was murdered. Michael Brown wasn't.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_killings_by_law_enforcement_officers_in_the_United_States,_September_2015
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_killings_by_law_enforcement_officers_in_the_United_States,_August_2015
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_killings_by_law_enforcement_officers_in_the_United_States,_July_2015

Typical tales of thuggery ending badly:

"A man holding hostages at gunpoint in a diner was shot as law enforcement officers freed the hostages"

"A man opened fire in Studio City, when police arrived they took cover behind their patrol vehicles, the man raised his gun at the police and police opened fire, killing the man"

"Officers responded to reports of criminal threats and a drive-by shooting. Officers began to pursue a specifically identified suspect, who took off in a vehicle, firing at officers during the pursuit. Officers fired back, killing Garza. No officers were injured; 11 fired their weapons"

Oh, the injustice.

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[–] Loumedia 3 points 0 points (+3|-3) ago 

I don't think you are sucking that cop dick hard enough, boot licker.

If cops are so tough, why are they never man enough to join the military?