Police shoot complying unarmed black man. Reason stated by cop "I don't know"

#44

If they want their victim to go to court? Haha :angry:

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#45

There’s got to be a fair proportion of these 911 calls that are made because the caller’s know this is going to be the result. No different to SWATing.

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#46

Including some famous ones: http://www.wnyc.org/story/imperfect-plaintiff

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#47

I worked with LEO’s while in college & all gave the same advice re shooting: dead men can’t testify.

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#48

Absolutely. That’s why it needs to be a crime for a cop to not render aid to the person they shot. Like a big crime. Like a crime that is punishable to the same extent as a civilian shooting a cop.

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#49

Agree. I’m of the mind that ppl in positions of power & influence (so LEO’s, politicians, basically anyone elected and/or serving the public trust) should be held to a higher standard.

There should be a much lower bar for something to be treated as a crime when you hold the public trust - not waaaaay less like we have it now. Totes backwards.

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#50

I’m an Eagle Scout. Or was. I turned it in due to the BSA’s HQ’s treatment of gay members. Most troops don’t give a flying fuck whether a kid or dad is gay.

In anycase, the BSA tries to teach a higher standards doctrine, and it seems to do better than the cops, since I can’t say I’ve ever heard of an Eagle Scout randomly killing anyone.

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#51

Ever heard Culturcide’s “Houston Lawman” (originally “Wichita Lineman”)?
If not, y’all are in for a viciously truthful, biting, satirical treat:

“I know there’ve been a few indictments,
When the po-lice chief is black,
But that won’t help you when my bullets go into your back…”

#52

Doesn’t sound that truthful to me if there’ve been any indictments…

#53

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#54

Did you notice that we’re no longer a first world country? I noticed.

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#55

There should be a charge in there for failing to provide medical care. Cops have first aid training.

But hey, if the witness DIES the paperwork is probably easier.

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#56

My grandfather was a police officer. An unarmed beat cop in Boston in the 1940s.

I think we may need more cops.

But they need to be unarmed, and make a lot less money, and live in the neighborhoods they serve, as my grandfather did. Let them call in an armed officer trained in not murdering people when they need backup.

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#57

“The North Miami police officer who shot an unarmed, black mental health worker caring for a patient actually took aim at the autistic man next to him, but missed, the head of the police union said Thursday.”

FOR FUCKS SAKE

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#58

Can someone update the list?

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#59

I was trying to think of the worst part about this: Shooting at an autistic man because he’s not complying, aiming so badly that you actually shoot the person you tried to “protect” (despite his loud, repeated insistence that everything was fine), handcuffing that man instead of performing first aid…

Then I realized I already know the worst part of this: that nothing’s going to change as a result of this shooting, and that this (or something very, very similar) is going to happen again. And again. And again.

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#60

I don’t seem to have rights at L3. I thought we could do that, maybe it’s just limited to the title & group…

Little help @M_Dub ?

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#61

Have to summon @M_Dub.

Oops, didn’t see @jamesnsc’s comments.

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#63

Those are some racist bullets, going around a white man to hit a black man.

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