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Police in Ferguson, Missouri, once charged a man with destruction of property for bleeding on their uniforms while four of them allegedly beat him.
“On and/or about the 20th day of Sept. 20, 2009 at or near 222 S. Florissant within the corporate limits of Ferguson, Missouri, the above named defendant did then and there unlawfully commit the offense of ‘property damage’ to wit did transfer blood to the uniform,” reads the charge sheet.
The address is the headquarters of the Ferguson Police Department, where a 52-year-old welder named Henry Davis was taken in the predawn hours on that date. He had been arrested for an outstanding warrant that proved to actually be for another man of the same surname, but a different middle name and Social Security number.
There are many here among us that could have found the words to report the shooting in a manner that would have people waiting instead of rioting. It happens everyday with shootings. You say the officer spoted a person that fit the description of a robbery suspect and that the officer is being held for questioning. More facts about the shooting will be released and the officers identity when we get further into the investagation. You know full well that there is a play book that the police were operating from and simply stating proceedure would have went a long way. Look how quick the fbi got involved and it seems they may have been steering the show.
originally posted by: GreenMtnBoys
a reply to: deadeyedick
You expect all these surveillence videos, testimony, the name of the cop to be released ASAP? That's not how it works. These things take time.
originally posted by: thesmokingman
originally posted by: crazyewok
Still the shooting is only justified if he was armed and had his gun drawn.
Maybe its my wimpy British Upbringing and weird British Values
But the police should NEVER shoot EVER unless a suspect is armed and a direct threat to the public.
The police are NOT there too be judge jury and executioner.
No, the shooting WAS justified as Brown reached into the car of the officer trying to get his gun. THAT is what the police have said happened. Trying to take an officers gun, is definitely a justifiable reason to shoot him.