posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 06:20 PM
While I would not be too upset if this did occur, my spidey-senses tell me two things: first, that this will never be legally acceptable precisely
because it is a cop, and second, buy gold. Obviously my special powers are not very useful. The reason I say this is because the law protects cops
from the citizens, legally, more than it protects citizens from the cops. A cop's word is worth much more than the average citizen's, and this is
evidenced by what cops get away with. If one has right on their side, this means nothing without unquestionable proof. Unless you are rich, which
according to some statistics I made up increases your odds of beating any charges by about 80%.
Now if you shot the cop and he died, and there was no video evidence of what transpired, you will be in a very bad state. I imagine that such a
scenario will result in jail time for the majority of people who find themselves unfortunate enough to take part in such an occurrence. It just seems
that self-defense laws do not apply where cops are concerned. If you shoot a cop, knowing he's a cop, you are likely to spend the rest of your life
in jail, or be executed. Even if the cop threatened you. How can we change such things? I think that mandatory cameras to record all incidents are
required, and that these cameras must stay on at all times. Justice needs to be able to determine whether a camera was turned off by the officer, in
what case he should be fired at the very least, and perhaps he can be charged for tampering with evidence, which should already be happening. That
won't fix police corruption and brutality, but it will be necessary for holding them accountable. We also need individuals who have no affiliation
with the police department itself, like internal affairs, to constantly be present to monitor the police. Instead of policing Iraq we should take some
of that money and install a checks and balances system, a system of oversight, within the ranks of the police. Something of that nature anyway.