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So the police officer shoots an unarmed man. The officer was inside the car with the windows rolled up. What is the excuse for shooting him?
originally posted by: Abysha
originally posted by: TiedDestructor
Emulating ignorance with more ignorance is the answer? WTH?
a reply to: Abysha
Protesting the police shooting of an unarmed American is the opposite of ignorance.
After seeing how these cases go, time and time again, with the officer getting a paid vacation and using the old bulletproof standby of "I felt threatened", I don't see why an immediate community mobilization demanding action and answers is "ignorant".
The history of these scenarios tells us to not expect justice to be served if we are patient.
originally posted by: Xcathdra
originally posted by: Tindalos2013
The cop should have used a Taser Gun if no weapon was visible at the time.
This post was typed with purpose.
Did the officer have a taser?
What does departmental policy say about using a taser during a deadly force encounter?
originally posted by: RomeByFire
That - and, "walked with a purpose."
I can not get over that. "He walked with a purpose."
So what did he do? Strut his hips and show off dat booty?
Cop logic is too fun to implore
to move forwards by putting one foot in front of the other
to travel from place to place, especially on foot, without a particular direction or purpose
to walk without hurrying, often for pleasure
to walk with energy and confidence
to walk with quiet light regular steps
to walk somewhere slowly and with no enthusiasm, for example because you are tired
to walk in a slow relaxed way
to walk in a slow and relaxed way
to go for a long walk in the countryside
to walk, drive etc behind someone, when you are going in the same direction as them
originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: butcherguy
Put it in perspective using the facts we know and dont try to substitute the situation.
In this case the guy did not have flowers and was not walking towards senior citizens.
In this case we had a guy who already had one run in with the officers earlier. After the pursuit the guy got out of his car and according to media charged towards the female officers car.
If we use your scenario and your guy charged the group of senior citizens, and one of those individuals felt his life and the lives of the other senior citizens were in immediate physical danger, pulls a gun an shoots the guy, would he be justified in his force?
According to state law there he would be.
originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: Xcathdra
I was making a point of your example of a guy with a GUN walking with purpose.
Ryan Bolinger (see that? He had a name) did not have a GUN.
He lead the police on a low speed chased walked towards the police car.
The police officer basically wet her pants and shot him through the window of the police car... With the window UP!
originally posted by: Metallicus
Sorry, it is outside the current parameters of a useful narrative for our media and controllers. It only matters if he is black. #whitelivesdonotmatter
A female cop killing a white male perpetrator doesn't make it through the media filter, which in turn doesn't reach the public hashtag kangaroo court.
Officer Brian Schellman, spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, said "a couple hundred" people came out of area apartment buildings after an officer with the Ferguson Police Department shot and killed the teen. Schellman did not say what prompted the shooting.
Schellman said some people yelled threats toward the police, and officers said they thought they heard gunshots from the crowd. According to The Associated Press, some in the crowd yelled "kill the police."
There were no reports of additional injuries, Schellman said.
After the crowd gathered, police at the scene called for about 60 other police units to respond to the area in Ferguson, which is a city of about 21,000 residents located a few miles north of downtown St. Louis. He said the crowd was under control by about 5 p.m. and several of the additional officers had left the area.
Officers from 15 other departments arrived at the scene after a second burst of gunfire rang out, KSDK noted; Schellman said about 60 officers came to the Ferguson neighborhood, which is a few miles north of downtown St. Louis.
Minutes after an uproar from bystanders around 2 p.m., KSDK reported that five gunshots were heard