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originally posted by: DAVID64
a reply to: odzeandennz
b) was the man posing a threat to other persons with his weapon(or like to injure someone with the weapon)
c) what is the protocol for shooting a fleeing suspect?
A man running around in public with a weapon can be construed as a threat to others. He could take hostages or shoot someone else to cause a distraction. Cops can shoot if they believe he poses a threat.
I've confirmed the @MilwaukeePolice squad struck by gunfire a short time ago near 41st and Burleigh was unoccupied. No officers injured.
originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: buni11687
So now they are bitching because an officer shot an armed suspect?
originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
a reply to: cblink
If the suspect did not run to begin with, we would never need to even travel down this rabbit hole.
I know right ! how easy it could have been avoided, just like telling a fat person if they did not eat so much they likely would not be fat !
Running away really should not be a good enough reason for execution, now if the guy was running down the street shooting people then yes he needs to be stopped...assuming the cops knew who it was they could have picked him up later......
The unrest began several hours after a man fleeing police after a traffic stop was shot and killed. Police said the man was armed, but it wasn't clear whether he was pointing the gun or aiming it at officers. Barrett said the man was hit twice, in the chest and arm. Neither his race nor the officer's was immediately released, nor were they identified.
The shooting was being investigated by the state The officer was wearing a body camera, Barrett said.
At least three people were arrested in an uprising that Barrett said was driven by social media messages instructing people to congregate in the area.
"We have to have calm," Barrett said at the news conference. "There are a lot of really good people who live in this neighborhood."
originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
a reply to: carewemust
I wonder how big of a hurry they'll be to reopen that spot.
Jobs ended for some folks tonight. They took their job!
originally posted by: carewemust
Right...when neighborhood folks go shopping tomorrow, they'll have to choose a new store, in many cases. Likely one that is further away. If the businesses decide to leave, that longer drive or bus-ride will be permanent.