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originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: JoshuaCox
Cops have a get out of jail free card, "I felt threatened".
You know, when the cops murdered a 12 y/o black boy within seconds of rolling up on him in a park or the latest cop to get off murdering a black man who told the cop he was a lawful open carrying gun owner and then murdered him when he went to get his license after said cop asked for it.
originally posted by: flatbush71
In the old days we never shot anyone.
They literally had to have a weapon in their hand and firing.
We had things called SAP gloves and blackjacks.
We wore blue shirts with gray pants and regulation hair cuts. ( for patrol officers )
Today with these black uniforms and shaved heads and shooting at anything that moves,
makes me wonder sometimes just who's side they are really on.
I fully agree with the retired officer's opinion above, most were bad shoots and should have never happened.
If you are that quick to become fearful for your life, you are in the wrong line of work.
What was once called the blue wall of silence has become legalized murder incorporated.
Every police shooting today should be investigated by the DOJ, U.S. Attorneys, FBI on civil rights grounds.
There is no one else left to hold them accountable.
But on Monday, in a final note to Judge Newman, jurors said that “despite the best efforts of all members, we are unable to come to a unanimous decision.”
The jury here had three options, besides deadlocking: a conviction for murder, a conviction for voluntary manslaughter or an acquittal. In South Carolina, a murder conviction can lead to a life sentence, and manslaughter carries a term of two to 30 years.