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Ah, i understand now, you also play out scenarios in your head where you are justified to kill people.
originally posted by: SlapMonkey
originally posted by: ZombieWoof
a reply to: SlapMonkey
Your long-winded defense of this BS is nullified by your statement:
"Like is noted--it's tragic, but it's not murder, nor was it an unjustified shooting"
Anyone who watches and listens to this video and comes up with your conclusion, that this isn't even an unjustified shooting, has to be a fascist POS
Okay...but only since you said so, I'll believe you.
But think about this: Even I, a civilian, have a right to defend myself from a perceived threat.
If I were to arrive home, and a neighbor said, "Hey, I saw a guy upstairs in your house pointing a rifle out of the window," you better believe that I would unholster my EDC gun and enter my house with extreme prejudice.
And then, if I confronted that person (or people, as in the case of the actual incident), even if they did not have the rifle in hand, and told them to that if they made any sudden, threatening movements or that I would shoot them--especially if I told them not to reach for the waistband or small of their back and they did it twice--you better believe that, at that point, I have every legal right to believe that my life was in danger and I could use deadly force.
If you fail to understand that or believe it, it makes no difference to me. It works the same with LEOs, in any building, except they're better trained to control the situation than I, and have more authority to confront someone like that if they were not in their own house.
But the specifics are the same, and that's what matters, that's what makes the shooting justified, and your willful ignorance on the matter is not something that I choose to concern myself with any longer.
originally posted by: knows_but_doesnt
While this is yet another example and result of the Obama years that taught people that law enforcement should be treated like a joke...
originally posted by: TrueBrit
Let me explain something to you. No gun was pulled on those officers. No gun was found to be on the body once the man had been shot. If the man was shot, in that scenario, the only way that can of happened, is if the officer was more prepared to kill an innocent person, than they were to die themselves. That makes them walking dirt, not fit to perform the duties of a law enforcer.
originally posted by: Blue_Jay33
Men that have just burst out crying aren't in alpha mode reaching for a gun, this cop has no clue.
originally posted by: ausername
I just witnessed a murder.
I feel sick now.