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originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: notsure1
So you are in favor of arrest before an investigation and securing evidence of potential guilt?
Innocent till proven guilty right?
originally posted by: SRPrime
originally posted by: amazing
So far, I agree with this decision. You don't go into the wrong apartment "accidentally" and shoot an innocent man. Especially not as a police officer.
Most cops in this country are great but there is a percentage, somewhere between 5 and 10 percent, depending on location who are criminal at worst.
I think all that we're asking for, is that those bad cops are not above the law. We just want to know that cops can't get away with murder, and abuse and criminal activity of any kind. Bad cops are nothing new, Serpico from the 70s comes to mind.
Sadly it's way higher than 5 and 10 percent. It's realistically around 60-75%. Corruption is odd that way, and anyone who has any experience with corporate business knows how corrupt everyone is. Police are easier to corrupt because it's inherently more difficult to be caught or punished. You basically have to murder your neighbor in his apartment and claim you thought it was your own to get caught.
And every cop who knows a corrupt cop is also corrupt himself because he allows his fellow officer to be corrupt, because "blue blood."
originally posted by: Boadicea
a reply to: Shamrock6
Thanks so much for explaining the legalities of this case (and so many others). I probably make you crazy with some/much of what I spout off, but I really do appreciate it -- and you.
I'm surprised the prosecutor asked for higher charges than the Rangers. Not sure what to make of it, but I'm not ready to believe the worst either.
We'll see what plays out, eh?
originally posted by: jgarc028
a reply to: F4guy
if you are a "by the books" person, murder is the more approite charge here. manslaughter is for death relating to a careless or unintentional act that resulted in death. "i was playing with my gun and it went off killing him"
murder is for intentional acts that lead to death. when she fired her weapon, regardless the circumstances why she fired it, she intentional fired it, which resulted in the death of this man.