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If we are going to hold cops to a higher standard (than they are now) thats all fine and good, but on the flip side people filming it or running to the press with a sensational version of things that helps whip the easily duped into a frenzy need to be held to a standard as well.
Bold emphasis added.
A Taser X26P lies next to a crime scene marker after a police officer in Zion, Ill., tried unsuccessfully to use it on a suspect named Charles Hollstein in 2016. Hollstein struggled with officers after two Tasers failed to subdue him. An officer shot and killed him during the struggle.
originally posted by: dug88
a reply to: JAGStorm
Police need to have the authority to use force when necessary in the course of their duty. But that authority needs to come with the proper checks and balances and overstepping that authority needs to be dealt with properly.
originally posted by: JAGStorm
a reply to: network dude
Say a cop comes at you bro......and you have your gat. (not sure of that terminology is right) When the cop tells you to "drop the weapon", drop the weapon. Do what they tell you to do. Even if they look and sound mean.
That is great and all, but some portions of the population can't, like those with autism, or mental disorders.
There have been cases where these kinds of people were shot.
But.. yes I do agree, if you are able, follow directions.
originally posted by: robsmith
a reply to: JAGStorm
This is an awesome video on how to avoid being arrested, and abused by the police.
Warning it does contain some fowl language though worth a look.
They're on the street mainly because mental wards were closed down. Open those back up and lots of people with mental disabilities that cause problems can be taken care of by a hospital
originally posted by: grey580
a reply to: LSU2018
I don’t have the time of day to post all the videos or stories where police have abused their authority.
It happens too many times IMO.