posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 10:42 AM
reply to post by Jenna
reply to post by whatukno
Wait, this pastor approached an unmarked car in the middle if the night with a gun in his hand and no one can see how that might have been what caused
the cop to shoot? ...regardless, the pastor should have called the police station.
The Pastor forgot the most important rule, you NEVER EVER approach a strange car at night.
You call the cops. Tell them about the strange car you see on your property and have them deal with it.
It makes no difference that the individual in the car happened to be a cop.
"All are equal
under the law" This includes
professions where individuals are hired to protect people, property, and/or businesses.
Choosing a professions such as a police officers, security guard, or body guard does not
elevate you above the law. It does not give you carte
blanch to trespass (with a deadly weapon at that), violate due process, claim self defense above the legal definition, etc.
It seems as though there is a recent trend by a small subset of the US who wish to give preferential treatment to certain professions. Treatment that
would in effect elevate such individuals working in such professions to a status that would, in fact, make them above the law. You don't have to turn
the history books back even a page to discover the dangers in such a decision.
You may not agree with how people exercise their rights but they are their
rights and it is their prerogative how they use them.
I don't know what exactly happened in this situation but to demonize the property owner where there is no indication of unlawful activity on his part
doesn't make a lot of sense.
EDIT TO ADD:
I get it, can we skip the "all cops are always guilty" lecture?
BTW. Please don't lump me in with your generalizations. I don't believe "all cops are always guilty" But when a man is shot by a trespasser on the
mans own property then the killer should stand trial just like everyone else would.
[edit on 27-8-2010 by harvib]