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Originally posted by muzzleflash
Originally posted by OptimisticPessimist
If my arm was deliberately trapped like that and I had a gun, I would not hesitate to use it after I had made it clear the person was to stop attempting to kill me and they refused to comply.
But, what with the historical abuses towards the American Black Community, it's no suprise they would be highly suspicious of any death at the hands of Law Enforcement.
Wrong. Putting your hand in someone else's private space means YOU ARE TRYING TO KILL THEM.
Stop protecting tyranny with excuses of "threats to the tyrants life".
What do you defend the rights of thieves who break in a home to kill the home's residents because they threaten the lives of the criminal who broke in?
Thats what your logic equates too.
Originally posted by buni11687
FORT WORTH -- A 32-year-old man who was fatally shot by a Fort Worth police officer Monday night had been under surveillance on suspicion of narcotics trafficking, police officials said Tuesday.
The story is a bit lengthy, so ill try to sum it up the best I can.
The guy who was shot, Thomas, has been under survellience because he might have something to do with drugs. He gets pulled over and an officer tells him hes under arrest. The officer reaches in the window and Thomas starts driving away and rolls up his window, with the officers arm still inside. Im not sure what speed he was going, but it sounds like he was accelerating pretty fast.
"The officer was able to place his feet on the driver's side running board, unholster his service weapon and order the driver to stop," the release stated.
Thomas refused to stop and was shot several times. There were 3 children in the car at the time.
Now to the protests part.
The incident sparked protests Tuesday in the Stop Six neighborhood, where participants called the shooting unjustified and said they will push for a federal investigation.
"Word has to get out concerning what's happening in the black community," said the Rev. Randolph Shaheed, who helped organize the protests. "We're not trying to be radical as it relates to violence. We're out here trying to be radical as it relates to change. Change has to come."
Some of the protesters said the officer used excessive force, and others say officers frequently target the black community.
"We've been getting dragged through our own community for years now," said Kendrick Moore, a friend of Thomas'. "We're grown. Now we've got some power behind us, whether the police department knows it or not, and we're fixing to take action. This was wrong."
Another protester, Terrance Montgomery, called the police "just another form of militia -- they're just an organized gang."
Simmons said her niece said her handicapped father was reaching for his cane when the officer "let loose" with gunfire.
Im kind of split on this one.
First, if there was no "war on drugs", I doubt this would of happend.
But, atleast from what I understand, the officers life was drastically in danger, and had to save his own life.
I dont really know what to think about this one.edit on 2-3-2011 by buni11687 because: (no reason given)