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Two bystanders wounded in SF police shooting

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posted on Sep, 17 2011 @ 12:49 PM
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Two bystanders wounded in SF police shooting


blog.sfgate.com

According to police, at 2:06 a.m., officers located a wanted person in the 400 block of
Broadway. The suspect ran away from police and produced a weapon, they said.

Officers then fired at the suspect, who was not hit. However, two bystanders were hit by the gunfire. They were taken to a hospital to be treated for their injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening, according to police.
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posted on Sep, 17 2011 @ 12:49 PM
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I'm usually sort of a cop cheerleader but this is rather embarrassing. I think the police probably were in the right to open fire, I'm just saddened that we can't have better training for officers. Missing the person you're shooting at ENTIRELY and wounding 2 bystanders does not look good. I think the majority of people assume police are proficient with their guns, but if my time at the gun range is any indication there are quite a few who are not.



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posted on Sep, 17 2011 @ 01:18 PM
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Sorry man, there is no excuse.

Opening fire on a guy running away is not acceptable.

"Produced a weapon", I highly doubt that. But I am open to evidence if they can 'produce evidence' like maybe shell casing from the suspects weapon.

If the suspect did not discharge their weapon, that I have to admit this went too far.

Best wishes for the speedy recovery of the hapless bystanders.

This is bad for everyone. What a travesty.



posted on Sep, 17 2011 @ 02:09 PM
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Originally posted by Domo1

I think the police [color=FFB175]probably were in the right to open fire,

"[color=FFB175]Probably" is not a possibility. When it comes to firing a weapon, you are either in the right, or you are in the wrong. This would be one of the few exceptions, that has no grey area in between.



Originally posted by Domo1

Missing the person you're shooting at ENTIRELY and wounding 2 bystanders does not look good. I think the majority of people assume police are proficient with their guns.....
I can't say what a 'majority' think, but i guarantee, that i have never felt that was true. That really doesn't matter though, because those who are given weapons, and paid to carry them, should have a little better sense. Regardless if he is the world's highest ranking marksman, he should be smart enough to know not to shoot, into the direction of innocent bystanders, no matter what the situation is.




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