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Originally posted by biggmoneyme
one day the police are going to do something like this to an unstable person or someone who really hates the cops. Think how that might turn out
he accused gunman, Richard Poplawski, 22, was arrested after a four-hour standoff at the Fairfield Street home.
Officers Paul Sciullo III and Stephen Mayhle were responding to the domestic call when they were shot in the head as they approached the door, police said.
Officer Eric Kelly lived in the neighborhood and was off duty at the time of the incident. Police said he heard the shots and came to assist his fellow officers.
Police said Poplawski was set up inside the home, shooting from a window. Police said the suspect shot more than 70 times as police returned fire.
Originally posted by ThetaNuRucka
not agreeing or disagreeing, but this is a usefull bit of info.
a simple check of Iowa Courts Online shows that Chris Spaulding has the following criminal convictions: Filing a false report (lying to the cops), harassment 2nd (threating to kill someone) OWI, Domestic Abuse (wife beating), Interference with Acts (fighting with cops) Drug Paraphernalia, and Violation of a Protective Order (stalking) Matt Spaulding even has Felony Drug Dealing and Felony Assault convictions from November of this year.
Originally posted by TreadUpon
More evidence that "serve and protect" is an antiquated, BS motto.
Police have no legal duty to respond and prevent crime or protect the victim. There have BEEN OVER 10 various supreme and state court cases the individual has never won. Notably, the Supreme Court STATED about the responsibility of police for the security of your family and loved ones is "You, and only you, are responsible for your security and the security of your family and loved ones. That was the essence of a U.S. Supreme Court decision in the early 1980's when they ruled that the police do not have a duty to protect you as an individual, but to protect society as a whole."
"It is well-settled fact of American law that the police have no legal duty to protect any individual citizen from crime, even if the citizen has received death threats and the police have negligently failed to provide protection."
Originally posted by SilentNoise
This is where you'd almost wish people had CC video in their house so that the police couldn't lie their way out of it. And it would also give people something to rally behind. Instead they'll keep it under wraps for a few months until everyone forgets about it and then they'll dismiss any wrong doing as they were just doing their jobs etc.
At this point, I'm not sure who's to blame more for the abusive cops, the people who forget about stuff after just a few weeks and no longer hold them accountable, or the cops in full body armor that think they can shoot anything that moves and having it being justified...