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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Seems like cops get into some ridiculous tunnel vision trap where the only people in the world are themselves and the mythical "bad guy" they are allegedly looking for.
The rest of the world falls back into simply being set props and no other people are expected or allowed to be present. Like a game. Just them, the target and a bunch of NPC's that only there for atmosphere.
Then something moves and they react like frightened monkeys.
It's never their fault of course. It's our fault we exist. It's our fault they're at the wrong address. It's our fault we wondered what that noise outside was. It's our fault we want to protect ourselves.
The sickest part is that if the cops werent in their little costumes the old guy may have had the drop on them but thanks to their little costumes the old guy may have very well thought he was safe and held back his reaction at the sight of "friendlies." Notice the cops didnt hold back.
Maybe we should have funny little costumes too?
Originally posted by jrod
This happens. When cops see a gun they are conditioned to shoot. I know there are many well trained police out there, but it only takes one trigger happy cop on a call for this to happen.
It is unfortunate. There is often little recourse for the victim's family, they are usually told that you should have called 911 first.
I'll call a mayday on ch.16 before I ever dial 911 for good reason.
Originally posted by sligtlyskeptical
30 years ago i locked myself out the house and a neighbor saw my legs go through the bedroom window. A few minutes later i walked out the garage and had 5 cops with their guns trained on me. Today i think i would be dead instead of just having to change my underwear.
Kudos to the Miami Shores police department back then.
Originally posted by rayuki
if you came out with a gun you would be dead no doubt.
Originally posted by caladonea
Originally posted by StoicMystic
Living that much of a life to be riddled with bullet holes, dead, on your own property... This is disgusting, we need reform, or a revolution.
There really has been just too much of this sort of thing going on regarding the reckless behaviors of some law enforcement and their bad decisions.
Seriously I think a revolution may happen sooner than we think; if reform does not happen now.
Originally posted by jimmyx
did this guy have a window looking directly across the street?...didn't he see the patrol car?...if he did, why would he show himself to the police with a gun in his hand?....why didn't he stay inside with the gun? ....for me, "stupid" can get you killed, and that is what happened to this guy.
A man whose bid to become a police officer was rejected after he scored too high on an intelligence test has lost an appeal in his federal lawsuit against the city
At the same time, there is a reason its called a “concealed weapons” permit... As in you are supposed to have it concealed unless you are in imminent danger. He should not have had the gun in hand to go outside looking into what was happening. For that matter, he should not have gone outside at all. He should have called the police, then stayed in his house and protected himself and his wife. Honestly, is there anything in anyone’s garage that is worth getting killed over, whether it be by the police or a criminal?