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Originally posted by roadgravel
Maybe they need to start carrying 6 shot single action revolvers.
Originally posted by MCJustJ
Why are people so quick to say things like "Sue them for everything they've got" how does taking tax payer money help the situation? If anything it just makes things worse. I understand suing for lost wages, and medical expenses, and any lawyer fees you acquire but this idea that people should be trying to get as much money as possible is one of the biggest flaws in the system.
You aren't hurting the police by doing that, Well, you are, but you're also taking tax payer dollars and putting it into another person hands, despite them not really deserving nearly as much money as people tend to get in these situations.
I don't think taking their money is the way to fix the system, if anything it probably just makes the cops angrier, and the last thing we need is a bunch of angry cops.
I feel like a lot of these lawsuits contribute to that whole us vs them mentality that the bad cops tend to have.
But despite all that I can't say I wouldn't consider doing the same if I was shot by a police officer, so I don't think any less of the people who do. I just feel conflicted about the whole thing.
Originally posted by Grimpachi
Honestly police should be made to have something like Google glasses where everything they do is recorded.
Cameras on their pistols that start recording as soon as they are drawn.
I believe that will be the future in law enforcement but only after there is pressure from the populace.
Originally posted by CoolStoryMan
IS THIS HOW THEY TRAIN OFFICERS IN FLORIDA? Shoot first and ask questions later?
The deputies were in fear for their own safety
He then backed out of the vehicle with his hands raised, he said. He later told his mother that he had his car keys in his hand with a metal flashlight attached.
In a press conference Monday afternoon, Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said his officers reported that Middleton lunged out of the vehicle and spun toward them.
That's when they opened fire.