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two officers fired a total of three shots. They missed him but struck a 54-year-old woman in the right knee and a grazed a 35-year-old woman in the buttocks
Police officers were reportedly attempting to detain a man who was seen running through traffic
“He was just wandering, running away from the cop,” a witness told the New York times.
...the man made his hand into a gun shape and “aimed at the cops”.
So... Just a pure hypothetical question..... Since self defense laws commonly apply to defense of others in mortal danger or imminent threat of death?
When does the cop become the killer to the 3rd party observer.....when shooting an unarmed man to pieces and hitting innocent people in the process? At what point ..does the cop himself have legitimate reason to wonder when someone might shoot HIM to save those he is shooting in such a casual way?
Drudge report has the story headline this thread is based on, and in the same box...SAME box for coming in timing?
Unarmed man, possibly looking for help after wreck, shot by police
I can say the second story at least has the cop being charged right away with voluntary manslaughter ..but the distinction between one and the other, aside from a dead citizen, is kinda lost on me. The action and total lack of legitimate reason for it seems about the same, eh? Crazy Crazy times.edit on 15-9-2013 by wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)
reply to post by alfa1
No one is safe. NO ONE.
Seriously, if you see a cop, just avoid them at all costs.
Never invite a cop into your life. Never.
The bullets stuck two victims, including a 54-year-old woman on a walker who reportedly dropped to the ground when struck.
reply to post by Raxoxane
They won't show you the crime ridden neighborhoods they work in for what,$29000 a year? Risk your life for that? Yet they wonder why they're trigger happy. Go work in a gang controlled ghetto area then get back to me ATS.