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originally posted by: roaland
a reply to: alienjuggalo
Third thing. In order for this to be decided in court, you still have to comply with the officers demands, such as. If he asks you to get out of the car, you get out of the car. By not getting out of the car and completely disobeying the officers demands you are escalating the situation and making it far worse then it needs to be.
He evaluated the situation and decided that it was time to put an end to the stalling/waiting for the kid to make his next move.
originally posted by: Bedlam
IA functions should be performed by a disinterested federal group that is above local politics, can't be easily bribed, and doesn't care about whether the cops support them or not. As opposed to, say, the local prosecutors and judges, who have a natural conflict of interest in the matter.
And have all criminal charges against LEOs be prosecuted in federal court.
That would about do it. Get the conflicts of interest out, and apply some punitive feedback that's permanent, i.e., you lose certification and can't get it back by going to the next town.
originally posted by: L.A.B
The kid was being a bit of a douche, but to be shot just because he was running away?
The kid clearly wasn't socially intelligent enough to deal with the situation in the right manner, but to be shot like a fleeing animal.. in the back..
originally posted by: hefficide
As a private citizen, if I were to shoot and kill somebody who was assaulting me with their fists ( at least in GA ) I would be subject to murder charges. I know this because my 24 year old nephew assaulted me about two months ago - at my own home - and I nearly went to jail because I had a pocket knife in my possession. He was not charged with anything because of the fact that I carry a pocket knife. The police were crystal clear that if I'd have so much as touched my pocket while he was striking me, they would have charged me with attempted murder.
There was a time when disinformation was severely frowned upon around here.
The kid clearly wasn't socially intelligent enough to deal with the situation in the right manner