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originally posted by: jadedANDcynical
Another thing that bears repeating is that this was a college police officer, not a city officer who was implicated in the shooting. I was unaware that college police had any authority outside of the college campus.
Senseless no matter what.
a reply to: CheckPointCharlie
Ah, thank you for the correction.
originally posted by: RomeByFire
originally posted by: staticfl
a reply to: abe froman
This is another typical rush to judgement and burn the cop down at any cost thread. Watch the video slowly and understand it. Here's two examples of why I think he will get off.
The cop is shown clearly reaching in the car and has grabbed the guys shirt or more likely, the seat belt trying to stop him.
The next still shot shows the cop falling down next to the car. From the orientation of the chest camera showing his face he most likely has his legs out from under him and possibly above his head. Look at the driver side mirror in relation. He was dragged.
Fair enough. "The cop was dragged."
That poor little guy. As mama not around to tend to his boo-boo?
Does that seriously justify shooting someone in the head?
I remember once in history class, my teacher (high school at the time), talked to us one period about Operation Paperclip.
American government recruiting and giving amnesty to Nazi scientists. Nasty stuff.
I always, even now to an extent, think to myself, "that could never really happen... thats insane," but it did. It really did.
And then I think of the rash of police brutality in America, the inconsistencies of internal investigations, penalties resulting in leaves, vacations, re-hirings at other police departments - and each and every time:
Police Chief: "It ills my gravely that one of my own would partake in such inhumane actions such as etc etc"
It just baffles me. The UN does a report, and scathes the U.S. on the way it's police treat it's populace.
Yet all the while, there are those that defend it, and get away with it.
Every time one of these stories emerge, I always imagine.
What if the victim in this case had a badge, and the officer didn't.
Would it still have the same ruling?
originally posted by: Urantia1111
Dude was being removed from the vehicle lawfully when he bolted and drove towards the cop. There's more grey area here than people are acknowledging.
originally posted by: Rocker2013
originally posted by: ManBehindTheMask
originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: EternalSolace
Is that the fault of all the other people there marching peacefully?
The status quo so far , from Ferguson, To Boston, to everything since then is that, apparently , its NEVER their fault....
No matter what they destroy, no matter whose livelihoods are destroyed, no matter whose homes or property is torn asunder....
"oh no they just (insert PC, apologist line here)
Who are "they"?
When you call everyone pointing out your bigotry as "PC apologists" what you really mean is "non racists"?
originally posted by: dragonridr
Are you serious yes if someone is fleeing with the officer caught and being dragged he should shoot him. If a black man was being dragged behind a pickup truck I'm sure you would be all for him being shot. If its true and he was being dragged he had reason to kill him however should be fired for getting in that position in the first place. Shows a real lack of training.
originally posted by: ScientificRailgun
a reply to: SlapMonkey
From the body-cam video I saw I don't think Tensing was knocked to the ground, and I didn't see parts of his body in the vehicle when Dubose took off. I only saw the video twice, though, so I could be wrong.
I don't think it'll be hard for the prosecution to prove malicious intent here. The defense will have a harder time, I think, than the prosecution.