Originally Posted by Ataturk
I guess if you consider being charged with murder nothing, then yeah, nothing.
He was not dragged. The video makes this clear.
and was in a significant danger of being run over had he fallen under the vehicle.
He has a significant danger of dying if he jumps off a building. He caused the incident and any potential (which is doubtful there was any) to be run over by violating his training and reaching into the car.
I don't recall him saying anything about being seriously injured. Perhaps you should read your comment above....
At first he reported on the air that he wasn't injured, then that his left arm was injured, then after he went to the hospital he was cleared and given aspirin.
I did not say they were accorded absolute deference. But they do not have to retreat, they have the power of arrest and thus are largely shielded from the charge that they are aggressors in the conflict leading to the shooting (which defeats a claim of self-defense, for you laymen out there).
No one has said he has a duty to retreat, that's irrelevant here. He violated his training and protocols and wound up killing someone who should not have wound up dead. The death was due to his stupidity, not to his refusing to retreat.
It's really a sign of the times that you can say that with a straight face. And a minute ago you said the cop's behavior was reckless. What is recklessness if not ignoring danger?
Danger to a third person - Dubose.