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post #4831 of 6095
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Originally Posted by taxgenius View Post

I can't recall one incident where he conceded a shooting was unjustified.

Who? Ataturk? No - either he's a troll or a world-class piece of shit.
post #4832 of 6095
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

Who? Ataturk? No - either he's a troll or a world-class piece of shit.


Those usually go hand in hand.
post #4833 of 6095
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

In isolation this sounds very measured, but after literally hundreds if not thousands of posts, we all know every police shooting is reasonable and justified.

Almost 600 posts by Ataturk in this thread, for the record.
post #4834 of 6095
The commentary from someone on the video is hilarious. In one video I watched a bystander commented, "Why they shoot the black boy instead of the fat boy?"
post #4835 of 6095
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

The commentary from someone on the video is hilarious. In one video I watched a bystander commented, "Why they shoot the black boy instead of the fat boy?"

I noticed that, too. I assume the tactical reasoning is that if they both jump up and rush you, the fat kid's likely to be slower and you'll have more time to work back to him as a secondary target.
Edited by lawyerdad - 7/21/16 at 4:11pm
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post #4837 of 6095
I saw some footage, but not the shooting. Based on the circumstances, the only way this could be "justified" is if the cop accidentally fired. Maybe he didn't know to keep his finger off the trigger. Again, I didn't see the shooting, so I'm just making crap up until we can learn more. I'd be a great journalist.
post #4838 of 6095
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Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post

I saw some footage, but not the shooting. Based on the circumstances, the only way this could be "justified" is if the cop accidentally fired. Maybe he didn't know to keep his finger off the trigger. Again, I didn't see the shooting, so I'm just making crap up until we can learn more. I'd be a great journalist.

Eh, you have work to do. If you want to be a commercially successful journalist, you need to stop oversharing about distinctions between what you actually know and what you're just assuming, taking someone else's word for, or making up. It distracts from the narrative and totally disrupts the Coleridgian suspension of disbelief.
post #4839 of 6095
The cop apparently didn't shoot to kill. And the "I don't know" response seems to indicate that he just panicked and was confused. Neither malicious nor justified.
post #4840 of 6095
Any civilian "accidentally" shooting someone would still be prosecuted. An accidental shooting is in no way justified. Rule fucking one of firearms is do not point a firearm at something you do not intend to kill. Cops are far too quick to pull out their weapons and brandish them around. They should be held to higher standards than civilians.

If this was an "accidental" shooting the cop should be prosecuted for first degree murder.
post #4841 of 6095
Statements are starting to be given.
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The Miami Herald reports that Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle attended the conference said that her department will be conducting a parallel investigation. According to her statement, the prosecutor’s office will be determining “whether the actions of the shooting officer constitute a criminal act that can be proven beyond and to the exclusion of every reasonable doubt.”

After Police Chief Gary Eugene left, U.S. Congress Representative Frederica Wilson addressed the press, CBS reports.

“The video is like a nightmare. I can’t believe it,” Wilson said. “What else could we have told him? What could have saved him from being shot? From what I saw, he was lying on the ground, with his hands up, freezing, being rational, and he was still shot. Something is not right with that picture.”

http://gawker.com/state-investigating-police-shooting-of-an-unarmed-black-1784050906
post #4842 of 6095
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Originally Posted by Jr Mouse View Post

Statements are starting to be given.
http://gawker.com/state-investigating-police-shooting-of-an-unarmed-black-1784050906

I'm sure the fact they double down on emphasizing reasonable doubt in that statement doesn't suggest any prejudgment or bias whatsoever.
post #4843 of 6095
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

I noticed that, too. I assume the tactical reasoning is that if they both jump us and rush you, the fat kid's likely to be slower and you'll have more time to work back to him as a secondary target.


It's official. Being black makes you a bigger threat in cops' eyes then being suspected of holding a firearm.
post #4844 of 6095
If the result should be the shooting was "accidental" then IMO this person should be barred from working as any time of LEO and from owning a gun.
post #4845 of 6095
Everybody here knows there is a big difference between gross incompetence and systemic racism, yes?

Either way is a problem of course just wildly different problems
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