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post #5131 of 6081
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Originally Posted by double00 View Post


and what does either have to do with policing in the US?

Anyone worth shooting once is worth shooting multiple times.
post #5132 of 6081
Unless it's an accident; then you had better accept the shot calmly and not look aggressive afterwards.
post #5133 of 6081
That guy on the subway in NYC in the '80s disagrees. You are responsible for every bullet. If we're going to charge civilians with every shot then cops should not be held to a lower standard.
post #5134 of 6081
The Other Bernie was acquitted, IIRC.
post #5135 of 6081
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Originally Posted by Harold falcon View Post

That guy on the subway in NYC in the '80s disagrees. You are responsible for every bullet. If we're going to charge civilians with every shot then cops should not be held to a lower standard.

Bernie Goetz?
post #5136 of 6081
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/james-forcillo-sentencing-1.3698183

Scenario is guy is high on X on a streetcar with reports he has a knife. Cop shoots three times and guy drops to the floor. Cop then walks over and put another six rounds in him in a separate volley. Jury acquits cop on first volley of shots but guilty on second round of shots being attempted murder. There's a five year minimum sentence with that but cop's lawyer tries to argue cops should not be subject to this.

Lulz @ cops being special flowers.
post #5137 of 6081
The cops will be afraid to protect us from crime if they can't murder people with impunity.
post #5138 of 6081
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

The cops will be afraid to protect us from crime if they can't murder people with impunity.

Well, we're talking Canada, so remember the narrative is it's safe in the first place.
post #5139 of 6081
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/james-forcillo-sentencing-1.3698183

Scenario is guy is high on X on a streetcar with reports he has a knife. Cop shoots three times and guy drops to the floor. Cop then walks over and put another six rounds in him in a separate volley. Jury acquits cop on first volley of shots but guilty on second round of shots being attempted murder. There's a five year minimum sentence with that but cop's lawyer tries to argue cops should not be subject to this.

Lulz @ cops being special flowers.

Did they charge him with attempted murder because the guy was already dead for the second volley? Ordinarily attempt is harder to prove than actual murder.

Or did they just do it as a sleazy way to get the jury to convict him of something?
post #5140 of 6081
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

Did they charge him with attempted murder because the guy was already dead for the second volley? Ordinarily attempt is harder to prove than actual murder.

Or did they just do it as a sleazy way to get the jury to convict him of something?

This happened in Canada so it was all legit.
post #5141 of 6081
Maybe they were confused by the officially bilingual jury instructions.
post #5142 of 6081
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Well, we're talking Canada, so remember the narrative is it's safe in the first place.

I'm assuming the cop apologized when the whole homicide part was complete though, right?
post #5143 of 6081
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Originally Posted by JohnGalt View Post

I'm assuming the cop apologized when the whole homicide part was complete though, right?

From reading that article, apparently he did not, but he probably would have been spared charges if he had.
post #5144 of 6081
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-cop-mistook-doughnut-glaze-for-meth-20160727-story.html?ftag=MSF0951a18

If there's one thing I would think the cops would get right, it would be doughnut glaze.
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