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post #976 of 6095

On the plus side...

 

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Footage has emerged of the "disturbing" moment a US patrol officer shot an unarmed man after requesting to see his driving license during a routine check.

South Carolina State Trooper Sean Groubert has been charged with assault and battery after shooting Levar Edward Jones at a petrol station in Columbia on 4 September, 2014.

Police released footage of the incident taken from the dashboard camera of Groubert's patrol car following his arrest.

The video shows Groubert pulling Jones over for allegedly not wearing his seatbelt while driving. After asking Jones to get out of the car, Groubert told Jones to hand over his license.

As Jones turns to retrieve his license, Groubert shouts "get out the car" before firing four times.

 

 

lefty

post #977 of 6095
That's sad when charging a cop for shooting an innocent man is considered a victory these days.
post #978 of 6095
If he didn't want to get shot, he should have been wearing his seat belt.
post #979 of 6095
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Originally Posted by Nil View Post

If he didn't want to get shot, he shouldn't have been black.

FtFY.
post #980 of 6095
His mistake was not being 100% passive and allowing the officer to feel in 100% complete control of the situation. Getting out of your car is a sign of aggression. Not having your license in your hand is a sign of aggression. Reaching back into your car is a sign of aggression.

I think the real question should be why this man is still breathing given his obvious aggression to LEOs?
post #981 of 6095
if you shoot a cop 4 times you would probably charged with attempted murder... a cop does it and it is assault and battery?
post #982 of 6095
Shooting someone in "unreasonable" self-defense isn't attempted murder because there isn't an attempt to murder.
post #983 of 6095
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The State Law Enforcement Division said in a news release that 31-year-old Sean Groubert was charged Wednesday with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.

He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

 

lefty

post #984 of 6095
Another "WTF overzealous prosecutors" case, though they seem to have come around.

The long and short of is that a PA woman with a PA CCW crossed into New Jersey, was pulled over, told the cop she had the gun, and got arrested.

The prosecutors were insisting on convicting her of a felony and putting her in prison for a mandatory minimum of three years. No longer:

http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/09/pa-nurse-arrested-on-gun-charges-given-reprieve/
post #985 of 6095
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

Another "WTF overzealous prosecutors" case, though they seem to have come around.

The long and short of is that a PA woman with a PA CCW crossed into New Jersey, was pulled over, told the cop she had the gun, and got arrested.

The prosecutors were insisting on convicting her of a felony and putting her in prison for a mandatory minimum of three years. No longer:

http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/09/pa-nurse-arrested-on-gun-charges-given-reprieve/

Is it sad that the first thing I thought was she was probably black before clicking on the link?
post #986 of 6095
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

Shooting someone in "unreasonable" self-defense isn't attempted murder because there isn't an attempt to murder.

Look at the guy that shot at cops breaking into his home in the middle of the night what are his charges?
post #987 of 6095
The theory in that case is undoubtedly that he knew the cops were cops.
post #988 of 6095
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

The theory in that case is undoubtedly that he knew the cops were cops.

Surely this cannot be correct? How can anyone reasonably know it's a cop breaking into your window at 5am during a "no knock" raid?
post #989 of 6095
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I think the real question should be why this man is still breathing given his obvious aggression to LEOs?

Because of the inexcusably bad marksmanship by the cop. The cop shot at him 4 times from a few feet away and only hit him once. But what he lacked in skill he surely made up for with enthusiasm in his desire to murder an innocent civilian.
post #990 of 6095
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

Shooting someone in "unreasonable" self-defense isn't attempted murder because there isn't an attempt to murder.

Rule 2 of firearms is do not shoot at anything you do not intend to kill. They don't teach cops to shoot people in the leg. If a gun goes off its de facto attempt to kill. Are you suggesting it should have been a lesser charge? I'd like to see a civilian get charged with that.
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