On Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 4:55:27 PM UTC-4, Muggles wrote:
It isn't. The cop has a lot of explaining to do, and from what we
know so far, I agree, it looks like he has a lot of responsibility
for what happened. Anytime you shoot an unarmed person, you better
have a damn good reason. But, as usual, you fail to recognize that
the deaf guy also bears responsibility for what happened. In almost
every one of these police shootings of someone who was unarmed, it
never would have happened if the perp had just acted like a normal,
civil person would when confronted by police. The perps bear varying
degrees of responsibility for creating a toxic environment that ends
badly. What this guy did was not horrific, but he did create a toxic
If the cop had been following him for 8 miles, don't they usually call
in or have a computer on board that gathers the license plate
information? Wouldn't that information had also included the fact that
the man was death and mute??
It may be on the operator's license but registration is usually neutral.
Anyone could be driving the car. Registered owner has nothing to do
with the actual driver in many cases. Could have been registered to a
leasing company too.
I dunno.... By the accounts I have read, he was not displaying any sort
of weapon. And, from the photos, he looks really scraggly/skinny...
kind of sick, even....
I wasn't there, but I would like to hear from *somebody* that the cops
gave some sort of warning before they killed him.... like displaying
their weapons for more than a tenth of a second before pulling the
trigger..... Or maybe a taser...
I think the cops are simply primed to pull their guns and shoot in many
situations where that could be avoided. I know it's easy to comment
on somebody else's job... but too much of the stuff we are seeing over
the past couple of years is really beyond the pale - and I see no reason
to assume that it magically began when cell phone cams came into wide
On Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:27:29 -0400, (PeteCresswell) wrote:
Indeed. In fact, there is every indication that prevalence of innocuous
cameras has enormously mitigated abuse of power in all venues. Teddy
bear cams, dash cams, lapel cams, and especially cell phone cams have
made border guards, police, security agents, bouncers, etc. all much
more polite and less liable to exceed their authority.
For every camera you can see, count on a few you cannot.
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