I meant (bad wording) people with vendetta's could abuse this voice for cj reform progress into career ruining iron fist or into political agenda to dilute the true message. Sorry red my wording was horrendous.
I agree, I think this was a very bad situation all the way around. No winners just poor judgment that has led to this conversation. Cops are not robots, they are human which means ultimately mistakes happen. The cop should be charged with manslaughter but murder is a stretch. I forgot the episode Blue Bloods but the episode was on how cops have very few seconds to make a choice which makes errors greater in chance. Frank Reagan had the lady do a training walk through for point of view. Book theory sometimes do not mash with real world. This is why I concur with Teeray we need cj reform altogether. I also do not believe in witch hunts, mass media propaganda, or social media forcing an individual to change by destroying their life, I find that bias and uncordial also counterproductive.
Are you Cantrell? Did I say something to hurt your feelings? I was having a mutual disagreement with Red, he and I are cordial. Dragged does not instantly mean wounds maybe his uniform had indications. Maybe he was far enough up to prevent himself from harm. Have they released pictures? I try to turn off world's chaos.
Wrong, the gentleman cranked put the car and gear then took off which lead to the officer instant shot instead of releasing car. Most reasonable people would have let go, hell I would have let go. His gun was probably already at draw position or at ready as soon as the gentleman was being sketchy which led to the future death of the gentleman. The car would have not taken off that distance unless the gentleman was already stepping onto the gas pedal first, dead people do not pick up feet or legs. When you die you kinda get stiff which probably lead to the future distance given after being shot. He was killed instantly.
Recap, look at the surroundings. The grease spot and vehicle. Look at the action of a parked car the gentleman was in. It was off completely. He then proceeds by cranking by looking at the officer then putting the car and gear. Now suspect he takes off which the officer stupidly reacted by reaching inside (probably to get the car turned off) which leads to very brief alteration as the car was in motion. Officer feels himself being dragged reacts out of fear of one's life and shoots. The vehicle is a weapon at this point. It took me about 6-7 times and slow mo reviews to see the video in some form of coherent matter. My conclusion is unfortunate events. It was not murder. If he gets a charge, it should have been manslaughter. Sad event.
Live leak video, 27 minute video. Watch at the beginning red, look at the grease spot and vehicle in front before preceding. I'm with police reform/cj reform because this country NEEDS it but I'm not out for witch hunts just because. The officer was dragged believe it or not. Look where he ended before he started to run (grease spot/vehicle). I concur he was an asshat but not a murderer. But take a look again Red.
If you doubt ask this: what makes a car move (a dead person or live?) and look at the surroundings. The gentleman cranked his car and put it into gear (car does not put itself in gear . The arm of the cop was locked onto the door with brief struggle before last resort to firing an arm due to instinct in a very brief time. Grant it no life should have been taken or lost and very unfortunate. The cop was dragged before firing, he lands near grease spot and vehicle that is up street. This is why the union is defending him because the video is clear.
The cop should get manslaughter at most. He should be acquitted of murder. I am not sticking up for the cop but the video answers everything. One word grease spot. The officer was dragged by a moving vehicle before shooting one time at the gentleman. Look at the video, you clearly see the grease spot up the street and when the officer finally started to run he started at the grease spot. Dick head yes, murderer no.