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Shooting in Missouri sparks protests, looting

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That is from the Brown shooting?

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How the fuck did he take 6 shots... most people would play possum after 1 shot.

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That is from the Brown shooting?

 

yea

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Looking at that, I don't understand how anyone can come away with this without having any concerns.
 

That's basically an execution in the street.

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Toxicology report will be interesting one way or another.

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Anyone who hasn't seen John Oliver's segment on Ferguson from last night, I highly recommend it. He covers everything from Ferguson, the shooting, racial profiling done by cops, and even police forces being given military grade equipment. Great watch, as usual from his show. 

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Found the video, no clue how long it will be up though. Language obviously NSFW for some part of the video. 

 

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I mentioned this earlier. So many split second decisions in cases like this can end up being tragic.
So many what ifs. Awful.

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Even if he ran at the cop, he was unarmed, and why use such lethal force? He was shot what, 6 times? That is excessive force.

 

 

Excessive force depends on a lot of things. The north Hollywood bank robbers were shot multiple times (11 and 29 times respectively). Stopping the threat is what is most important. If it takes 1 shot or 30, that's what it takes.

 

As for being unarmed, I'm not so sure that really applies any longer in our society. Depending on the level of martial arts, self defense, MMA, or other type of hand to hand combat training, someone can be "armed" with the ability to cause lethal harm with use of only their body. That information can't be obtained just by looking at someone. After the fact knowledge is always great, but in a situation where someone kept approaching after being issued a warning to stop, I wouldn't assume I am in no danger just because a person doesn't have a visible weapon. 

 

I am not in any way saying what this officer did was justified in any way, because I don't know if he was or not. The investigation hasn't been finished and if the guy is guilty of committing murder, then he needs to be punished to the fullest extent of the law. If it turns out he was justified and is cleared, again, not saying he was, then I expect a lot more than just looting and rioting. 

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Excessive force depends on a lot of things. The north Hollywood bank robbers were shot multiple times (11 and 29 times respectively). Stopping the threat is what is most important. If it takes 1 shot or 30, that's what it takes.

 

As for being unarmed, I'm not so sure that really applies any longer in our society. Depending on the level of martial arts, self defense, MMA, or other type of hand to hand combat training, someone can be "armed" with the ability to cause lethal harm with use of only their body. That information can't be obtained just by looking at someone. After the fact knowledge is always great, but in a situation where someone kept approaching after being issued a warning to stop, I wouldn't assume I am in no danger just because a person doesn't have a visible weapon. 

 

I am not in any way saying what this officer did was justified in any way, because I don't know if he was or not. The investigation hasn't been finished and if the guy is guilty of committing murder, then he needs to be punished to the fullest extent of the law. If it turns out he was justified and is cleared, again, not saying he was, then I expect a lot more than just looting and rioting. 

 

Eh, weren't those bank robbers armed with automatic weapons?

 

What does that have to do with an unarmed kid being gunned down in the street?

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Eh, weren't those bank robbers armed with automatic weapons?

 

What does that have to do with an unarmed kid being gunned down in the street?

 

You said 6 shots was excessive force. I was providing an instance where 6 shots was not enough force to stop someone. 

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Eh, weren't those bank robbers armed with automatic weapons?

What does that have to do with an unarmed kid being gunned down in the street?

The Négro doesn't have to be armed. His fists are deadly even from 35 feet away.

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