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Chimera

Member Since 11 Nov 2009
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In Topic: Ferguson Decision

Today, 09:18 AM

In my opinion, bull rushing is beyond a doubt justification for deadly force.  The only question in my mind is, was the young man actually bull rushing or just moving slowly towards the officer?

 

Opinion and legality are different things.

One of the eyewitnesses claimed Brown was charging the officer while another said it looked like Brown was disoriented moving towards the officer.

 

I have no idea from the information that has been released.


In Topic: Ferguson Decision

Today, 08:36 AM

Based on what Wilson is saying and what the DA said 3 witnesses testified to, Brown did run away after that first incident in the car.  Wilson gave chase and at some point Brown turned around and "bull rushed" Wilson.  Wilson then fired 6 or 7 more shots, most of which hit Brown in the arms but one hit him in the head and killed him.

 

I think the bolded part is a major thing that people get hung up on.

 

I said earlier ITT that if Wilson were an ordinary citizen giving chase after the initial confrontation, he would be considered the aggressor and be charged accordingly. But Wilson, acting in his official capacity as a law enforcement officer, is obligated to give chase.

 

What I'm not 100% sure of is whether "bull rushing" is necessarily justification for using deadly force. Tazing or pepper spray seem like better options at the time. But I also understand that a person does not take very long to cover the distance in question. (the most I've heard was 120 feet - a 40 yard dash). Would that have been enough time for Wilson to reholster his firearm, grab his tazer or pepper spray (assuming he had it readily available) and give a well aimed shot?

 

I have heard of the "he was so much bigger than me" deadly self-defense being held up in court, but I can't cite specific cases. This is the first time I've heard it used by a cop.


In Topic: I hate flying...

Today, 08:20 AM

All Marine helicopters leak oil and that's ok with me. It's when it stops leaking oil is when I panic.

Helicopters have never scared me. Dad flew Cobras in the Army, and now flies for a hospital. Yes, I was the asshole betting the flight crew they couldn't get lower.

 

That's what I've always heard about Chinooks... if it ain't leaking, it's empty.


In Topic: Huddle Workout Warriors

Today, 06:29 AM

Well damn if my doc can't prescribe vitamin d correctly maybe I shouldn't trust his other findings


he probably wants to draw blood again in a few weeks to make sure your body can break it down and absorb it before hitting you with the 60,000 IU

In Topic: I need a new TV

Yesterday, 11:32 PM

Biggest bang for your buck? No doubt about that. They're cheap, but that doesn't mean you're not paying for it elsewhere. But the picture on vizios is not as good as competitors, what you're getting is features, so it depends on what you consider your 'bang'.

They have a decent warranty and that may play into the lifespan. I've had two small ones completely die on me and my large vizio was repaired two times and finally replaced the third time. Luckily I got it at Costco and it was within a year so it was replaced. These tvs were brand new and used, bought from different sources, a few hours a week.

My Sonys and Samsungs....even a Phillips are still going strong, the Sony is the best of the bunch, not just tvs but monitors as well.

 

Well OP is looking for something in the 50" range and according to cnet, 3 of the top 8 tvs at that size are vizio while only one is sony

http://www.cnet.com/...s/50-51-inches/

 

regardless, research individual models instead of brands. every brand puts out duds.


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