With the history that police brutality has in the US, he'll probably be given some weak ass 6 months without pay sanction and worse yet he'll then rejoin police ranks in another town elsewhere. I've been telling you people for nearly 3 years that police brutality is a problem in the US and nobody seems to get it until it's too late.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
If the top of the head is lowered and a bullet enters there, then it's headed toward the bottom of the head. The downward trajectory is not relative to the Earth, it's relative to the top and bottom of the skull.
When the skull is completely upright, the top of his skull is above the bottom. If the head is turned / tilted, then the top of the skull gets lower.
EG if you were hung upside down and a bullet was shot straight up vertically, the bullet would travel from the ground up, but it would enter on the top of the skull and exit at the bottom. Was the gun above the skull? No. It was below it. Is the trajectory relative to the skull top to bottom? Yes.
Now imagine that instead of being hung upside down, the skull is just rotated so that the top of the skull is more horizontal than upright. A shot with a more or less horizontal trajectory relative to the ground would not enter at the side of the head because the head is rotated / tilted. The bullet from a more or less horizontal gun would enter more toward the top of the rotated skull and proceed toward the bottom of the skull, EVEN THOUGH the bullet is not travelling at the same angle relative the vertical of the ground.
I may be wrong.
We saw how someone could shoot themselves in the head...yes it can be done, Ive seen people cuffed behind their back within seconds bring their hands over their head and be cuffed in the front...Ive seen two men actually break cuffs...one a huge samoan broke two sets back to back and had the biggest grin on his face...having said all that...obviously none of that applies here....
What does apply, if he had the gun on him, the cops should be fired for cuffing him and not frisking him or not frisking him properly...all patrolmen know to SEARCH the back seat of their vehicles each an everytime they place someone back under arrest and they exit the vehicle...you do that automatically.....these are just standard procedures...no matter what really occurred here they screwed up at the minimum
Last edited by lpast; 08-24-12 at 06:08 AM.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
While I often question police actions, I think this is likely truth is stranger than fiction and the guy did shoot himself. Cops who want to kill someone can come up with better ways than some bizarre claim like that.