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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    I seriously doubt the officer missed center mass the first 8 shots. The man was unarmed. Even if the officer's canned claim of "he went for my gun" the officer obviously had control of his firearm for the last 8 shots.
    No department has a shoot to wound policy. This isn't TV or the movies dead eye.

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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    You mean like 8 or 10 shots to stop a human?
    Are you not paying attention?
    That is the approximate number of times the Officer fired.

    Like I said; You are speaking nonsense.
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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    I seriously doubt the officer missed center mass the first 8 shots. The man was unarmed. Even if the officer's canned claim of "he went for my gun" the officer obviously had control of his firearm for the last 8 shots.
    And? He fired until the threat was mitigated.
    So again. What is so hard to understand about that?
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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    I seriously doubt the officer missed center mass the first 8 shots. The man was unarmed. Even if the officer's canned claim of "he went for my gun" the officer obviously had control of his firearm for the last 8 shots.
    Actually not surprising from what poor police marksmanship has been reported these days.

    Then couple that with lack of emotional control and poor supervision, and these shoots happen.
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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Are you not paying attention?
    That is the approximate number of times the Officer fired.

    Like I said; You are speaking nonsense.
    How odd that law enforcement survived all those years with 6 shot revolvers, when they barely had half the rounds necessary to mitigate threats!

    I am shocked!
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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Missouri police shooting of teen Michael Brown sparks protests, looting, vandalism - CBS News


    The looting and violence is in response to the shooting of Michael Brown when, according to police, Brown and another man assaulted the police officer, there was a struggle and shots were fired, ultimately killing Brown. The two men in the alleged assault were not armed. However, a different account was provided by one Dorian Johnson, who says the struggle was initiated by the police officer, who assaulted Brown - Brown broke free and started to run when the police officer then shot Brown.

    The point of this post is NOT justifying or dismissing the shooting which was the flashpoint of the violence (though I am resigned to the fact it will devolve into that at some point) but I'm more interested in why looting is the preferred method of showing distrust and dissatisfaction with police actions, when the owners of these stores which were broken into have absolutely NOTHING to do with the police shooting. Why is looting and destroying innocent people's livelihoods the preferred method of action in these circumstances? We see this time and time again - and I'm reminded of the 1992 So.Central LA riots.
    The looting and rioting are incidental to each other. Rioting is a blow against the civic order. Seeing that order crumble brings the animal in people to the surface. Most looters would at best offer vague explanations for the moral credibility of their actions in terms of what incited the riot.
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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    No department has a shoot to wound policy. This isn't TV or the movies dead eye.
    Shoot until no longer a threat. That doesn't mean until dead every time.

    I know police officers that have managed with one or two shots. They must be super cops!
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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    And? He fired until the threat was mitigated.
    So again. What is so hard to understand about that?
    Ah, so you were sitting there in the cruiser?
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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    How odd that law enforcement survived all those years with 6 shot revolvers, when they barely had half the rounds necessary to mitigate threats!

    I am shocked!
    Good for you?
    Their experience with 6 rounds told them they needed more. Thanks for showing that.
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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    The looting and rioting are incidental to each other. Rioting is a blow against the civic order. Seeing that order crumble brings the animal in people to the surface. Most looters would at best offer vague explanations for the moral credibility of their actions in terms of what incited the riot.
    Which doesn't make much sense since the violent and destructive actions they take have nothing to do with the source - the people they are hurting are just as innocent as the person who was hurt by the police (in this case). It's like saying my dog was run over by a car, so that justifies me breaking into your house and trashing it and stealing your stuff and getting away with it.
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