But at what point did America become a place where going about your legitimate business mean a police officer might drive silently up to your car, ask for your licence and then shoot at you 4 times for doing what he asked you for?
Do you support this new America or would you prefer police officers were able to do this with impunity?
If you look at how many and who with in LE have been fired, convicted, etc, for corruption or unlawful use of force in the past few decades, the majority would have never been hired as law enforcement officers forty years ago.
The ones yelling the most are the ones who caused it.
There's also more to it, twenty of thirty years ago when comparing LE in the west to LE in the east
(Any state that doesn't touch the Mississippi River is the "west") was like comparing apples to oranges. On the east LE was "law enforcement", reactive like (progressive law enforcement) reacting to a crime and that's how libs like it. Most LE were Irish, Italian or Jewish.
In the west LE was proactive, peace officers keeping the peace. Western LE were mostly WASP.
Not true in the west today except for some county Sheriffs departments.
Many Trump supporters have lots of problems, and those deplorables are bringing those problems to us. They’re racists. They’re misogynists. They’re islamophobic. They're xenophobes and homophobes. And some, I assume, are good people.
"But Groubert, who has since been fired for the incident, has been charged with aggravated assault and battery, a felony that could get him up to 20 years in prison if convicted, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said Wednesday."
Did you even read the article before posting, or did you do what most in the media today do and see 'white officer v. black shooting victim' and run with your anti cop argument out of the box?
Now look, many things in this stop looked to have been wrong. 1. Most LEO's that I know will instruct that in a traffic stop situation that the person being stopped remain in their car, and follow the orders of the LEO from that point. There is a reason for that, here we see why.
It's hysterical that someone says you have to tell the cops you're reaching over to get your lic and registration. I used to have a lead foot and have probably been pulled over at least 8 times. I've never said, ok officer I'm reaching over to my glove box to retrieve my registration. Ok officer I'm handing it to you. Nobody does that,and the person who said it is grasping for straws.
I do remember being 9 mo pg and holding my belly telling him my water just broke. The look on his face was priceless. I let him know I was joking and we both had a good laugh.
If he killed the guy, he would have been able to argue he stood his ground against a perceived threat. We already have an example of a cop shooting an armed black man in Ferguson, and he hasn't been arrested yet.
This guy had his hands up as soon as the cop started firing, and he was stopped for not wearing a seatbelt. Usually when cops are looking for DUIs or drugs, they stop for minor things like seatbelts or unsteady driving. It's BS. It's happened to me in bad neighborhood before. They asked me why I was out so late and I told them I was university student, driving home to stay at a friends. I think the trooper was profiling him to begin with. That's just how I see cops.
As everybody on TV keeps repeating, cops need better training and they should all wear cameras.
The guy who was shot was not at the pumps, but could very easily have gotten out to get something from the store or to clean the trucks windows. I expect until the cop asked for his license he had no idea the cop was interested in him.
It was a bad shooting and the cop should be up for assault charges if not attempted murder charges
Conservatives believe the government is incompetent, and seek to elect people who will prove it
Ignorance is Bliss Bliss is the same as happiness US Christian conservatives are the happiest in the US according to studies Do you see a connection?