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    Re: Video shows trooper shooting unarmed man, South Carolina police say

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    It doesn't matter. Maybe his wallet fell out of his pants, maybe he had just taken it out and had not put it back in his pocket not really thinking about it, or maybe.... Just because you don't have your ID in your pocket at all times makes you stupid. I get ID'd alot and sometimes I don't always put it back in my purse or pocket right away either.
    Ever dive back into your car when a cop asks you for it?

    In fact, ever get out of your car when pulled over?

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    Re: Video shows trooper shooting unarmed man, South Carolina police say

    Quote Originally Posted by Verax View Post
    South Carolina trooper shot unarmed man, police say - CNN.com

    The man was pulled over for a seat belt violation. He trooper gets out, asks him for his ID, the man turns to get it and the cop starts barking orders and shoots him for fear he is grabbing a weapon.

    Another ridiculous shooting from a cop so scared he shoots because of a perceived threat. He asked for the ID and then assumed the guy was going for a gun.

    Luckily though the guy lived and the cop is no longer on the force. I don't think should get 20 years, it just looks like he should really not be a police officer if he is that jumpy. Maybe a couple of years and banned from ever owning a weapon or serving in any kind of authoritative role.

    Edit: Also, thank god that cop is a terrible shot or else the guy would be dead with a few slugs in his chest. He only took a single bullet to the pelvis.

    This one unlike the other one was clear cut that the cop was in the wrong. the cop should be charged and jailed.

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    Re: Video shows trooper shooting unarmed man, South Carolina police say

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    As long as certain people are around, probably not.
    What, are you going to kill all the black people? I know there are a lot of racists among them, but that comment is out of line.

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    Re: Video shows trooper shooting unarmed man, South Carolina police say

    Sometimes I don't even have pockets. I have jogging shorts with no pockets. Wallet sits either in the center console, or in the glove box.


    Of course, I've also never gotten out of my car when a cop stops, either.

    Never the less. You can't tell a guy to do something....and then he does what you told him to do....and then get all upset because he was doing what you told him to do.

    That's what wives are for.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Video shows trooper shooting unarmed man, South Carolina police say

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I have to wonder why the guy got out of his SUV in the first place, why he didn't empty his hands (was he driving with all that **** in his lap?), and why he rushed back into his SUV for his license (it's not in his pocket? wtf?). Is he just stupid?
    It might make more sense to watch this video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBUUO_VFYMs

    I think he got out of his SUV to go to the store.

    The guy shot had moved his car maybe 30 yards around a parking lot and didn't put on his seat belt for the long trip. The cop didn't hit his siren, and it wasn't until he was out of the car that he realized the cop was pulling him over for a safety belt infraction.

    And you sound like my late father in law about the wallet. I rarely keep mine in my pocket. Sometimes in the door of the car, sometimes in the seat....

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    Re: Video shows trooper shooting unarmed man, South Carolina police say

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    And you sound like my late father in law about the wallet. I rarely keep mine in my pocket. Sometimes in the door of the car, sometimes in the seat....
    Man I just can't handle having sensitive items loose like that.

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    Re: Video shows trooper shooting unarmed man, South Carolina police say

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Man I just can't handle having sensitive items loose like that.
    He couldn't either, it was like a personal affront to him when I did it, but I'm 51 and have never lost a credit card, DL, keys, or my wallet from that practice.

    I did lose a CC while jogging around the mall in D.C. one year, but that's because I put it and the hotel key in my running shorts and forgot to zip up the pocket.... Thankfully it was about 6am and another jogger from my hotel picked it up and turned it in.
    Last edited by JasperL; 09-25-14 at 07:07 PM.

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    Re: Video shows trooper shooting unarmed man, South Carolina police say

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    He couldn't either, but I'm 51 and have never lost a credit card, DL, keys, or my wallet from that practice.

    I did lose a CC while jogging around the mall in D.C. one year, but that's because I put it and the hotel key in my running shorts and forgot to zip up the pocket.... Thankfully it was about 6am and another jogger from my hotel picked it up and turned it in.
    Man...lol I just....I just can't do that....literally, my fingers brush my front pockets every single time I stand up, making sure my stuff is there.

    And if it's not, if there isn't a mental note siting right there saying "the phone is on the desk charging" or whatever...my world stops until I have it again.

    The video you linked to showed the proper context. I'm not sure the cop even had a right to stop him at all since they were on private property. And to all fairness to the driver, if that were me and the cop asked for registration, I would have had to reach back into my car to get it.

    But I while watching the video...I don't think my reaction would be to put my hands up...I probably would have drawn on the cop and started firing immediately. That's Army training, "the best medicine is superior firepower", and superior firepower can simply be projection of intent, it's not necessarily a bigger caliber or more rounds in the mag.

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    If I survived the incident I'll probably regret it, but right or wrong, in the moment I'm more likely to fire back, not wildly, but aggressive and with the intent to kill.
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    Re: Video shows trooper shooting unarmed man, South Carolina police say

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Man...lol I just....I just can't do that....literally, my fingers brush my front pockets every single time I stand up, making sure my stuff is there.

    And if it's not, if there isn't a mental note siting right there saying "the phone is on the desk charging" or whatever...my world stops until I have it again.
    I have to share one story that's typical of the guy. He lived in a VERY safe neighborhood. When we'd visit, he had a little area at the side door where I'd put down my wallet and keys when I came in. Like I said, it drove him crazy. Every night about 10 I'd walk the dogs about a mile, and of course leave my stuff there. Well, TWICE that trip he locked me out of the house. Second time, he comes to the door in his boxers and t shirt, already in bed. "Oh, you forgot your key?" I miss him a lot and he was good to me, but not that side of him....

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    Re: Video shows trooper shooting unarmed man, South Carolina police say

    Quote Originally Posted by Verax View Post
    South Carolina trooper shot unarmed man, police say - CNN.com

    He only took a single bullet to the pelvis.
    Perhaps he was really going for his gun
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