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

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Guess you missed the part were he was given the medal of valor from his department a year ago.
    Bet if you had been shot at before, you would be alittle jumpy too.
    Look, it's this simple: the cop's life is of little importance compared to the duties of his or her job. They've willingly joined the force to serve and protect their community and fellow citizens. Itchy trigger fingers, brutality, Constitutional violations... it is all becoming too common place. So unless a clear and present danger exists, the cop should have done nothing but issue orders like, "Let me see your hands," and not assume, "Hey, he might have a weapon, time to start shooting..." And if the man was "alittle (sic) jumpy," then why was he wearing a badge and carrying semi-automatic handguns? If he was afflicted, it shows even worse judgment, and not just on his part either. Glad to see that you're still defending the police regardless of the heinous bull**** they do on a daily basis.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Stop shooting cops, the cops will stop shooting people.
    Dude... they're not employed to kill people, that's the military, and even then, there are strict rules of engagement. Police going willy nilly on American civilians should be condemned harshly and often. Imagine if that was a 16 year old white girl getting lit the **** up. Would you still be defending the police officer?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    I just wondered why the guy was shot at four times for doing what the police officer asked. No need to wonder anything else unless you wish to justify the shooting of an unarmed man following police orders.
    The general public needs to learn to exercise common sense when interacting with the police. Don't dart into a vehicle and grope for objects the officer cannot see because they are likely to assume to the worst. Do what the officer tells you, but do it in a smart way.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    The general public needs to learn to exercise common sense when interacting with the police.
    I thought the public paid taxes to train police officers how to carry their jobs. Do we need training courses for people to be able to carry out normal activities without fear of being shot by the police?

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    Don't dart into a vehicle and grope for objects the officer cannot see because they are likely to assume to the worst. Do what the officer tells you, but do it in a smart way.
    With this particular police officer on this day, nothing would have been smart beyond not getting out of bed that morning.

    We don't have routinely armed police officers in my country and this case is a good reason why. You should only have special response units that carry arms.

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

    If that had been me driving that truck and my wallet was on my seat or in the center console, I believe I would have done the exact same thing when that cop asked me for my drivers licence.

    I am someone who tends to side with law enforcement and give them the benifit of the doubt, but in this case the fault lies 100% with the police officer. Ordering him to get out of the car when he reached for his wallet I can understand, but popping off 3 shots when the guy was again, trying to comply with his directives is simply inexcusable.

    As I said on the other thread, that cop needs to find himself a new career, because he obviously doesn't have what it takes to be in law enforcement.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    I thought the public paid taxes to train police officers how to carry their jobs. Do we need training courses for people to be able to carry out normal activities without fear of being shot by the police?
    Apparently we need training courses for people to use the cells in their brains. Don't start pummeling an officer's face in and expect to walk away. Don't leap toward an officer with a knife and expect to walk away. Don't run into a dark alley and stick your hands in your pants and expect to walk away. Don't point a gun at an officer and expect to walk away. Don't dart out of view of an officer and start grabbing for something he can't see and expect a Barney Fief response.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    Apparently we need training courses for people to use the cells in their brains. Don't start pummeling an officer's face in and expect to walk away. Don't leap toward an officer with a knife and expect to walk away. Don't run into a dark alley and stick your hands in your pants and expect to walk away. Don't point a gun at an officer and expect to walk away. Don't dart out of view of an officer and start grabbing for something he can't see and expect a Barney Fief response.
    None of that has anything to do with what happened in the video.

    Also, I happen to keep my driver's license in my left front pocket. If I had reached into my left front pocket I don't doubt he would have started shooting at me under the assumption that I was reaching for a weapon.
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    Re: Video shows trooper shooting unarmed man, South Carolina police say

    I think he should be charged.

    You cannot just allow cops to shoot people for virtually no cause and just fire them for it.

    What if he had permanently injured or even killed this person?

    If cops can shoot people for little cause and legally get away with it, what would stop a cop from committing murder (assuming no connection to the victim could be proven).

    Say a cop had a secret affair that he wanted out of, but the other person refused and threatened to go public. What is to stop the cop from pulling the person over during a 'routine' traffic stop and doing the same thing this cop did...but intentionally and he murders the victim?
    They get away with murder and the cop just loses his/her job.

    Sure, it's far fetched, but definitely possible.

    Trigger happy cops who shoot first and ask questions later should be subject to discipline under the law and not just be fired when they go too far.

    If cops don't like it, don't become cops.

    It's an honorable profession, but it does not mean they can just shoot people whenever they get 'jumpy' and get away with it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    The general public needs to learn to exercise common sense when interacting with the police. Don't dart into a vehicle and grope for objects the officer cannot see because they are likely to assume to the worst.
    Do what the officer tells you, but do it in a smart way.


    That's total bull****. This guy should never have been a cop.

    If you can't do the job don't apply for it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    I think he should be charged.


    You cannot just allow cops to shoot people for virtually no cause and just fire them for it.

    What if he had permanently injured or even killed this person?

    If cops can shoot people for little cause and legally get away with it, what would stop a cop from committing murder (assuming no connection to the victim could be proven).

    Say a cop had a secret affair that he wanted out of, but the other person refused and threatened to go public. What is to stop the cop from pulling the person over during a 'routine' traffic stop and doing the same thing this cop did...but intentionally and he murders the victim?
    They get away with murder and the cop just loses his/her job.

    Sure, it's far fetched, but definitely possible.

    Trigger happy cops who shoot first and ask questions later should be subject to discipline under the law and not just be fired when they go too far.

    If cops don't like it, don't become cops.

    It's an honorable profession, but it does not mean they can just shoot people whenever they get 'jumpy' and get away with it.


    I agree. This loser went way over the line and he needs to pay a heavy price for it.

    No one forced him to become a cop.

    He took on a job that he obviously can't do.

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