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    Re: Police: Officer in Missouri shot, Killed man who Pulled Gun.....

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    That's horrible advice. Depending on what the officer is trying to talk to you about, I would greatly advise against that.

    Instead, ask if you are being arrested or if you should get a lawyer.
    Yes, it's always wise to escalate a harmless situation when simple manners would suffice. No matter who it is, if someone comes up to me and asks me a question, I try to answer it if I can or let them know that I can't. Since I'm not a criminal nor do I have a giant chip on my shoulder, I tend to treat police officers in the same manner. And just to be clear, that's not a hypothetical. I've been out walking my dog and been approached by a police car asking if I've seen something or someone they're looking for or been advised about something. I don't immediately go into full defense attorney combat mode just because they're police officers.

    Respect and decency towards one another can go a long, long way.
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    Re: Police: Officer in Missouri shot, Killed man who Pulled Gun.....

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Thanks for the info. And, again, the if the police's side of the story turns out to be true and the video shows what they say it shows, then shooting the guy was permissible. I'll continue to take it with a grain of salt for now.
    I agree with this position.

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    Re: Police: Officer in Missouri shot, Killed man who Pulled Gun.....

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    This is what CNN is currently reporting:

    But Berkeley's mayor, who is black, said Wednesday that this shooting cannot be compared to officer-involved deaths in nearby Ferguson and on Staten Island, New York -- incidents that spurred widespread protests after grand juries decided not to charge the officers.

    "(It) does not appear .... that the police officer initiated" Tuesday's shooting, Mayor Theodore Hoskins told reporters Wednesday, citing, in part, the surveillance video that he says appears to show the teen aiming a gun at the officer.


    Officer fatally shoots armed teen in town near Ferguson - CNN.com
    Here's a link to the video : CCTV footage appears to show Antonio Martin raising gun to police officer - video | US news | The Guardian

    He definitely puts his hand out.

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    Re: Police: Officer in Missouri shot, Killed man who Pulled Gun.....

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    Did that cop ever approach white men in the parking lot of that establishment while on routine patrol?

    if so, it's not about race.
    That's not the standard. Besides, you would have to expect that in a predominantly black neighborhood, it would be predominantly blacks that are approached by cops. The issue here isn't race. It is that a man pulled a gun on a cop. Skin color in such a scenario is only important to those obsessed with race to begin with.

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    Re: Police: Officer in Missouri shot, Killed man who Pulled Gun.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    Who polices the police?


    Mostly, on a day to day basis, the police.

    Just like the military polices the military.

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    Re: Police: Officer in Missouri shot, Killed man who Pulled Gun.....

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Thanks for the info. And, again, the if the police's side of the story turns out to be true and the video shows what they say it shows, then shooting the guy was permissible. I'll continue to take it with a grain of salt for now.
    If the protestors hadn't escalated the violence, it wouldn't have happened.

    Its time for the hands-up-a-tards to realize they lose more credibility, everyday.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Police: Officer in Missouri shot, Killed man who Pulled Gun.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Truckstop View Post
    I know, I have seen the stupid video. You do it your way, I'll do it my way, and this idiot will do it his way. In the end, the people that stay alive and out of jail will be the winners. Having had maybe 50 interactions with on duty law enforcement over 40 years I really am not scared of being railroaded or falsely imprisoned by some crazy cop. Most of them appreciate honesty and the ability to do what they need to do and get on with their day.
    Just as an aside - with this post, and your post previous to this one, I have to wonder why such a sane voice, a voice of reason, isn't posting more in the almost 4 years you've been a member. Your contributions would be valuable. Thanks for the input here.
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    Re: Police: Officer in Missouri shot, Killed man who Pulled Gun.....

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    That's horrible advice. Depending on what the officer is trying to talk to you about, I would greatly advise against that.

    Instead, ask if you are being arrested or if you should get a lawyer.

    kinda depends on what the question is

    and how it is asked

    i think a lot of it now is about respect.....

    somewhere, somehow these kids got it in their heads that the police are the enemy

    when an officer gets an "attitude" from a kid....white, black, brown or yellow...he is going to take more notice
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    Re: Police: Officer in Missouri shot, Killed man who Pulled Gun.....

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Until you post some evidence to support this I'm going to believe that your post is BS.
    Perhaps a little sarcasm alert was necessary - my apologies.
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    Re: Police: Officer in Missouri shot, Killed man who Pulled Gun.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    Who polices the police?

    ever heard of internal affairs?
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