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    Re: Family Outraged After North Miami Beach Police Use Mug Shots as Shooting Targets

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Gee, I wonder why they used photos of actual humans for target practice
    but when other law enforcement agencies were asked about this "widely used practice", they failed to corroborate Chief Dennis statement


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    The sensitivity of the non-lethal sharp shooter kept him from pulling the trigger when the target was a person and the plot usually revolved around his moral struggle to allow his talent to be used to save the good by killing the bad.

    De-sensitizing the recruits seems to be a major part of military training. This might be the thing that was being attempted here.
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    Re: Family Outraged After North Miami Beach Police Use Mug Shots as Shooting Targets

    Quote Originally Posted by code1211 View Post

    De-sensitizing the recruits seems to be a major part of military training. This might be the thing that was being attempted here.
    That's definitely the case here. The cops need to be used to seeing Blacks as targets and not people. When an unarmed black child is sleeping on a couch a cop shouldn't think twice about shooting her in the head.
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    Re: Family Outraged After North Miami Beach Police Use Mug Shots as Shooting Targets

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    That's definitely the case here. The cops need to be used to seeing Blacks as targets and not people. When an unarmed black child is sleeping on a couch a cop shouldn't think twice about shooting her in the head.


    That's not the message.

    In many shooting between the civilians, the eventual victim is the one who first produced the gun.

    The original target disarmed the gun owner and used the gun.

    The hesitation based on the sensitivity of the gun owner created the opening.

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    If you point a boxing glove at someone, your intent should be to hurt him. If you point a gun at someone, your intent should be to kill him.

    Most Americans raised as we are are taught to value life. Hesitation can be fatal in a situation of life and death.

    I'm sorry. I read past the part of the racial identifier. I only took in the part about the mug shots.
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    Re: Family Outraged After North Miami Beach Police Use Mug Shots as Shooting Targets

    Quote Originally Posted by code1211 View Post
    In the old cowboy shows, a recurring theme was the sharp shooter who had never "killed a man".

    The sensitivity of the non-lethal sharp shooter kept him from pulling the trigger when the target was a person and the plot usually revolved around his moral struggle to allow his talent to be used to save the good by killing the bad.

    De-sensitizing the recruits seems to be a major part of military training. This might be the thing that was being attempted here.
    If you really want to de-sensitize a shooter so that he can perform like a programmed machine then perhaps they should use targets with pictures of grade school kids. If one can blast a bullet in the target with a 10 year old girl then I would say he is definitely de-sensitized.

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    Re: Family Outraged After North Miami Beach Police Use Mug Shots as Shooting Targets

    I don't know about that. I wouldn't have any problem shooting at a paper target that had a photo rather than a human shape on it. None. It's a piece of paper, and the rare times that I've fired a weapon were under tightly controlled circumstances that were nothing like a real-life situation that required a gun.

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    Re: Family Outraged After North Miami Beach Police Use Mug Shots as Shooting Targets

    People get all riled up about the lamest things.

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    Re: Family Outraged After North Miami Beach Police Use Mug Shots as Shooting Targets

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Gee, I wonder why they used photos of actual humans for target practice
    but when other law enforcement agencies were asked about this "widely used practice", they failed to corroborate Chief Dennis statement
    1. If they're only using African American male mugshots, that may be an issue to discuss. If they are using mug shots of all races and genders, I see nothing wrong with it.

    2. Sgt. Deant should be more concerned about her wayward brother and perhaps she's been keeping that a secret and was embarrassed by seeing his pic. It would be interesting to know if Sgt. Deant's brother was convicted of a felony and if he's still serving time from 15 years ago.
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    Re: Family Outraged After North Miami Beach Police Use Mug Shots as Shooting Targets

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    If you really want to de-sensitize a shooter so that he can perform like a programmed machine then perhaps they should use targets with pictures of grade school kids. If one can blast a bullet in the target with a 10 year old girl then I would say he is definitely de-sensitized.


    I do not know all of the circumstances involved in whatever situation you seem consumed by. Do you?

    What were the surrounding events and causes that put that policeman in that situation? What was the resulting investigation's opinion on the matter?

    How did a child end up in the line of fire?

    Can you link to the news report of the entire incident?
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    Re: Family Outraged After North Miami Beach Police Use Mug Shots as Shooting Targets

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    1. If they're only using African American male mugshots, that may be an issue to discuss. If they are using mug shots of all races and genders, I see nothing wrong with it.

    2. Sgt. Deant should be more concerned about her wayward brother and perhaps she's been keeping that a secret and was embarrassed by seeing his pic. It would be interesting to know if Sgt. Deant's brother was convicted of a felony and if he's still serving time from 15 years ago.
    #2 is evidence you didn't bother to read the link - it always helps commenters if they have a bit of knowledge regarding the topic under discussion
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    Re: Family Outraged After North Miami Beach Police Use Mug Shots as Shooting Targets

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    #2 is evidence you didn't bother to read the link - it always helps commenters if they have a bit of knowledge regarding the topic under discussion
    I generally don't click on links that I'm unfamiliar with and the topic didn't interest me enough to research it separately. Nothing lost.
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