“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
Already in this thread, we've has definitive declarations that the man shot was a mentally ill criminal and that the police officers are guilty of manslaughter. I mean, who needs judges and juries when you have internet forums to declare guilt? It's only a matter of time before it turns in the usual hate fest of slurry.
Help fight Zika, TB, HIV/AIDs and water pollution by donating your CPU's excess processing time to computing-based scientific research.
This will be justified. If the guy had kept running without turning around.. Then the shooting would have been unjustiified and the cops facing charges.
Last edited by buck; 02-12-15 at 11:56 AM.
I just noticed in slow motion when they shot him, the shots went in time with a saying in Spanish, that I probably can't post here but is really offensive. It's the same melody as "shave and a haircut".
Off topic and has nothing to do with it but it stood out when I rewatched it.
Is what you're living for today, worth dying for tomorrow?
Let us not prejudge the evidence please by exaggerating. We do not see what led up to the what I presume to be the first volley of fire. But that's meaningless as is what they said. Nor does the suspected crime.
They were shooting at him when he had his back turned. There was no "object" at all in evidence in his hand and only a pro-cop would even think to say the man turning to face his attackers with his hands out in defense was an "aggressive gesture". You break this down frame by frame and view with an eye experienced in video and you get a story not consistent with the cops' version.
My first question if on a jury would be about 'use of force' guidelines and whether they were followed and why the heavy artillery came out in the first place with a platoon of cops around. Lethal force seems to have been the first line of response instead of the last
"Small people talk about people, average people talk about events, great people talk about ideas" Eleanor Roosevelt