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    NYPD Cop Indicted in Fatal Shooting

    A rookie cop who shot and killed an unarmed Brooklyn man in an unlit housing project staircase was indicted for manslaughter Tuesday.

    In a blockbuster grand jury decision, Peter Liang will face criminal charges that can send him to prison for up to 15 years for the death of Akai Gurley on Nov. 20, a source said.
    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...icle-1.2109892
    Source: NYPD officer indicted in stairwell death of unarmed man - CNN.com
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/12/ny...raignment.html

    Perhaps the public outcry over the killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown have resulted in a change in policy. Perhaps now cops who kill innocent people will start to face the consequences for their actions and at least be charged and tried in court, where their guilt or innocence can actually be determined, instead of summarily never even charging them and almost never indicting them.

    Gurley did nothing more than walk into the stairwell of the building where he lived, and a man with a gun murdered him. Anyone who can't handle that and reacts with lethal force to the mere presence of another person has no place being tasked with protecting peace anywhere in this country and has no place at all being trusted with lethal force. Cops like this need to be pruned from the profession and it needs to be taught how to operate like adults, rather than this "shoot first, ask questions later" mentality that has resulted in so many deaths.
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    Re: NYPD Cop Indicted in Fatal Shooting

    It is pretty shocking that this person was indicted but the "chokehold against company policy" guy who killed Garner wasn't. It's still not going to lead to a conviction though.


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    Re: NYPD Cop Indicted in Fatal Shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...icle-1.2109892
    Source: NYPD officer indicted in stairwell death of unarmed man - CNN.com
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/12/ny...raignment.html

    Perhaps the public outcry over the killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown have resulted in a change in policy. Perhaps now cops who kill innocent people will start to face the consequences for their actions and at least be charged and tried in court, where their guilt or innocence can actually be determined, instead of summarily never even charging them and almost never indicting them.

    Gurley did nothing more than walk into the stairwell of the building where he lived, and a man with a gun murdered him. Anyone who can't handle that and reacts with lethal force to the mere presence of another person has no place being tasked with protecting peace anywhere in this country and has no place at all being trusted with lethal force. Cops like this need to be pruned from the profession and it needs to be taught how to operate like adults, rather than this "shoot first, ask questions later" mentality that has resulted in so many deaths.
    This was very obviously manslaughter. Knew this was coming, and said so right after it occurred. It has nothing to do with The Brown or Garner cases.. and those will continue to not have charges brought against them. They didn't break the law. The charges in this case also have nothing to do with the public outcry for the others. Charges are not brought due to "public outcry". They should only be brought due to the breaking of law, which is not present in the other two cases you cited.

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    Re: NYPD Cop Indicted in Fatal Shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    It is pretty shocking that this person was indicted but the "chokehold against company policy" guy who killed Garner wasn't. It's still not going to lead to a conviction though.
    Liang will (correctly) be found guilty of manslaughter. Shooting and killing someone by accident.. is manslaughter. This ones a pretty easy case.

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    Re: NYPD Cop Indicted in Fatal Shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    It is pretty shocking that this person was indicted but the "chokehold against company policy" guy who killed Garner wasn't.
    Garner ~ It wasn't a choke hold, and it didn't kill the guy.
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    Re: NYPD Cop Indicted in Fatal Shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Garner ~ It wasn't a choke hold, and it didn't kill the guy.
    What was it and how did he die?
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    Re: NYPD Cop Indicted in Fatal Shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Garner ~ It wasn't a choke hold, and it didn't kill the guy.
    Yes it did, nor was the that only appropriate criminal charge.

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    Re: NYPD Cop Indicted in Fatal Shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...icle-1.2109892
    Source: NYPD officer indicted in stairwell death of unarmed man - CNN.com
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/12/ny...raignment.html

    Perhaps the public outcry over the killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown have resulted in a change in policy. Perhaps now cops who kill innocent people will start to face the consequences for their actions and at least be charged and tried in court, where their guilt or innocence can actually be determined, instead of summarily never even charging them and almost never indicting them.

    Gurley did nothing more than walk into the stairwell of the building where he lived, and a man with a gun murdered him. Anyone who can't handle that and reacts with lethal force to the mere presence of another person has no place being tasked with protecting peace anywhere in this country and has no place at all being trusted with lethal force. Cops like this need to be pruned from the profession and it needs to be taught how to operate like adults, rather than this "shoot first, ask questions later" mentality that has resulted in so many deaths.
    When you were a cop, you would have handled it differently? Wait, were you ever a cop?
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    Re: NYPD Cop Indicted in Fatal Shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    When you were a cop, you would have handled it differently? Wait, were you ever a cop?
    Were you? Wait... how many arguments do you think you can no longer take part in if we discount the things you aren't?
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    Re: NYPD Cop Indicted in Fatal Shooting

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Were you?
    I'm not one of the folks armchair quarterbacking the incident, passing judgement on the cop from the comfort of their recliner, safe in the knowledge that they'll never have to make that call.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    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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