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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    This happens. Not all the time, but it does happen. And when it does, it SHOULD be investigated, prosecuted where warranted, and punished accordingly.

    But the only time it matters (and the OP so very clearly illustrates it) is when it is a WHITE cop and a black victim.

    Not a ton of outrage when it is a white guy shot by a cop. or a Latino. And if the cop is black? Fuggedaboudit....

    But what do the headlines say in THIS case?


    Cause it only matters when the victim is a black man.
    Uh, no. We have a case here in Pasco, WA where a Latino man was shot 17 times by cops for throwing rocks at cars and then at them. Big deal here...civil suits threatened, further investigations, people marching and having vigils.

    Washington state police shot 17 times at Hispanic man accused of throwing rocks ? RT USA

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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    There is no hypothetical when it comes to UCMJ- that is what separates military from civilian. Its as simple as that.
    Illogical. According to that reasoning, the members of all non-US military forces would be considered civilians, since they're not to the UCMJ.

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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    What do you base that on?
    Cops in SC rarely, if ever, get convicted for murder when they commit it--this is a well-documented fact.

    For all practical purposes, they have a license to kill any non-White person they want at anytime.

    But this should be a no-brainer, because when a cop is on trial, both the prosecuting attorney and the cop's public defender work to exonerate the cop, both prior to and during a trial.

    Whereas when a civilian is on trial, only the civilian's (private) defense attorney(s) works to exonerate him/her, while the prosecution aims for a guilty verdict.

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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    Illogical. According to that reasoning, the members of all non-US military forces would be considered civilians, since they're not to the UCMJ.
    Youre not making any sense. What "non-US military forces" are you talking about?

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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    It means something because he was pulled over and he was driving a nice car. There is a term for that, "driving while black", and it happens a lot. Yeah, it is relevant.
    It means something because you want it to. It is an opportunity to salivate over racial injustice. Nothing more.

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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    Youre not making any sense. What "non-US military forces" are you talking about?
    The members of the militaries of all other countries. None of them are subject to the UCMJ.

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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    And yet another right winger posts links to the media reporting on a story to prove that such stories are ignored.
    To the contrary. My point is that why is it ONLY the one story that is 'celebrated'?

    Its funny...you...people like you...you are like little **** eating fish swimming around ignoring the day to day **** til the right kind of **** comes along for you to swarm in and feast on.

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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    The members of the militaries of all other countries. None of them are subject to the UCMJ.
    Obviously they are not US military. Other countries have their own versions of UCMJ.

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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    It means something because he was pulled over and he was driving a nice car. There is a term for that, "driving while black", and it happens a lot. Yeah, it is relevant.
    Really? He was pulled over for being black and driving a nice car?

    Assuming you have watched the video...what is your interpretation of the occurrence beginning at the 17 second point of the film? What was the physical altercation, what was the black thing the guy dropped on the ground, and why did he run from the cop?

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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    -- He was reportedly pulled over for a traffic violation. How did they end up in the lot? Also...stop the tape 17 seconds into it. At 18 seconds you will see the victim (yes...I said victim) dropping a black object after some sort of physical contact with the cop, then he turns and runs.

    When he shot, it is obvious he was not at risk and should NOT have shot. What happened prior doesnt justify the shooting, but it may give it some context.
    This video speaks volumes about training or lack of. There seems a worrying trend of poorly prepared, badly trained and trigger happy policing - in this case the victim was black but I've seen other video including the homeless mentally disturbed white man killed by numbers of police who sat on him till he couldn't breathe anymore.

    Situations escalate when good policing should seek to de-escalate the potential for violence.

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