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

    Quote Originally Posted by rhinefire View Post
    WHY DID HE RUN? Was he a murderer? Was he a rapist? Was he a terrorist? Was he hiding little children in his basement? Was he selling little girls for porn movies?

    New Police Motto: "If you run I'll shoot you with my gun". Put that on every squad car.
    Are we living in a Judge Dredd universe? Apparently in your world we don't need a court system. Our cops can be judge, jury , and executioner.
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    So, you want vigilante justice, is that it?

    Forget the courts. Forget innocent until proven guilty. Just let the masses decide and lynch him?

    I'll pass on that thanks.
    WTF? Where did you get that from what I said?

    Of course he is innocent until he is proven guilty. The strength of our legal system is that it provides rights to those that least deserve them, but for a person who has such strong opinions on other things seems to be taking a very cautious approach in this matter, one that can be easily confused with bias.

    Do I think the cop in this case is guilty? Yes, is it possible he is not? Sure.

    Care to speculate on the circumstances that you think might exonerate the officer?
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    Are we living in a Judge Dredd universe? Apparently in your world we don't need a court system. Our cops can be judge, jury , and executioner.
    This is unfortunately all too often the case. US police killed 111 people last month. In just one month This is more than double the entire number killed by the UK police since 1900

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

    "We won't stop! We can't stop! 'Til killer cops are in cell blocks."

    This one's going down.
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Anyone familiar with the Kelly Thomas incident? Another clear-cut case (with a video) where the cop was the aggressor and clearly demonstrated excessive force which led to Thomas' death. Yet, the officers were acquitted.

    I hope I'm wrong, but I feel like the same thing could happen again here.
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    Anyone familiar with the Kelly Thomas incident? Another clear-cut case (with a video) where the cop was the aggressor and clearly demonstrated excessive force which led to Thomas' death. Yet, the officers were acquitted.

    I hope I'm wrong, but I feel like the same thing could happen again here.
    Most likely it will. Far too many over there are apologists for such actions allegedly being done on their behalf so most juries simply won't convict

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

    Quote Originally Posted by flogger View Post
    No we don't in fact our crime is currently at an all time low with no police officers killed in the line of duty for the last two years. Our murder rate is a fifth of that in the US too

    Crime in England and Wales falls 16% to lowest level since 1981 | UK news | The Guardian
    Yes, you and the rest of the western world, lol:
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    The cop was in the wrong, period.

    One cannot be in fear of their life when the other person is running away from them.

    The taser is a moot point, as it is not lethal, and having been discharged, was certainly not a weapon.

    The cop was lazy, being a prick, or was just pissed off.

    The fact that he lied about providing CPR further reduces his credibility.

    Hopefully, the original report will be made public.
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by csbrown28 View Post
    WTF? Where did you get that from what I said?

    Of course he is innocent until he is proven guilty. The strength of our legal system is that it provides rights to those that least deserve them, but for a person who has such strong opinions on other things seems to be taking a very cautious approach in this matter, one that can be easily confused with bias.

    Do I think the cop in this case is guilty? Yes, is it possible he is not? Sure.

    Care to speculate on the circumstances that you think might exonerate the officer?
    A doctored video. What happened before it was filmed. What happened outside of the shot. What was said. Hundreds of circumstances...thousands. We do not know the entire story. And I refuse to convict the man without knowing ALL the evidence.

    I knew neither of the individuals involved, so I don't really care if he is guilty or not - just that he receive proper justice and that people wait to decide his guilt or innocence until the matter has gone through the courts and not convict him through the media.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by flogger View Post
    No we don't in fact our crime is currently at an all time low with no police officers killed in the line of duty for the last two years. Our murder rate is a fifth of that in the US too

    Crime in England and Wales falls 16% to lowest level since 1981 | UK news | The Guardian

    Unlike in the US a lethal response to crime is the last resort not the first.
    Then please stay in England. America is just too violent for you.
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