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

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Why? When a disproportionate number of black men are shot and killed by law enforcement....if would say that you are foolish to to at least suspect it.

    if a disproportionate amount of black people are committing crimes, wouldn't it make sense that run-in's with the law would happen?


    More whites are killed by cops than blacks, btw.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Let me just say that I don't think this officer was justified in killing this man.

    With that said, Peter, do you really believe that people should just be able to get physical with cops, then run and get away with no consequences? Really?

    You might as well just declare law dead, and open season.
    No consequences? Why didnt the cop run after him and restrain him and arrest him? Or just go to his house and arrest him for the child support and assault?

    Assault and resisting arrest charges are consequences.
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I agree with you that this officer was wrong. BUT, the SCOTUS has upheld that police are justified in shooting a fleeing suspect.
    Under certain circumstances, like if they pose a reasonable and immediate threat to the cops or the public's safety. (that's my wording, I dont have the actual decision handy).
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I know that "impossible to hack" isn't achievable. "Very hard to hack without making it obvious" is do-able and should suffice most of the time, I'd think.
    Well, it looks like cops may have found the perfect hack: point the camera somewhere else.

    The tragic shooting of an unarmed black man by a North Charleston, S.C., police officer was not captured on the dashboard camera of the officer charged with murder in the case, a law enforcement official said Thursday.

    South Carolina Law Enforcement Division spokesman Thom Berry told USA TODAY that none of the cameras mounted on any of the police vehicles that responded to the scene captured the dramatic moments recorded by a passerby with his cellphone.
    Police: Dash cams don't show S.C. police shooting

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    if a disproportionate amount of black people are committing crimes, wouldn't it make sense that run-in's with the law would happen?


    More whites are killed by cops than blacks, btw.
    Half-truth....http://www.politifact.com/punditfact...whites-blacks/

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    if a disproportionate amount of black people are committing crimes, wouldn't it make sense that run-in's with the law would happen?


    More whites are killed by cops than blacks, btw.
    This shouldn't be a race issue, though there is a racial component that exists.

    Police abuse their power/authority with white people too.
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    What specifically makes it a "half truth"

    Politifact is notoriously biased, so you would have to convince me where I am wrong.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    This shouldn't be a race issue, though there is a racial component that exists.

    Police abuse their power/authority with white people too.



    That is my point. you see the complacent black cop standing thier as the white cop plants evidence. Race, had less to do with it, than contempt for the public.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by csbrown28 View Post
    I know it may be obvious, and I'm not arguing for the officer, god knows I think what he did was wrong, but the important thing is, " officer has probable cause to believe that the suspect poses a significant threat of death or serious physical injury to the officer or others."

    The officer has to demonstrate the he had probable cause to BELIEVE that Mr. Scott was a significant threat to other officers or society.

    For example, if the dispatcher mistakenly told the officer that the Mr. Scott was a convinced felon who was wanted for (insert heinous crime here), then Mr. Scott would at the very least have a defense. Now not that I think that is the case, I'm just pointing out that the reality isn't the standard by which we will judge the officer, it is what the officer reasonably believed to be true.
    But it is not a potential danger but an actual danger to justify shooting to kill. This person was at the time of being shot not someone who was posing a significant threat of death or serious injury.

    This was just a bad shoot, an unjust and illegal shooting.

    Sometimes the officer should have been given the benefit of the doubt but this is not such a case.
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    This shouldn't be a race issue, though there is a racial component that exists.

    Police abuse their power/authority with white people too.
    Government force needs to be brought to within reasonable means.
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