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

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    It is too hard to tell if that is exactly what happened when the taser FIRST went on the ground. Experts with the video will be able to tell. IF the officer himself dropped the tazer THEN to justify the shooting, it becomes 1st degree pre-meditated. In some states that's potential death penalty or if not then life without parole.

    Dropping it later? That is calculating a lie.

    I bet that officer does less than 5 years hard time - at worse. Anyone disagree?

    Let's hear our police junkies defend this one?
    Interesting point. It looks like it's a throw down attempt. I think the cop was going just a little bit crazy when it started to sink in.
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Meh. All it takes is one guy with a few weekends and an open mind. Once a process is created, that's the end of it.

    I'm certainly not saying police shouldn't have cameras on them, I just believe in a healthy combination of those and civilians filming at all times.



    I have no problem with civilians filming cops while they are conducting public operations; it should be entirely legal everywhere and encouraged.


    Bear in mind civilian videos can be biased too, though, in what they show and what they don't, and can be edited.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Chase View Post
    Being arrested for, and convicted of are two completely different animals. This is America. Just because we all see it one way doesn't mean the prosecutors and the defense lawyers wont spin it another way.

    Now the campaign begins of the police dept making Walter Scott look like the bad guy. There will be talk of his arrest/criminal record (if any). Then it will be the weed in his system (if any). Then the character assassination will begin. All in the attempt to create another poor victim of this cop. All a cop has to say is "I felt that my like was in danger...." And everyone automaticly believes him. Had this video not been revealed...he would (and still, may) get away with it.
    The interesting thing is - was there really a struggle? Body positions at the beginning of the video suggest that, but I think that the only one who will know is the guy that shot the video. He'll be someone to watch.
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    95% chance the cop is acquitted, unless the Feds get involved.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I have no problem with civilians filming cops while they are conducting public operations; it should be entirely legal everywhere and encouraged.


    Bear in mind civilian videos can be biased too, though, in what they show and what they don't, and can be edited.
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    95% chance the cop is acquitted, unless the Feds get involved.
    No ****ing way.

    If that actually happens I will be horrified at the court system in SC.
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    No ****ing way.

    If that actually happens I will be horrified at the court system in SC.
    Yes, SC justice (i. e. all White jurors acquitting cops) is very much horrific.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    A private defense attorney w/nothing to lose could offer to take the cop's case and then betray him in court (i. e. during the peremptory challenges, drop jurors that are pro-cop).

    Or the DOJ could threaten SC w/a full-blown civil rights investigation (a la Ferguson), forcing the dept. to face million$ in civil suits unless the cop was convicted.
    Sounds like coercion or violation of rights. Even criminals have rights. Isn't that part of this whole problem? Why bother with all that anyway? The video has this guy dead to rights.
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    Yes, SC justice (i. e. all White jurors acquitting cops) is very much horrific.
    Stereotyping white southerners is acceptable? I'm a white southerner and republican. I would fry this guy.
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by stonewall50 View Post
    Sounds like coercion or violation of rights.
    Legally (and technically), it isn't. But for all practical purposes, it is, obviously. And I like it that way

    Quote Originally Posted by stonewall50 View Post
    Even criminals have rights. Isn't that part of this whole problem? Why bother with all that anyway? The video has this guy dead to rights.
    Cops shouldn't be entitled to the same rights as people.

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