Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. ~W.C. Fields
the First Amendment gives everyone “the right to be very critical of a Petty, handicapped mocking, unbalanced, whiny so-called President and criticize him strongly.”
This is so sad for both families...The mom of the ex cop just looked devastated, and ofcourse the victims family was as expected torn up...My sympathies and prayers go out to both.
From the NY Times:
In the legal test of whether an officer is justified in shooting a fleeing person, certain factors must be present, including a belief by the officer that the suspect committed or was about to commit a dangerous and serious felony such as an assault, legal experts said. The other factors include whether the suspect threatens the officer with a weapon or whether the officer believes the suspect will cause death or serious injury to the officer, other officers or to the public if not apprehended.
Law professors, former prosecutors and police officers who watched the North Charleston video said it did not appear to them that the circumstances of the shooting met any of those legal parameters, and they said that based on what they saw in the video, the officer was not legally justified in opening fire.
,,,A narrow set of circumstances must be in play for an officer to be justified in shooting a fleeing suspect, including that the suspected crime was a serious felony, legal experts said. Kenneth Williams, a professor at South Texas College of Law in Houston who is an expert on police use of force, used a hypothetical situation as an explanation. “Let’s say I shoplifted out of Macy’s and I started running away from the police,” Professor Williams said. “The police would not be justified in that circumstance with shooting me.” http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/10/us...pgtype=article
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Unless you are in the middle of the Sahara Desert odds are you are on a video cam. It is truly wonderful how many crimes have been solved by a security video cam or a public member with a video camera.
Video cameras and DNA technology have added so much to solving crime in our time. The best would be if we can ever create a 100% accurate lie detector .