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

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Wrong.
    His taking the taser made him a threat and allowed the Officer to shoot him.
    That is pathetically wrong, as usual.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I disagree Excon... what other facts can you provide?
    He's got nothing except his rancidly slanted wrongness.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    He's got nothing except his rancidly slanted wrongness.
    Understood...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    A misfiring/useless weapon could be quickly tossed aside or dropped by the cop in order to save time retrieving his gun.

    Some people will justify anything. There was no imminent, lethal threat to the cop when he shot the guy and the video shows this clearly.
    There absolutely was no imminent threat to the cop. When you are fleeing with your back to a gun, you are at your most vulnerable.

    The cop had no reason to shoot him.
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    There absolutely was no imminent threat to the cop. When you are fleeing with your back to a gun, you are at your most vulnerable.

    The cop had no reason to shoot him.
    And there is serious suspicion that he tried to "stage" the shoot to justify his illegal use of deadly force, that makes his crime go from a lesser case of homicide to a much more serious version of homicide charges.
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    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.
    Yep, you're right....When I posted that I was on the road, and hadn't seen the dash cam footage....Now that I have seen that, I can't for the life of me understand what threat this cop thought that guy was....All things considered, at this point I am willing to say this, now ex cop, murdered this man and I hope that, and have confidence that our justice system will come to the right conclusion and convict him of such.

    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.

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    And there is serious suspicion that he tried to "stage" the shoot to justify his illegal use of deadly force, that makes his crime go from a lesser case of homicide to a much more serious version of homicide charges.
    That fact in South Carolina is why he was charged with "Capital" Murder, and not just Murder.
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Excon is obviously running away from the facts... I wonder why that is?
    Probably just another gun nut where the use of firearms is envied admired and fetishised at any and every opportunity

    This is a peculiarly American phenomenon
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    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 .

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