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    Re: Cop shoots suspect, mistakes gun for tazer

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Never mind that the guy was a PCP-addled felon who endangered others by running from cops on a police chase.
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    I'm saying that if you don't take PCP and start a police chase, this probably won't happen to you.

    This is classic Darwin working here. Liberals love that stuff.
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    Re: Cop shoots suspect, mistakes gun for tazer

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I'm saying that if you don't take PCP and start a police chase, this probably won't happen to you.

    This is classic Darwin working here. Liberals love that stuff.
    How you are turning this into a partisan issue is beyond my comprehension.

    Also, if you don't drive, you won't get in a car accident. That doesn't mean that I would react with indifference were you to be killed in a car accident. Knowing the risks doesn't nullify a tragedy and I'm going to agree with the (just a guess) 99.999999999999999999999% of the population who would be opposed to killing a safely subdued criminal suspect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustachio View Post
    How you are turning this into a partisan issue is beyond my comprehension.

    Also, if you don't drive, you won't get in a car accident. That doesn't mean that I would react with indifference were you to be killed in a car accident. Knowing the risks doesn't nullify a tragedy and I'm going to agree with the (just a guess) 99.999999999999999999999% of the population who would be opposed to killing a safely subdued criminal suspect.
    Yeah, driving a car is like ingesting PCP and running from the cops. Gotcha.

    I'm not saying this is no issue. I just save my sympathies for those that deserve sympathy.

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    Re: Cop shoots suspect, mistakes gun for tazer

    It is an accidental shooting. Clearly no malice. Clearly a mistake. But, that doesn't mean he is without liability. I'm not certain what level of liability, but some liability. Probably manslaughter on some level.

    It does point to a problem with having someone that is 73 years old handling a life or death situation. Maybe a discussion about age limits or competency testing that is more rigorous for more experienced officers and volunteers is appropriate.
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    Re: Cop shoots suspect, mistakes gun for tazer

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Never mind that the guy was a PCP-addled felon who endangered others by running from cops on a police chase.
    Never mind that is not a justification of a cop killing an unarmed man....


    BTW... where does it say he was a felon or are you just makin' stuff up as you go along once again?

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    Re: Cop shoots suspect, mistakes gun for tazer

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I'm saying that if you don't take PCP and start a police chase, this probably won't happen to you. This is classic Darwin working here. Liberals love that stuff.
    They also say ignorance is bliss, some Cons are slap happy ignorant. A South carolina man was stopped for not wearing his seat belt and shot when he reached into his vehicle to get the ID the Trooper asked for. The citizen didn't run, was obeying the Trooper and was shot with his hands raised. The Trooper is charged with aggravated assault. So much for a CON's theory of evolution.

    Would be MUCH closer to the truth to say over 70 and a deputy is best for security at parades, funerals and football games, not LE stings. Someone is going to get a butt load of money. The Sheriff was only half right, the 73 yo deputy's training was piss poor, most depts require the taser to be carried in the cross draw position, painted brite yellow and the grip is much different than a pistol. I have ZERO idea what this 'glock like' grip crap is. So when push came to shove the elderly deputy pooched the deal and used his strong hand draw weapon instead of the cross draw one.

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    Re: Cop shoots suspect, mistakes gun for tazer

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Never mind that is not a justification of a cop killing an unarmed man....


    BTW... where does it say he was a felon or are you just makin' stuff up as you go along once again?
    It is not justification, but it does go to shared responsibility. Had he not been dealing guns and drugs, he would not have been running from the cops and he wouldn't have been shot. Like I said above, it still is partially the officer's fault. He still has some liability in this. But so does the victim.
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    Re: Cop shoots suspect, mistakes gun for tazer

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Yeah, driving a car is like ingesting PCP and running from the cops. Gotcha.

    I'm not saying this is no issue. I just save my sympathies for those that deserve sympathy.
    So you're saying he deserved to be killed on the spot?
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    Re: Cop shoots suspect, mistakes gun for tazer

    That guy should have retired a long time ago. I get it. He's aging and he still feels able and wants to work. I once knew an EMT who was doing EMT work until the age of 84 - he was good at it and he knew more than anyone else. The department needed him. Even he knew when enough was enough and when he had to take it down a level. I believe the cop was truly mistaken and pulled the wrong utility but his age is probably the reason why - and I would hold the PD responsible for letting it get to the point that it has.


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