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    Cop shoots suspect, mistakes gun for tazer

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    Re: Cop shoots suspect, mistakes gun for tazer

    Love this part.

    As deputies tried to handcuff Harris, Bates arrived with a pepper spray gun in hand. He warned his fellow deputies he was going to use a Taser on the suspect, but instead, he fired a single gunshot -- and immediately apologized, Clark said, citing a recently released video.

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    Re: Cop shoots suspect, mistakes gun for tazer

    Is there another thread on this? This is a few days old.

    Very sad but...the reserve deputy was 73 yrs old? Yowzaa. There's a reason that people are supposed to...even forced to...retire at a certain age.

    Maybe they should reconsider the configuration of tasers to be so similar to guns. Are they all like that? I have seen some that arent but they werent police issue.
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    Re: Cop shoots suspect, mistakes gun for tazer

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    Love this part.
    I also read that when the man said he couldn't breathe, one of the deputies said "f your breath." And they also said something in response to "you shot me!" to the effect of "shut up, you ran." That guy had 0 chance of getting out of that situation and was outnumbered 10 to 1. If you can't subdue him, you have no right being out on the streets "fighting crime" (re: murdering suspects). On top of that, he MISTOOK a gun for a tazer? That must be a variety of firearm I'm not familiar with.

    Another day, another one of these stories. Police aren't military. Suspects aren't enemy combatants. Can't people at least have the right to not be murdered before due process has occurred?
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    Re: Cop shoots suspect, mistakes gun for tazer

    Well, he did say he was sorry.

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    Re: Cop shoots suspect, mistakes gun for tazer

    Quote Originally Posted by Mustachio View Post
    I also read that when the man said he couldn't breathe, one of the deputies said "f your breath." And they also said something in response to "you shot me!" to the effect of "shut up, you ran." That guy had 0 chance of getting out of that situation and was outnumbered 10 to 1. If you can't subdue him, you have no right being out on the streets "fighting crime" (re: murdering suspects). On top of that, he MISTOOK a gun for a tazer? That must be a variety of firearm I'm not familiar with.

    Another day, another one of these stories. Police aren't military. Suspects aren't enemy combatants. Can't people at least have the right to not be murdered before due process has occurred?
    Also troubling: how "Glock-like" the taser's grip was.
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    Re: Cop shoots suspect, mistakes gun for tazer

    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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    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.
    You trying to alter when it is acceptable for the Police to kill someone?
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    Re: Cop shoots suspect, mistakes gun for tazer

    A taser is supposed to be considered lethal force, so theoretically the decision to use one should also allow the use of a firearm. It's not the mistake that was at fault here, it was the decision-making.
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    Re: Cop shoots suspect, mistakes gun for tazer

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    You trying to alter when it is acceptable for the Police to kill someone?
    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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