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    Re: U.S. Police Have Shot Dead 385 People In Five Months

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    That's very similar to the Tamir Rice shooting.
    I don't think it is similar in the least.

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    Re: U.S. Police Have Shot Dead 385 People In Five Months

    Quote Originally Posted by MathewSmith View Post
    WASHINGTON, May 30 (Reuters) - U.S. police have shot and killed 385 people during the first five months of this year, a rate of more than two a day, the Washington Post reported on Saturday.
    The victims ranged in age from 16 to 83. More than 80 percent were armed with potentially lethal objects, mostly guns. Ninety-two victims were identified as mentally ill.
    The Post's analysis also indicates the daily death toll for 2015 is close to 2.6 as of Friday. At that pace, police will have shot and killed nearly 1,000 people by the end of the year, the paper said.

    U.S. Police Have Shot Dead 385 People In Five Months: REPORT

    I'm scared as hell. How did it get this bad? When have they turned into bad characters? And why?! Do the police ever evaluate whether any of those killings are avoidable? or preventable? And what can we do to change the situation? Because the situation is really horrible!
    I'll admit that math has never been my strength...but a quick check of the numbers indicates that by what YOU present, the police have shot 365 criminals armed with deadly weapons and 20 that were NOT armed with a deadly weapon, though whether or not they were carrying something like the airsoft gun in Ohio...it does not say. 92 of those shot were mentally ill, indicating they could be suicide by cop candidates.

    So what exactly is your fear again?

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    Re: U.S. Police Have Shot Dead 385 People In Five Months

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    I see. So, one incident is proof of, "That's one of the favorite tactics of cops for killing people and getting away with it"? Really? That's what I thought.
    Oh I didn't know you wanted every instance documented of cops shooting people who were reaching for their keys, wallets, phones. Of course I've played this game with you people before. As expected you're already moving the goalposts.
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    Re: U.S. Police Have Shot Dead 385 People In Five Months

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Oh I didn't know you wanted every instance documented of cops shooting people who were reaching for their keys, wallets, phones. Of course I've played this game with you people before. As expected you're already moving the goalposts.
    I moved no goalposts. You made a claim, and have no way of backing it up. Typical leftist.

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    Re: U.S. Police Have Shot Dead 385 People In Five Months

    Quote Originally Posted by MathewSmith View Post

    I'm scared as hell. How did it get this bad? When have they turned into bad characters? And why?! Do the police ever evaluate whether any of those killings are avoidable? or preventable? And what can we do to change the situation? Because the situation is really horrible!
    How did it get this bad? We've had a lousy economy for almost 8 years. Historically, crime peaks during bad economies. The longer the bad economy, the worse the crime rate. However, it is important to note that this bad economy is an exception. We've had a declining crime rate in recent years. What can you do to change the situation? Teach people not to attack police or avoid arrest.

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    Re: U.S. Police Have Shot Dead 385 People In Five Months

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    I moved no goalposts. You made a claim, and have no way of backing it up. Typical leftist.
    OMG "typical leftist" retort. I gave you a specific example of something you claimed doesn't happen. So you moved the goalpost and said "oh that's only one time".
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    Re: U.S. Police Have Shot Dead 385 People In Five Months

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    I see. So, one incident is proof of, "That's one of the favorite tactics of cops for killing people and getting away with it"? Really? That's what I thought.
    If it was a private industry, the police, it would be out of business for that exact incident

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    U.S. Police Have Shot Dead 385 People In Five Months

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    Not so. Citizen arrest is a common law idea and is recognized in the United States and some states have gone as far as codifying the practice in their statutes.

    A shopkeeper detaining a shoplifter has in essence effected a citizens arrest.

    What citizens don't get that police do is qualified immunity. If the cop improperly detains you nothing will likely happen to him. If a citizen improperly detains someone he may face arrest himself.
    You have no authority to kill someone who resists a citizens arrest, even if you think they are a threat.

    And NC does not allow citizens arrests. Shoplifters cannot be detained by store owners/workers here, not even security people.
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    Re: U.S. Police Have Shot Dead 385 People In Five Months

    Added: Reading the HuPo article they cite several of the 'unarmed' cases. 3 of the ones they discuss show individuals fighting with cops and being shot during the altercation and at least one was involved in a felony hit and run with the cop by running over his foot and trying to escape in a vehicle.

    Not saying there werent some unrighteous shootings...but when you pin your star to Mike Brown...well...

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    Re: U.S. Police Have Shot Dead 385 People In Five Months

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    OMG "typical leftist" retort. I gave you a specific example of something you claimed doesn't happen. So you moved the goalpost and said "oh that's only one time".
    I never claimed it does not happen. I only asked for evidence to support your assertion that it's "...one of the favorite tactics of cops for killing people and getting away with it."

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