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    Re: Dad calls cops on son...cops shoot son

    This story is disturbing. A 19 year old upset over being dumped by a girlfriend - a common as dirt emotional situation concerning rejection for young people - charges off in a tizzy in his father's POS pickup truck to get cigarettes probably at a friend's house.

    When his truck spins out into the grass after it escalated to a police chase, the police box him in with their cruisers. Because he won't turn off the truck, multiple rounds are fired into the truck cab at his chest. THAT REALLY SUCKS! TOTALLY UNNECESSARY. Looking at the photo, on grass the fastest that truck could have backed into that squad car was maybe 3 mph.

    They could have shot out the tires, the motor, could have shot thru the door to hit that young man in the legs. Shooting him multiple times in the chest was NOT the only option.

    And they KNEW the situation. This was NOT an armed criminal fleeing the scene of a crime, not an armed robber. This was a young man worked up for being dumped by a girlfriend in his dad's POS old pickup truck without permission. Nothing more.

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    Re: Dad calls cops on son...cops shoot son

    Dollars to donuts this kid wasn't unknown to the legal system, there may be some past history of behavior that the officers were aware of that's not being seen here.

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    Re: Dad calls cops on son...cops shoot son

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Really, the first indication this was going to go sideways was:



    Domestic calls can be crazy and very dangerous for the responding officers and the surrounding community. The kid sealed his fate here.
    Kill every emotionally upset person. Shoot them multiple times in the chest.

    Luckily, moderators dont' have that ability. How many times would they have had to shoot me dozens of times so far?

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    Re: Dad calls cops on son...cops shoot son

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Really!? I have never heard that this is why the bobbies were disarmed.
    No its not why they were disarmed! Arming police In Britain has been a huge debate since the 19th century and has nothing to do with the ability to use them correctly.


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19641398


    good article on the subject
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: Dad calls cops on son...cops shoot son

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Kill every emotionally upset person. Shoot them multiple times in the chest.

    Luckily, moderators dont' have that ability. How many times would they have had to shoot me dozens of times so far?
    Some serious lily gilding going on here.

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    Re: Dad calls cops on son...cops shoot son

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
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    see that? that is why this 19 year old is not a victim



    Family Of Tyler Comstock, 19, Wants Answers After Youth Shot Dead By Police On Iowa State Campus
    The response by these officers seems really really excessive. What exactly was the threat this kid posed?
    "Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers" - Voltaire
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    Re: Dad calls cops on son...cops shoot son

    Word of advice: The police are assholes. Deal with your own problems and leave the dip**** overgrown bullies out of it.

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    Re: Dad calls cops on son...cops shoot son

    When was the last time a police chase made a situation better? I'm just wondering because I can't think of a time that happened.

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    Re: Dad calls cops on son...cops shoot son

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Yeah, and if just one innocent (or the officer) had been harmed or killed by your inability to react to a judgement deficient young man with a 4300 lb weapon your career in law enforcement should be over.
    Sorry, I don't really care to kill 50, 100, 150 people a year.

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    Re: Dad calls cops on son...cops shoot son

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Dollars to donuts this kid wasn't unknown to the legal system, there may be some past history of behavior that the officers were aware of that's not being seen here.
    I suspect you are entirely right and that is likely the real story. The local police knew that young man, didn't like that young man, were tired of problems he caused, preferred he'd leave - THAT is the underlying motive. One of the officers was tired of his crap so opted to kill him. The was a death penalty for wrong behavior, not shooting to stop an imminent deadly threat to anyone.

    The picture in the OP link shows trees ahead of the truck. Another photo showed a cruiser right behind the truck. That truck wasn't going anywhere. One of those officers was all jacked up from the chase with a punk who had dented his cruiser in the chase and had reached the end of his rope with that young man. So he killed him. That's the story. I think you're right. It's not just about what was happening at the moment, but who that young man was.

    It is common in small towns for police to know "the bad ones" and do MUCH to "encourage" them to leave. I have no problem with that. It's common here too. BUT the line for doing so STOPS at shooting punks because they are punks acting like what they are. You take them to jail every chance possible charging them with everything you can imagine. You don't gun them down.
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