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    Re: Cop Pulls Gun On Kids Building Tree Fort

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    Show me evidence that the cops knew that they were responding to a complaint involving 11 year old boys building a tree house. We all know this after the fact, so do the cops now. Back seat driving isn't a good method of analysis.
    Show evidence that they didn't. Show some evidence that there was a legitimate reason to feel threatened.


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    Re: Cop Pulls Gun On Kids Building Tree Fort

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    It is way past time we made this the nationwide standard....


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    it would put a stop to the BS on both sides...
    It would, but there are some here to whom it wouldn't matter. Guns are either evil or the root of all things wonderful.

    Come on Goshin, where's your debating skills? You know there's no middle.


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    Re: Cop Pulls Gun On Kids Building Tree Fort

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    That county has a crime problem, violent crime is 2x greater than the mean for the entire state of Georgia, so I'm OK with cops being aware of the fact that they operate in a location with higher than normal levels of violence.
    So then nuke 'em? Maybe send in the army?

    I mean, it justifies any use of any force, right?


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    Re: Cop Pulls Gun On Kids Building Tree Fort

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Till you strap on a gun, pin on a badge you really dont know what its like.


    I got the BTDT shirt on this, and the Police Academy pic hanging on my wall within reach of where I sit.



    It is hard to judge without all the details, which we don't seem to have. As a rule I am hesitant to second guess the officer-on-scene without some reason.

    But on the whole I have to agree that police seem to be reaching for either the guns or tasers a lot more quickly than was once the case... and that drawing on some 11 yr olds, absent a clear threat, seems a bit much on the surface.


    I'll grant you, my day was almost 20 yrs ago... but in my day, I dealt with quite a number of squirrelly or potentially dangerous characters without drawing a gun. (We didn't have Tasers back then).

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    Re: Cop Pulls Gun On Kids Building Tree Fort

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    It would, but there are some here to whom it wouldn't matter. Guns are either evil or the root of all things wonderful.

    Come on Goshin, where's your debating skills? You know there's no middle.

    Well I'm sorry to hear that, since the middle is where I am often found...

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    Re: Cop Pulls Gun On Kids Building Tree Fort

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    It is way past time we made this the nationwide standard....


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    it would put a stop to the BS on both sides...

    Absolutely. Long past due. Officer misconduct and false claims would all but dry up.

    I'd like to know what the downside is. It simply can't be that expensive. One day's storage in a USB drive saved for X years. The cost is about $900 per camera. According to another link, we have 780,000 law enforcement officers in this country. That's $702 million. Chicken feed for the problems it would solve. Hell, I'll bet many towns could raise the funds with donations.

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    Re: Cop Pulls Gun On Kids Building Tree Fort

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    GA is a conservative state, and conservatives oppose freedom, so this was expected.
    that's really stupid/ some conservatives oppose some freedom. like the freedom to obtain abortions or practice buggery

    many liberals oppose some freedom-like the freedom to own guns, associate with whom you want and property rights

    and then we have faux libertarians who really don't understand the concept
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    Re: Cop Pulls Gun On Kids Building Tree Fort

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    Did the tree belong to the boy's family?
    The story doesn't say either way. It says "a wooded area behind his home."
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    Re: Cop Pulls Gun On Kids Building Tree Fort

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    The story doesn't say either way. It says "a wooded area behind his home."
    So you think the policemen came on the boy's property?

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    Re: Cop Pulls Gun On Kids Building Tree Fort

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    So you think the policemen came on the boy's property?
    I don't know if they did or if they didn't -- the story does not say if the tree was on his family's property or not. That said, even if he was on his neighbor's property, that's still hardly an excuse to draw a firearm on an 11-year-old.
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