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    Re: Officer "Go **** Yourself" Threatens to kill journalist

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Once again, the officer already had the rifle raised when the camera got there. There is no indication of what caused him to raise the rifle. The video proves this is true.
    If the officer raised his rifle in response to a threat, he should have lowered it when the threat no longer existed.
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    Re: Officer "Go **** Yourself" Threatens to kill journalist

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    There's little surprise that a cop pointing his rifle at people committing no crime, telling them that he'll kill them, and telling them to go **** yourself would find excuse and justification on the right. Can't speak for Canada, perhaps the police have always been so rude and belligerent towards the public. But I remember a time in America when this wasn't the case. Anymore such obnoxious police behavior is common place.
    Please, feel free to point out anywhere in my comment you responded to where I "excused" or "justified" the officer's actions. I did say that he should be off duty immediately and in for at least a long break from duty. I also said that considering the past couple of weeks in Ferguson, the officer may be under a lot of stress and that he was clearly at a dangerous point in his mental state. So what part of that excuses or justifies? It tries to provide a rationale but I refused, as was the author of the OP's want, to call the officer a terrorist.

    Unlike most people on the left, most of us on the right don't see this as a partisan or ideological issue and are prepared to condemn the actions of the officer here and have said it's wrong, even though we generally support law enforcement and those who do that difficult job.
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    Re: Officer "Go **** Yourself" Threatens to kill journalist

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    No, it's anti-cop because your characterization of what happened ignores anything that doesn't fit YOUR anti-cop attitude. Once again, there are great distinctions in law between police and non-police. They may carry weapons in places where non-police may not and would be considered armed and dangerous if they did.

    Your continued characterization of these idiots as "press" is laughable.
    So this anti-freedom characterization of what happened ignores anything that doesn't fit YOUR anti-free press attitude.

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    Re: Officer "Go **** Yourself" Threatens to kill journalist

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    The video doesn't show anything illegal, just a bunch of asshats taunting the police, and an officer with his rifle raised (that's not illegal btw, maybe against policy, depends on what caused him to raise his rifle). Again, we don't know what happened before.
    So in your world threatening to kill somebody is not an illegal act? Really?
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    Re: Officer "Go **** Yourself" Threatens to kill journalist

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Yes, probably illegal. Police are authorized to carry and display in all sorts of venues and manners that non-police are not. It's a question that really isn't germane to the situation.
    Nobody, not even cops, are allowed to threaten to kill someone.

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    Of course this is California. Maybe in Missouri threatening the life of somebody is just all in a day's work.
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    Re: Officer "Go **** Yourself" Threatens to kill journalist

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    If the officer raised his rifle in response to a threat, he should have lowered it when the threat no longer existed.
    Agreed. And as I previously said, he probably violated policy. But not illegal and your argument that you somehow magically know why he raised his rifle in the first place is done.

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    Re: Officer "Go **** Yourself" Threatens to kill journalist

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    So in your world threatening to kill somebody is not an illegal act? Really?
    Nope, the element of intent still has to exist.

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    Re: Officer "Go **** Yourself" Threatens to kill journalist

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Nobody, not even cops, are allowed to threaten to kill someone.

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    Of course this is California. Maybe in Missouri threatening the life of somebody is just all in a day's work.
    See my previous post. The two events aren't anywhere near analogous.

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    Re: Officer "Go **** Yourself" Threatens to kill journalist

    so pointing a rifle at somebody and stating "I'm going to ****ing kill you" isn't evidence of intent? Would he actually have to pull the trigger before you would be satisfied as to intent?

    It's a very interesting legal world you live in.
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    Re: Officer "Go **** Yourself" Threatens to kill journalist

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    See my previous post. The two events aren't anywhere near analogous.
    I'm not talking about 'events'. I'm talking about the frickin' law. It's against the law to threaten to kill somebody. Jesus, what don't you get about that?
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