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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    No, but the situation is vaguely comparable.

    An angry, potentially dangerous, mob, is an angry, potentially dangerous, mob.
    That was an "angry mob"? Walking down the street peaceful, and chanting, is an "angry mob"?


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

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    Is he in the military?
    Which military do you mean?

    The line between law enforcement and military is getting more blurred every day so it is hard to tell the difference?

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

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    And points a gun at them. Isnt that like.... Terrorism or something? Threatening a political movement with death? (or someone covering it)
    dayum, that was way out of line.
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    Re: Officer "Go **** Yourself" Threatens to kill journalist

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    That was an "angry mob"? Walking down the street peaceful, and chanting, is an "angry mob"?
    Lol. Yea, if I'm not mistaken, they were "chanting" things like "Stop throwing things! Don't throw things! He's got a gun!" while shouting obscenities at the police officers present.

    We clearly have different definitions of the word "peaceful."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    That was an "angry mob"? Walking down the street peaceful, and chanting, is an "angry mob"?
    There was no mob peaceful or angry visible in the video.

    I agree wholeheartedly that the cop in the film was wrong and deserves to be fired. In fact he had been permanently suspended pending investigation. My guess is they will fire him.

    As I said I am cool with that but let's not simply excuse the others involved. No one knows what was happening behind or around the guy with the camera.

    So called peaceful protests routinely and typically do attempt to provoke people especially law enforcement into a reaction. They may well have done that and got what they wanted.

    We saw it constantly in the anti globalization protests the occupy protests even in older movements such as the vietnam war protests. It is rather two faced to push the authorities to the point that one guy under stress snaps and does something wrong all the while ignoring the fact that it was deliberately engineered.

    The protestors need to grow a brain and leave the area they have protested enough to get their point across but now like everyone else they need to wait for the investigation into Brown's death to be completed and accept the results HOWEVER they turn out.

    It is very interesting how these protests started before ANY evidence or information was known to the public which means whatever it was they were protesting was based on pure imagination and speculation. Now we only know a LITTLE bit more about the incident and it does not support what the protestors are saying. Yet they keep going.

    It could still go eithe rway but for now the scant evidence we have avialable supports the Wlson's supposed narrative and not the protestors. If it is found he was wrong then they should go and peacefully demonstrate to their hearts content against the police. If it is found the shooting was justified they should accept it.

    AT this point they are not REALLY protesting anything they are simply trying to scream what they BELIEVE should be done without any consideration of the facts which I can only conclude means they want the Wilson punished whether he is guilty or not.

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

    Yes the cop was in the wrong.

    In almost every other job I can think of we have people that excel in some areas and flop in others. That's why some people do one job, others another. You'd think when the public and the cops life is at stake that maybe, just maybe some forethought might be given before you place weapons in someone's hands and say off you go, control the crowd. Why do they just take a gaggle of cops and throw them into a powder keg without screening them? This to me is a management fail.

    Buddy there was having coping problems...why can't they see that? It doesn't make him a bad cop, but crowd control is obviously not his thing.

    We need to start thinking about how these situations are set up.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Lol. Yea, if I'm not mistaken, they were "chanting" things like "Stop throwing things! Don't throw things! He's got a gun!" while shouting obscenities at the police officers present.

    We clearly have different definitions of the word "peaceful."
    I also heard the people saying he was pointing the gun at "my hands are up sir".. Then the office saying "I will ****ing kill you". Then someone asking the officer "what his name was?". Officer replies "go **** yourself".


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

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    There probably isn't a day that goes by when I don't shout at the TV 'go **** yourself" to some asshole "journalist" who thinks they run the world and are entitled to be anywhere and do anything they want.
    A journalist in a public space filming a newsworthy event must think they are entitled to be anywhere and do anything they want because doing their job is the strongest evidence of a sense of entitlement.
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    Re: Officer "Go **** Yourself" Threatens to kill journalist

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I also heard the people saying he was pointing the gun at "my hands are up sir".. Then the office saying "I will ****ing kill you". Then someone asking the officer "what his name was?". Officer replies "go **** yourself".
    And? The simple fact of the matter is that the guy lost his temper.

    I'm going to go out on a limb here, and say that such things have a tendency to happen when a person has spent the last several hours (and very likely, the last several days) being harassed and basically assaulted by an angry mob of idiots intent on doing their best impression of a deranged pack of howling Chimpanzees.

    When the other officers on the scene saw what was going on, they took him aside to cool off. Problem solved.

    For that matter, what gives you the idea that police officers are obligated to tell you their name?
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    Re: Officer "Go **** Yourself" Threatens to kill journalist

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Eh. He lost his temper, from the looks of things. I don't think he was actually planning on shooting anyone.

    Honestly though, I have a hard time getting worked up over this kind of thing.

    Screaming "STAY BACK OR I WILL F*CKING SHOOT YOU!!! DO YOU F*CKING UNDERSTAND?!?!" is basically what the military explicitly trains you to do in those kinds of situations. lol
    That is one of the main complaints. We don't need a military police force in our cities.

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