View Poll Results: Do you feel that Michael was capable of attacking the cop?

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  • Yes, it's more believable after seeing the video

    32 65.31%
  • No, it's not more believable that he attacked the cop unprovoked

    4 8.16%
  • I think the cop shot him out of anger

    12 24.49%
  • I think the cop feared for his life and that's why he shot him

    1 2.04%
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Thread: More believable that Michael brown was violent??

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    Re: More believable that Michael brown was violent??

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Actually, yes there is.

    If someone physically assaults a Police Officer the officer can and WILL use deadly force to stop his attacker.

    No Cop is going to take the chance of getting knocked out so they can then be disarmed and have their gun used against them.
    And the burden of proof -- once deadly force is used -- should be squarely on the officer. You pull the gun, you better be able to justify it.

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    Re: More believable that Michael brown was violent??

    Quote Originally Posted by GhostlyJoe View Post
    And the burden of proof -- once deadly force is used -- should be squarely on the officer. You pull the gun, you better be able to justify it.
    The burden of proof shouldn't include a rush to judgment that leads to looting and rioting.
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    Re: More believable that Michael brown was violent??

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    The burden of proof shouldn't include a rush to judgment that leads to looting and rioting.
    This is not a rush to judgement -- as has been shown, this is a community with a history of questionable police conduct and a frightening disconnect between the people and the police force. This apparently is a town where civil unrest has been brewing. But all that aside -- the looting, the rioting, the robbery, the past grievances against the Ferguson police, the militarization of local forces in general, the history of troubled race relations, etc. -- it is incumbent on the police to use restraint, to only use deadly force when absolutely necessary and to fully justify that force. You can try to cloud the issue all you want, but the questionable actions of the police force make the force a clear party to this unrest. Police need to be held accountable for their actions -- always.

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