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by PriestTheRunner
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: CA: Police shoot and kill unarmed man in his grandmother’s backyard
Replies: 16
Views: 1623

Re: CA: Police shoot and kill unarmed man in his grandmother’s backyard

Watch the heli video. It shows the first interaction in the front of the house.
by PriestTheRunner
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: CA: Police shoot and kill unarmed man in his grandmother’s backyard
Replies: 16
Views: 1623

Re: CA: Police shoot and kill unarmed man in his grandmother’s backyard

rotor wrote:
nightmare69 wrote:Comply, comply, comply. That is all you have to do. Don't run, reach, or point anything that could resemble a firearm in the direction of an officer and you will continue to remain vertical. In low light conditions, pointing a hair brush could mistaken as a firearm. Why would someone do that anyway? Its like they are trying to get the cops to open fire. If he did point is Iphone towards the officers, then he won the stupid award. Congrats.
I watched the video. "Show me your hands" and instantly "gun,gun,gun" and instantly they are shooting. All instantly at least from what the video shows. Nobody would have time to "comply". I don't know the real status of this kid but I put myself in that picture and know that those cops acted so fast that I would have been dead too no matter what I did. They got off 20 rounds pretty fast. Normally I side with the cops but this video has me wondering.
Except instead of immediately complying, he ran around the back of the house.... If he had laid down on the front yard we wouldn't be reading about this and he would've gotten a several-month slap on the wrist with some probation.

Comparing this to the 'robbery gone bad auto parts' story, there is a reason LEO's go fence hopping and door- busting over so called "petty" crime. Eventually, the disregard for society and the lives of others means the theif/robber will take a life (with only a few exceptions).

Example: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog ... ood-person

The mindset of I'm getting what belongs to me (through theft) is something that starts small and expands drastically, to the point that even convicted (confessed) murders consider themselves good people.

Long story short, police tell you to stop or get on the ground, running to the back yard (out of sight) and holding anything is not a great idea.

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