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    Quote Originally Posted by webrockk View Post
    I understand that, but why bet one's life on it when all one has to do is simply comply with lawful commands? Easy peazy.
    Bad parenting, a taught/learned response to authority figures, bravado inspired stupidity, or something, but it's certainly not reasonable or intelligent to think you have some right to ignore lawful commands being barked by someone who wears a gun on their hip for a living.
    You have a real "thing' abut wearing a pistol, don't you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    Everybody walking away from a cop with their hands in the air deserves 9 in the back, right?
    No we should let them go back to their vehicle, get a weapon, and fire on the police.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webrockk View Post
    Cops don't get scared? Cops see the absolute worst behavior humans have to offer every single day, which gives them just as much, if not more of a reason to fear us as we do them....... so, since they have the guns....
    I happen to agree and that is what makes this so sinister. I have no reason to believe they kill law abiding citizens on purpose in most cases but that very fear they act out in times when it is overkill for the situation is the reason some officers need better training. Your car breaking down does not put you in the same category as a killer or bank robber yet we see those situations where there appears to be absolutely no self control due to fear on the cops part. If a cop with the guns can't control their own actions you can't expect the person whose car breaks down to be perfectly calm.

    Better training is the answer. There are far too many good cops to support actions with this outcome after someone's car breaks down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    No we should let them go back to their vehicle, get a weapon, and fire on the police.
    Could have waited for him to actually reach the vehicle. *shrug*

    What? Tulsa cops don't have tasers, batons, pepper spay???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minotaur View Post
    I did.
    Then why don't you know that his car did not break down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    You have a real "thing' abut wearing a pistol, don't you?
    I don't wear a pistol. I want a potential assailant to have the opportunity to experience surprise, followed by immediate regret, one last time.

    I'm generous like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HCProf View Post
    Another problem...so do a lot of other folks carry and own guns. Illegally and legal plus mentally insane. This problem is not going away under those circumstances. Until there is a solution for guns, it is best you do what a cop tells you to do. He was headed back to his car and did not stop when ordered. I don't think cops are out searching for black people to shoot, they are responding to an environment that is getting more dangerous everyday.
    Good cops defuse situations. Happens every day. The few who panic and end up shooting someone whose car broke down cannot be justified. There are so many cops who go over and above to help stranded people that it is fair to say that THEY are the models we need to remember rather than the cop who acts like everyone is an escaped killer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minotaur View Post
    Good cops defuse situations. Happens every day. The few who panic and end up shooting someone whose car broke down cannot be justified. There are so many cops who go over and above to help stranded people that it is fair to say that THEY are the models we need to remember rather than the cop who acts like everyone is an escaped killer.
    His car did not break down.

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    Same ol' thing since Zimmerman....


    a story that gets a bunch of white Rightwing men to get an erection because an unarmed black man got shot and killed and the shooter "got away with it."

    Same ol', same ol'.
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    The US Census Bureau says that there are approximately 306,037 black people in Oklahoma. The state has a 7.8% black population. The city of Tulsa has a 15.6% black population. The jury verdict was unanimous, there were 3 black jury members which is 25% of the jury. I do not believe that we can say that this was an unfair jury makeup for the area. Something that they heard, during the testimony gave them a reason to have reasonable doubt to the guilt of Officer Betty Shelby.
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