Another thing he talked about was something like Why do cops always empty their clips when they shoot? What happened to disabling or incapacitating the suspect by shooting the knee? And I think he said it before Michael Brown was shot.
You don't use your firearm when you're attempting to disable/incapacitate someone. Cops have other tools for those jobs. They shouldn't even be pulling their firearm unless someone is under serious threat.
Quote from: Testy Calibrate on July 07, 2016, 10:25:27 PMI have a life challenge to find compassion for cops. This isn't doing it. My cynical side suspects that the cops will use this as an excuse and the streets may very well run red with blood. After the acquittal of Freddy Gray's driver I am far too disgusted to cry for a dead cop. Does this help? I'm an emotionless bot, but I'm told some people found this moving.
I have a life challenge to find compassion for cops. This isn't doing it. My cynical side suspects that the cops will use this as an excuse and the streets may very well run red with blood. After the acquittal of Freddy Gray's driver I am far too disgusted to cry for a dead cop.
Probably not the best thing to practice.
good god no.
There is no such thing as a good cop. Only less bad ones. . . .
I'd prefer no one got shot but when people who carry guns get shot it's karma motherfuckers.
No. It's Karma. I'm pretty sure of that.
Police had cornered a murder suspect. There were negotiations and there was exchange of gunfire.Normally this stand off would have been maintained as long as possible. The way these things end, usually, is that the suspect gives up, the suspect kills themselves, there is what the police would call a "fair" exchange of gunfire* and the suspect is wounded or killed, etc.But the police had a new tool they could use to shorten the time span for such standoffs. They blew the suspect up with a bomb delivered specifically for that purpose. A robot drove over to the suspect, got the bomb near him, and blew him up.This means that the police had a method of killing people that involved bombs ready to go. They would not think up a new technology and deploy it in a high profile case unless they already had a method of deploying it and a reasonably good idea it would work.This was the Dallas police department. I would like to know how many different police departments have bombs designed to kill suspects ready to go. How many police departments have the robots at the ready, how many have been engaged in training programs. I would like to see copies of the protocols for using bombs to kill suspects, and I'd like to know which legal or legislative authorities have been involved in developing those protocols.As far as I can tell, this is homicide. There were other ways to do this. There were no hostages being held. No one was being protected by killing this suspect at that time.
As the events in Dallas unfolded last night, a police expert (former top cop guy of some kind) issued an explicit threat to all Americans. He said that given the assassination of several Dallas Police officers, police around the country were going to do two things.First, they would double up or get into larger groups, so there would be fewer units to respond to calls, and maybe some reluctance to respond to certain calls. So, forget about the police doing their jobs. In many areas they already don't do their jobs. But in the few places they were doing their jobs, perhaps expect this to become a thing of the past.Second, he said they wold be much more trigger happy an more likely to kill when they do show up to do their jobs.Essentially the police response to being the rare victim (instead of perpetrator, as they commonly are) of random killing of innocent people is to stop protecting people from such violence, and increase the amount of such violence that they themselves carry out.So, that's where we are at right now.
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