I'm not convinced one way or the other. If you are counting on the media to provide the whole story, you may be in for a disappointment.
It may sound harsh or unfair to you but, the existing training paradigm is to shoot until the threat stops being a threat, aim for the center mass and don't stop until it goes down. I am a 60 year old white guy and have also been verbally and physically abused by uniformed police. I have no trouble believing anyone can be abused by an out of control system which places government authority higher than the rights of it's citizens. I am not prepared on the basis of what is currently known to make a judgement one way or the other on the actions of the officer or the deceased young man. There just isn't enough reliable information.
You don't have to be armed to be a threat, What you aim at and what you hit when under duress are sometimes different things. I need to know exactly what happened, I don't and neither do you. I wait to find out more, you just run off with the first thing that pops into your easily influenced head.
ad whominuim... methinks the pot doth accuse the kettle of being encrusted with carbon. I have stated repeatedly, and will restate again. I don't know enough about what happened and I'm pretty sure you don't either. there are only so many ways of saying that without being repetitive.
what I don't know is if the PO was justified in using force. there are witness accounts, they do not all agree. some jibe with the cop and some with the kid who was also involved with roughing up some guy in a stop and shop that just got robbed by him and the deceased. One says he was backing up the other says he was moving forward, one says he grabbed the gun the other says the PO grabbed the kid by the neck. I wasn't there, I'm working on the assumption you were not either. I don't trust the cop, I don't trust CNN or Fox news. If you want to make decisions based on what you see on the internet or hear on the news, be my guest. I'll wait to see what else come out of this before I start claiming somebody should go to jail and for how long.
You don't even know any real details?..
Yeah. Sure. Like that is going to happen. You know.. it is statements like that, that give people rioting full acceptance in my book. You are aware, that fairy tale is never going to happen, right? Or do you know, but you like that most people dont, so you just give them the six oclock news version of the truth? When a cop that kills someone unarmed like that, it should be a townsquare beheading. Plain and simple. Or.. the people will teach you that eventually. If you actually cared about justice for its own sake, you would care that there is little to no public retribution against police officers. And that is why they go on acting like little tin starred sociopath meglomaniacs. Because they dont have any fear of reprisal. The fact that you dont know that, or dont care means your just trolling.
Realistic. What a joke.
How many years should someone get for inciting a riot?
For the kangaroo court to look into?
It has nothing do with white or black for me, but it is all about race for you. If that Jackboot shot that kid while that kid was running away from him with out a gun in his hand then I hope he fries for it. Unlike you I have not seen the all of it yet. I do not live 24 hours and have to have justice. If it takes months it takes months.
Perhaps that is what the rumor you heard and perhaps all the pot and booze has made more of this than it is. I believe the cop shot at him while the kid was running away and after the kid felt the shots and turn to the cop. At the point was the kid aggressive? is that way he fired again? After the cop fired again did the kid then decide to give up and the cop fired more times? The truth is that the cop should not have fired at the kid if he was running away without a weapon. I live in a city full of cop murders. Goggle it Albuquerque, They even murdered a retard in the hills, We all protested it but no over race but a military police force. Our homes will be safer for it were yours will not because no white cop will want to help you.
While I think there are momentary reasons for thinking it was a racial for most who want it to be that way. I see it CAN be different I am not saying it is I do not know enough about the cop yet. 1. Two hot headed people came together that day and one is dead. 2. Homeland security has militarized the cops all around this country. They are in training the same way as a police action is done in war. in 1990 1 million dollars was spent for army surplus goods for police departments. 2012 450 million with training included. Our cops here did not care about color it was just a good time to shoot someone they thought.
We have parts of town that are made up of mostly blacks and the cops are in those areas all the time. 1/2 blacks 1/2 spanish 1/2 whites too. Do not start with me on we do not have color. Any time that any race no matter its color that stands up for its race just because of race is going to suffer big for it. If we do not learn from the mistakes that our race makes and say no to it then a big problem for many years will happen.. If we say yes he us a big jerk, but no you cannot say that about them or do anything about it because he is our race and we will protect him. Then back to the caveman day we all will go. Because it is not one race that will do that only all races will do that soon after. This has nothing to do with this kid.
I need to know what happened before I can offer an opinion.
can he have a trial first or do we just burn him at the stake?
None. I'm not racist either.
We haven't heard the whole story yet, but it will come out. I may change my mind if the facts are there.
How about the officers side of the story. Haven't heard it yet. Why can't we wait and see before we blame?