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Re: America

Postby Digby » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:13 pm

I've only heard they quite reasonably took the investigation away from the office of the shooter. Where the Rangers are with it and why the seeming delay in making an arrest I don't know. I've also no idea what a competent defence might sound like

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Re: America

Postby morepork » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:23 pm

How about, "I was off my tits on meth and tripping balls when I saw a black man, so I shooted him in self defense".

This is why football players take a knee Mr. Precedent.

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Re: America

Postby WaspInWales » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:10 pm

morepork wrote:How about, "I was off my tits on meth and tripping balls when I saw a black man, so I shooted him in self defense".

This is why football players take a knee Mr. Precedent.


Yep. Blindingly obvious to most people.

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Re: America

Postby kk67 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:23 pm

Mikey Brown wrote:Seems a bit late for that from what I can tell. Maybe I’m looking in the wrong places.

Meh.
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Re: America

Postby morepork » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:28 pm

What


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Fuck?

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Re: America

Postby kk67 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:32 pm

little bit ot, apologies.

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Re: America

Postby kk67 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:37 pm

Cockers, Morgan and Kyle.

I'd judge those 3 feckers off the park.
........... bye, bye, bye.

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Re: America

Postby Buggaluggs » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:46 pm

There's more to this, imo. I think she knew him and the whole open door, dark apartment tale is bollocks. If you came home and your apt door was open, lights out and someone inside - why in God's name would you leave the lights out and walk into the darkness?

They have got her and his door locks which apparently store the most recent 200 lock/unlocks. If her door was unlocked minutes before this all happened then she's for the chop. If his lock was locked, then unlocked from the inside minutes before this all happened then she's for the chop.

I think this is being investigated earnestly.

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Re: America

Postby Puja » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:27 am

Buggaluggs wrote:There's more to this, imo. I think she knew him and the whole open door, dark apartment tale is bollocks. If you came home and your apt door was open, lights out and someone inside - why in God's name would you leave the lights out and walk into the darkness?

They have got her and his door locks which apparently store the most recent 200 lock/unlocks. If her door was unlocked minutes before this all happened then she's for the chop. If his lock was locked, then unlocked from the inside minutes before this all happened then she's for the chop.

I think this is being investigated earnestly.


It's coming out that she'd made noise complaints against him and there'd been arguments; I think you're right.

Mind, what kind of a country is it if she's looked at the situation and thought that she'd probably get away with it if she said she walked into the wrong apartment to find a black man there and so she shot him.

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Re: America

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Re: America

Postby Digby » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:02 pm

Wait, he wasn't protected from guns by virtue of having a gun? That makes no sense

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Re: America

Postby Which Tyler » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:03 pm

FFS

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Re: America

Postby Puja » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:17 pm

On the one hand, I do have some sympathy for the policeman - they're called to a situation where there's a shooting and armed suspects and they come across someone pointing a gun at someone else. On the other, there's absolutely no doubt that they saw a black man and immediately assumed they'd found their dangerous criminal who needed shooting, rather than talking to.

The whole thing is just an inditement of American gun culture though. Ignoring the lunacy of the criminals being able to get their hands on the guns in the first place, having armed civilian heroes just creates confusion in a fraught situation and is an invitation for trouble. On top of that, having lethally armed police is a terrible idea - they're poorly trained, they're likely to be (at the bare minimum) subconsciously racist, and when mistakes are made they cannot be undone.

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Postby Sandydragon » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:55 pm

Puja wrote:On the one hand, I do have some sympathy for the policeman - they're called to a situation where there's a shooting and armed suspects and they come across someone pointing a gun at someone else. On the other, there's absolutely no doubt that they saw a black man and immediately assumed they'd found their dangerous criminal who needed shooting, rather than talking to.

The whole thing is just an inditement of American gun culture though. Ignoring the lunacy of the criminals being able to get their hands on the guns in the first place, having armed civilian heroes just creates confusion in a fraught situation and is an invitation for trouble. On top of that, having lethally armed police is a terrible idea - they're poorly trained, they're likely to be (at the bare minimum) subconsciously racist, and when mistakes are made they cannot be undone.

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When all policemen are armed, the standard is hugely diluted. But, having policed some interesting parts of the world, I’d be wary of policing parts of America without a firearm.

If a policeman turns up to an incident and sees a person with a firearm, pretty much everything else becomes secondary. That person need to comply very quickly and not be a threat. But there is a real culture of firepower in the US uniformed services and that’s before any subliminal or overt racism or any other ism comes into play.

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Re: America

Postby Puja » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:31 pm

Sandydragon wrote:
Puja wrote:On the one hand, I do have some sympathy for the policeman - they're called to a situation where there's a shooting and armed suspects and they come across someone pointing a gun at someone else. On the other, there's absolutely no doubt that they saw a black man and immediately assumed they'd found their dangerous criminal who needed shooting, rather than talking to.

The whole thing is just an inditement of American gun culture though. Ignoring the lunacy of the criminals being able to get their hands on the guns in the first place, having armed civilian heroes just creates confusion in a fraught situation and is an invitation for trouble. On top of that, having lethally armed police is a terrible idea - they're poorly trained, they're likely to be (at the bare minimum) subconsciously racist, and when mistakes are made they cannot be undone.

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When all policemen are armed, the standard is hugely diluted. But, having policed some interesting parts of the world, I’d be wary of policing parts of America without a firearm.

If a policeman turns up to an incident and sees a person with a firearm, pretty much everything else becomes secondary. That person need to comply very quickly and not be a threat. But there is a real culture of firepower in the US uniformed services and that’s before any subliminal or overt racism or any other ism comes into play.


While a tazer is far from a perfect solution for many disparate reasons, I would still far prefer it to police being armed with guns on the basis that someone who is tazed inappropriately is usually able to recover and sue personally, rather than leaving that to their bereaved relatives. However, I have no experience with policing myself - what's your take on that?

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Re: America

Postby Sandydragon » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:45 pm

Tasers, and other non lethal weapons, have a real place. Policemen are trained to use the force pyramid where you escalate the response in response to the threat posed, but try to reduce it again as soon as possible.

So there has to be something between voice and hands to firearm. Batons are good but when dealing with a knife attacker, it’s better for everyone if they can be stopped as a distance. Tasers are great in this situation.

If someone has a fire arm and they appear to be a threat (not sure from the article how the weapon was held and where it was pointed) then they I’d go for the option that met or exceeded the threat. Training would indicate the need to try and control ththe situation, perhaps with a range of options. But if the officer felt th threat was imminent then the use of a firearm could be justified. That assumes that the police officer in question wasn’t just being racist and that other options weren’t available.

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Postby Puja » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:18 pm

Sandydragon wrote:Tasers, and other non lethal weapons, have a real place. Policemen are trained to use the force pyramid where you escalate the response in response to the threat posed, but try to reduce it again as soon as possible.

So there has to be something between voice and hands to firearm. Batons are good but when dealing with a knife attacker, it’s better for everyone if they can be stopped as a distance. Tasers are great in this situation.

If someone has a fire arm and they appear to be a threat (not sure from the article how the weapon was held and where it was pointed) then they I’d go for the option that met or exceeded the threat. Training would indicate the need to try and control ththe situation, perhaps with a range of options. But if the officer felt th threat was imminent then the use of a firearm could be justified. That assumes that the police officer in question wasn’t just being racist and that other options weren’t available.


So how come a firearm is superior to a taser when dealing with someone holding a firearm? From my understanding, a taser incapacitates as well as a bullet does and as quickly, so what's the advantage to using a gun?

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Re: America

Postby WaspInWales » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:28 pm

Puja wrote:
Sandydragon wrote:Tasers, and other non lethal weapons, have a real place. Policemen are trained to use the force pyramid where you escalate the response in response to the threat posed, but try to reduce it again as soon as possible.

So there has to be something between voice and hands to firearm. Batons are good but when dealing with a knife attacker, it’s better for everyone if they can be stopped as a distance. Tasers are great in this situation.

If someone has a fire arm and they appear to be a threat (not sure from the article how the weapon was held and where it was pointed) then they I’d go for the option that met or exceeded the threat. Training would indicate the need to try and control ththe situation, perhaps with a range of options. But if the officer felt th threat was imminent then the use of a firearm could be justified. That assumes that the police officer in question wasn’t just being racist and that other options weren’t available.


So how come a firearm is superior to a taser when dealing with someone holding a firearm? From my understanding, a taser incapacitates as well as a bullet does and as quickly, so what's the advantage to using a gun?

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You have to consider range of the taser, compared to the range of a firearm. One would hope trained officers could incapacitate someone holding a knife without the need for anyone to lose their life...although, if it was a hostage situation, things could prove trickier, especially if the person holding the knife is completely irrational, unpredictable and unstable.

Also, the law enforcement officer should be afforded adequate protection for the situation. The criminals would have a massage advantage armed with live ammunition against some electricity.

That said, I really hope the latest story isn't another example of a cop just firing without finding out what is happening and who is the threat, but I won't be holding my breath.

It's no doubt a dangerous job being a cop in a country where gun laws are so lax, but you would hope they would only open fire to defend themselves, or if anyone else was in immediate life-threatening danger.

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Re: America

Postby Sandydragon » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:41 am

Puja wrote:
Sandydragon wrote:Tasers, and other non lethal weapons, have a real place. Policemen are trained to use the force pyramid where you escalate the response in response to the threat posed, but try to reduce it again as soon as possible.

So there has to be something between voice and hands to firearm. Batons are good but when dealing with a knife attacker, it’s better for everyone if they can be stopped as a distance. Tasers are great in this situation.

If someone has a fire arm and they appear to be a threat (not sure from the article how the weapon was held and where it was pointed) then they I’d go for the option that met or exceeded the threat. Training would indicate the need to try and control ththe situation, perhaps with a range of options. But if the officer felt th threat was imminent then the use of a firearm could be justified. That assumes that the police officer in question wasn’t just being racist and that other options weren’t available.


So how come a firearm is superior to a taser when dealing with someone holding a firearm? From my understanding, a taser incapacitates as well as a bullet does and as quickly, so what's the advantage to using a gun?

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As WiW points out, there is a range issue. Was the officer even armed with one? The taser is normally a one shot affair as well so you have to be confident that you will hit the target first time. That’s why specialist police in this country like to have some backup on hand in case it doesn’t work as advertised.

Although it’s worth pointing out that the accurate range of a handgun isn’t that far. Personally the chief motive would be the risk of using a one shot weapon and being left exposed to a potential aggressor who could then fire back whilst I tried to deploy another weapon.

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Re: America

Postby Digby » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:31 am

Training for armed police in the USA is seemingly rubbish, far too often it's stressing the need to deploy guns amongst a group that contains many poor shooters, and we know in live scenarios even decent shooters can see their aim go to pot

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Re: America

Postby Mikey Brown » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:05 am

Mikey Brown wrote:Everyone following this Amber Guyger / Botham Jean thing? Is this just normal now?


Wow.

https://www.complex.com/life/2019/10/da ... complexmag

This whole equality thing really is boiling over now.

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Re: America

Postby Coco » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:01 pm

She needed to be held accountable... the story keeps getting stranger though. The key witness was killed in a drug deal gone bad, 10 days after his testimony.
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Re: America

Postby Galfon » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:21 pm

Nowt wrong wi' a bit o'honesty..
She obviously had cause for entering his property and ending his life.
As the poor guy is no longer around and she was going to get banged up for a long time anyway, she may have well come clean..
That may have brought some sympathy, who knows..or opened up a massive can of juicy worms to keep things frothing for a year or two.She may have gleamed something from that whilst in forced vegetation.
mind the herb.

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Re: America

Postby Mikey Brown » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:09 am

Oh cool. They can just murder you from outside now. Don’t even need to break into your house.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbsnew ... 019-10-12/

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Re: America

Postby Mikey Brown » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:15 am

Reading now the police department then posted a picture of a gun they found in the home, just leaving people to assume they meant the victim was armed.


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