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Old 12-07-2017, 10:29 AM
 
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The actions of this cop were indefensible. He apparently got caught up in the heat of the moment and lost all sense of rationality. There was no question he was guilty.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:29 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Finally after 3 TRAILS
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:30 AM
 
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Exactly. The cops are acting under color of state law. Non-cops are not out arresting people.

Think of how many times this same situation has happened but without any video to prove the truth. Without the video, I doubt the cop would've been convicted. This is why every cop in the US should have a bodycam.
So; police should operate under a seperate judicial system that doesn’t operate under the assumption of innocence or beyond a reasonable doubt?
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:37 AM
 
Location: NYC
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So; police should operate under a seperate judicial system that doesn’t operate under the assumption of innocence or beyond a reasonable doubt?
No, but this was an open and shut case and it still took 3 trails to convict.

All in all, this is still great news, but lets not sit here and act like this is the norm. And an officer whose duty is to serve and protect murdering someone is way different than your average killing. Officers are held to a higher standard than your average citizen.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:50 AM
 
Location: H-Tine, Texas
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No, but this was an open and shut case and it still took 3 trails to convict.

All in all, this is still great news, but lets not sit here and act like this is the norm. And an officer whose duty is to serve and protect murdering someone is way different than your average killing. Officers are held to a higher standard than your average citizen.
You would think that a relatively elementary concept like that would be easy for people to understand.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:59 AM
 
Location: NYC
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You would think that a relatively elementary concept like that would be easy for people to understand.
I'm ashamed in myself for expecting more from a white man whose username is "Pedro Martinez"
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:04 AM
 
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Want to post one of those videos?

Are you saying a non-officer on video has NEVER been found not guilty?
You know what I said.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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Yes, he took a human life and it was totally unjustified, good decision.

My problem is if something happens to someone via police misdeeds......and it is not caught on video, any claims they make will most likely be dismissed.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:07 AM
 
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No, but this was an open and shut case and it still took 3 trails to convict.

All in all, this is still great news, but lets not sit here and act like this is the norm. And an officer whose duty is to serve and protect murdering someone is way different than your average killing. Officers are held to a higher standard than your average citizen.
So, you’re saying the system worked.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Been waiting for this...

Shot the man in the back.

Sentence is justified. RIP Walter Scott.




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