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Old 10-10-2013, 02:57 PM
 
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Next time be careful about dialing 911...

'When Alcia Herron of Georgia called 9/11 to get emergency medical help for her diabetic fiancee, Jack Lamar Roberson, she did not expect the police to show up. And she certainly did not expect them to shoot Roberson dead as he held his hands up.
He didn't have nothing in his hands at any time or period at all before they came, any time while they were here, anything.

They just came in and shot him.

He didn't say nothing, the police didn't say nothing, anything, it was like a silent movie.

You couldn't hear anything, all you could hear were the gun shots go off and I seen them going into his body and he just fell down.
The tendency of police to respond to 911 calls seeking medical assistance has in all too many occasions led to shootings. Last year, in a striking example, a mentally ill double-amputee in a wheelchair was shot dead by a Houston Police Department patrolman last weekend for waving a shiny pen in the air.

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Old 10-10-2013, 03:03 PM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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At this point, it's not a smart thing to be blaming anyone for what happened. An intelligent person will wait for the investigation to be completed and facts to be reported. By the way, if you're going to reproduce what someone else has said, maybe doing so between quotation marks will clear the question ... are you taking credit for the writing of someone else, repeating rumors, or posting original content of your own.
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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These are the cops who the liberal gun grabbers always say are "properly trained".

If we are going to expand any background checks, it needs to be for the nutcases who are being hired as cops.
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:08 PM
 
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These are the cops who the liberal gun grabbers always say are "properly trained".

If we are going to expand any background checks, it needs to be for the nutcases who are being hired as cops.
Kudos to you, Harrier. You have a unique talent for turning absolutely everything into a tirade against liberals. Simply amazing.
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:10 PM
 
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At this point, it's not a smart thing to be blaming anyone for what happened. An intelligent person will wait for the investigation to be completed and facts to be reported. By the way, if you're going to reproduce what someone else has said, maybe doing so between quotation marks will clear the question ... are you taking credit for the writing of someone else, repeating rumors, or posting original content of your own.
If you want the whole story just click on the link, bright boy - know how to do that?
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:14 PM
 
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I suspect if you dig a little deeper into not only the gun culture but the veteran preferences that are given in a lot of the hiring processes you will see a lot of people hired and trained in the military to shoot first and ask questions later or from the gun culture with the old standby "rather be judged by 12 than carried by six". How about the woman in DC last week. That was excessive use of force.
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:23 PM
 
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All I had to do was read this down at the bottom to know this is a VERY slanted hit piece. Not that this incident doesnt have legs but you NEVER!!!! get the whole story from these blogger sites.

Uh yeah lets leave out the fact she was driving around like a crazy person and lucky she didnt kill someone. Or have a car full of explosives.



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Within a week of D.C. cops shooting dead an unarmed woman in a car on Capitol Hill, her toddler in the passenger seat, these all-too common incidents of police shootings -- usually carried out with impunity, often involving black victims -- must be recognized as an abysmal pattern in U.S. policing, and far from one-off instances. The officers involved in Roberson's shooting are on paid leave
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:56 PM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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I suspect if you dig a little deeper into not only the gun culture but the veteran preferences that are given in a lot of the hiring processes you will see a lot of people hired and trained in the military to shoot first and ask questions later or from the gun culture with the old standby "rather be judged by 12 than carried by six". How about the woman in DC last week. That was excessive use of force.
We are seeing a lot of prior military going into LE, and they are still very combat/battlefield oriented. It's a problem. Surprisingly, most of them are not highly skilled with firearms, though they are totally willing to use them, and you are off base about "gun culture" people in LE in large numbers. Just look at the examples of LE shootings. The current incident in DC is a good example. High round count, low hit ratio. Battlefield, adrenaline charged, spray and pray, firearms handling.

There are a FAR greater number of highly proficient shooters in the civilian world than has ever been in LE. Most cops do not practice regularly, and compete only against other cops in interdepartmental matches. They aren't that good. I was involved with LE firearms training and competition, as a civilian, for many years. Firearms training and qualification standards for LE are shockingly low.

So, there ya have it. Your misconceptions about police and firearms are common. Most people believe that cops are shooters. Most are not. Those that are are, more often than not, range training officers, whose primary task is to qualify personnel initially and annually, and keep them all shooting in the right direction.
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:59 PM
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We are all VC as far as the american soldiers ...er uh cops are concerned
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:03 PM
 
Location: USA
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A cop told me they're like soldiers in Afghanistan. This wasn't a young cop, he was an old guy.



This was after he assaulted me.
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