- Oct 28, 2017
Cops are just an excuse to form racist death squads.
That's a leap but I get it. Their training does seem to be centered in a place of fear.
Survives a world war, gets killed by a cop in America at 95 years old. Cops still mad the guy that killed him was charged. Insane.
Indeed. That response damn. "Don't worry, it's a smaller gun than you think."
I wouldn't have been surprised if they took that moment as a chance to kill him. God knows in that outcome there are thousands of people ready to offer the officers free legal defense with: "He shouldn't have lowered his hands"/"Why didn't he listen to the officers?"/ "Do you know what the job is like?"/"It's tragic but they are right to have not taken that risk when his hand moved"
Why would you have a gun on someone when they have no weapon? You don't just pull guns on people just in case, for civilians that's a brandishing charge, but for cops it's somehow okay.
i got 3 cop cars and a sergeant out on me for a speeding ticket because i wouldnt let the asshole that pulled me over do a "reach search" on my car. And im a white guy.
No I agree, it's fucking stupid. Legislation deems robbery a violent crime and are meant to be treated as armed, regardless of circumstances. There needs to be a huge legislative change. This whole one size firs all approach is ridiculous.
I am a citizen of another country, and it fucking makes me so sad/angry to witness this shit in America. Like for God sake's, how does this not impact every single person in the country, and yet it continues to happen with no change it sight, for decades?
Philadelphia police would probably chime in that they’ve got helicopters capable of dropping bombs if anyone needed a neighbourhood or two to be flattened.
Logic behind it is that you don't know if they're going to spontaneously attack or pull a gun out on you while you're moving in to place cuffs, so you have your gun trained on them or have ONE person with a gun trained on them until you can confirm they have no weapons that could pose a threat, then you put your shit away and arrest them. Even the one gun thing can be excessive when they have tasers and sticks and all manner of other shit they could use before bullets.
That's exactly what it is. Police departments large and small are outfitted with Army surplus and likely aren't all that effectively trained on it.A lot of American police remind me of the guy who turns up to a building site with all the latest, flashiest, shiny, most expensive tools and work gear, but have absolutely no idea how to do the actual work.
It’s like there was a team of trained actors just sitting there trying to look like actual police officers until the real ones showed up and actually did something.
They certainly seem to be experts at avoiding it. I can see them having a training manual that perfectly describes how to deescalate, but every instruction is preceded by DO NOT DO THIS.
I get the logic but the logic hasn't been working out, because cops are using that as their go-to whenever they feel threatened even if they aren't. It's starting the interaction off on a bad, potentially fatal foot off the bat, it's escalating things to a ridiculous degree.Logic behind it is that you don't know if they're going to spontaneously attack or pull a gun out on you while you're moving in to place cuffs, so you have your gun trained on them or have ONE person with a gun trained on them until you can confirm they have no weapons that could pose a threat, then you put your shit away and arrest them. Even the one gun thing can be excessive when they have tasers and sticks and all manner of other shit they could use before bullets.
But at the very least, you could use some sort of logic to justify two cops with one having their gun out to arrest a single person versus an entire hit squad aiming to unload 16 rounds into a person each.
He "matched the description of a suspect"
This was the first thing my older brother told me when I got my first car and I'm Dominican. I'm light skinned but have gotten stopped enough times for me to barely take my car to work.