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The other side of a 'cop involved' shooting

by TONI H / January 11, 2015 10:30 PM PST
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Of course it's traumatic...killing a person
by JP Bill / January 11, 2015 10:46 PM PST

It MIGHT be less traumatic IF the person that was killed had a weapon.

So, how do we make sure that no one shoots until it's absolutely certain that someone has to be shot?

We can't.

Just two days ago we showed you the video of three teens in Texas that refused to comply with a police officer's commands. That officer came within a hair's breadth of opening fire on the closest teen before the 17-year-old finally complied with his commands.

We can't go around shooting people just because they don't do exactly what you say, as quickly as you may want.

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If you're a cop, that's EXACTLY what you do......
by TONI H / January 12, 2015 4:10 AM PST

You give an order, the other person complies.........that other person does NOT move his/her hand to an area on his body that could be concealing a weapon. When a person complies, the cop searches/frisks and finds nothing, no harm no foul. When a person does NOT comply, they are putting their own lives at risk..........fake guns look like the real thing and reaching for your waistband or inside a jacket pocket instead of complying is an open invitation to welcome death. If the other person has no weapon, there is NO reason NOT to comply.

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RE: fake guns look like the real thing
by JP Bill / January 12, 2015 4:20 AM PST

Do NO guns look like the real thing?

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Not complying but reaching
by TONI H / January 12, 2015 5:58 AM PST

instead to an area on his/her body doesn't necessarily indicate a gun...it could be some other type of weapon, such as a knife or even a bomb nowadays........with so many out to kill cops, why risk it when all that person had to do is comply?

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RE: why risk it when all that person had to do is comply?
by JP Bill / January 12, 2015 6:01 AM PST

Contrary to popular belief...everyone on this planet is as clear/logically thinking as you claim to be., do they deserve to die?

12 year old with plastic toy gun comes to mind.

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RE: If you're a cop, that's EXACTLY what you do
by JP Bill / January 12, 2015 4:29 AM PST

It is?

go around shooting people just because they don't do exactly what you say, as quickly as you may want.

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If someone isn't complying
by TONI H / January 12, 2015 5:56 AM PST

there must be a reason why they aren't.....would YOU be willing to take the risk with YOUR life by hesitating too long?

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RE: would YOU be willing to take the risk with YOUR life
by JP Bill / January 12, 2015 6:04 AM PST

would YOU be willing to take the risk with YOUR life by hesitating too long?

everyone isn't as brilliant as I am, so I'm not a good example.

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IF this is true
by TONI H / January 12, 2015 6:55 PM PST

"It MIGHT be less traumatic IF the person that was killed had a weapon."

Then why do you suppose we have so many military suffering from PTSD? Do you believe that cops can also suffer from that since they deal with 'military' type responses every day on the streets and now have to also worry that they are targets for death just because they are cops?

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The trauma is common. You've seen
by drpruner / January 12, 2015 7:18 AM PST

a public display, that's all.

"I gotcha, brother."

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(NT) Good, thought-provoking link, Toni.
by drpruner / January 12, 2015 7:28 AM PST

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