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    Q.E.D.

    I think a blog would be more your style? You just don't seem to get how forums work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    So, if you were the cop and he resisted arrest, stole your taser, ran off then doubled back and aimed it at you, you wouldn't pull your gun like you've been trained....but take the 50,000 volts, lie there shaking in a pool of your own piss for 30 seconds, then get up and offer him a lift home?
    I think he must have "doubled forward" on account of him being shot IN THE BACK and all.

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    Prosecutors brought murder charges Wednesday against the white Atlanta police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks in the back, saying that the Black man posed no deadly threat and that the officer kicked him and offered no medical treatment for over two minutes as he lay dying on the ground.

    Brooks was holding a stun gun he had snatched from officers but was running away and was more than five metres from Officer Garrett Rolfe when Rolfe opened fire, District Attorney Paul Howard said in announcing the charges five days after the killing outside a Wendy's restaurant rocked the city.

    "I got him!" the district attorney quoted Rolfe as saying.


    The felony murder charge against Rolfe carries life in prison or the death penalty, if prosecutors choose to seek it. He was also charged with 10 other offences punishable by decades behind bars.


    "We've concluded at the time that Mr. Brooks was shot that he did not pose an immediate threat of death," Howard said.


    A second officer with Rolfe, Devin Brosnan, stood on a wounded Brooks' shoulder as he struggled for his life, Howard said. Brosnan was charged with aggravated assault and other offences but is co-operating with prosecutors and will testify, according to the district attorney, who said it was the first time in 40 such cases in which an officer has come forward to do this.


    Atlanta officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks charged with murder | CBC News

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    "We've concluded at the time that Mr. Brooks was shot that he did not pose an immediate threat of death," Howard said.
    Good . The idiocy of shooting to kill is absurd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    So, if you were the cop and he resisted arrest, stole your taser, ran off then doubled back and aimed it at you, you wouldn't pull your gun like you've been trained....but take the 50,000 volts, lie there shaking in a pool of your own piss for 30 seconds, then get up and offer him a lift home?
    If they were using tasers to stun a guy in that situation, they should be prepared for the eventuality of it being taken from them. Tasers are used waaaaay too often, and sometimes people die from them. It is in my opinion quite inappropriate to use them on a guy who had a bit to drink and fell asleep in his car in a drive-through, even though he resisted (though he was very co-operative at first). They knew who he was....they should have waited and gone to his house later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    They knew who he was....they should have waited and gone to his house later.
    Maybe take him some aspirin for his hangover as well and get Officer H to drop his car around while we're at it:
    Then wonder how he's now passed a breathalyser

    Theres something seriously fucked about the training program if two coppers can't arrest an unarmed drunk without the use of firearms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    Tasers are used waaaaay too often, and sometimes people die from them.
    So, better to use the good old-fashion colt. Then, there is no "sometimes" (provided that he does not miss...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    the officer kicked him and offered no medical treatment for over two minutes as he lay dying on the ground.
    W.T.F.

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    Also WTF :

    A second officer with Rolfe, Devin Brosnan, stood on a wounded Brooks' shoulder as he struggled for his life

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Theres something seriously fucked about the training program if two coppers can't arrest an unarmed drunk without the use of firearms.
    I do believe you're starting to get it.

    The world "de-escalation" should be first and foremost, rather than "let's make it as bad as we can so we can kill the black guy and say "I got him!"".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    W.T.F.
    Reaharound fairy redded me for this post, calling me a racist.
    And he wonders why I taunt him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Theres something seriously fucked about the training program if two coppers can't arrest an unarmed drunk without the use of firearms.
    Wasn't here a link where in abroad some policemen are trained? Perhaps it's there how they do it so...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Reaharound fairy redded me for this post, calling me a racist.
    And he wonders why I taunt him.
    I'm pretty sure it because he's rumoured to be black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    I'm pretty sure it because he's rumoured to be black.
    As is this guy.

    F.B.I. to Investigate Arrest of Black Man Who Died During Arrest-ben_carson_headshot-jpg

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    Being an old white bastard, I have seen many and participated in a few protests. Specifically anti war and anti discrimination protests. Yet though it all, the USA is still at war and clearly racism is alive and well and will remain so far into the future.

    Call me a skeptic but in 10 years this current round of protests will, like those in the past, be just another item in wiki.

    Here are current ones. Shan't list all in my lifetime. Leave it to you to look should it be of interest.

    "2020


    2020 – New York City FTP protests, January 31, Anti-Transit Police and MTA protest resulting in hundreds of arrests over the three separate days of demonstration. Vandalism and violence on train stations was reported.


    2020 – George Floyd protests, started on May 27 in Minneapolis, Minnesota after the killing of George Floyd. He was killed in Minneapolis by police officer Derek Chauvin who was later fired and charged with murder. Protests spread to other American cities and then to other countries with the killing of George Floyd garnering international condemnation. The protests were largely peaceful although looting and arson did take place.[8]"

    List of incidents of civil unrest in the United States - Wikipedia
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Wasn't here a link where in abroad some policemen are trained? Perhaps it's there how they do it so...
    Ah, the old 'JOOS' schtick . . . haven't had a good old anti-Jewish pogrom lately, have you Slav-boy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Being an old white bastard, I have seen many and participated in a few protests. Specifically anti war and anti discrimination protests. Yet though it all, the USA is still at war and clearly racism is alive and well and will remain so far into the future.

    Call me a skeptic but in 10 years this current round of protests will, like those in the past, be just another item in wiki.

    Here are current ones. Shan't list all in my lifetime. Leave it to you to look should it be of interest.

    "2020


    2020 – New York City FTP protests, January 31, Anti-Transit Police and MTA protest resulting in hundreds of arrests over the three separate days of demonstration. Vandalism and violence on train stations was reported.


    2020 – George Floyd protests, started on May 27 in Minneapolis, Minnesota after the killing of George Floyd. He was killed in Minneapolis by police officer Derek Chauvin who was later fired and charged with murder. Protests spread to other American cities and then to other countries with the killing of George Floyd garnering international condemnation. The protests were largely peaceful although looting and arson did take place.[8]"

    List of incidents of civil unrest in the United States - Wikipedia
    Which one of those led to the introduction of legislation into both Congress and the Senate?

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    Israeli schtick, actually. A fair few blue suede shufflers express discomfiture that US Police forces are being trained in Israel, including Jewish Voice for Peace..


    U.S. Police are Being Trained by Israel—And Communities of Color Are Paying the Price

    In recent years, Georgia has experienced troubling trends in fatal police shootings. As this has unfolded, the state continues to pursue a “police exchange” program with the state of Israel.


    by Azadeh Shahshahani, Ilise Benshushan Cohen
    October 7, 2019



    Full article- U.S. Police are Being Trained by Israel—And Communities of Color Are Paying the Price - Progressive.org

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Which one of those led to the introduction of legislation into both Congress and the Senate?
    A few Harry in varying significance. However, in spite of laws pasted, we still have racism and wars we shouldn't be in. Laws help but really are baby steps to end goal. Hopefully racism will disappear but don't hold your breath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post

    Call me a skeptic but in 10 years this current round of protests will, like those in the past, be just another item in wiki.
    Reasonable.
    That was my guess from the start.

    Nothing beneficial will come of all this shit.
    Same as it ever was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Israeli schtick, actually
    Sure, scratch the surface and it's a Jewish thing. Why is it that anti-semites and racist bigots walk hand in hand so often.

    It's simply easier for anti-semites to say something is anti-Israel
    Last edited by panama hat; 19-06-2020 at 07:07 AM. Reason: gand-gland-hand - thanks tomcat

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Why is it that anti-semites and racist bigots walk gland in hand so often
    ...horniness is a human trait...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...horniness is a human trait...
    Yea . . . changed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Call me a skeptic but in 10 years this current round of protests will, like those in the past, be just another item in wiki.
    Somewhere it's called a color revolution, similarly as the orange (or other colors) ones around the world.

    However, as it was always remarked, such revolution can never happen in USA from one simple reason: there is no US Embassy in USA...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton
    Call me a skeptic but in 10 years this current round of protests will, like those in the past, be just another item in wiki.
    Likely but they still matter. Things are improving albeit at what seems like a glacial pace at times.

    It's important to remember that things like the Civil Rights Act are still within living memory so there has been a lot of positive change just obviously not yet enough.

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