Cop doesn't shoot unarmed suspect and is pistol whipped, bystanders tweet pictures

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  1. clmetal

    clmetal Iced Earth

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    Didn't want to be the next Darren Wilson / Gentile Giant of Ferguson


    http://edition.cnn.com/2015/08/13/us/alabama-birmingham-police-detective-pistol-whipped/index.html
     
  2. klnOmega

    klnOmega Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Violent rate is almost double in Baltimore this year as compared to last year, after police patrols are down. Cops stopped patroling the bad parts of town because everyone throws stuff at them, defaces their cars, shout at them, and just generally hate them.

    Police are bad, but they aren't the nearly the worst part of our violence problem in America. We have to reign in police violence, but simply blindly demonizing cops obviously isn't the answer.
     
  3. KILL KILL

    KILL KILL Gold Belt

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    Jesus that's depressing.
     
  4. ChainFlow

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    Ugh. Rough situation.

    Cops need more h2h training?
     
  5. jefferz

    jefferz Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Well this just proves that if a criminal does get a cops gun they're not going to shoot the cop with it. So that means there's no reason for a cop to shoot an unarmed suspect.
     
  6. KILL KILL

    KILL KILL Gold Belt

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    Get the fuck outta here with that nonsense.
     
  7. workdiggitz

    workdiggitz Red Belt

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    wow thats messed up. what the hell is wrong with people? anti cop culture has hit its peak i hope.
     
  8. OldGoat

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    Sarcasm or Down's?
     
  9. LazyFatass

    LazyFatass Hey look! It's an inanimate carbon rod!

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    I get that mocking the guy is shitty and in bad taste, but what exactly is the expectation here? That a bunch of untrained jackasses should confront the guy who managed to overpower and steal a cop's weapon? That's a terrible idea for extremely obvious reasons.
     
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  11. KILL KILL

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    My bad homie.
     
  12. jefferz

    jefferz Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    It's all good G
     
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    KILL KILL Gold Belt

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    Ummm no, help the wounded citizen that is face down on the ground, bleeding profusely from his head...like a normal person would.
     
  14. clmetal

    clmetal Iced Earth

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    Call 911 maybe? Would you think it was funny if a cop was pistol whipped for showing restraint?

    If he didn't show restraint, we would have had another Gentile Giant story, where an unarmed man was shot for no reason. And we would have been relying on the tweeters to tell us what happened and like the Ferguson tweeters, their story would have fallen apart later when they had to corroborate with outside facts.
     
  15. Sampsonsimpson

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    Perhaps he could have used non lethal force i.e. tazer or pepper spray? From the OP, it sounds like the cop just stood there and let the guy take his gun. If not that then the guy managed to forcefully take the cops gun from him and we do not know if the cop would have shot him or not.
     
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  17. Possum Jenkins

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    So a public servant DOESN'T shoot an unarmed citizen, and that makes news?

    Seems like if your sign up to be a cop, to protect and serve, this is one of the risks that come with it. Sometimes you might get your ass kicked.
     
  18. Paradigm

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    do that and maybe you get sued for trying to help, depending on the state.
     
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    The only kind of force available to police is lethal force. It is either shoot people, or this.
     
  20. Ruprecht

    Ruprecht Hands Of The Judges Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Hmm... Video report mentions something the attacker said about why he pistol whipped the officer with his own weapon, then doesn't tell you what was said.
     

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