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Aftershock still destroyed you all. Man I want to have that guy`s babies.
I find it hard to believe that the officer would say that he fired only twice, when he probably reviewed the video himself before writing the report. Also, his supervisor would review the report, and after seeing the video would know that it would not be accurate, so have the officer fix his report. News people are just idiots in general, so I would feel safer saying they screwed up rather than the police.
I`m not saying this was wrong and i fully agree with his actions, also i have nothing but sympathy for hard working police forced to quit their jobs because of heat from the media or "cop haters" on the net. But if a simple report to the media cannot even be accuratly described then it raises the question was it a simple mistake or were they fudging the truth to make it sound like the cop showed more control than he did.
And then to cap it all off they go and upload the video to the net. Ha morons
Ok sometimes the officers may have misheard or misinterpreted a situation and be telling the truth as they see it but sometimes they are just talking bull.
As for the smartarse who posted the link to the police report on the second page of this thread WHY DON`T YOU READ IT YOURSELF. "After another collision, the car stopped again, and an officer attempted to arrest Bennett. When Bennett tried to hit the officer with the car, the officer ended up on the car`s hood and fired twice, hitting Bennett at least once."
Mmmmmm fired twice did he, i`m pretty sure every single person in this thread saw him fir
So let me get this straight. You are chasing a guy for miles and miles at 100MPH+. You finally ram him off the road (the only way you`ve been able to stop him so far). You jump on top of the car and draw your weapon and tell the driver to stop. The driver doesn`t.
What do you think the driver is going to do?
A) Pull over on the side of the road and stop peacefully.B) Take the officer to Denny`s and treat him to a free dinner.C) Try to escape, regardless of the fact that it may cost the officer his life.D) You`re retarded. The answer is C.
There is no "other option". Either you are thrown from the car at a rapid speed into the pavement, resulting in serious injury or death, or you stop the driver. Any hesitance, any second thought, any pacifist act can and will get you killed in a situation like that.
Not catching criminals puts the innocent people in much more danger.
"Yeah, they did something wrong. I know plenty of ways to stop a driver. The easiest would be to shoot out his tires."
Yeah, so then he can run you over with flat tires. Please. Cap the murderous SoB cop killer. I don`t feel sorry for him. If a cop draws a gun on you, you don`t react by putting the cop`s life in danger.
"...many states have regulations against drawing a weapon against a driver unless the driver is using a deadly weapon besides the vehicle itself."
What a crappy law. Whoever wrote it needs to be "assaulted" by a vehicle. Don`t worry, it doesn`t count as a "deadly weapon", he`ll be fine. /sarcasm
I agree with what the cops did because the guy was driving like a maniac. If the cops didn`t end it there then others could have been seriously hurt. If i was that cop i would`ve emptied my clip into the guy because i would`ve felt my life was in danger. If a police officer feels that his life or any other persons life is in danger than they are allowed to do whatever they deem necessary to end the conflict with as little casualties as possible(if they are needed).
If you read the report you`d have known that this guy had a criminal background, even without the police officers knowing this they were still right in what they did because they were making sure that no one else got hurt. And the passenger wasn`t hurt at all so we have to give the cop props for having good aim.
And that was not really necessary to blast him in the face like that, but that was crazy
Cops in the US are only supposed to disarm unless they are threatend with some kind of firearm or weapon. THEN they shoot to kill.Those cops were doing the right thing, well cept mabey the guy on the windsheild. That was kinda over-kill but mabey the windshield was super thick or sumthin. If that guy in the car didn`t have a gun then the cops should have just done some warning shots and gotten that guy outta the car,ship him off to jail, and gotten the bastard outta here. Pretty sweet action though.
You are f*cking stupid.
So they should let the suspect GO, that would solve EVERYTHING, he`s not a danger to anyone.
Now for the officer in this video on the hood of the car shooting. How in gods name do you think he got on the hood? He wasn`t pulling a Jackie Chan move to look good, the guy tried to hit him with the car and he didn`t have a lot of choice!
Get over yourselves for Christs sake! You might hate cops now, but the second one saves your ass you will love them!
A couple of things that should be cleared up.
1) The person who said police chases should be illegal: You my friend are an idiot. If people knew police would not chase, they would never stop in the first place, so what would be the point of traffic officers?
2) A vehicle IS a lethal weapon and justifies lethal force the moment some one tries to use it to injure others, like this idiot in the video.
3) Police Officers are not trained or advised in any way to "shoot to disable the vehicle". This isn`t Hollywood kiddies! If an office pulls out their gun it is to shoot to kill! Thus bringing me to my other point.
4) Police are trained to shoot to kill, 3 shots center mass, if more if required. Again this isn`t Hollywood where they try and shoot the bad guy in the knee from 200 yards away to "bring him in". If a cop pulls his/her firearm
If I`m in danger, and I have a gun, you bet your ass I`m going to shoot the person putting me in danger, cop or not
Let`s look at the options... Let him go. How long will he continue to drive like a maniac before he realizes he`s not being chased? Is he drunk? Is he going to drive down the road until he crashes and kills someone else?
Option 2 is, you attempt to stop him. Because of HIS actions, deadly force is used and a felon is no more.
You can`t blame one person for another`s actions. Go back... if he didn`t steal the car, no problems. If he wasn`t driving recklessly, no problem. If he didn`t run from the police, no problem. If he didn`t attempt to run the police over, no problem. But it`s the cop`s fault? Give me a break.
Naw, the last thing that went through his mind was a bullet.
Cops were perfectly justified in shooting this guy. He already tried to run over an officer. Shooting out his tires would not have stopped him. The car was a lethal weapon being used against the cops.
also, the cop was calling over the radio "he`s stopped, he`s stopped" and the other cop STILL rammed him, a little excessive...
and a weapon IS a weapon, but apparently not as dangerous as a gun...the order of manslaughter charges go, Manslaughter, attempted manslaughter (both are melee weapons), vehicular manslaughter, and then accidental vehicular manslaughter (when you are driving drunk and kill someone). the last one doesnt even require jail time, you can get off with 2-5 years probation....its sick this country!
Beyond that, this is a training video. I doubt they would show that if it weren`t necessary.
I found the story (by clicking on the video) a little unsatisfying. Who was this Bennett guy really, besides an impulsive auto thief who apparently picked up a hitchhiker and scared the daylights out of him? I`d have liked more info. on his background, such as what kind of prior criminal record he had.
I am new here. So far so good - thanks for the anti-boredom.
Cops like that should be fired at the least and thrown in jail if justice had any sway in Ohio.. Which is doesn`t, I used to live there so I know.
Bottom line, police are trained to shoot until the threat is over. They are trained that, if they are pointing their gun at someone, they are prepared to kill that person. They are also trained to keep shooting until the threat is gone. So, for this situation, if the car is still moving, there is still a threat.
Oh, and I guess police in Europe NEVER chase a fleeing suspect. That`s right all those videos on the net are faked. Got it. UK Police Chases
It`s a two-ton guided missle, than can be used to kill people.
catbarf: Any officer involved in a shooting, justified or not, is placed on administrative leave while the case is being investigated. This is standard procedure.
Yeah, they did something wrong. I know plenty of ways to stop a driver. The easiest would be to shoot out his tires.
And according to the news story, "after being hit by police cruisers at least twice, Bennett`s car stopped and an officer jumped on the hood of the car, firing through the windshield." It doesn`t say anything about the suspect`s car accelerating, but the video does speak for itself.
Perhaps a bit of a headache after all is said and done will remind him what NOT to do next time.
In regards to the video, the officer was justified with his actions. The suspect tried to run over the officer (aggrivated assault, attempted murder). Cars are considered weapons. He didn`t have to pull a gun on the cops to have that happen, just the fact that he tried to run the officer over was enough. If the suspect died, it was justifiable homicide.
he musta tried to pull a gun on the cops.. otherwise the cop on the car would be in some DEEP water
too long though