Cops Fatally Shoot Car Crash Victim

Submitted by: thezigrat 3 years ago

Cop up on charges
There are 19 comments:
Male 729
@Draculya: "I`m starting to get numb to American firearms deaths; go ahead, knock yourselves out."

Judging by your handle, the glamour of violence is not entirely foreign to you. But...

1) What do you care about US gun deaths?
2) Murder happens to be a pretty effective population control method. If it wasn`t, the government would have done something about it by now.
3) If you look at gun death statistics in the US, you will find a "tight pattern" of demographics involved. Because of that, it is pretty easy to avoid being a victim. Not 100% guaranteed, but, statistically, close to 100%.

You have to understand US culture and geography to fully understand. I know I`m wasting my efforts putting reading materials up, but...

TinyURL to 2010 CDC US gun death stats:
http://tinyurl.com/l5gq9bo
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Male 14,775
I`m starting to get numb to American firearms deaths; go ahead, knock yourselves out.
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Male 1,444
Saying the legal systems is fail proof is just as bas as quoting Wikipedia as fact.
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Male 1,154
In japan there is a law that police officers must first fire a warning shot into the air before they can aim at people. Thoughts?
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Male 593
Sure , civilians have no reason to fear the Police!
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Male 2,578
Zero legal systems are full proof, it`s the main argument against the death penalty and that I`m not a fan of it myself. However, when it comes to the US death penalty, almost 100% of the executions are at the state level, and almost half of the executions among the 50 states since the 70`s have been in Texas (500 of 1300), with an additional 100 coming from nearby Oklahoma. Very few states will actually execute people here in 2013.

So the country`s legal systems are exceedingly diverse even in that aspect alone, which is why I`m not a fan of saying "The US legal system", because it varies as much as different European countries can vary.

This cop will probably go to jail, but you don`t know. The fact is that you generally don`t hear about it when the system works, only when it fails. So that reporting bias will alter your impression.
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Male 460
He`ll probably just get suspended for a couple of weeks (with pay).
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Male 2,418
"Once again people making judgements before all evidence is brought forth and put in front of a jury......"

your say that as if the legal system is failproof?
have a look at this list of

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_exonerated_death_row_inmates#United_States

and lets nog even get started on the subject of evidence tempering...
such as this or This
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Male 2,418
@andrew155

i wish i was. but look at some of the replies already: "well if i got a call for a burglary and soem big black guy came charging at me i would shoot too" Get 12 people like that on a jury and that cop is walking free with a pat on the back. don`t say it won`t happen. jury members get profiled too.
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Male 14,330
BTW where`s the NAACPs comments on the DC shooter pretty silent about that huh?
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Male 14,330
Once again people making judgements before all evidence is brought forth and put in front of a jury......
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Male 2,631
Here`s what I don`t get:
Woman claims she thought it was her hubby, who`s been known to lose his keys and bang on the door. She opens the door, doesn`t recognize the guy- and closes the door.
Does her hubby never call out to her when he bangs on the door? Did Mr. Ferrell call out that he`d been in an accident and needed help? Seems that most folks would, in either scenario.
Second, did the woman tell police someone was trying to break and enter- incorrect and an over reaction, did the 911 dispatcher erroneously label it as such, or did the patrol officers take it upon themselves to interpret it as such?
Thirdly, Did Mr. Ferrell call out to the police- and here accounts differ, some say `charging at`, others say `running towards`- that he`d been in an accident and needed help? Again, seems like a thing most folks would do.
Was Mr. Farrell injured in the crash, perhaps disoriented? Was Mr` Farrell under the influence of Alcohol, marijuana or other substance(s)?
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Female 655
Not saying it`s right, but if I got called out by a woman saying someone was trying to break into my house and came across a big ol` black dude who instead of explaining the situation decided to "charge" at me.. I`d probably have shot him too. Sorry.. but someone looking crazy and running at me? Yeah I`m taking him down, although a taser probably would have been sufficient.
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Male 2,578
No patchouly, you are a being a media slave.


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Male 2,578
LOL Mr Orange, yes it will. You`re just making that up. Cops like this should and will be put away.
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Male 4,746
I`d suggest that this type of behaviours is apt to become more and more commonplace. With the amount of danger the police have to deal with on a daily basis, rising, it`s no wonder they are getting trigger happy.
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Male 2,357
Another sad example of police immediately resorting to force.
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Male 2,418
It`ll never stick, the victim is black, all the cop has to do is say he was responding to a burgulary call and he`ll be scotfree with a slap on the back.
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Male 3,814
Link: Cops Fatally Shoot Car Crash Victim [Rate Link] - Cop up on charges
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