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Date: 09/17/13 07:32 AM

19 Responses to Cops Fatally Shoot Car Crash Victim

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    TheZigRat Male 50-59
    2211 posts
    September 17, 2013 at 7:32 am
    Link: Cops Fatally Shoot Car Crash Victim - Cop up on charges
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    MrOrange Male 30-39
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    September 17, 2013 at 7:47 am
    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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    HumanAction Male 18-29
    2357 posts
    September 17, 2013 at 8:13 am
    Another sad example of police immediately resorting to force.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    September 17, 2013 at 8:42 am
    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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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    September 17, 2013 at 8:43 am
    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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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    September 17, 2013 at 8:45 am
    No patchouly, you are a being a media slave.


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    naravin Female 18-29
    656 posts
    September 17, 2013 at 8:58 am
    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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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
    2314 posts
    September 17, 2013 at 9:00 am
    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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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    September 17, 2013 at 9:11 am
    Once again people making judgements before all evidence is brought forth and put in front of a jury......
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    September 17, 2013 at 9:12 am
    BTW where`s the NAACPs comments on the DC shooter pretty silent about that huh?
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    MrOrange Male 30-39
    2398 posts
    September 17, 2013 at 9:35 am
    @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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    MrOrange Male 30-39
    2398 posts
    September 17, 2013 at 9:55 am
    "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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    jclv Male 40-49
    368 posts
    September 17, 2013 at 10:12 am
    He`ll probably just get suspended for a couple of weeks (with pay).
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    September 17, 2013 at 10:47 am
    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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    bdowner60 Male 40-49
    593 posts
    September 17, 2013 at 2:39 pm
    Sure , civilians have no reason to fear the Police!
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    kree_ Male 30-39
    990 posts
    September 17, 2013 at 4:47 pm
    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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    Viking864 Male 40-49
    1444 posts
    September 17, 2013 at 5:49 pm
    Saying the legal systems is fail proof is just as bas as quoting Wikipedia as fact.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    September 17, 2013 at 8:59 pm
    I`m starting to get numb to American firearms deaths; go ahead, knock yourselves out.
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    PopCap Male 30-39
    730 posts
    September 18, 2013 at 6:41 am
    @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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