Another day, another cop shooting an unarmed suspect

Submitted by: bliznik 1 year ago in News & Politics
Skip to 0:50 for the controversial part. An officer gets out of his car and narrowly avoids getting hit by the allegedly stolen Jaguar. Many pro-shooting activists would argue that the cop had just cause to shoot the driver since a car COULD be considered a deadly weapon. However, Chicago law specifically prohibits caps from shooting at cars when the car is the ONLY weapon. What do you think I-A-B? On the one hand, if a car is coming TOWARDS the cop, I would think that shooting at the suspect is fair game. You are preventing the suspect from applying deadly force to your person. On the other hand, this cop clearly dodged the car, and THEN shot at the suspect AFTER he was safe. This means that the cop essentially wanted to kill the suspect after the suspect narrowly missed the cop. Which means that the shooting here is vengeful retribution, which is understandable coming from an untrained citizen with zero training, but should never be an action taken by a police officer with over 60 hours of training. http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-police-shooting-video-shocking-20160805-snap-story.html
There are 12 comments:
Male 2,694
Obey the law. Use common sense. Stop immediately. Turn that shit off. Be polite. Shut the fuck up. Get a white friend. Don't ride with a mad woman.
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Male 1,317
Some additional information and clarifications: the car wasn't "allegedly" stolen. It was stolen-period. Several other cars were also stolen that night by the same kids all in the same town (Bolingbrook, a SW suburb of Chicago). All cars were unlocked with the keys in them. The cars and kids were caught on camera at a gas station at ILRte 53 and Boughton Rd in Bolingbrook before they went into Chicago. They would steal one car, drive it around and then ditch it and boost another one. The Jag was reported stolen which is why CPD stopped them in the first place. The rest is history. The kid didn't deserve to die but neither do I if I'm crossing the street when he's running from a police stop. Who does my family sue, his mom to get her WIC card?
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Male 502
And if they let they guy get away, and he then ran over an old lady, they would be raked over the coals for that!
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Male 8,560
The car was aimed at the officer once. The car was being used as a weapon. The officers opened fire while the car was still a danger. The car also has a device called a 'steering wheel' that let's you turn the vehicle to a different direction. The officer had every reason to believe the person who proved he was willing to run down the officers,would use this 'steering wheel' to turn the car around and try to do so again. It's a good shoot. Lives matter, but not if you're a fucking idiot. This can be classified as 'suicide by cop'.
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Male 7,942
I'm mixed on this one... Too much gray here. With that said the act of stealing is the only thing I can know that's definitive. The cops are okay here in my book.
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Female 4,440
dont steal cars, dont try to run over the police (because if you do, then the fair assumption is that you'll run over anyone) and you wont get in trouble/killed... pretty damn simple, huh? Oh and lets all just blow past the 370 shot and killed in Chicago since January and the 2100 shot and wounded with a total of 410 homicides. But yes! lets focus on a fucking criminal and canonize him like michael, travyon and antoine.
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Male 3,492
melcervini why dont you understand the difference between a criminals actions and a cops?

Criminals exist, they always have they always will.  The problem begins when you cannot tell the difference between the criminals and the cops because they all ignore the law and shoot whenever they want.

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Male 39,955
Thug Lives Matter
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Male 771
Lol you all do realize all this stuff going on is just precedent for others in the future right, they've killed and shot out many innocent and criminals time and time again, and have settled out of court for silence with your money time and time again, keep telling yourselves this habit should be glossed over due some unrelated stat. For retrospect, in New Mexico a Liutenant lit up his on UC after in his eyes perceiving a threat with 8 shots, upon realizing it was not just a UC but his UC a man he is familiar with he and the PD immediately realized 1) He did not follow protocol, 2) Should react quickly to saving a dying PERSON's life 3) Owned up that officers can and will make mistakes 4) Held the shooting officer accountable 5) Paid for the cop without conceding there was no wrong doing on the PD's part. 6) Came up with a plan to avoid an incident like this in the future. 6) Openly shared all these details with the public. 7) All cameras and evidence remained functional and intact. 8) Made sure all new officers received this training plan This is what can happen in absence of the "blue wall", when incidents like these are deemed problematic, a solution can manifest. I think all citizens can benefit from improvement. I'm guessing you think this matter only affects "thugs". If people aren't going to be sympathetic, at least practice self preservation ffs. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/albuquerque-police-release-video-showing-officer-shooting-undercover-cop-n549461
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Male 4,153
Looks like being a cop would be fun huh? I can see a day coming when large cities may not be able to staff a police force. What then? Selective Service draft for police? Martial law? Free for all?
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Male 3,213
trimble - Do you deny there is a problem - all other considerations aside - with the way police conduct their business? Do you deny that when police commit crimes, they generally face no consequences? Do you deny that in order to preserve freedom, to 'guarantee' safety, more and more of our rights are being legislated away? I agree policing is needed, that it is a dangerous, high stress job. I also think that many police officers do not have the temperament, skill set, or ethics to properly do the job, without resorting to infringing on rights, without using violence as a first resort, without using 'fearing for their life/safety as a tactic to get around those pesky laws they swear to uphold. But I would not worry about being unable to hire cops too much; There will always be folks that are willing to - at best - enforce their opinion, and at worst, rampage, maim and kill for pay.
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Male 39,955
Already here. San Diego can't get new hires for the Police. But that's because we're the lowest paying in the state and the most expensive place to live. Still, the cops funeral today in San Diego was a huge DICK MOVE. They had an 8 mile long processing full of all the cop cars that block off 2 major highways AT RUSH HOUR !!! Hell, I wanted to shoot one of them myself.
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