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Body cam shows officer shooting at suspect who tried to run him over

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5 hours ago, Armybrat said:

At least no dogs were harmed.

None that we saw.  But you know those body cams "malfunction" when a dog needs killing.

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Saying the driver tried to run the officer over is obviously incorrect. The driver clearly did not try to run the officer over.

But there was no way for the officer to be sure of that in that moment so fear for his life was not completely unreasonable at that time.

Both things can be, and in fact are, true.

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7 minutes ago, Huckleberry said:

Saying the driver tried to run the officer over is obviously incorrect. The driver clearly did not try to run the officer over.

But there was no way for the officer to be sure of that in that moment so fear for his life was not completely unreasonable at that time.

Both things can be, and in fact are, true.

Yet only one suffered consequences for their mistake.

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3 hours ago, Goo Punch said:

yeah, under the umbrella of "what this cop could have done differently", this one really stands out. first the cop fails to properly block in the car, then when the ignition starts the cop *puts himself in front of the car* for zero discernible reason. the car was moving, what, literally 2 mph for several seconds before it was even a threat to run the cop over. that's the cop fucking up twice before any danger was even present to him, both instances he could have/should have easily avoided. the cop literally went out of his way to put himself in a position to potentially be run over, and then fired several rounds into a very slow moving car from very close range when he was afraid he might get run over. the people in here claiming that this was 100% justified while laying zero blame on the cop frankly scare me.

The cop did what any cop what do. It scares you that people think this way?  What are you a giant tit baby? 

Are you, instead, scared that this may happen to you in a depressive episode?

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quality post Rex. real classy too. 

and yes, the fact that you and many others think that failing to properly block in the vehicle upon arrival, followed by inexplicably putting himself in harm's way and then shooting to kill is "what any cop would do" is indeed a scary thought. 

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That was not a proper reaction by the officer IMO. The car slowly moved forward and that could have been for any unknown reason like a medical emergency or the person could have passed out, or who knows the hell what. 

The officer should have just stepped aside and got the fuck out of the way. Okay, it could have turned into a chase or some other dangerous event but you don't just blow someone away based on an unclear assumption.

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quality post Rex. real classy too. 
and yes, the fact that you and many others think that failing to properly block in the vehicle upon arrival, followed by inexplicably putting himself in harm's way and then shooting to kill is "what any cop would do" is indeed a scary thought. 

How did you want him to block the vehicle? Park perpendicular to it? He was close enough to that she had to back up to get away from it.

The driver planned on running from the onset.

First shot didn’t appear to hit anyone. Second one might. 3rd one probably did. Bullets do weird shit after they hit glass. Don’t kid yourself, if you ever have to shoot, you shoot to eliminate the threat.

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33 minutes ago, Goo Punch said:

quality post Rex. real classy too. 

and yes, the fact that you and many others think that failing to properly block in the vehicle upon arrival, followed by inexplicably putting himself in harm's way and then shooting to kill is "what any cop would do" is indeed a scary thought. 

Not Rex and I was asking a serious question. 

Youre just wrong on the cop’s actions.  Calling it scary is ridiculous. 

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look to me it's this simple- the cop is the professional here. the cop is the one who is on his job and needs to be on his game. i don't think there's a single person here who isn't critical of the driver's actions, but at the same time we absolutely should not hold the random crazy pedestrian and the on-duty professional to the same standards in a situation like this. the professional in this scenario (a guy with backup, body armor, lethal and non-lethal weapons, and two perfectly functioning legs) made two mistakes here that simply can't be overlooked or absolved:

1)he put himself in front of the car. how anyone can act like this isn't an insane and out-of-protocol thing for him to do is beyond me. 

2)he fired his weapon when he just as easily could have corrected his first big mistake by stepping out of the way of the slowly moving vehicle that he had inexplicably put himself in front of. 

If we're going to "back the blue", and treat these guys like the heroes they claim to be, then we need to hold them to a heroic standard. what this cop did was stupid and reckless, and it only escalated the situation 100x over in the blink of an eye, and now someone is dead and at least one other person likely has severe trauma that will stay with them forever. there's no justifying any of that. this could have and should have been avoided. 

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I think this looks worse than it really is for the cop because the guy in the end was just trying to get past him to try and run. 
had the guy intended to hit the cop, would stepping aside have been sufficient?

cop put himself in a vulnerable position, but once the guy decided to drive towards the cop that gave the cop authority to discharge his weapon, and he chose to do so. 
 

 

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How did you want him to block the vehicle? Park perpendicular to it? He was close enough to that she had to back up to get away from it.

Have you never driven in Florida?

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On 2/14/2020 at 10:34 AM, Parliament said:

He was justified in shooting, but he'd be better off today if he'd just stepped out of the way.  Cops woulda easily caught the driver.

But that would have denied him the chance to shoot a real live human being!

What the fuck are you thinking?

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On 2/14/2020 at 4:16 PM, Huckleberry said:

Saying the driver tried to run the officer over is obviously incorrect. The driver clearly did not try to run the officer over.

But there was no way for the officer to be sure of that in that moment so fear for his life was not completely unreasonable at that time.

Both things can be, and in fact are, true.

Yup.

There was zero intent to injure that cop.  

There was 100% intent to make him move so an escape could be made.

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On 2/14/2020 at 8:53 PM, Jkwellborn said:

The driver planned on running from the onset.

 

On 2/14/2020 at 9:09 PM, Goo Punch said:

look to me it's this simple- the cop is the professional here. the cop is the one who is on his job and needs to be on his game. i don't think there's a single person here who isn't critical of the driver's actions, but at the same time we absolutely should not hold the random crazy pedestrian and the on-duty professional to the same standards in a situation like this. the professional in this scenario (a guy with backup, body armor, lethal and non-lethal weapons, and two perfectly functioning legs) made two mistakes here that simply can't be overlooked or absolved:

1)he put himself in front of the car. how anyone can act like this isn't an insane and out-of-protocol thing for him to do is beyond me. 

2)he fired his weapon when he just as easily could have corrected his first big mistake by stepping out of the way of the slowly moving vehicle that he had inexplicably put himself in front of. 

If we're going to "back the blue", and treat these guys like the heroes they claim to be, then we need to hold them to a heroic standard. what this cop did was stupid and reckless, and it only escalated the situation 100x over in the blink of an eye, and now someone is dead and at least one other person likely has severe trauma that will stay with them forever. there's no justifying any of that. this could have and should have been avoided. 

I'm just curious Derka, if the cop did what you would have wanted him to do, and the driver is able to escape and flies around the corner and kills your kid standing by the road waiting for the school bus.......would you still feel like the cop did the right thing?

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