Skip to comments.Houston officer kills unarmed man walking with trousers down
Posted on 03/28/2018 2:26:40 PM PDT by Ennis85
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Well, he was Lebanese.
Let’s see if this shooting passes my personal litmus test.
Say one of our soldiers, serving in a war zone (Iraq lets say), finds an incoherent unarmed Iraqi, pants around the ankles, middle of an intersection, messing with cars going by. By our current ROE, can he shoot him?
Why oh why, are the current police ROE less than those of our men and women serving in theatres of war? Police officers deal with American citizens, military deals with potential enemy combatants. Shouldn’t our police officers be held to a tighter ROE than our military, especially considering they are dealing with American citizens?
Suicide by cop.
I think the police training is poor. This didnt happen in the 70s. But then you didnt have all out assassins murdering random police like we see today.
So you figure anybody ought to be free to disregard what the
cops say? That's retarded. Obey the cops, don't get shot.
It's not that hard.
Should they have kept him chained up in the basement?
Why was the officer walking with his pants down?
So he deserves to be summarily shot dead? Used to be a country I still remember, when the cop would have gone up, swiped him upside the head, and said: “What the hell is wrong with you?!”
Had a case at a store near us, where some woman preparing food samples lost it for reasons what will forever remain unknown. She waved this little paring knife around. Cops came in and shot her stone-cold dead. She never actually hurt anyone.
Riots at Six
I also gotta wonder why he didnt use the taser first.
Its certainly not premeditated murder but its possible manslaughter. Its obvious the officer was in fear of his life and, that alone, falls back upon whos doing the hiring and training of the police in Houston. Whoever is doing the job is doing it poorly.
Yes, but in a shoulder or belt holster.
You mean like this guy?
It’s a shame that when I was an irresponsible teen doing stupid shit I didn’t have to be afraid of the cops, now as a responsible clean cut adult they scare hell out of me.
And shooting him was a rational response to that?
hand up, don’t’ shoot
pants down, don’t shoot
Hear hear - and yet there are some on this forum who take the view that cops can do no wrong.
I think of pants down as a friendly gesture. Am I old fashioned?
It used to be that the use of deadly force required that the life and safety of the officer or of bystanders be at risk. Now you're saying ignoring a cop is grounds for deadly force? What's next? Execution for dirty looks?
He was also clearly disobeying repeated commands to lay down on the ground.
He must have been a heck of a shot, walking with his pants down and still hits his target.
He was beating Cadillacs and Subarus and he won’t stop....
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