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Houston officer kills unarmed man walking with trousers down
BBC News ^ | 28th March 2018 | BBC News

Posted on 03/28/2018 2:26:40 PM PDT by Ennis85

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To: Ennis85

Sounds like it may be suicide by cop, and hoping that his widow will reap a big payout.


41 posted on 03/28/2018 3:07:20 PM PDT by Robert DeLong
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

“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.”

Nonsense =>

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As of Thursday, 128 officers died in the line of duty this year, down from 135 in 2016. Since 1959, only 2013 saw fewer officers die while on duty, when 116 were killed, according to data from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

The leading cause of death for officers in 2017 was traffic crashes, which killed 47 policemen and -women. Forty-four officers were shot and killed in 2017.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/366661-police-officers-killed-in-2017-second-lowest-in-58-years


42 posted on 03/28/2018 3:07:39 PM PDT by Ken H (Best election ever!)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free
"But then you didnt have all out assassins murdering random police like we see today."

There absolutely were people ambushing and killing police in the seventies along with a good many bombings.

43 posted on 03/28/2018 3:10:12 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory !!)
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To: VietVet876

Let’s see: Repeated commands to lie down. Tasers are effective? Maybe not. The alternative is a wrestling match that the cop may not win. If the perp is stronger the cop loses his life. No brainer.


44 posted on 03/28/2018 3:11:21 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: WayneS

Yes, open carry is now legal in Texas.


45 posted on 03/28/2018 3:12:21 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: DoodleDawg

You know that the life of a mere civilian means nothing as long as the officer gets to go home to his family that night, don’t you? OF COURSE failure to obey the word of a cop should deserve death- maybe the civilian had a knife hidden... somewhere
/s


46 posted on 03/28/2018 3:17:25 PM PDT by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, deport all illegals, abolish the DEA, IRS and ATF.)
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To: Ennis85

One possibility is the officer had the gun in his hand and didn’t have time to get his Taser because the man kept approaching him without stopping.


47 posted on 03/28/2018 3:17:45 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Make America Great Again!)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

I agree. The guy was advancing toward him in an aggressive manner and ignoring commands. If he got within 15 feet I’d have shot too.

Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.


48 posted on 03/28/2018 3:19:46 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (DACA is going to be a riot!)
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To: Ennis85

Do crazy things, win crazy prizes.


49 posted on 03/28/2018 3:22:10 PM PDT by LouieFisk
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To: Secret Agent Man

“Ok, seems his family knew he was having real problems. Where the fuch were they? What the hell was his family doing for him? They only care after something bad happens?”

I think we can be pretty confident the family is going to be looking for a big payout. Any planned riots will be part of their negotiating tactics.


50 posted on 03/28/2018 3:23:11 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (Chuck Schumer--giving pond scum everywhere a bad name.)
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To: Lurkinanloomin

If the officer were white this would be all over the cable news stations...and busloads of BLM on que would arrive....


51 posted on 03/28/2018 3:23:56 PM PDT by mythenjoseph
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To: sargon

It looks like law enforcement in this country has a “license to kill”.

They all think they are 007.........


52 posted on 03/28/2018 3:27:03 PM PDT by Nextrush (Freedom is everybody's business: Remember Pastor Niemoller)
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To: humblegunner
Obey the cops, don't get shot. It's not that hard.

Yes, I believe that was the official motto in Nazi Germany...

53 posted on 03/28/2018 3:29:39 PM PDT by sargon ("If the President doesn't drain the Swamp, the Swamp will drain the President.")
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To: Ennis85

So am I supposed to feel sympathy for a man who assaults people on the street with his pants down and then gets bagged?


54 posted on 03/28/2018 3:37:54 PM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (This country & world is living on borrowed time (Luke 17:26-27))
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To: Ennis85

So, do cops even carry nightsticks anymore? Tasers? If so, why?


55 posted on 03/28/2018 3:42:23 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: Pravious
>>>He was also clearly disobeying repeated commands to lay down on the ground.

Disobeying a cop is not a death penalty crime. Good grief.

56 posted on 03/28/2018 3:45:04 PM PDT by NELSON111 (3/23/2018 The day it became clear that MAGA is a lie.)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

More cops were killed in the 70s than today. That decade had more cops killed than Anf since the 1920s.

http://www.nleomf.org/facts/officer-fatalities-data/year.html


57 posted on 03/28/2018 3:45:06 PM PDT by antidisestablishment ( Xenophobia is the only sane response to multiculturalism’s irrational cultural exuberance)
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To: antidisestablishment

Anf=any


58 posted on 03/28/2018 3:46:32 PM PDT by antidisestablishment ( Xenophobia is the only sane response to multiculturalism’s irrational cultural exuberance)
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To: shotgun

This must be a joke.

A black man with his pants down around his ankles presumed to have a night stick hanging from his waist?


59 posted on 03/28/2018 4:00:56 PM PDT by Fhios (Mr. Magoo, where are you?)
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To: The people have spoken

“Reminds me of the movie “Crash.””

Great flick. Had to watch it twice.


60 posted on 03/28/2018 4:04:52 PM PDT by moovova
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