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Three Months Later: Controversy Lingers over Police Shooting of Suspect in Shreveport
Shreveport, LA, Times ^
| Stingley, Alisa
Posted on 06/15/2003 5:05:33 AM PDT by Theodore R.
Edited on 05/07/2004 7:00:39 PM PDT by Jim Robinson.
Police shooting fallout lingers Alisa Stingley / The Times Posted on June 15, 2003 A man, police and videotape.
Public release of the videotape, protest marches and "Back the Badge" rallies, volatile City Council meetings, a public forum, a visit by a national black leader, closed-door talks with the Justice Department, controversial state legislation, talk of boycotts, and just last week, yet another story about the shooting on the national evening news.
(Excerpt) Read more at shreveporttimes.com ...
TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; controversy; police; shooting; shreveport
The controversy prompted presidential candidate Rev. Al Sharpton to visit Shreveport earlier this month.
To: Theodore R.
A police officer was killed in a routine traffic stop in Ca.this week. The police must get the benefit of the doubt when pursuing a suspect.Mistakes were made in this volatile situation when statements about suicide were made early on.If Sharpton came down,I think it's going to be a bad situation.
posted on 06/15/2003 5:22:18 AM PDT
"The police must get the benefit of the doubt when pursuing a suspect."
To: Theodore R.
Just another example of why the police should not be able to fire until fired upon.
posted on 06/15/2003 10:43:19 AM PDT
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Only if I get the "benefit of the doubt" when it comes to protecting my life too.
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