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#1 6 years ago

This officer decided to put it to the test.

Police shoot man 10 times in Carl's Jr. parking lot | Mail Online

I'm assuming cops have hand to hand training. Why not close the distance to avoid getting bones snapped by the hammer, and put him on the ground? He can't exactly shank them, he's holding a hammer.

Even putting that aside, that it was a heat of the moment decision, what the fuck was with the last 5 shots? He was on the ground dying for crying out loud.




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#2 6 years ago

I don't get it either. 20 bullets really should have been the minimum.

But no, I actually do kind of side with the officer on this, in that he was probably really startled.


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#3 6 years ago

computernerd;5605785I don't get it either. 20 bullets really should have been the minimum.

But no, I actually do kind of side with the officer on this, in that he was probably really startled.

I half agree. A guy on the street with a concealed carry permit would easily be excused by this argument. An officer, someone who is trained to safely handle firearms in exactly this kind of situation, isn't.




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#4 6 years ago

As sad as it is, but he dude with the hammer was probably still twitching after the first 5 rounds, so the cop opted to avoid legal trouble by finishing him off.

As the social darwinist crowd will tell you the criminal deserved to die though because his constitutional rights don't matter as much as the 0.0001$ in tax money that the average citizen would have to pay to keep him in prison.




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#5 6 years ago

Exactly what Oban said. This police officer is in no way excused for what he's done. I, for one, really fail to see how you could possibly side with the officers here, Computernerd.

Yes, they were threatened, and yes they were right to defend themselves by shooting at the target if need be – but they were in no place to shoot MULTIPLE bullets at the poor man. He could've been saved and then perhaps being brought to justice in court instead.

Let's see if you'll agree with the officers when a man is about to throw a small wooden branch at them and is being shot multiple times. :rolleyes:

Another unnecessary death. I hope this officer gets what he deserves and rots in prison. The world needs officers who can think and act, not only act.


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#6 6 years ago
~kyrillix~;5605796Exactly what Oban said. This police officer is in no way excused for what he's done. I, for one, really fail to see how you could possibly side with the officers here, Computernerd.

If I have a gun and some asshole is coming at me with a hammer, I'm not going to think twice about gunning him down. I'm not siding per se with the officer, I'm just saying I can understand that he reacted the way he did, not that he used 10 rounds to finish the guy off.


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#7 6 years ago
~kyrillix~;5605796The world needs officers who can think and act, not only act.

This times a lot.

Computer, I can see your point, and if I'm not mistaking you for someone else, you are/were in the military. Let's assume you are/were. In a war, yeah, it would be acceptable to shoot him in such a situation. But a peace officer shooting a civilian isn't.




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#8 6 years ago

No actually.

But yeah, I understand what you mean. Like I said, he was excessive, yes, and I'm not condoning that, but it's not always easy to judge how you'll react in a certain situation, cop or otherwise. That's all I'm saying =p


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#9 6 years ago

Damn. Maybe it was priest. :clueless:

You are right, of course. My thought was just that a police officer should trained to be above such reactions. I may have, untrained as I am, shot the guy when I thought he was going to hit my buddy, though certainly not 10 times.




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#10 6 years ago

I watched the video of it when it first came out. And honestly I thought it was over the top, there was no reason for the police officer to shot him that many times. Then again, I'm not completely surprised! Police these days have been abusing their power more and more everyday.