Comments on: Who pays for a bullet in the back? http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/10/who-pays-for-a-bullet-in-the-back/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: bollard http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/10/who-pays-for-a-bullet-in-the-back/#comment-926814 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:22:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=39419#comment-926814 “So rather than dissect what facts we have in order to exonerate the officer, we’re left with the stark reality that police brutality represents a common threat to all black people: The police do not always see them as fully human. They misperceive their authority as a license to demand total surrender, on pain of horrific violence.”
If the situation is truly this bad, if this indeed is a sober and accurate assessment of the present status of the forces of order and the pervasive attitude of all policemen with few exceptions, then the situation is truly hopeless. No amount of punishment will produce justice.

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By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/10/who-pays-for-a-bullet-in-the-back/#comment-880550 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:39:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=39419#comment-880550 The cop was a murderer. And he was armed when found. The police should have shot HIM. Certainly makes more sense than a lengthy trial. The guy with the broken tail light did not get a trial.

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By: notnews http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/10/who-pays-for-a-bullet-in-the-back/#comment-855832 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 17:50:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=39419#comment-855832 @beofaction We link our well being to others all of the time. How do you live in such isolation? Do you work with no one whose actions could change your life? I think you may have taken Mr. Troutt’s suggestion to the nth. It seems to me we are just talking about departmental financial incentives; not charging the entire force with murder.

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By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/10/who-pays-for-a-bullet-in-the-back/#comment-844330 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 19:41:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=39419#comment-844330 There are a few good apples among the police, but try not to judge the majority of them by the actions of a few good apples. Most police are ignorant beer belly thugs, just like you think they are. Doughnut chompers.

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By: LetBalanceCome http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/10/who-pays-for-a-bullet-in-the-back/#comment-841414 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:51:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=39419#comment-841414 300 million people judged by the actions of 6 or 8 people a year. THAT is the TRUE TRAGEDY.

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By: AFin http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/10/who-pays-for-a-bullet-in-the-back/#comment-824741 Sat, 11 Apr 2015 15:16:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=39419#comment-824741 “That he may be tried for murder is no small advance in a case that, without the video, probably would not be a case at all.”

The man was shot 8 times in the back. The autopsy would have shown that he was not shot at point blank, meaning he was shot from a distance while running, or at the very least standing with his back turned. The officer would have gone to court regardless.

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By: Jingan http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/10/who-pays-for-a-bullet-in-the-back/#comment-824068 Sat, 11 Apr 2015 13:17:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=39419#comment-824068 they are not OFFICERS first of all, this title comes with respect, education, rank and dignity ….US police thugs are just guvmnt henchmen hiding behind gun, cowards and degenerates, thats all

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By: auger http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/10/who-pays-for-a-bullet-in-the-back/#comment-819666 Sat, 11 Apr 2015 01:40:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=39419#comment-819666 No witness has offered any reason to charge the dead American victim with anything more than eluding an officer – and he never had a chance to be convicted of that potential charge. How and when did eluding an officer without provocation become an offense that arbitrarily elicits a deadly police response?

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By: publishersplace http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/10/who-pays-for-a-bullet-in-the-back/#comment-818250 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 23:04:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=39419#comment-818250 For too long our nation’s police forces have operated under an unwritten assumption that there is some “license to kill” in almost any situation, and “self defense” or “threat of imminent danger” will always work when writing up a report. The chance of being surreptitiously videoed introduces an entirely new–and dramatic–element into the traditional context of police chasing down “suspects.” The police culture has not had a chance to adapt to this disturbing new ripple that challenges their mindsets and modus operandi. We’re at a breakthrough point in criminal justice procedures. Let’s hope police cultures can change in the direction of greater awareness and accountability. An idealistic hope, I realize, but my hope nonetheless.

John Patrick Grace
Huntington, West Virginia

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By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/10/who-pays-for-a-bullet-in-the-back/#comment-817404 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 21:10:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=39419#comment-817404 Macedonian, Chaos is a given here. This is the only developed nation in the world to have imported slaves to its homeland, murdered the indigenous population through systematic war….. then introduced 350 million guns into the population to see what happens.

Chaos? Duh.

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