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Posted 6/17/17 , edited 6/22/17
We get only the soundbites and twisted reporting, not the full story like the jury. Twelve out of twelve said not guilty, and the jury included 2 African Americans.

However, my impression is that officers today are more inclined to shoot than in previous decades. This greater tendency to shoot rather than back off to await back up or to attempt verbal commands must originate in training.
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If you are perpetually in fear of your life that you see it fit to take the life of the people you are hired to protect you shouldn't be a cop. I hope justice is done.
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Ugh, this was the one that was live streamed on Facebook isn't it.



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I've been following this case closely since the video first appeared online. I think this slate post does a good job of highlighting the discrepancies in the case. The main thing is that the verdict went against the forensics analysis. Not only that, but the judge denied the request for the jurors to read the officers testimony a second time. Something that is frankly high caliber bullshit long deliberation or not.

https://tinyurl.com/ya9zfrjt


That's the kind of thing where the DoJ needs to step in and have a look. However, I sincerely doubt Sessions would be inclined to do shit about it.

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runec wrote:

Ugh, this was the one that was live streamed on Facebook isn't it.



mxdan wrote:

I've been following this case closely since the video first appeared online. I think this slate post does a good job of highlighting the discrepancies in the case. The main thing is that the verdict went against the forensics analysis. Not only that, but the judge denied the request for the jurors to read the officers testimony a second time. Something that is frankly high caliber bullshit long deliberation or not.

https://tinyurl.com/ya9zfrjt


That's the kind of thing where the DoJ needs to step in and have a look. However, I sincerely doubt Sessions would be inclined to do shit about it.



Sadly I agree with you.
Posted 6/17/17 , edited 6/22/17
Burn that city to the ground?
You realize that police officers have already been murdered because of this incident, before any facts came out about it? Gavin Long and Micah X Johnson.
From one of the officers murdered by Gavin:



Also, would you suggest we burn the city to the ground if it was a white person? Statistically its more likely. Hell just a few years back in my state there was a black female officer trying to serve a warrant that smoked some white kid holding a regular wii remote. She got off, no cities burnt. And I don't feel like burning a city down over it either.
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umm no Statistically speaking you are 2.5 times more likely to be shot cop of you are black then if you are white
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/07/11/arent-more-white-people-than-black-people-killed-by-police-yes-but-no/?utm_term=.5e3159857e47
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umm no Statistically speaking you are 2.5 times more likely to be shot cop of you are black then if you are white
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/07/11/arent-more-white-people-than-black-people-killed-by-police-yes-but-no/?utm_term=.5e3159857e47



Aren’t more white people than black people killed by police? Yes



“When in fact, as we know … more white people have been shot by police officers this year than minorities,” he said.

Huckabee is not, factually, incorrect.

In 2015, The Washington Post launched a real-time database to track fatal police shootings, and the project continues this year. As of Sunday, 1,502 people have been shot and killed by on-duty police officers since Jan. 1, 2015. Of them, 732 were white, and 381 were black (and 382 were of another or unknown race).


Adjusting statistics for population can be done for a lot of things btw, things I'm sure you'd call racist propaganda.
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no it's called simple math and you were the one to bring up statistics and statistically you were wrong get over it
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no it's called simple math and you were the one to bring up statistics and statistically you were wrong get over it


Fact: More whites are killed by police
Washintonshitpost's 'adjusted' statistics are flawed because they fail to take into consideration various other statistics.
Adjust FBI crime table 43a and b for population size now.
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^^^ that is not terribly surprising when you consider black people only constitute 13 percent of america's total population
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Posted 6/21/17 , edited 6/22/17
Trevor Noah had a pretty poignant monologue on this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aufMdURbitU

It's just all kinds of fucked that simply mentioning he had a gun in his glove compartment and following police instructions was enough to justify shooting the man.
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Posted 6/21/17 , edited 6/22/17
Ugh, the dashcam video.

What the actual fuck, jury?



qwueri wrote:
Trevor Noah had a pretty poignant monologue on this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aufMdURbitU

It's just all kinds of fucked that simply mentioning he had a gun in his glove compartment and following police instructions was enough to justify shooting the man.


Noah makes a really good point. Where the hell is the NRA?


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Make America Hold Police Accountable Again
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Make America Hold Police Accountable Again


Again?
Posted 6/21/17 , edited 6/22/17
I got no faith in the jury system no fu*cks to give. Hey pudding pops can roam the streets and drug woman
it's ok his > Bill Cosby America's tv dad - said with sarcasm for those that don't get it?



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