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Post time 2015-4-10 14:16:24 |Display all floors
Some have called a South Carolina police officer’s fatal shooting of an unarmed black man an aberration. Others call it a too typical act of police racism. But it is undoubtedly one of a growing number of cases in which police killings of unarmed people have drawn national attention.

Have police officers become too willing to use force or are they reacting to the dangers they face every day?

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Post time 2015-4-10 14:52:51 |Display all floors
If people respected the law, didn't break the law, had nothing to hide, did what was asked of them by the Police (who have the right to ask) as Peacemakers

Then deaths like this would not happen.

I haven't read the article but not doubt this dead bloke was up to no good.

Hard luck mate enjoy your sleep don't be an arsehole next time round

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Post time 2015-4-10 19:01:07 |Display all floors
1584austin Post time: 2015-4-10 14:52
If people respected the law, didn't break the law, had nothing to hide, did what was asked of them b ...

Actually the police officer has been sacked, charged with murder and will probably face the death penalty.

Police in the USA in recent years have adopted a very aggressive stance and shoot quite frequently with little or no grounds to use deadly force.  It's very different in the UK, Australia, NZ and most of Europe where the police will take time to try to diffuse a situation and or subdue a suspect using force of numbers and or non lethal means. From what I've seen of the police in action on trips to China they too try to subdue and or negotiate their way to a peaceful resolution before using deadly force.

I can point you to at least a dozen shootings in the USA in the last couple of years that would broadly speaking fall in to the categories of extra judicial murder or outright murder.
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Post time 2015-4-10 19:41:12 |Display all floors
It is more arbitrary to take such severe measures indiscreetly.

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Post time 2015-4-10 20:21:32 |Display all floors
'Quis custodiet ipsos custodes', as those nice Roman chaps used to say.

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