Started by billy rubin, May 20, 2021, 08:35:17 PM
QuoteThe video showed Van Dyke's car pull up as McDonald, 17, was striding down the middle of a two-way street, carrying a knife. Police had answered a 911 call after McDonald was reportedly seen attempting to break into a truck.The jury heard that the first police officers on the scene kept a distance from McDonald as he walked. An autopsy would later show that McDonald, who was carrying a three-inch bladed knife, had the drug PCP in his system.By the time Van Dyke arrived, police cars had McDonald effectively surrounded in a quiet area in the early hours. But Van Dyke opened fire within seconds and most of the shots were fired after McDonald fell to the ground.
Quote from: Magdalena on March 20, 2022, 11:17:16 PM...I bet you that if the government gave them a monetary incentive to immobilize instead of killing, they would come up with all sorts of gadgets and shit. Sure, the courts would be filled with people with arm and leg casts, but alive.Their motto would have to change from:"To Protect and to Serve."To:"To Preserve Life and to Serve."
Quote from: billy rubin on March 26, 2022, 08:01:55 PM...give a cop a gun and a license to kill and he will shoot people to death. thats where we are now. theres no motivation to change.
Quote from: Tom62 on March 28, 2022, 07:54:02 AM^That is sad as well. The USA has a massive obsession with guns. This is something that we (foreigners) don't understand. At any encounter that the police makes they have to take in consideration that the people they encounter wear any weapons. Dealing with gun owning drug addicts, criminals or crazy people can easily escalate in very bad situations. Frankly, I'm amazed that not more people and cops are killed every year because the number of police encounters runs in the millions. The idea that cops are out there to kill black people can therefore easily be dismissed. Most cops don't want to end up in a George Floyd type of situation.