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Mike Luckovich

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  1. Frank

    Frank said, 2 days ago

    no film, then I’m good to go. The cops need to back off\ on all the harassment they do. They seem to forget they work for the tax payer who already pays their salary. They don’t need the harassment to collect their pay like OSHA. When the do a traffic stop they should not have guns point at your head before they even look at you.

    Tax payers I suggest anytime you get stopped, first thing you should do is to turn on your video recording device. Then post or send in case they steal your phone in the name of justice.

  2. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    The guy did fight the cop. We now know that. Where the cop crossed the line was the guy was running away. Chase him down if you must. But the cop should have let him go. The cop did not. If the cop had shot him in the struggle, so be it. But the cop tried the non lethal, and lost. And no, the cop was not trying to plant the taser, that has been established. And the cop lost. If the guy had been running at the cop, and even without the video, the ballistics would have shown.
    So yes the cop crossed a line after the guy crossed a few lines. Like fighting a cop and shooting a cop in the leg with the cops taeser, running away from a cop. But the cop is in the wrong for the shooting. Had the cop shot and killed during the struggle, so be it, shot and killed before getting tased in the leg, so be it, but the cop passed and was trying non lethal, failed, and should have left it at the failure!

  3. WiseOrator

    WiseOrator said, 2 days ago


    “And no, the cop was not trying to plant the taser, that has been established. "
    Really? Who “established” that little factoid?
    You seem to “know” an awful lot. As usual.

  4. SFLoridan

    SFLoridan said, 2 days ago


    So your advice to cops is – “forget the Taser, go for the gun”? Because if a guy is killed by a cop, no other questions be asked, other than the video becomes too uncomfortable to ignore? What’s it about the carte-blanche to cops about killing people who are ‘fighting’ them? If somebody goes nose-to-nose with me at my kid’s soccer game, I don’t get to kill him and go scot free. How does a cop?

    I’m guessing more and more new hopefuls for cop jobs are going to be the ones with a blood lust. If they like to kill, nothing beats being a cop. Because everything could be a ‘struggle’, particularly if there’s no video. If there is a video, and the victim is a 12 year old, and the cop was trying out an old Rambo routine of shoot-before-the-other-guy-has-a-clue, he still goes free. So please stop with that pretentious concession that this particular cop was wrong, while giving a free pass to all others.

  5. SFLoridan

    SFLoridan said, 2 days ago

    Btw, Mr. Luckovich, that’s an awesome image. Gives all the history of over-reach by LEOs in the USA in a single snap. Gonna print it and pin it up at my desk. Thanks!

  6. WiseOrator

    WiseOrator said, 1 day ago

    Where did goweeder’s comment go? Why was it deleted? It was true. It was not in anyway a personal attack. I guess he dared to question the great and privileged so he must be silenced.

  7. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago


    So your advice to cops is – “forget the Taser, go for the gun”? "
    the cop is the one that got tassed. A person should not fight a cop. A cop can and will shoot you if you go at them.

  8. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    @SFLoridan So please stop with that pretentious concession that this particular cop was wrong, while giving a free pass to all others."

    What? the guy ran, the guy attacked a cop, the guy tassed the cop, the guy was in the wrong and during that time could have been dead by the cop. But the cop tried not to, but then when the time came for the cop to be passive again, he should have, and did not.
    “all other times?
    Are you talking about Brown or the cigarette guy or the wal mart guy? They all dead by their own actions.

  9. vfwiffo

    vfwiffo said, 1 day ago


    I don’t know what links Harleyquinn has, but here is what I see.

    Slate published the article claiming that taser was planted.


    Then they got some kind of message from CNN indicating that planting of taser is not something that can be conclusively stated. As a result, they published correction:

    The headline of this post originally stated that the video appears to show the officer planting a Taser on the victim. It’s unclear whether he’s planting it or if he dropped it and picked it up afterward.

    I am not sure what information CNN has, but it was apparently enough to convince Slate that “taser planting” is a theory and not a fact.

  10. prfesser

    prfesser said, 1 day ago

    Next thing you know, the cops will shoot anyone holding a cell phone or camera, just to be sure they don’t get filmed when they kill the perp.
    “Hey! How was I supposed to know he was holding a camera? I thought it was a gun, and feared for my life. So I shot him. Four times. Had to save a couple of bullets for the perp.”

  11. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, 1 day ago

    prfesser: Police phased out the six-shooter. Their firearms now hold eight or ten shots and can be reloaded in less than a couple seconds.

  12. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, 1 day ago


    Actually, many police departments use the Sig Sauer P228 or various models of Glock chambered in 9×19mm, and which typically have magazine capacities of 15 to 18 rounds.

  13. WiseOrator

    WiseOrator said, 1 day ago


    Thank you for the information and the link. I am most thankful for your civil reply and considerate tone. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU. Such is sorely missing here, including from me on occasion.

  14. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago


    Watch the video? The policeman carries the taser over to the body and drops it. It’s so provocative no one associated with him in his own police department agrees with what he did!

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    “Profiling” at every traffic stop or contact is actually what keeps police alert, and alive. If that profile is solely based on race, it’s wrong, but it’s also human nature, and crosses all lines, from all directions.

    There is no defendng the cop in South Carolina, what about the football player just locked up?

    The number or rounds btw the NRA assures “suspects” can carry, concealed, is why the police also go for larger capacity, and caution, and it adds actually to the aggression in behaviors.

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