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  1. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 12 months ago

    The cops are now an occupying army, accountable to themselves.

  2. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 12 months ago

    @surfstuff55

    I’m from Germany. When i was in Florida in 1996 i got stopped by the police. I knew what to do, turn off the engine, open the window, put the hands on the wheel and wait to be approached. Again, me, a German, knew what to do.

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    Why does an American run towards police in the dead of night waving his arms around? These officers where on the scene because the guy had tried to get “help” from a woman by kicking in her door, basically. There was a 911 call. The house alarm was still sounding. A taser wasn’t strong enough to bring the guy down!

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    I don’t think the color of his skin made much difference at this point, he wasn’t acting rational or according to protocol anymore. DON’T MESS WITH THE COPS! That’s all i can say…

  3. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    “Gee, let’s open fire on a running man dodging through traffic in the MOST crowded part of New York City!
    What could POSSIBLY go wrong??”

  4. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 12 months ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    I actually grew up next door to someone who exhibited the behavior you describe. When she was panicked or otherwise overly excited, she was no longer able to think clearly. She set in to panic mode and was unable to control her actions. It was extremely difficult to calm her down when she got into that state.

    Years latter, she completely lost control and started assaulting a friend at an amusement park and the bystanders trying to stop her. The police were called and managed to subdue her without shooting her.

  5. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 12 months ago

    Even trained police hit their targets (in real life situations) no more than 34% of the time. That means they MISS — and potentially hit someone else — 66% of the time.
    Now, how much better do you think it would be with AMATEURS running around with guns thinking they are “good guys with a gun?”

  6. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @motivemagus

    People watch TV shows, see the “good guys” never miss with their big, gleaming handguns, and think that it should be easy to hit targets in a firefight. They don’t realize that handguns are ridiculously inaccurate weapons, that hitting a man-sized target at any range beyond a couple dozen feet is a tall order even while standing still, let alone if either shooter or target are moving, and that bullets don’t just disappear if they miss their target.
    And, most importantly, they don’t stop for a single second to care about the harm incidents like this can cause, let alone speak up about them. Because they’re absolutely sure it’ll never happen to them or someone they care about… so what’s it matter to them?

  7. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, 12 months ago

    A guy stopped at a local gas station. He went inside and paid.
    While he was pumping gas, cops looked up the license on the car, and saw that it was stolen.
    He jumped in the car, backed into the unmarked cop car, and drove forward.
    The cops shot at the moving car, which ended up in a shallow retention pond.
    Since no one was hurt, the story didn’t make the TV news, even though one of the news teams showed up soon after.

  8. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release said, 12 months ago

    @Billy Sargent

    So you agree that police officers are underpaid?

  9. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, 12 months ago

    a nc cop killed an unarmed man after that man was involved in a single-car auto accident, crawled out of the rear windshield, and knocked on the door at the nearest house. homeowner, was scared thinking it might be a home invasion and called the cops. 2 cops arrived. 1st cop attempted at tasering, but failed. so, the second cop shot 12 times, hit 10 at the man who just survived an auto accident. he needed to shoot 12 times? north carolina, where they suppress the vote and kill you if you get into an auto accident.

  10. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, 12 months ago

    Back in my college days (1950s), I could use the ROTC rifle range with my target pistol and could score between 7 and 8 on a ten-spot rifle target. This was using the old one-hand duelist stance. I once tried a fast-draw and not one bullet hit the paper, much less any target. Now consider if I had tried it running. Would I have been able to get all shots into the backstop? That is what our militarized, shoot first, cover up second, police are doing, and the movie-brainwashed public lets them.

  11. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/09/15/26211871/police-fatally-shoot-unarmed-man

  12. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Molon Labe

    You and Cheney ought to go hunting together.

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    I agree with “Motivemagnus” for very good reason: I’ve been shot at, and returned fire, in combat. I’ve also seen locally where TWO cops who can shoot near perfect PPC scores, empty THREE magazines at a guy, standing 20 feet away, and never hit him, after they’d been shot at. He ended up shooting himself, while they shot up a gas station, and a car lot across the street!


    If all a person has ever done is shoot paper, they may indeed be good. I can shoot as well as Molon states, with a 2 inch Ruger LCR, but, in a REAL situation of exchanging fire, It is my combat, not range, experience that makes me know I CAN hit another PERSON when it “hits the fan”!

  14. TIM666XXX

    TIM666XXX said, 12 months ago

    Starting pay for NYC police officers is almost 47K per year plus a great benefits package. After 5 years they can make over 90k per annum. Underpaid? Really?? I think they are paid to take risks and should not be able to shoot first, and verify later. Officers choose the job, they are not drafted.

  15. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Genome Project

    _The officer is being charged with manslaughter because he was caught on his own camera putting 10 of 12 shots into this unarmed guy’s torso. _

    Sounds like the cop was more “panicked” than the guy he shot. Or, maybe he had the misguided thought that dead men don’t sue.

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