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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 3 months ago

    How about a frank talk about the risks of living the thug life?
    If you steal stuff, intimidate store owners and attack police officers, then bad stuff might happen to you.

  2. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    At the most, the officer should have brought him in to be charged and booked. No unarmed citizen deserves to be shot six times and then denied medical attention. Not him, not you, no one.

  3. T A B

    T A B GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    @Randy_B

    Well stated. Thank you.

  4. bawana

    bawana said, 3 months ago

    You live the life of a thug, you die like one too.

  5. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    It appears Brown was indeed a criminal but the police officer clearly over reacted and the Police department really screwed up in their response to the situation. From the news stories the whole thing was fueled by a police department the public did not trust. The difference between how the public responded to the local police vs the State Police was night and day. The local police obviously have some big time problems.

  6. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, 3 months ago

    @Ted Lind

    The officer has a broken eye socket and Brown tried for his gun. Where is the over reaction?

  7. opednance

    opednance said, 3 months ago

    @sw10mm

    Shooting Brown six times including twice in the head.
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    Ever hear of a taser? Baton? Warning shots?

  8. opednance

    opednance said, 3 months ago

    @DaSharkie

    Officers should be trained to defuse a situation not just “eliminate the threat”. The War on Drugs and the militarization of local police forces has contributed to the mentality to shoot first and assess later.

  9. opednance

    opednance said, 3 months ago

    @DaSharkie

    According to your post there are two options – hug it out (which I didn’t propose, that is your silly assumption) or the officer should empty his weapon into the person.

  10. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 3 months ago

    @opednance

    In either case, it really is a truly sad situation. But from examining what little actual testimony and evidence there is in this case it would seem that the officer in question did the right thing. There was absolutely no time for him to have done anything other than shoot at the young man in question.


    However, there are indeed problems with the general situation in this typically conservative middle American small town. The main one being that it is a small town with a relatively large Black American population, which is extremely under represented in the make up of the police department that is supposed to service that particular community. Might I suggest that those people affected turn out to vote (instead of the extremely ignorant policy of violent protests and looting the very businesses that are serving that very community) to at least start the process of getting some of their own representation in their local governmental affairs?


    In the meantime, perhaps the rest of us should just stop it with the condemnation of either side, and allow the criminal justice system itself to find out as much of the truth as possible, which at this point seems to be preponderantly on the side of the officer in question!!

  11. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 3 months ago

    @DaSharkie

    Then perhaps Black Americans should follow the precepts of the truly excellent MLK, and see to it that their children are better educated. Including having those children revere the great mathematicians, engineers, and scientists of the past (whether or not they were black or not) instead of entertainment and sports figures. Perhaps instead of shooting hoops on the street, their children should be studying math, science and history? This would not relieve them of voting for their own best interests however. Instead of fighting modern “white” civilization. perhaps they should try to join it, and reap the same benefits that other races do from it? This was at least one of the messages that MLK was trying to get across and eventually gave his very life for!

  12. opednance

    opednance said, 3 months ago

    @DaSharkie

    Yes, I do know about guns. You’re correct, most guns carried by officers today have a LOT more rounds. True, I was exaggerating, but you do not have to be condescending.
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    The militarization of the police today concerns me. While the officer’s actions may turn out to be justified, there are plenty of over-reactions, including in this town.

  13. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, 3 months ago

    @opednance

    " Warning shots?" How about the first two or three shots … should have been a GOOD warning

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 3 months ago

    @Ted Lind

    We don’t have the full report on any of it so how about holding off till then. The police department acted like a good old boys club to protect their member and broke protocol on the incident. And no one picked up the body for hours. Like a warning to the neighborhood…

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 3 months ago

    @sw10mm

    The officer has a broken eye socket and Brown tried for his gun. Where is the over reaction?
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    We don’t know how that happened. Several eye withnesses say that Brown was on his knees when the officer started shooting then he staggered forward two steps then went down. This isn’t even preliminary. This is hearsay. So we need to wait and not make decisions without official action being taken.

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