Mentally ill woman with knife shot and killed by San Mateo County deputy

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  1. jnpy!$4g3cwk, Jun 4, 2014
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    jnpy!$4g3cwk

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    http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_25895166/san-mateo-county-sheriffs-deputy-fatally-shoots-woman

    If the only tool you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
     
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    Seems like this might have been an appropriate time to use a taser.
     
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    More details needed. A link would be nice
     
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    Maybe your police need much more better ****ing training when dealing with mentally ill people.


    I will never move to America with my cereal palsy/epilepsy suffering brother.

    Who knows how stupid your police will be if he gets slightly out of hand.
     
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    This is my issue. If they can't handle situations where the other person lacks a gun without the use of their own gun, what good are they? They have batons, tasers, pepper spray, training, and typically greater numbers at the scene. If they can't handle it without escalation, they really are worthless.
     
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    Reminds me of an incident that occurred in my town a few years back ...

    An elderly (mentally unstable) woman points a flare gun out her 2nd story apartment window.

    Swat team rushes the apartment and shoots her dead.

    She apparently made the mistake of of not immediately dropping the flare gun when the armored and trained swat team busted through her front door.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Mentally ill woman with knife shot and killed by San Mateo County deputy


    Really? We'll if you feel that way, America doesn't need you or you're brother
     
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    Why do you think I care?:rolleyes:

    I don't have any intentions to move anyways considering your crazy police.
     
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    My issue is that they're not explicitly trained and held responsible to only use a firearm in extreme cases. If any situation beyond someone who is both weak and unarmed requires the use of a firearm, they are essentially worthless. It angers me more that they remain that way.
     
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    Indeed. That's what I am thinking too after reading this.
     
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    What a completely vile, inappropriate and insulting response.
     
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    Yeeeeehawwwww 'Murica #1 right??? Despite the fact that our police are turning into bullies with guns even worse than Open Carry Texas? Maybe quit getting so goddamn defensive and acknowledge when the US has a problem. It's for these reasons that conservatives are a national embarrassment, stupid comments made to foreigners are almost exclusive to the right.

    Well* your*
     
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    Let me fix that for you.
     
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    Well, I thought I'd let that ride...
     
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    Police State USA.

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    *Spell check*

    America is number 1 in my book and I would have it no other way. No matter how corrupt our government and laws are. I am happy to live free. Sorry if you feel different. I hear Canada is nice.

    I agree that cops get out of control in this country. I have many friends that are deputies and respect the law and civilians. I myself respect cops since they have a dangerous job, especially when they have to wear a bulletproof vest while on the job. What cracks me up, Liberals in this forum argue how they feel ONLY police should only have firearms till something like this happens.

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    Please explain to me what i said was so insulting?
     
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    knives are extremely effective weapons.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=kni...GAqgbUk4LgBw&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1024&bih=672

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    Taser puts you at arms reach of stuff like this happening.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=kni...GAqgbUk4LgBw&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1024&bih=672
     
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    Tasers have killed people too. I think the cops over use those as well.
     
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    Really? When did America say that?

    Do you have a source?
     
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    So basically if you don't agree that America is perfect in every way then you should leave? Seriously, regressive conservatives like you are the epitome of what is wrong in this country. What a disgusting view for you to hold, but it's to be expected. And when did any "liberals" (aka anyone who disagrees with the right) here say cops shouldn't have guns???

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    Even though it's conservatives and their idiocy and disregard for common decency that makes people in other countries think twice about liking us? Yeah must be da librulz fault. :rolleyes:

    The right wing of this country is absolutely embarrassing. When foreigners have negative stereotypes about our country, it's usually stereotypes of conservative trash.
     
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    You insulted the character and integrity of every American who doesn't think like you.

    Only our elected representatives get to speak for us all. Someone with delusions if grandeur may grab the microphone at times - but they can expect to get booed down.
     
  22. Vanilla Ice, Jun 7, 2014
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    Mentally ill woman with knife shot and killed by San Mateo County deputy


    Conservative? Me? Just because I don't lean left makes me a conservative? What else am I that I don't know?... Please show me where I said, "liberals" here say cops shouldn't have guns???"

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    Ok, side with him. All police in America will shoot all mentally ill people.
     
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    Actually, I think that's the definition of what a conservative is ... someone who doesn't lean to the left.

    I suppose you could make the case that you're a centrist, but I've seen your posts, and you don't come off as one.
     
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    Great, nobody unnecessarily killed or injured and the man gets the medical attention that he needs.

    Thanks for posting how it should be done.
     

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