LAPD Shoots Guy Asking for Help in the Head

zioxide

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http://gawker.com/lapd-shoot-unarmed-man-gesturing-with-towel-wrapped-arm-1712809165?utm_campaign=socialflow_gawker_facebook&utm_source=gawker_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

On Friday, LAPD officers shot a man who had raised his arm, wrapped in a towel, towards them, the Los Angeles Times reports. Police said the officers thought he had a gun; he did not.

According to authorities, the man, who has not been identified, was trying to flag police down around 6:30 p.m. at Los Feliz Boulevard and Tica Drive.

“This person extended an arm wrapped in a towel. The officer exited the vehicle and said, ‘Drop the gun, drop the gun,’” LAPD Lt. John Jenal said.
Guy apparently was injured and had his hand wrapped in a towel. He flags a cop down for help. Cop procedes to exit his cop car and shoot the guy asking for help in the head. Cops then roll him over and handcuff him while he's bleeding out his head instead of providing any first aid.

Welcome to America, where asking the police for help is like playing a game of russian roulette.
 

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Can you say civil lawsuit and just how many innocent people is a cop allowed to shoot before being thrown off the force?
 

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Can you say civil lawsuit and just how many innocent people is a cop allowed to shoot before being thrown off the force?
Thrown off the force? Never! They just get a taxpayer-sponsored vacation until the story falls out of the 24 hour news cycle and then they're right back out on the streets.
 
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This again is another tragedy, which is becoming all to common across the USA.

USA: All 50 states fall short of international standards on police use of lethal force.


All 50 US states and the District of Columbia fail to comply with international standards on police use of lethal force, a new Amnesty International USA report found today.



Deadly Force: Police Use of Lethal Force in the United States calls for reform at the stated federal levels to bring laws in line with international law and standards, which require that lethal force should only be used as a last resort when strictly necessary for police to protect themselves or others against imminent threat of death or serious injury.



“Police have a fundamental obligation to protect human life. Deadly force must be reserved as a method of absolute last resort,” said Steven W. Hawkins, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA.



“The fact that absolutely no US state laws conform to this standard is deeply disturbing and raises serious human rights concerns. Reform is needed and it is needed immediately. Lives are at stake.”


https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2015/06/usa-all-50-states-fall-short-of-international-standards-on-police-use-of-lethal-force/



I think that this shows the Policing in the US could and should be better.

IMO there has to be a reversal of the militarisation of police forces.

I posted this article a few days ago on this forum, and got the comment, America doesn't need any help.
 

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This again is another tragedy, which is becoming all to common across the USA.

USA: All 50 states fall short of international standards on police use of lethal force.






https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2015/06/usa-all-50-states-fall-short-of-international-standards-on-police-use-of-lethal-force/



I think that this shows the Policing in the US could and should be better.

IMO there has to be a reversal of the militarisation of police forces.

I posted this article a few days ago on this forum, and got the comment, America doesn't need any help.
Lecturing folks who think that they are superior to the rest of the world with international standards is probably not the best approach :)
 
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Lecturing folks who think that they are superior to the rest of the world with international standards is probably not the best approach :)
Yup. Exceptionalism and anti-intellectualism will be the downfall of this country. America will be the Rome of the 21st century.
 

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To these idiots that want to ban/restrict the right of the people own/carry firearms... Guess what, 99% of the laws that are in place do not apply to the police.

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
-Martin Niemöller
 

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To these idiots that want to ban/restrict the right of the people own/carry firearms... Guess what, 99% of the laws that are in place do not apply to the police.
As far as restrictions are concerned, the police would a good place to start.
 

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You are 100% correct yet time and time again I see people here calling legal gun owners "idiots", "morons", "stupid" and it passes as acceptable so I thought turnabout was fair game.
Too many legal gun owners are idiots, morons, and stupid. And I'm saying this as a legal gun owner myself.
 

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Yup. Exceptionalism and anti-intellectualism will be the downfall of this country. America will be the Rome of the 21st century.

Intellectualism? I have to wonder about people who identify as intellectuals. There's been a might fair share of those folks who've put the world in a mess as it is.
 

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To these idiots that want to ban/restrict the right of the people own/carry firearms... Guess what, 99% of the laws that are in place do not apply to the police.


There are 2 reasons why this copy turned killer:
- he is an insecure moron on a powertrip who should have been sorted out on the very 1st day of police acadamy
- he lives in a country where he has every right to believe that any civilian is just 2 seconds away from pulling a gun on him
 

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http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/20/us/new-orleans-police-officer-killed/index.html

Cops do live in a society where they're two seconds away from being killed....by criminals.
By pets? And children? And people walking down the street?
Maybe the old man, whos neck they broke for "looking"?

I've actually been attacked (verbaly) by an LA pig before.
He started screaming at me, because I was "walking in public".

A friend of mine was once crazy enough to ask one for the time.
He didn't get the time, but he did get a free concert of yelled cursewords.

I am firmly convinced that LA pigs are ******* crazy.
I think that's a job requirement.
 

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Intellectualism? I have to wonder about people who identify as intellectuals. There's been a might fair share of those folks who've put the world in a mess as it is.

I think anti-intellectualism is the wrong word, it's the celebration of stupid, IMO.
 

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zioxide - which source did you use that says he was "asking for help"? Was it in gawker? I missed it.
 

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Yup. Exceptionalism and anti-intellectualism will be the downfall of this country. America will be the Rome of the 21st century.
America isn't anti intellectual. Anti intellectualism is in the province of dictatorships. Who do you think new dictators in power kill first?

A quick search revealed this, but intellectual killing by dictators has a long and storied past. Anti-intellectualism is a common facet of totalitariandictatorships to oppress political dissent.[citation needed] Perhaps its most extreme political form was during the 1970s in Cambodiaunder the rule of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, when people were killed for being academics or even for merely wearing eyeglasses (as it suggested literacy) in the Killing Fields.[2][citation needed]
 
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