LAPD Shoots Guy Asking for Help in the Head

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by zioxide, Jun 20, 2015.

  1. zioxide macrumors 603

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    http://gawker.com/lapd-shoot-unarme..._source=gawker_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

    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.
     
  2. aaronvan Suspended

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    Shoot first and then shoot some more instead of asking questions is SOP for today militarized police.
     
  3. sodapop1 Suspended

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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?
     
  4. zioxide thread starter macrumors 603

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    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.
     
  5. Meister Suspended

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    What a dumbass. I've dealt with pigs in LA and you never make contact with these people on purpose. They are really, really nuts.
     
  6. Happybunny macrumors 68000

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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/n...onal-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.
     
  7. sodapop1 Suspended

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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 :)
     
  8. zioxide thread starter macrumors 603

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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.
     
  9. Happybunny macrumors 68000

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    Some times it's so obvious, that you would have to be blind not to see it.:(
     
  10. lostngone macrumors demi-god

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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
     
  11. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    You CAN get your point across w/o insulting people
     
  12. thekev macrumors 604

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    As far as restrictions are concerned, the police would a good place to start.
     
  13. lostngone macrumors demi-god

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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.
     
  14. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Too many legal gun owners are idiots, morons, and stupid. And I'm saying this as a legal gun owner myself.
     
  15. lostngone macrumors demi-god

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    So, do you put yourself in one of those three categories you listed?
     
  16. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Nope, I'm pretty responsible. And note I didn't say "all", I said "too many". Which makes sense, being how easy it is to legally own a firearm.
     
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    Just wait when Police deploy armed drones as their patrol sidekicks.
     
  18. Skoal macrumors 65816

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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.
     
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    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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  21. Meister Suspended

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    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.
     
  22. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I think anti-intellectualism is the wrong word, it's the celebration of stupid, IMO.
     
  23. Gutwrench macrumors 65816

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

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    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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