No charges for Michigan cops who fatally shot homeless man over stolen coffee

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  1. jnpy!$4g3cwk macrumors 65816

    jnpy!$4g3cwk

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    Investigation complete. Once again, we see that it is a capital offense to be a homeless mentally ill person.

    Once again, the investigation showed that the police were just doing what they were trained to do, “Even if the officers were mistaken in their assessment of the threat posed by Hall ..."
     
  2. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    They should never have let the Keystone Cops carry guns.
     
  3. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Morbidly, this reminds me of Bruce Springsteen's 41 Shots song.

    :(

    BL.
     
  4. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    The title is a little misleading. The police were called to investigate stolen coffee and when the man threatened the police thats when he got shot.

    The key words here are "willful misconduct" and there isn't enough evidence to prove it. If a guy is moving at you with a knife my first thought is "tazer" but I've never had police training. Sad turn of events for sure, but even if you're not mentally ill you're in trouble if you threaten a cop with any type of knife.
     
  5. zioxide macrumors 603

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    47 shots for a ****ing pocket knife? :eek::rolleyes::mad:

    That's just ridiculous. If cops can't subdue a guy with a little pocket knife without shooting FORTY SEVEN times they aren't qualified to be cops.
     
  6. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    What do you think would happen if you and a buddy shot at a homeless dude 40+ times because they had a pocket knife...

    What would happen is 10-20.
     
  7. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    47 times and only 11 hit. But people fear drones instead.
     
  8. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    I think it's a ****ing miracle that they didn't end up killing each other.

    This is even beyond the scope of "a comedy of errors".

    I could say more, but I might cause the word sensor to have a stroke.
     
  9. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    look at the morons in CA, over 100 shots at a moving truck. thank God they sucked.
     
  10. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    In Florida?
     

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