Police Shooting Frenzy Raises Concerns

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    crazy they shot everything including themselves. But this is florida so this is what we have come to expect.

    http://miami.cbslocal.com/2014/05/06/police-shooting-frenzy-raises-concerns/
     
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    Not justifying the shooting by any means, but these guys did shoot at police and did shoot a police officer earlier in the night.

    Again not justifying, but that part was left out of the initial quote above.

    Jesus 377 bullets!
     
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    yes they did. but they did not shoot back after the first round or even before.
     
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    No, I was referring to your quote of the article, not the original quote. I only found about the previous shooting from reading the whole article.

    That is all I was saying.
     
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    Adrenalin runs high in a situation like that. Two officers were hit in the crossfire. I'm sure they thought that there was fire being returned. Shooting a police officer is taken pretty seriously. They figure if you will kill a cop and steal his car, you'll just about do anything.

    Obviously, they need a lot of training in calm down.
     
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    One of the guys committed no crime.

    Sounds like Corsini may have been picked up by a friend not knowing he was wanted by police. They were both unarmed at the time.

    Spray and prey nearly got their own comrades killed as well as jeopardized the lives of innocent people living in the neighborhood. Jesus.

    It isn't just Florida. This is done everywhere, including NYC and Las Vegas.

    Then here's some more statistics out of NYC regarding spray and pray.

     
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    Two important lessons here…

    (1) Know who you are getting in a car with…

    (2) When you kill a cop, they get a bit excited...
     
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    This line reminds of the Chris Rock skit...

    Sad situation for all.
     
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    That in no way whatsoever justifies the situation. I completely understand they're upset about the loss of a brother/friend so to speak, but getting emotional or careless isn't going to help the situation. It will only make things worse. Like it did here.
     
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    What happened to come out with your hands up? Or was that tried? I guess they were not worried about collateral damage. Was this in a minority neighborhood? -_-
     
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    I didn't say it justified it. I just stated the facts. You shoot a cop, they get excited and you get dead.

    On the chart above, I notice suicide was the only one 100%. Shooting at vehicles was 0%.
     
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    Shooting at girlfriends was also 100%.
     
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    well a girlfriend can be worse the a fellow cop getting shot they can really piss you off.
     
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    That sounds like a really bad idea to disarm Police Officers.
     
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    awww come'on, at least those involved in this shooting should not be wearing a badge, the car was wedge & had no where to go, there were no guns present & the cops STILL shot the people inside.

    just like the uniformed morons in L.A. I bet they get to keep their jobs :mad:
     
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    Actually, we should have taken some of the close to $1 trillion we spent since 9/11 militarizing our police forces on training.
     
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    Is that a euphemism for "out for blood?" It's a sad day when cops become both judge and executioner. With all the stray shots, you know have say they didn't bother aiming.
     
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    Nope, one person failed to hit their intended target while committing suicide (attempted suicide).
     
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    That is why I said suicide, not attempted suicide.
     
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    One of the surprising things about that table is that Accidental Discharges (17/43 = 39.5%) had twice the hit rate of Perpetrators (173/928 m= 18.6%). That means marksmanship, in the sense of hitting a target, is actually better when accidental than when intentional.
     
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    Probably not so much to do with marksmanship as it has to do with the proximity of the target during the accidental discharge.
     
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    What is the lessen to be learned out of this ?

    If your chased by an angry mob with flashing party lights, guilty or not, and just can't get away your best chances are with trying a "Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid"........
     
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