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    Default Just hours ago... Homeless man just killed by police minutes ago downtown L.A.

    Officers were called to downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row Sunday morning regarding an altercation between two people, CBS reported. Warning: Violence and language.

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    According to the Times, a witness said the man refused to come out of his tent on the sidewalk when officers arrived. Other witnesses told the Times the man was physically fighting with officers and may have reached for one of their guns.
    If this is what happened, that's the price you pay.
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    Huffingtonpost is now on the story:

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    I think the police sometimes over react with their force response levels, but there is no argument when a guy reaches for the police officers weapon. You are going to go down...hard.

    Edit: Changed my mind after watching the video (which I originally just didn't want to).

    They had him on the ground and were beating the shit out of him already, did they really need to pop him FIVE fucking times?

    A man gets killed because he didn't put his tent down soon enough?

    Sweet Jesus, what the fuck is wrong with our society. They shot him like a dog.

    Many will disagree, but to me, that is beyond excessive.
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    Another witness, Yolanda Young, told KTLA the man "had three Tasers on him ... "He was down but then he jumped up, like he was juiced up, and then he started swinging at the police and they were fighting him back. ... They shot him five times," Young said.

    "The young black officer that shot him, he went over to the crowd, telling everybody back up in an aggressive way," he told KABC.

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    He was shot by a black cop?

    Well, that means Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and the Justice Department won't care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    He was shot by a black cop?

    Well, that means Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and the Justice Department won't care.
    Exactly, we won't hear fuck all about this shooting but the "injustice" is the exact same. Hypocrites, the whole lot of them and they wonder they don't get respect?
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    our homeless and mentally ill populations ( which frequently go hand in hand) are terribly mistreated and under served

    when police and civilians get into hand to hand combat, there is ALWAYS a gun involved...the officers. And if that gun gets out of control of the officer, it's a totally different scenario.

    they repeatedly yelled "drop the gun" and only after that did we hear shots fired

    but damn, five shots? at that close a range with certainty that the shots will land? that doesn't just disable the guy, it gives him little chance to survive

    that's terrible

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    He was shot by a black cop?

    Well, that means Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and the Justice Department won't care.
    sadly you're almost certainly right about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    our homeless and mentally ill populations ( which frequently go hand in hand) are terribly mistreated and under served

    when police and civilians get into hand to hand combat, there is ALWAYS a gun involved...the officers. And if that gun gets out of control of the officer, it's a totally different scenario.

    they repeatedly yelled "drop the gun" and only after that did we hear shots fired

    but damn, five shots? at that close a range with certainty that the shots will land? that doesn't just disable the guy, it gives him little chance to survive

    that's terrible
    That's the end of any possible outrage for me. Any time an officer tells you to "drop your weapon," you should realize you possibly only have seconds remaining in your life to make the right decision.

    As for the 5 shots, if a guy is holding a weapon or about to get access to one, you don't stop until he's completely incapacitated. What if an officer fires once and pauses to see if he starts complying, but in the process the criminal pumps some bullets into another officer? Now there will be two dead people instead of just one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post

    They had him on the ground and were beating the shit out of him already, did they really need to pop him FIVE fucking times?
    That is how they are trained. You don't shoot once and pause to see how they respond, because during that time they could very well fire a weapon killing someone else.

    A man gets killed because he didn't put his tent down soon enough?

    Sweet Jesus, what the fuck is wrong with our society. They shot him like a dog.

    Many will disagree, but to me, that is beyond excessive.
    He was shot because he resisted arrest and put the officers' lives in danger. The purpose of the original stop is immaterial to what happened because an officer's life can be put in danger under any scenario when there is a struggle or another weapon involved. The minute that happens they are authorized to use deadly force to save their own life as well as the lives of other innocent people.
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    It looks like at a minimum you have six police officers there, and you can't arrest and detain one unarmed man without fucking shooting him five times.

    He should have NEVER had the opportunity to even be able to reach for their weapon.

    At best it is shitty police work.
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    well, in the officers defense, when you have one guy (who had just spent 10 YEARS in the mental ward) fighting with you, it can be like wrestling a greased pig. but honestly it seems like when they pile on, they don't get control, they just get more chaos. If the guy had the mental capacity to see his predicament and surrender that's one thing. But this guy just went nuts.

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