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|User Info||Americans And Jeff Sessions Want 'Open Season' on Cops; entered at 2017-12-30 14:09:11|
I'm fed up with "his hand moved towards..." as the cops' justification.
Too right. I think the old standard of "I thought he was holding a gun!" backfired on them when it repeatedly turned out to be a cell phone, Justin Timberlake CD or some other variation on 'no gun was found within a mile of the place'. They looked like idiots. Incompetent idiots. Eventually they realized it, and pivoted to being terrified of waists.
Convenient. We all have waistband areas, and our hands are on the ends of our arms, thereby spending most of their time near our waist.
Of course no one didnu nuffin. No one ever does.
Baperizer said, "I DIDNT GET ANYONE KILLED BECAUSE I DIDNT DISCHARGE A WEAPON AND BEING A SWAT MEMBER ISNT MY PROFESSION."
Miracle doxxed Baperizer, saw Swautistic follow him on the Twitters and DMed him the Finches address and dared him to do something. He, of course, dindu nuffin either.
And what do the police say? http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/12/29/lat....
Police in Wichita, Kansas, say a prankster who lured police to a home in a "swatting" incident is responsible for a fatal officer-involved shooting.
"We dindu nuffin."
I don't have much respect or trust for a "legal justice system" that assigns punishment as a matter of course on the least powerful person involved rather than descending order of culpability. It's got an awful lot more in common with scapegoatism than law, order, or justice.
There are so many people culpable here, starting with the cop who shot an unarmed innocent man because it seemed like a good idea at the time, moving right along to the three gamers, and then descending to a legal system that sees 400 swatting incidences a year and feels it's no reason to change a damned thing.
I'm feeling pretty bad for Andrew Finch and his family, so I'm also making some pretty stern frowny faces at Americans who saw no problem with weaponizing societies' protective agencies to settle personal scores for the last couple decades. Swatting was an inevitable progression, and people have said for years that swatting was going to wind up killing someone.
Man, everything about this situation is royally ****ed up. People spent my childhood telling me all these stories about how America worked, and spent my adulthood proving those stories were lies.