So I live in a small town in SoCal, and there was a recent cop shooting right next to my old house. an old man aimed his shotgun at a police officer untill the officer shot at him, but did not fire himself. Although this can be seen poorly, I can understand where the cop was coming from in that situation. not all cops are psychos, kids
@FreedomBurger, it's a form of suicide. A way of killing yourself without actually killing yourself.
@Code Name Code, "Blue Suicide" if you read The Outsiders
@FreedomBurger, I live in a small city in SoCal! Do you mind if I ask which town you live in? I live in Wildomar
@Krieg the Psyco, Suicide by Cop up here in Canada.
@FreedomBurger, Personally I wouldn't wait for a shot to be fired. If he has a gun aimed at me he is deemed to have intent. The fact that the officer waited (or I'm assuming he waited based on your description) makes me think the officer could have employed any number of options open to him instead of using his firearm. But I wasn't there so I don't know anything other than what you said so that's just my opinion based on my limited information.
@FreedomBurger, Seriously. What
@FreedomBurger, *don't forget the terribly ironic people who hate all cops because they think that all cops are racist.
@FreedomBurger, where in socal
@FreedomBurger, finally cop that don't kill someone for no reason
@FreedomBurger, yeah I've heard of it!
@BIessthefaII, you know encinitas?
You know, it isn't that I don't get where everyone is coming from. Police brutality IS an issue, and it needs to be dealt with. That doesn't mean that all cops are bad, though, and it really isn't okay to shame and criticize men and women who put their lives on the line every day to protect others. They leave for work every morning not necessarily knowing if they will see their families again. Give them the respect they deserve, and cut them some slack.
@Rook, Yea people dont realize that the majority of cops are good. They just take what they see on the media and assume all cops are @ssholes
@Rook, police officers don't even make top 10 for most dangerous occupations just saying. being a police officer still isnt completely safe or predictable in any way though.
@Noble goat, I'm sure the majority of people know that most cops aren't bad, people are just tired of the bad ones getting away with crimes
@thatroach, at a black guy
I've said it on here before, and I'll say it again...if I'm trying to compel a 250lbs person to comply with what I need them to do for safety and they charge, I'm going to shoot. I don't want to be beaten to death at the hands of a drug crazed lunatic. I'm not a cop, I'm an er nurse and I've been hit, kicked, and spit on by crazy busturds...with multiple burly security guards attempting to restrain them. In the street, you don't have the luxury of multiple people helping you, all the time. Sometimes, you just have to choose. Is there evil in the police force ? Yes. Is there too much brutality sometimes? Yes. Does that make the use of lethal force wrong? No. If you had the choice of killing a crazy, violent person or coming home to your family, what would you choose?
My father was a Psych nurse for 20 years. I never truly understood how he got hurt so often until I got older. He's had some terrible and sometimes debilitating injuries. But despite how dangerous he knew it was, he still went to worked there because he knew people needed his help.
You have an honorable profession, sir/madam.
I'm glad the people in this community aren't ignorant, not all cops are bad cops, there was a cop that was shot and killed yesterday in Idaho but I don't see any riots?
@Xtra Cheddar, no one cares at all if a white guy dies, or if a cop dies. The stupid racist fvcks only care about black people, because "black people never do anything wrong, if one is trying to take your gun, you just let him fvcking take it and shoot you", et cetera.
God people are so ignorant...
So, there's plenty of new, original, and funny pictures submitted daily, yet this gets reposted?
Can't argue with that logic
More training is required...
That's what I hate about this situation. Yes, police brutality is a major issue, especially against minorities, but generalizing creates a hostile environment between citizens and police. Unfortunately, if there isn't a generalization and we only blame those specific cops, nothing will get done because then nobody thinks there needs to be changed. So the question is, which is the necessary evil? Allowing generalization or having it take longer for change? It's tough. Feel free to disagree, but I think for the most part what I said was true
@I cut your face, the idiot racist black people are the main problem. A white guy dies, lucky if you see it in a local newspaper. A black guy dies, fvcking everyone knows about it, because it matters so much more because of their skin color.
both underlined words say NO YOU