You guys know this was a comedy skit right? Y'all arguing the law like comedies give a shít about it
@Strawberry Milk, Mostly we’re just wondering why the cop opened fire. There’s nothing to suggest a threat to him, and firing at the back of the van seems pointless.
How did Harvey Birdman Attorney At Law not last longer?
@CaptainCrunchyCvnt, there was a special this year, almost everyone was in it.
@CaptainCrunchyCvnt, Stephen Colbert got his show on comedy Central. The bus he gets hit by has an ad for it on Phil Ken Sebben's last episode.
@CaptainCrunchyCvnt, amazing show
Pretty sure that was illegal to fire his gun there.
@3d2y, I have no idea on the legality, but it really didn’t seem necessary or to serve any purpose - he wasn’t being threatened or in danger, they weren’t under arrest or suspected of a violent crime, and he had basically no chance of disabling the van from behind. I just can’t see any good outcome from it.
@3d2y, I agree if there was no more to the story, but what if the driver was suspected of more. Maybe there was a robbery where someone was killed and the driver and vehicle matched the description, the officer could have seen a possible weapon.
@codyl, still if he’s not in danger, no matter what the suspect has done the cop sure doesn’t get to decide his fate???
@Hayjamro, but if they have proven to be a danger to other people they should be treated as a threat.
@codyl, The officer scans and checks every vehicle before the driver is even pulled over. Their built-in computers literally give a red light if they have a warrant for an arrest in any of the 50 states. This officer calmly approached the vehicle and was probably asking for license and registration, meaning that it was a standard procedure and the vehicle wasn’t ever registered as stolen, the plates were updated, and the owner of the vehicle had no outstanding warrants for arrest.
Had the driver been flagged at any time in the very quick 10 second process through their computer systems in his squad car, procedure would have been to call for back up, wait for them to arrive, and make the arrest. The lack of any of that tells us, without making too many presumptions, was either a drunk driver avoiding a DUI (Given the sporadic nature of his driving and why he was pulled over) or was high and avoiding a substance charge.
@Lonely sandbar, By pulling his firearm and opening fire on them without any procedures being followed prior to that, he most likely lost his badge, was fined, Or even incarcerated if someone was injured or killed. Big yikes
@Nellybert , Did the officer fire a pistol? Or did he fire something else to disable or mark the vehicle like the orange paintballs we saw in another pic a few days ago?
If it was a pistol, then I agree it was likely overboard. Either way, there is likely more to the story.
@WhyShouldITellYou, There may be more to the story - but I think the odds are very much in favour of it being his pistol. If it was a tazer he’s an idiot, and is there anything else it realistically could be?
@codyl, If the driver was believed to be a dangerous individual, would the officer have walked up to the vehicle like that? Wouldn’t he have kept his distance and ordered the driver out? And is randomly firing at the back of the van - with no idea if there are innocent passengers (hostages?) in there a good idea?
**EDIT: So, apparently @crazylampshademan disagrees with people asking what the cop was hoping to achieve by opening fire enough to downvote everyone, but doesn’t have enough confidence in his position to actually comment on it.....**
Jesus, did not expect that ending
This made me want to watch Scooby Doo on Zombie Island
@TomPholio, that's my second favorite Scooby-Doo movie behind Ghoul School.