Anonymous 1 wrote: ↑Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:06 am
piquant wrote: ↑Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:43 am
I've no issue with forcibly handling those who don't cooperate. But in the very first instance I don't go from having failed to handcuff them, and they were initially complying, to shooting them once they panic and do something stupid. There really should be several intervening steps before that point of escalation is reached
I have to assume you know you are being a dickhead
Without doubt, it's a constant. But that's for other things, not for thinking the police shouldn't be killing people.
Shooting someone, killing them, and triggering riots and destruction seems somewhat at odds with protect and serve. And thus I'm minded to think they could have moved to calmly arrest him later that day, maybe within minutes or possibly within hours, or even if they'd arrested him the following day that would have been fine.
Obviously most people do survive their encounters with the police, but this adds to a perception that is built on some horrific outcomes, that the police are too quick to violence, and that can be worse depending on one's colour. Some of the reasons the police are too quick to violence aren't on the police, and they're put into some very dangerous situations and often deserve more support. But this wasn't a dangerous situation, it was a botched arrest following a reasonable stop, and then it got much worse and much worse in an already too troubling environment of police violence