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The Kajieme Powell shooting, on camera

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    This time, we can make our own judgment:

  2. Bruce Leroy

    Bruce Leroy Active Member

    Can't wait to hear people argue this was justified. Two cops with guns drawn, one petty larceny suspect armed with a knife small enough that you can't see it in the video, and they shoot him nine times while he's about 10 feet away, with five of those shots coming after he's already gone to the ground.

    Then the one douchebag keeps his gun drawn - you know, just in case this dying dude is the Highlander or something.
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Because cuffing him after the 10 shots was necessary.
  4. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Who? Never heard of him.

    Is the media aware of this case? Has the Attorney General met with his parents?
  5. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Sharpton's on the case!
  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I watched it. It brings me no greater understanding of the situation than that of someone who won't watch it.
  7. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    "Do they know who I am?"

    Well, now we do. Was it worth it?
  8. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    What's the policy on linking to videos of an execution?

    Is it only banned when the executed is a journalist?
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  9. daemon

    daemon Well-Known Member

    That surprises me, because my understanding changed a great deal. I read, "Cops shoot knife-wielding man," and I thought one thing. Then I watched the video, and I saw pedestrians who were evidently so concerned about the threat that they milled around the knife-wielding man, laughing and taking pictures with their cell phones. And then I saw cops roll up, spend about half as much time at the scene at the pedestrians who were there before they arrived, and decide that they were in grave enough danger that they needed to open fire. I mean, you can still argue that it was justified, but I find it hard to believe the video did not change your understanding of the situation at all.
  10. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Whatever happened to Tasing?
  11. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    I have wondered the same thing about use of force. It seems in the past two years, I have seen more officer shootings again. No hard evidence to back up, but it seems like tazing has been replaced by shoot at will. Not sure why or how or if I am just not paying attention.
  12. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

    I love the pissed-off expression on the shopkeeper's face seconds after the shooting.

    M----------r, who's going to pay for those sodas now?
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