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  •  He didn't have a gun (2+ / 0-)
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    lostinamerica, kyril

    The police can assume anyone has a weapon concealed under this logic, and kill them as they are a potentail threat to them. They assume AA people are an immeniant treat. This is not reall an assumption but an excuse to kill.

    Here in Portland OR a few years ago the police killed a black woman unarmed in a traffic stop. The claimed the threat to thier lives was that she might have run over them with her car. The police did nothing to this killer but suspend him until he was cleared.

    When I lived in LA the cops shot and killed a naked man on dugs because he was making martail arts gestures with his hands at them. No concealed weapon threat there. They also shot 8 times am elderly black woman named Eulia Love over a despute with the gas company over a 69$ gas bill. Officers claimed she threw a knife at them which was widely disputed.

    Police Departments across the country are out of control. They are armed and an immentant threat to citizens, especailly non white people. There is no way for citizens to hold them accountable. They seem to function outside the bounds of oversight.

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