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  •  We pretend to be a civilized country (6+ / 0-)

    Civilized countries do not execute persons suspected of crimes on sight.

    Why do you keep using their past as an excuse to justify their assaults and murders?

    Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

    by Horace Boothroyd III on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 03:25:48 PM PST

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    •  Because it impacts the credibility of the stories (1+ / 0-)
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      . . . being spun about them.    So, for example, if mommy runs to the cameras screaming that her little baby is totally innocent, and says he didn't have a gun, and that he's a good little angel who the cops shot for no reason, it is highly relevant and material that in fact, to the contrary, the guy has a history of armed crimes, and was being pulled over on suspicion of being involved in an armed robbery when he was shot by the police, who say they have recovered a weapon at the scene.

      And again, I'm saying I wish people would stop acting like these two guys were innocent little angels who the mean cops shot randomly for no reason.   This guy got shot because he ran from the cops as a suspect in an armed robbery, and the cops say he had a gun as he was running.    His cousin, another career criminal with a history of gun crimes, got shot because he got high, started a riot at a BART station, and after police had him cuffed, continued to be belligerent.   Again, what I am saying is that it should hardly come as a shock -- or be worthy of wailing and gnashing of teeth in outrage -- when two convicted felons involved in violent crimes end up getting shot when they resist the police.

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