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  •  At the worst Brown left the scene but then stopped (10+ / 0-)

    when he heard the first gunshot.  He didn't just stop, but based on the autopsy description and eyewitness statements, he had his hands/arms in the air when shot. It makes no difference what he had or had not done, at the point his hands were in the air he ceased being a threat. If the lethal head shot was the last one fired than Officer Wilson is guilty of Murder.

    We give cops a badge and gun, and along with that is the implied trust that they will act in a manner consistent with the law.  Wilson needs to be charged, arrested and tried in a courtroom,

    "The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." Albert Einstein

    by sfcouple on Mon Aug 18, 2014 at 10:53:00 AM PDT

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    •  Exactly (3+ / 0-)
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      2thanks, METAL TREK, kfunk937

      Even IF he was a suspect (which he may not have been), we are not supposed to summarily execute suspects in the streets in America.
      They are supposed to get their day in a court of law.

      Those are ISIS tactics and supposedly we "fought the terrorists over there, so we wouldn't have to fight them over here"

      Wasn't that the reason given for the thousands of American lives sacrificed and the trillions of dollars spent in Iraq and Afghanistan.
      Yet we have what might be an execution in broad daylight on a public street right here in America.
      America needs to start making sense.

      And yes, the police officer who did the shooting needs to have his day in court too, after an HONEST investigation.
      That's the way the system is supposed to work.

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