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  •  Shooting someone because of the (3+ / 0-)
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    lgmcp, Faeya Wingmother, plasmon

    possibility that they could be reaching for a gun in the pocket is a premature. But, in the act of drawing or producing it into view, it is not. Many victims of police shootings have been shot reaching in to produce I.D., or dope, etc. Plenty of drunks, drugged, or angry people don't comply with police officers; this is where true professionalism comes in. This officer and his partner lost their composure because of the crowd noise/excitement and failed in quick efficient tactics...SSK

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