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[–] Apathy 18 points -11 points (+7|-18) ago 

Probably would have helped if he stopped fucking fighting while they were arresting him.

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[–] mirimar 2 points 16 points (+18|-2) ago 

Why does resisting arrest make this killing tolerable? Resisting arrest should not invoke death should it?

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[–] Bobsentme 2 points 7 points (+9|-2) ago 

"Resisting arrest" is bullshit.

There were two officers on top of this guy, hitting and wrenching his arms around. They wanted this "suspect" and the officer dead, so they found a situation in a back alley with someone they thought wouldn't be missed.

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[–] Apathy 11 points -4 points (+7|-11) ago  (edited ago)

I wasn't justifying him being shot, but 1) he was armed, 2) he was at an obvious disadvantage so why fuck around? 3) if the cops wanted to kill him, he would have been dead long before this and 4) it's pretty clear what happens to folks when they fuck with cops, so why even try? There's only so much fucking patience people have, so much shit they'll tolerate before they'll kill you. And this fucker was pushing that boundary. Even after he was down he was still struggling to get up.