Defend This Police Overreaction, You Peoples

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  1. MyLazyHand

    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    http://news.yahoo.com/nypd-empire-state-victims-hit-police-gunfire-180844387.html

    NYPD: Empire State victims hit by police gunfire

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    NEW YORK (AP) — All nine people injured during a dramatic confrontation between police and a gunman outside the Empire State Building were wounded by gunfire from the two officers, police said Saturday, citing ballistics evidence.

    The veteran patrolmen who opened fire on the suit-clad gunman, Jeffrey Johnson, had only an instant to react when he whirled around and pointed a .45-caliber pistol at them as they approached him from behind on a busy sidewalk.

    Officer Craig Matthews shot seven times, and Officer Robert Sinishtaj fired nine times, police said. Neither had ever fired their weapons before on a patrol.

    The volley of gunfire felled Johnson in just a few seconds and left nine other people bleeding on the sidewalk.


    Police officials have said the officers appeared to have no choice but to shoot Johnson, whose body had 10 bullet wounds in the chest, arms and legs.
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    What the fuck. These police officers are SUPPOSED to be protecting the citizens, not shooting everyone in an effort to hit the suspect. Sixteen shots and they hit TEN PEOPLE (some more than once, I would believe). The only "mass shooting" in this incident was the fault of the police, not the pansy gunman.

    And I think that's a relative of Jackie Martling in that picture.
     
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  2. Butcher

    Butcher ?

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    We need more police control. They are too numerous and easily accessible
     
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    See the defenders of shotting the homless man 46 times to somehow justify this one. These cops are out of control they need to be punished. I am not for banning guns but taking guns from cops is soemthing I would support. They dont deserve the right to carry them, they have shown how irresponsible they are. They should only have a club, a tazer, and pepperspray that is enough. It will start saving lives.
     
  4. MyLazyHand

    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    The bad guy shot one person and walked away. The police shot ten people in response.

    How about taking control of the situation and not just blasting away?
     
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    YokoOhNo Well-Known Member

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    if everyone carried weapons that would have been n interesting shootout
     
  6. PI Nate

    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984... Gold

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    Send them to the range for a refresher, case closed...:coffee:
     
  7. Anyonenow

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    New York Math?

    Facts:
    All noine people injured during a dramatic confrontation between police and a gunman outside the Empire State Building were wounded by gunfire from the two officers.
    Officer Craig Matthews shot seven times
    Officer Robert Sinishtaj fired noine times, police said.
    TOTAL 16 Shots

    then...
    Johnson, whose body had 10 bullet wounds in the chest, arms and legs.

    My Grade school Math says 16total -10in dead guy = 6 for bystanders :dontknow:

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  8. Mr. Potato Head

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    That's what I got. Possibly shrapnel?
     
  9. Beth Eats Hay

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    The pigs need to be fired. Hopefully, they will then lose everything they have acquired in life........home, family, etc. A fitting end to the story would be for a few suicides by the former worthless service pretenders.

    Have a great weekend everyone! :hat:
     
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    Man had gun

    Man already with gun killed other man

    Police chase after man with gun

    Man with gun points gun at police

    Police shoot, kill man with gun

    Police doing what trained to do

    Thankfully no one else killed in shooting

    Blonde in white tank top behind cop looks hot and has nice tits, would bang























    OP is gay and faggot for saying police over reacted.
     
  11. MyLazyHand

    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    Yeah, I guess all of those innocent people were just disposable since the police were in danger. Every cop is worth 100x what regular people are worth. And if the police used their brains, they wouldn't be in immediate danger. But nooooo....let's confront the guy with the gun while he's standing in a crowd.

    And let's control the VERSION of how things happened, because otherwise it might appear that the police did something really stupid.

    I'm not saying it's an easy job. But the JOB is to protect us, not shoot us. If the excuse is "we were afraid he was gonna shoot someone" then how are they justified by shooting NINE people to get one guy?
     
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    It'd be interesting to know how often cops are required to go down to the range or engage in simulator training. In another article I read some "expert" was saying generally police only hit their intended target 1 out of 5 shots so that is why they empty their clips.
     
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    911 call: "Help, there's someone shooting up a bunch of people on the street corner!!!!"

    911 Operator: "Don't worry, m'am. It's just the police doing their job. They'll be out of bullets soon."
     
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    :6gunz::snipe:
     
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    Nothing to defend: Crowded city street. Dangerous killer with 45. Bystanders wounded by ricochets; all survive with minor injuries.

    Welcome to New York.
     
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    I will wait for the official report and in the meanwhile watch the kids, ne'er-do-wells and simpletons line up with the enemies of authority and do their reactionary, armchair thing. :coffee:


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    Yep. Many were hit with bullet frags.
     
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    I don't know. I have mixed feelings about this. There is a "Team America" vibe to this, but at the same time the guy had just killed someone and pulled the gun on the cops when confronted. Not sure what other options they had at the time. It would have been nice if they were better shots though.
     
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    I'm usually pretty pro cop but these 2 Barney Fife's wouldn't have even gotten past the first level of Hogan's Alley

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  20. MyLazyHand

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    The police department is studying the possibility of using hand grenades to neutralize suspects in large crowds.