Kneeling man in Bay Area killed by police

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  1. fastbolt

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    I'm posting this here because it's connected to the looting occurring.

    The title thread is a partial headline, as I didn't think the whole one would fit:

    Why the young man kneeled and then reached for his waistband when confronting police, instead of stopping and simply raising his empty hands, we'll never know.

    Damn.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/kneeling-man-bay-area-killed-142932485.html


     
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    Good
     
  5. Taz

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    So let me see. Put past curfew looting stores. Runs at police officers in a time when we have had numerous cops injured and killed by domestic terrorists. Obscures his hands and reaches for an impact weapon. Yeah. It’s the cops fault. Let’s riot some more.
     
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  6. jk_226

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    That sucks all around. The dumba** who reached for a hammer in his pocket is dead and the officer will be crucified for a decision he had to make in a split second. I'm also guessing he'll probably have a tough time dealing with it mentally.
     
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    As if Bay Area kneeling men didn't bear enough load already...
     
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    As a cop you pretty much have to wait until you are shot, or at the very least shot at, to be safe from public ridicule, scorn, and hatred. Might as well count on getting sued, fired, and likely prosecuted if you don’t.
     
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    Seems like a clear case of suicide by cop, or maybe suicide by stupidity.

    Going for a melee weapon when covered by guns...
     
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    There you go again trying to muddy the waters with actual facts and not feelings.
     
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    People do dumb things. I was on perimeter looking for a guy who had shot at me 3 years prior. He hops the fence right in front of me. Give him commands. He’s facing away from me, goes to reach towards his waistband. He wanted to dump his meth and heroin before he was “caught” with it.

    I didn’t have a good backdrop as old lady was watching through the window when she heard me yelling commands.

    People do dumb things and panic. He’d already dumped his gun in a backyard but he told me he didn’t want to risk dumping his drugs in case he slipped by us. Once he knew he was caught he tried to dump them.
     
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    I'm guessing no body cam, since there's no mention of it in the article?
     
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