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From the Washington Post:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...al-for-2014-fatal-shooting-of-a-homeless-man/

Special prosecutor Randi McGinnn accused the officers of approaching the campsite with the intent of confronting the homeless man with a “paramilitary response” that created a dangerous situation. Lawyers for Sandy and Perez argued that Boyd put the officers in danger, and that their response was appropriate, the Associated Press reported.

The killing was captured on a police helmet camera. That recording, released by the Albuquerque Police Department, appears to show Boyd complying with police orders when he was shot. Officers fired several times at Boyd; he was shot once in the back.
Since when is pulling two knives and swinging them wildly at officers and a K9 "complying with police orders"? :headscratch:
 

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What the hell is a "paramilitary response" anyway? How is it different than a "plain old police response"?
 

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What the hell is a "paramilitary response" anyway? How is it different than a "plain old police response"?
Sir Robert Peel called the police a "pseudo-military" organization, when he created what is recognized as the 1st professional police force.

So, any response be a pseudo-military force, is a pseudo-military response.

Pseudo-military - meaning ranks, uniforms, command hierarchy, etc.
 

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Since when is pulling two knives and swinging them wildly at officers and a K9 "complying with police orders"? :headscratch:
Since Obama time!
 

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I sympathize with the LEO's, but 4 HOURS! This should never have gone on that long.
 

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That aside, pulling knives on officers is not compliance. Nor is arguing with cops for 3.5hrs.
It was the last big drama of his life. Dealing with mentally disturbed is a daily task for the APD. I think the officers did as they were trained to do, the trial will not end in conviction, but I imagine it will end in changes...........more big dramas for the APD.

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