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(8,994 posts)
Mon Sep 24, 2012, 06:11 PM Sep 2012

Imagine you shot a disabled guy in a wheelchair for threatening you and wielding a pen.

Now try explaining that to the cops.

Hell, it works when the cops do it and then explain it as a "necessary use of force".

The police have become more of a psychopathic threat to society than protectors thereof.

Rotten to the core, rotten all the way to the core...


HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston police officer shot and killed a one-armed, one-legged man in a wheelchair Saturday inside a group home after police say the double amputee threatened the officer and aggressively waved a metal object that turned out to be a pen.

Police spokeswoman Jodi Silva said the man cornered the officer in his wheelchair and was making threats while trying to stab the officer with the pen. At the time, the officer did not know what the metal object was that the man was waving, Silva said.

She said the man came "within inches to a foot" of the officer and did not follow instructions to calm down and remain still.

"Fearing for his partner's safety and his own safety, he discharged his weapon," Silva told The Associated Press.

Imagine you shot a disabled guy in a wheelchair for threatening you and wielding a pen. (Original Post) Zalatix Sep 2012 OP
LAPD motto; To serve (the rich) and protect (the status quo). K&R n/t Egalitarian Thug Sep 2012 #1
Listen. The copy almost got penned! n/t mr_hat Sep 2012 #2
The guy got within inches.. sendero Sep 2012 #3
While waving a pen how does a one armed man Downwinder Sep 2012 #4
You're not supposed to ask a cop that. Zalatix Sep 2012 #7
B-b-b-but!!! Policing is such a hard job! backscatter712 Sep 2012 #5
Try the "Pen is mightier" defense? ThoughtCriminal Sep 2012 #6


(28,552 posts)
3. The guy got within inches..
Mon Sep 24, 2012, 06:20 PM
Sep 2012

.. but it wasn't close enough for the officer to see that he just had a pen.


(26,355 posts)
5. B-b-b-but!!! Policing is such a hard job!
Mon Sep 24, 2012, 06:56 PM
Sep 2012

You should be thankful that they're out there serving and protecting the shit out of you!

Why, that disabled guy in the wheelchair could have been DANGEROUS! And everyone knows that the life of a police officer is worth a hundred times more than the life of a crippled person, so he was right to be concerned about a microscopically possible threat and shoot him!

Didn't you know, cops do nothing but play with children and rescue kittens! And you criticize them! Why do you hate America?

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