Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Off-Topic > Off-Topic > International affairs/politics
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #221  
Old 08.04.2015, 12:29
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: geneve
Posts: 737
Groaned at 328 Times in 142 Posts
Thanked 1,374 Times in 546 Posts
idefix has earned the respect of manyidefix has earned the respect of manyidefix has earned the respect of many
Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

A copper shoots a man in the back while running away from him 8 times and plants evidence on him within seconds of him dropping dead

As the Godfather of soul would say, "AIIII, Living in America!"
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank idefix for this useful post:
  #222  
Old 08.04.2015, 12:50
VFR on top's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Basel
Posts: 903
Groaned at 28 Times in 18 Posts
Thanked 1,955 Times in 736 Posts
VFR on top has a reputation beyond reputeVFR on top has a reputation beyond reputeVFR on top has a reputation beyond reputeVFR on top has a reputation beyond reputeVFR on top has a reputation beyond repute
Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

Quote:
View Post
A copper shoots a man in the back while running away from him 8 times and plants evidence on him within seconds of him dropping dead

As the Godfather of soul would say, "AIIII, Living in America!"
After running away from the police 7 times prior, the "copper" had probable cause the alleged victim wouldn't stop the eighth time either.
The referenced article said so.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank VFR on top for this useful post:
  #223  
Old 08.04.2015, 13:02
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: geneve
Posts: 737
Groaned at 328 Times in 142 Posts
Thanked 1,374 Times in 546 Posts
idefix has earned the respect of manyidefix has earned the respect of manyidefix has earned the respect of many
Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

Quote:
View Post
After running away from the police 7 times prior, the "copper" had probable cause the alleged victim wouldn't stop the eighth time either.
The referenced article said so.
Right. So just because he is running away due to a broken tail light, it's best to shoot him 8 times and make sure he is dead so we can ask the questions later?

What about planting the tazer gun on him after he is shot 8 times?
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank idefix for this useful post:
  #224  
Old 08.04.2015, 13:11
22 yards's Avatar
Only in moderation
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Basel-Land
Posts: 7,310
Groaned at 210 Times in 168 Posts
Thanked 12,975 Times in 5,331 Posts
22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute
Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

Where's "the referenced article"? Is it this one? http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-32213482

There's no mention there of a taser being planted on the victim -- only that the policeman used the taser before shooting the (once again, black) man. Eight times. Not that not planting a stun gun in any way ameliorates the situation.
Reply With Quote
  #225  
Old 08.04.2015, 13:19
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: geneve
Posts: 737
Groaned at 328 Times in 142 Posts
Thanked 1,374 Times in 546 Posts
idefix has earned the respect of manyidefix has earned the respect of manyidefix has earned the respect of many
Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

Quote:
View Post
Where's "the referenced article"? Is it this one? http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-32213482

There's no mention there of a taser being planted on the victim -- only that the policeman used the taser before shooting the (once again, black) man. Eight times. Not that not planting a stun gun in any way ameliorates the situation.
There is a video of the event, NSFW, as soon as he sees victim is dead he drops an object very discretely near him

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/04/08..._r=0&referrer=

I doubt that's protocol
Reply With Quote
  #226  
Old 08.04.2015, 13:24
VFR on top's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Basel
Posts: 903
Groaned at 28 Times in 18 Posts
Thanked 1,955 Times in 736 Posts
VFR on top has a reputation beyond reputeVFR on top has a reputation beyond reputeVFR on top has a reputation beyond reputeVFR on top has a reputation beyond reputeVFR on top has a reputation beyond repute
Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

Reply With Quote
This user groans at VFR on top for this post:
  #227  
Old 08.04.2015, 13:40
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: geneve
Posts: 737
Groaned at 328 Times in 142 Posts
Thanked 1,374 Times in 546 Posts
idefix has earned the respect of manyidefix has earned the respect of manyidefix has earned the respect of many
Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

Quote:
View Post
Reply With Quote
  #228  
Old 08.04.2015, 13:57
Jern's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bern
Posts: 907
Groaned at 11 Times in 10 Posts
Thanked 1,091 Times in 470 Posts
Jern has a reputation beyond reputeJern has a reputation beyond reputeJern has a reputation beyond reputeJern has a reputation beyond repute
Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

Quote:
View Post
After running away from the police 7 times prior, the "copper" had probable cause the alleged victim wouldn't stop the eighth time either.
It wasn't captured on the video, but the police officer apparently made the formal challenge which is required by law before you can shoot someone in cold blood, namely:

You gotta ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?

Nice to see that some things haven't changed since the 70's.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Jern for this useful post:
  #229  
Old 08.04.2015, 15:33
me.anon's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: thun
Posts: 1,635
Groaned at 28 Times in 17 Posts
Thanked 2,033 Times in 983 Posts
me.anon has a reputation beyond reputeme.anon has a reputation beyond reputeme.anon has a reputation beyond reputeme.anon has a reputation beyond reputeme.anon has a reputation beyond repute
Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

Quote:
View Post
A copper shoots a man in the back while running away from him 8 times and plants evidence on him within seconds of him dropping dead

As the Godfather of soul would say, "AIIII, Living in America!"
Yup. It's called 'Suicide by Cop', being black in the USA . . .
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #230  
Old 08.04.2015, 16:00
HIAO's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Bellevue
Posts: 879
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 2,087 Times in 580 Posts
HIAO has a reputation beyond reputeHIAO has a reputation beyond reputeHIAO has a reputation beyond reputeHIAO has a reputation beyond reputeHIAO has a reputation beyond reputeHIAO has a reputation beyond repute
Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

Quote:
View Post
According to today's papers, 500 people turned up at the killers funeral. What conclusion should we draw from this.
490 journalists, the rest just checking to make sure.
Reply With Quote
  #231  
Old 08.04.2015, 17:10
Tom1234's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Kanton Luzern
Posts: 11,582
Groaned at 316 Times in 253 Posts
Thanked 16,067 Times in 6,576 Posts
Tom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

Quote:
View Post
I would say shooting someone running away in cold blood is pretty literal.

Who are you, the NRA spokesman in Switzerland?
Reply With Quote
  #232  
Old 08.04.2015, 20:32
VFR on top's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Basel
Posts: 903
Groaned at 28 Times in 18 Posts
Thanked 1,955 Times in 736 Posts
VFR on top has a reputation beyond reputeVFR on top has a reputation beyond reputeVFR on top has a reputation beyond reputeVFR on top has a reputation beyond reputeVFR on top has a reputation beyond repute
Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

Quote:
View Post
I would say shooting someone running away in cold blood is pretty literal.

Who are you, the NRA spokesman in Switzerland?
No. Gave up my NRA membership in 84 because I didn't like their militant attitude. I'm a founding member of the anti self-righteous whiner league and you are our new poster child.

I think we get that you are anti-gun. In this case, the police officer was arrested and will be tried for his actions. But let's be clear that owning and carrying a gun is not a crime in the US, despite how passionately you and others may feel.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank VFR on top for this useful post:
  #233  
Old 08.04.2015, 21:34
Tom1234's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Kanton Luzern
Posts: 11,582
Groaned at 316 Times in 253 Posts
Thanked 16,067 Times in 6,576 Posts
Tom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

Quote:
View Post
No. Gave up my NRA membership in 84 because I didn't like their militant attitude. I'm a founding member of the anti self-righteous whiner league and you are our new poster child.

I think we get that you are anti-gun. In this case, the police officer was arrested and will be tried for his actions. But let's be clear that owning and carrying a gun is not a crime in the US, despite how passionately you and others may feel.
But you're not in Kansas any more, Dorothy. This is Europe where we can say what we want.

I'm not anti-gun. They serve a purpose - in the right hands but certainly not in the hands of teenagers*, children and toddlers which seems to happen on a regularly basis.

*with the exception of a suitable weapon** a controlled environment on a range

** I don't believe an Uzi is suitable.
Reply With Quote
  #234  
Old 08.04.2015, 23:10
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 8,583
Groaned at 249 Times in 215 Posts
Thanked 11,609 Times in 6,342 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

Quote:
View Post
490 journalists, the rest just checking to make sure.
Good to see you have returned from your winter hibernation, welcome back!
Reply With Quote
  #235  
Old 08.04.2015, 23:20
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 8,583
Groaned at 249 Times in 215 Posts
Thanked 11,609 Times in 6,342 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

Quote:
View Post
But you're not in Kansas any more, Dorothy. This is Europe where we can say what we want.

I'm not anti-gun. They serve a purpose - in the right hands but certainly not in the hands of teenagers*, children and toddlers which seems to happen on a regularly basis.

*with the exception of a suitable weapon** a controlled environment on a range

** I don't believe an Uzi is suitable.
About "certainly not in the hands of teenagers*, children and toddlers" but OK in the hands of the police?

And let us not forget 17-year-old Milena Brennwald, who won the 2014 Swiss shooting competition for teenagers.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank marton for this useful post:
  #236  
Old 09.04.2015, 00:20
Tom1234's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Kanton Luzern
Posts: 11,582
Groaned at 316 Times in 253 Posts
Thanked 16,067 Times in 6,576 Posts
Tom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

Quote:
View Post
About "certainly not in the hands of teenagers*, children and toddlers" but OK in the hands of the police?

.
The Police know how to use guns. Probably not all Police people should be using them.
Reply With Quote
  #237  
Old 13.04.2015, 18:11
Tom1234's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Kanton Luzern
Posts: 11,582
Groaned at 316 Times in 253 Posts
Thanked 16,067 Times in 6,576 Posts
Tom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

Quote:
View Post
The Police know how to use guns. Probably not all Police people should be using them.
Scrub that. It looks like most of them don't have a clue, irrespective of whether they're Police or young children.

Quote:
Cop fatally shoots black suspect after 'confusing gun for Taser'
Body camera captures moment 73-year-old reserve deputy Robert Bates shot dead Eric Harris in an apparent mix-up with his Taser in Oklahoma
Quoted from Telegraph here


Awaiting an apologist response from the NRA spokesmen on this forum..
Reply With Quote
  #238  
Old 13.04.2015, 19:28
Jern's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bern
Posts: 907
Groaned at 11 Times in 10 Posts
Thanked 1,091 Times in 470 Posts
Jern has a reputation beyond reputeJern has a reputation beyond reputeJern has a reputation beyond reputeJern has a reputation beyond repute
Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

Quote:
View Post
Awaiting an apologist response from the NRA spokesmen on this forum..
I don't think there are any NRA types on EF, are there? Most people on here give the impression of being sane, thoughtful people.
Reply With Quote
  #239  
Old 13.04.2015, 20:32
Tom1234's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Kanton Luzern
Posts: 11,582
Groaned at 316 Times in 253 Posts
Thanked 16,067 Times in 6,576 Posts
Tom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

Quote:
View Post
I don't think there are any NRA types on EF, are there? Most people on here give the impression of being sane, thoughtful people.
Most isn't all.
Reply With Quote
  #240  
Old 15.04.2015, 03:40
22 yards's Avatar
Only in moderation
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Basel-Land
Posts: 7,310
Groaned at 210 Times in 168 Posts
Thanked 12,975 Times in 5,331 Posts
22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute22 yards has a reputation beyond repute
Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

... Georgia, USA, where a man shot an armadillo with his pistol and found out first-hand how tough the animal's armour was. "The 9mm bullet bounced off the hard shell, hit a fence, went through a backdoor and struck his seated mother-in-law" in the back as she sat in her mobile home, 100 metres away. Well, that's the son-in-law's story, and nobody can prove otherwise.

The local law enforcement officer stated that if one were "going to shoot at 'varmints' and whatnot, maybe use a shotgun". Obviously.

This story has it all: stupidity, varmints, the Deep South, Boss Hogg, too few weapons and a trailer home. Perfect!
Reply With Quote
The following 5 users would like to thank 22 yards for this useful post:
Reply

Tags
florida, gay, isis, killed, muslim students, shooting, usa




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 3 (0 members and 3 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My boss is a.......(fill in the gap) goombie General off-topic 35 28.01.2011 15:55
Recreational Shooting in the Geneva canton MAWLER Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness 9 31.08.2010 17:04
What just happened please i could not access the forum Sutter Forum support 44 25.05.2009 20:03
Do I need to fill in Tax forms for the US? Roe Finance/banking/taxation 14 18.06.2008 19:17
What's just happened to the Swiss Franc? Tim Finance/banking/taxation 7 08.05.2007 17:24


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 21:45.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0