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Old 22.10.2015, 15:22
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So far in 2015, police have shot and killed 789 people in the US. 28 of them were black and unarmed. At least 74 of the 789 were unarmed.

A black man waiting in his broken-down car in Florida is one of the latest to be killed by police in the US.
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"Well, that's only 3 in one milion per year, not really much if you think about it. I pay this price gladly if it's what it takes to be free (provided, of course, it's somebody else who does the paying)."
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Old 22.10.2015, 15:50
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So far in 2015, police have shot and killed 789 people in the US. 28 of them were black and unarmed. At least 74 of the 789 were unarmed.

A black man waiting in his broken-down car in Florida is one of the latest to be killed by police in the US.
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Oh, don't be silly, and don't put words into my mouth.

The police typically shoot to protect themselves or someone else. And then there are bad judgement calls, or maybe even some evil cops. Not sure what the relevance of the 28 black unarmed and the 46 non-Black unarmed. But I'm sure it is some importance to your mind. I don't really understand the point.

Oh, should I gasp and act surprised?
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Old 22.10.2015, 16:34
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The police typically shoot to protect themselves or someone else.
In other more civilised countries, "Please stop doing that" said with the right tone seems to work pretty well.
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Old 22.10.2015, 16:51
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In other more civilised countries, "Please stop doing that" said with the right tone seems to work pretty well.
You mean in countries where there's a fair chance that a random miscreant stopped on the street won't be asserting his constitutional right to bear arms?

Wierd, that.
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Old 22.10.2015, 17:05
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In other more civilised countries, "Please stop doing that" said with the right tone seems to work pretty well.
If things look like they are getting ugly a whistle is also used - at which point the fit police officer heads off in pursuit of the criminal (on foot) while he radio's in his position for support.

The US considered following criminals on foot but found they had a small problem in doing so

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Old 22.10.2015, 17:18
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Even Canada has a happy-trigger police force, and one could argue that the Canadian populace isn't as armed as people are in the US (didn't do a search on it, though). The most vulnerable are the mentally ill who are also at a high risk of being homeless.

http://www.cbc.ca/firsthand/episodes/hold-your-fire
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Old 22.10.2015, 17:31
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You mean in countries where there's a fair chance that a random miscreant stopped on the street won't be asserting his constitutional right to bear arms?

Wierd, that.
Phos is unable to see it as a vicious circle but others seem to manage quite well.
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Old 22.10.2015, 18:48
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Phos is unable to see it as a vicious circle but others seem to manage quite well.
I think you guys are having trouble accepting the reality of the situation.
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Old 22.10.2015, 18:54
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I think you guys are having trouble accepting the reality of the situation.
Oh we can see it but it isn't pretty.
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Old 22.10.2015, 20:47
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Unarmed four year old shot in road rage killing.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/3eb8e...ing-4-year-old
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Old 22.10.2015, 21:15
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Sweden.

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Should be in the "A stabbing just happened in ( *fill in the blank *) thread.
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Old 23.10.2015, 09:05
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AND another one.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34613033
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Old 23.10.2015, 10:09
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Should be in the "A stabbing just happened in ( *fill in the blank *) thread.
The stabber was shot, so it was also a shooting.

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Old 23.10.2015, 10:10
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The stabber was shot, so it was also a shooting.

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You mean he took a knife to a gun fight?
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Old 23.10.2015, 11:10
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Yes, you alone know best!

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Old 23.10.2015, 14:42
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For you Phos!
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Old 23.10.2015, 16:48
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A shooting that left one person dead at Tennessee State University started after an apparent dispute over a dice game, Nashville police said.
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Old 23.10.2015, 16:53
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A shooting that left one person dead at Tennessee State University started after an apparent dispute over a dice game, Nashville police said.
A police spokesman added that it happened in the library, with the revolver by Student Brown.

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Old 23.10.2015, 17:00
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A police spokesman added that it happened in the library, with the revolver by Student Brown.

My inside sources that say it was Professor Plum with a candlestick
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Old 23.10.2015, 17:03
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A shooting that left one person dead at Tennessee State University started after an apparent dispute over a dice game, Nashville police said.
I wonder whether he had already picked one up?
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