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Police officer Darren Wilson shoots 12 times unarmed teen who punched him in the face

The USA has exploded with protests and violence.
All of the police departments in all of the major cities around the USA are bracing for protests following the decision not to charge the police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed teenager. The officer has shoot an unarmed teenager approximately 10 times after the suspect punched the officer in the face.

‎FergusonDecision‬ protests have been happening across the United States:



Exclusive: Darren Wilson Speaks Out For the First LIVE


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What's your view on what happened there, bigfujitsu?
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Old 26.11.2014, 09:38
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What's your view on what happened there, bigfujitsu?
And why have you felt the need to start a new thread when this already being debated in another thread?
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Re: Police officer Darren Wilson shoots 12 times unarmed teen who punched him in the

The event is so ridiculous that it has received special attention from the UN in Geneva:

The teen's parents testified before a United Nations committee in Geneva, Switzerland, CNN reports.

They are the parents of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager killed by a police officer in Ferguson on Aug. 9.

The testimony to the UN Committee Against Torture was private. The committee works to end cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment or punishment by governments.
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What's your view on what happened there, bigfujitsu?


first we have to mention that police shootings are very common in the USA, where the police shoot and kill suspects every day!

However this incident is special for a few reasons:

- the US police received a great amount of training on the force continuum and given that Officer Wilson is a very big guy himself he could have fought the teen suspect until backup arrived a minute late.

- Police in the USA fight suspects all the time and generally shoot suspects that are armed with deadly weapons and show intent to harm the officer or the public.


- the suspect was an unarmed teenager
- the teenager what shot at 12 times
- the incident took place in an area where the police force has been disbanded a few years ago due to the high degree of tensions that have built up between officers and the public
- the officer's stated that he was beaten severely however his medical exam photos do not show any severe injuries

Throughout, Wilson dwells on how he was frightened by Brown's size—the 18-year-old was 6-foot-4 and nearly 300 pounds—and aggression. At one point, Wilson says that Brown's facial expression made him look "like a demon." At another, he explains that he felt like "a 5-year-old holding onto Hulk Hogan" as he struggled with Brown through the window of his police vehicle. Wilson himself is also about 6-foot-4.


The transcripts include Wilson's own lengthy testimony about the fatal incident, key points of which are excerpted below:

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slate...y_officer.html

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And why have you felt the need to start a new thread when this already being debated in another thread?
I searched but did not find another thread. merge if that is the case
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Old 26.11.2014, 10:14
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I searched but did not find another thread. merge if that is the case
You really are an absolute... aren't you.

3 threads down in the "International Affairs" area you find a huge thread on this topic - with the last few pages focussed entirely on this topic.

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Old 26.11.2014, 10:14
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Re: Police officer Darren Wilson shoots 12 times unarmed teen who punched him in the

Is The Local looking for roving reporters to regurgitate news stories?

- This is a local forum, for local trolls - we'll have no trouble here.
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Old 26.11.2014, 10:32
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Re: Police officer Darren Wilson shoots 12 times unarmed teen who punched him in the

shocker, punch a copper with a gun in the face (after robbing a store) and you'll get shot, he wont be doing that again will he, world is probably a teeeeny tiny bit safer / better with him out of it.
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3 threads down in the "International Affairs" area you find a huge thread on this topic - with the last few pages focussed entirely on this topic.
tbf you wouldn't necessarily know this thread is about the Wilson incident as its called: "THE US Gun Control & Second Amendment Thread".
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first we have to mention that police shootings are very common in the USA, where the police shoot and kill suspects every day!

However this incident is special for a few reasons:

- the US police received a great amount of training on the force continuum and given that Officer Wilson is a very big guy himself he could have fought the teen suspect until backup arrived a minute late.

- Police in the USA fight suspects all the time and generally shoot suspects that are armed with deadly weapons and show intent to harm the officer or the public.


- the suspect was an unarmed teenager
- the teenager what shot at 12 times
- the incident took place in an area where the police force has been disbanded a few years ago due to the high degree of tensions that have built up between officers and the public
- the officer's stated that he was beaten severely however his medical exam photos do not show any severe injuries

Throughout, Wilson dwells on how he was frightened by Brown's size—the 18-year-old was 6-foot-4 and nearly 300 pounds—and aggression. At one point, Wilson says that Brown's facial expression made him look "like a demon." At another, he explains that he felt like "a 5-year-old holding onto Hulk Hogan" as he struggled with Brown through the window of his police vehicle. Wilson himself is also about 6-foot-4.

I don't know how often is the police in America abusing their power, probably very often. But in this case you're talking about this teenager as if he had done nothing wrong, as if it is quite normal to punch a cop in his face and then run. Did he "deserve" to die for this? No, of course not, he should have been arrested and....and then what? Probably nothing. Free on the next day..
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Re: THE US Gun Control & Second Amendment Thread

1789: some French people are very cross. They storm the Bastille, kill the king, install a new government.


1917: some Russian people are very cross. They kill the tsar, seize all private property, install a new government.


1989: some East German people are very cross. They pull down the Berlin wall, depose their leaders, install a new government.


2014: some American people are very cross. They set fire to Walgreens.


If you're going to have a revolution, put some bloody effort into it, lads!
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2014: some American people are very cross. They set fire to Walgreens.
Nothing changes. In 1773 they did something akin to throwing their toys out of the pram (or their tea into the sea).

That didn't end well either.
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...2014: Some american people are very cross. They set fire to walgreens, their neighbors' cars and property, and steal items from the local stores...
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I don't know how often is the police in America abusing their power, probably very often. But in this case you're talking about this teenager as if he had done nothing wrong, as if it is quite normal to punch a cop in his face and then run. Did he "deserve" to die for this? No, of course not, he should have been arrested and....and then what? Probably nothing. Free on the next day..

Hmmm I would say if you punch an armed policeman in the face then you deserve to be shot
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1789: some French people are very cross. They storm the Bastille, kill the king, install a new government.


1917: some Russian people are very cross. They kill the tsar, seize all private property, install a new government.


1989: some East German people are very cross. They pull down the Berlin wall, depose their leaders, install a new government.


2014: some American people are very cross. They set fire to Walgreens.


If you're going to have a revolution, put some bloody effort into it, lads!
Last time they were cross the Old Colonials threw some tea into a harbour in Boston. Quite what that little town in Yorkshire had done to annoy them so I never really understood. But this brave action caused a whole chain of events, leading to America becoming the greatest nation on Earth. With that sort of past track record, it can get very difficult to fulfil expectations as to the next revolution.
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first we have to mention that police shootings are very common in the USA, where the police shoot and kill suspects every day!........
So, What's your view on what happened there, bigfujitsu?

Do you actually have any views of your own, or so you just like to see other people discussing things?
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Last time they were cross the Old Colonials threw some tea into a harbour in Boston. Quite what that little town in Yorkshire had done to annoy them so I never really understood.
They got it confused with the more well-known place in Lincolnshire.
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