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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureOther - Society & Culture · 5 years ago

What the hell is going on with the police?

Why are there so many senseless killings of unarmed black men? They always have an excuse. Do the rats not receive any physiological evaluation? They need a physc evaluation at least once a year not just when they are applying for the force because it seems like they are giving crazies guns nowdays. The cops seem like white supremacist gangs rather than cops. By the way I am white.

A video has been released showing a reserve police officer in Tulsa, Oklahoma, shooting and killing an unarmed black man. The officer, 73-year-old Bob Bates, said he used his gun instead of a Taser “by mistake.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2nV9odzdfQ

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A disturbing video has been published of a mentally unstable, young black man being shot dead by Florida police. When 25-year-old Lavall Hall refused to get on the ground, a police officer shot him five times.

https://vimeo.com/124537485

Update:

hey man i see your point but these cops don't seem to care that they just wacked someone either! hows that for "bad judgement"

Update 2:

i think this is the problem too. military is not equal to police. there are different rules they are different worlds.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago
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    The US militarizes their police and is not given the correct training and common sense to use force only when absolutely necessary(meaning there is no other way).

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    In a country with over 200 million people where guns are as prevalent as they are in the US it will happen on occasion. The risk of it happening to you is higher living in a high crime rate area. Occasionally cops will have lapses in judgement. Of course it is wrong, but acting like that is a lot or that it was intentional are vastly huge assumptions. The fact is the vast majority of police do fine work. It's a rather fluke to see an officer kill an innocent person. You can't create a society where it won't happen on a very rare occassion. Expecting that is extremely unrealistic. And obsessing over the racial aspects isn't healthy. Eventually an Asian cop will shoot and kill a white guy, a black cop will shoot and kill an Asian, an Indian will shoot and kill a latino a latino cop will shoot and kill a native-American... There is no end to this if you obsess over race. Fact is people have lapses in judgement... sometimes horribly so. Only in countries that flat out ban on civilians having guns will you have a society where police don't kill citizens hardly ever. The best we can do is put cameras on cops and just fire the ones that have lapses in judgement and try better to train them all correctly. But lapses in judgement will always happen on rare occasions. Of course it's possible a cop that shoots someone is intentional, but they know the consequences for that so it's highly unlikely it was intentional as in a pre-conceived plan to murder rather than a horrible lapse in judgement. However it's easy to mislead people into believing it was intentional. People may do this for video views, to sell newspapers, to hype of the story to get more attention, and usually put a racial spin on it, etc... this is called 'race baiting'.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    AND WHAT THE HELL IS GOING WITH BLACK PEOPLE? THEY USE THE RACE CARD FOR EVERYTHING, EVEN THE SMALLEST THINGS. THEY'RE VIOLENT TOWARDS WHITE PEOPLE. THEY RALLY AGAINST VIOLENCE TOWARDS THEIR KIND, YET DO NOT TOWARDS WHITE.

    A LOT OF THE POLICEMEN HAVE A VERY GOOD REASON TO SHOT THOSE BLACK MEN. LET'S NOT BE SO IGNORANT AND LOOK AT THE FACTS. EMOTIONS AND FEELINGS ASIDE

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