What would happen, if each time a cop shot an innocent……and got away with it…..I’m not meaning where there is any way to give the cop the benefit of the doubt, but like the last two incidences I posted where a cop shot a man for doing nothing….where the cops were so concerned about their safety that they couldn’t use a reasonable set of tactics to secure the person ….
What if people of the family of the person slain by the cops were to exact revenge?….Say my brother is shot in a similar incident…… Say he was the dude on the porch in the last SWATting incident….and say the cop(s) get clean away with it in a hearing because they claim it was a “furtive movement” or “appeared to reach for the waist” or somesuch….
And then, say, I were to resolve the issue by revenging my brother’s death (Not saying I would, and not suggesting that people should either) …from up close on the street, or from 600 or more yards away. (I have the skills for either method of revenge, and enough ways to probably prevent incarceration, should it come to that….as do many of my acquaintances).
If enough of us started doing that: taking cops who killed innocents from the gene pool entirely or at least out of circulation…………would the cops start thinking twice if they got got put in prison by the courts or if the rest of us started taking them out? (In the olden days, apparently, one could hire such work out, if one knew the right people….) Would the cops begin spending a few moments deciding to actually do their jobs rather than shoot first so that all cops get to “go home safe” at night? (even though being a cop isn’t in the top 20 of dangerous professions, BTW….and “Going Home Safe” isn’t a part of their job description)You really should read the article at that link. Or would these folks who took the job as a cop because they thought it would be easy and would give them power over their fellow citizens find another profession?
Seriously: how do we ENcourage good behavior and DIScourage the referenced bad behavior…..
Wwhat happened to cops I knew when I was growing up that weren’t so pants pissing afraid of everyone that they just shot people instead of, you know, doing their jobs?? Why aren’t those “GOOD” cops doing something to get these deadly dangerous cops out of their departments?
If cops get to shoot people because they are afraid of them, next time a cop makes an intimidating or threatening movement near me, do I get to shoot him or her preemptively?