NYPD kills innocent man fleeing robbery

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  1. DJ_KiDDvIcIOUs Registered

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    Sounds like an unfortunate accident but it's still sad nonetheless. Video can be found at the link

    http://m.gawker.com/5941416/nypd-officer-shoots-kills-innocent-man-running-away-from-bodega-robbers
     
  2. Manic User title? USER TITLE?!

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    I can't wait to see how many people in this thread don't bother to read the article and just assume the cops ruthlessly gunned down an innocent man.
     
  3. Marvolo Registered

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    Tragic incident.
     
  4. bullets bang bang

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    That's really unfortunate :csad:
     
  5. DJ_KiDDvIcIOUs Registered

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    From what I understand he was hit in the artery under the armpit. It's the same way Selena died if anyone remembers her
     
  6. Nathan Registered

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    Always look where you run.
     
  7. Gotham Knight Watchful Protector

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    Always look where you shoot. Particularly at an unarmed civilian in work gear.
     
  8. Quasimod0 Bell-Ringer

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    Its no always that simple. Thats really terrible though. :(
     
  9. Gotham Knight Watchful Protector

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    Oh certainly. Don't get me wrong.

    I was trying to make my point with sarcasm. Although I do think that is seems as though police officers are very trigger happy, I am not convicting the officer of being that way in this situation. Not to say this wasn't the case, but I just wanted to point out more than anything how foolish it is to claim that someone should keep their head up in a situation like that. I'd be running for my life too and hoping to not get shot by the police when I'm unarmed isn't exactly going to run through my head.
     
  10. The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    To be fair, that's kind of what the wording of the thread title implies.

    Police brutality and corruption are very legitimate problems in America, but this just sounds like a really tragic accident.
     
  11. Manic User title? USER TITLE?!

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    I know the thread title and the article's headline are misleading, but that happens all the time, and there's always someone.
     
  12. The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    I can understand it, even if it's not rational. Police forces around the country have a really bad track record when it comes to preventing, investigating, and disciplining police misconduct. That's not to say that all police do awful ****, but the system does a pretty piss poor job of dealing with the ones that do. Especially in cases that deal with ethnic minorities. There's not a lot of trust built up there.
     
  13. Shemtov Registered

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    Well, of course. It's the article's wording.
    Modern news outlets business strategy includes using misleading headlines to get as many people as possible riled up, because it gets clicks.
     
  14. Canadian Rider Ghost Lantern

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    That's a sad story. Killed making a getaway from an armed robber ... Sad.
     
  15. antonydelfini Strange Tales

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    Little did he know that it was safer being near the robber than the cop. Sad.
     
  16. Spider-Who? ERMERGERD!

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    What an unfortunate freak accident. I can't imagine what the cop (and the victims family) is going through.
     
  17. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    I wouldn't rule it out. :ninja:
     

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