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[-] [email protected] 33 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Helicopter video https://youtu.be/ryoeQpkQlA4 Go to 3 min. Warning death (but it does have the big black censor box).

[-] [email protected] 72 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

It's insane that they're just opening fire, while innocent drivers are passing by on the opposite side of that highway.

You can see a bullet bounce off the barrier. (3:19)

Like WTF is wrong with your country that you allow your police force to just fire off their weapons in public like that?

None of those cops give a flying fuck about the general public in the background, and people are stunned that they killed the hostage they were supposed to be helping?

[-] [email protected] 10 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

It’s insane that they’re just opening fire, while innocent drivers are passing by on the opposite side of that highway.

SOP. The only thing that matters to cops is that cops aren't put at risk. Everyone else is entirely disposable. Here's a hostage situation where the cops killed the suspects, the hostage and a bystander. The cops, of course, investigated themselves and found themselves to be entirely innocent. They have also refused to release the ballistics report from the investigation, in much the same way that the cops who murdered this girl investigated themselves and determined that she was in tactical gear and shooting at them. They then tried to bury the video that shows that those two statements were easily-disprovable lies.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Like WTF is wrong with your country that you allow your police force to just fire off their weapons in public like that?

If I were to just guess to the reason(s) US law enforcement is so inept, I'd say training and recruiting are a huge part.

Training: There's apparently no universal training requirements for law enforcement officers. Many organizations and/or states have their own requirements, but there's also situations where that is not the case.

The following is purely anecdotal, so make of it what you want. I'm sure it's not universally applicable. In my social circles I have a few police officers, and one of them told me of an exchange program, where he had gone to somewhere in the south east of the US. On a ride along with a deputy, they talked about training prior to patrol duty. Said deputy claimed that they had had no prior training, but was hired on the basis of a high school diploma, a drivers license, and no history of drugs or criminal behavior. First day on the force the deputy had been equipped with uniform, badge, gun, and a patrol car, and a couple of hours later had been driving about town, uniformed, armed, and extreheeemely nervous. Training hadn't begun until 6 months later, and in the meantime that deputy had been driving around, scared of getting flagged down by civilians, because he/she had no idea of what to do.

What kind of system allows you to drive around armed with both a gun and qualified immunity? (rhetorical question, we know what kind)

In the recruiting part: Turning down applicants for having an above average IQ https://abcnews.go.com/amp/US/court-oks-barring-high-iqs-cops/story?id=95836 does seem weird, unless you want mindless drones carrying out orders without reflection.

[-] [email protected] 42 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

This should keep them up at night for the rest of their lives. But of course if they had any kind of empathy or conscience they wouldn't be cops in the first place.

The Sheriff’s Department did not initially disclose exactly how Savannah or Mr. Graziano had been killed, and said at the time that it was possible that Savannah might have participated in the shooting.

Absolute cunts.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 1 month ago

Only in America is "might have" enough reason to kill someone

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

I heard billionaires might have participated in the shooting.

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