What's wrong with the US Police?

  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
So first there was Rodney King, then George Floyd, Daunte Wright, and now we have this.

An alleged shoplifter - in a wheelchair - was shot 9 times in the back at close range by an "off-duty" police officer who was moonlighting as a security guard at Walmart - apparently that's a thing over there. The officer has claimed the victim showed a knife when asked to produce a receipt for an item he's taken and that justified the use of shooting him 8 times, a 2 second pause, then a final shot to make sure he was dead.

I thought the murder of Floyd was about an egregious display of policing as I'd ever seen, but this latest one stands head and shoulders above anything else I've seen the Seppo police do before. I get that they have a sh!tty job, but this? This is not Policing.

This is cold-blooded murder.


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  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
They tend to weed out anyone who isn't a brainless moron without an authority complex so they blindly follow orders.

You can be too smart to be a US cop.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

Also: too much access to too much firepower and inadequate emphasis on communication skills.
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Ah the good old US where entrants to the police academy are given IQ tests and accepted into the program lowest scores first.
  lsrailfan Minister for Railways

Location: Somewhere you're not
The fellow in question has been sacked from the police force, but he should also be charged with 1st degree murder and get life!!

Then you wonder why so many people hate cops these days....
  DirtyBallast Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
Although nowhere near the same scale as the story depicted by KRviator, it's not just an American thing. The following two local examples were published this morning:

CCTV shows NT police officer grabbing man in wheelchair by throat, lawyers appeal against conviction for assaulting police - ABC News

Cunnamulla police officer filmed threatening to 'flog' and 'hurt' local Indigenous man - ABC News
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
What's wrong with (some) US police? Only have to watch an episode of COPS to figure that one out.
  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

It's a different society. 40 - 50 police are shot dead each year. Everyone carries a gun.
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
It's a different society. 40 - 50 police are shot dead each year. Everyone carries a gun.
The US cops have set up a narrative by themselves that touching fentanyl will instantly cause them to pass out, leading to the medical profession to wonder how the smeg they do not have this god damn wonder drug instead of the (same) fentanyl they use.

It's leading to cops hyping themselves up and giving themselves panic attacks, which at first glance look can look like passing out via drugs, and confirming their own theory.
  lsrailfan Minister for Railways

Location: Somewhere you're not
Ah the old GOP, such a "progressive" party. - Republican Thomas Massie condemned for Christmas guns photo Michigan The Guardian

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