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Different event and my different views

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  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    Today there was an old white substitute Deputy or something like that. Killed an unarmed black man.....Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah
    He's been charged with 2nd degree murder. The old volunteer cop (73 yrs)..... is used to grabbing his Taser. This time he did not.
    I'm sick of all of the useless killings but I think this is a different case. His boss should call him aside and say you made a huge mistake today and it resulted in a tragic killing. You are formally dismissed from law enforcement. You are to do nothing in public with weapons, you are not to try and do things typically
    done by event organizers.
    You will not be charged with a crime. The city will cover your representation and damages in court.
    Furthermore we are sorry for being so far out of budget that we need to take volunteers based on financial capabilities.

    (read more on the topic, volunteer cop was able to donate some equipment that the force needed. - congratulations, you've just passed reserve Deputy academy.

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    TJ Wrote: Today there was an old white substitute Deputy or something like that. Killed an urarmed black man.....Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah
    He's been charged with 2nd degree murder. The old volunteer cop (73 yrs)..... is used to grabbing his Taser. This time he did not.
    I'm sick of all of the useless killings but I think this is a different case. His boss should call him aside and say you made a huge mistake today and it resulted in a tragic killing. You are formally dismissed from law enforcement. You are to do nothing in public with weapons, you are not to try and do things typically
    done by event organizers.
    You will not be charged with a crime. The city will cover your representation and damages in court.
    Furthermore we are sorry for being so far out of budget that we need to take volunteers based on financial capabilities.

    (read more on the topic, volunteer cop was able to donate some equipment that the force needed. - congratulations, you've just passed reserve Deputy academy.

    Tony , this guy was just a "helper" had barely any training and kind of did it as a "hobby" he was even to old to do this job Sorry he should been a grocery bagging "boy" at Publix instead. I can understand "fire dept "volunteers" but not "police" volunteers; ridiculous. How about "volunteer" doctors; volunteers watching our nuclear arsenal; volunteer bankers, how about a volunteer President?
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    Dutch -- You left out the volunteer militias that protected Cliven Bundy from government tyranny. And George Zimmerman, the self appointed neighborhood watchdog, who protects his neighborhood from "hoodies". And all the millions of gun carry citizens that will shoot anyone who they think is breaking the law...or looks at them the wrong way. Did someone mention road rage?
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    Now it seems that this guy was a cop wannabe for years, and was also a big contributor to various police charities, so those in power gave him a little play which now has cost a mans life, all those who also allowed this type of behavior should also be disciplined or terminated, several agencies that I am familiar with do employ reserve officers but they are mainly used in clerical or other administrative positions and are not used in the field.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Schmidt Wrote: Dutch -- You left out the volunteer militias that protected Cliven Bundy from government tyranny. And George Zimmerman, the self appointed neighborhood watchdog, who protects his neighborhood from "hoodies". And all the millions of gun carry citizens that will shoot anyone who they think is breaking the law...or looks at them the wrong way. Did someone mention road rage?
    Schmidt; you disappoint me. No one who has a gun wants to shoot it; volunteers are just sweet old ladies in wheelchairs who hand out candy to poor little kids.
    This country is well protected; Jesus watches over us; thus no problem; I just volunteerd for school guard with an AK47; I get a free office and a big screen TV as well a coffee machine and own toilet and a Michael Kors uniform. I'll get those pot smoking kids and let them smell cordite.
  • Liberal
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    Durham, NH
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    Dutch are you being sarcastic? I bet that new uniform is certainly spiffy tho.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    pr Wrote: Dutch are you being sarcastic? I bet that new uniform is certainly spiffy tho.
    Have I ever been sarcastic? About the uniform, I borrowed it from J.C. including the fleas. In one of the pockets I found pieces from a Motel bible; it said "thou shall not kill" in Hebrew and Chinese; written by Mozes himself.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    Dutch Wrote:
    pr Wrote: Dutch are you being sarcastic? I bet that new uniform is certainly spiffy tho.
    Have I ever been sarcastic? About the uniform, I borrowed it from J.C. including the fleas. In one of the pockets I found pieces from a Motel bible; it said "thou shall not kill" in Hebrew and Chinese; written by Mozes himself.
    Is your life so empty and shallow that you can only find self worth by mocking and denigrating someone's Faith, if that is the case I will say a prayer for you to have a fuller life.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    Schmidt Wrote: Dutch -- You left out the volunteer militias that protected Cliven Bundy from government tyranny. And George Zimmerman, the self appointed neighborhood watchdog, who protects his neighborhood from "hoodies". And all the millions of gun carry citizens that will shoot anyone who they think is breaking the law...or looks at them the wrong way. Did someone mention road rage?
    I'm also really worried about these citizen armies, but I'm also worried how we are allowing rich citizens to play cop. How in the world can someone who has little to no training get a gun, taser, and uniform just because they 'paid to play'? Then we have the neighborhood watchmen who also want to play cop and murder teenagers for walking while black. I'm sitting back and wondering how much more of this we will have to witness before sensible people rise up and say 'enough already.'

    I sure as hell hope this asshole in Oklahoma spends the rest of his life in prison, but I have a feeling a jury of his peers will find him totally justified in murdering this black man. I'm honestly beginning to lose all faith in our criminal justice system and think this case will only exasperate that feeling.
  • Liberal
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    Durham, NH
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    He is a "Good ol boy" nothing will happen to him in OK, after all, OK is ok (if you're a Christian white male)Wink
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    jaredsxtn Wrote:
    Schmidt Wrote: Dutch -- You left out the volunteer militias that protected Cliven Bundy from government tyranny. And George Zimmerman, the self appointed neighborhood watchdog, who protects his neighborhood from "hoodies". And all the millions of gun carry citizens that will shoot anyone who they think is breaking the law...or looks at them the wrong way. Did someone mention road rage?
    I'm also really worried about these citizen armies, but I'm also worried how we are allowing rich citizens to play cop. How in the world can someone who has little to no training get a gun, taser, and uniform just because they 'paid to play'? Then we have the neighborhood watchmen who also want to play cop and murder teenagers for walking while black. I'm sitting back and wondering how much more of this we will have to witness before sensible people rise up and say 'enough already.'

    I sure as hell hope this asshole in Oklahoma spends the rest of his life in prison, but I have a feeling a jury of his peers will find him totally justified in murdering this black man. I'm honestly beginning to lose all faith in our criminal justice system and think this case will only exasperate that feeling.
    Yes Jared, completely agree; like I said I hate to be confronted with a volunteer dentist who is a member of the NRA.