Man dies after being shot by Atlanta police at Wendy’s drive-thru

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  1. 3link

    3link Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law...lice-wendy-drive-thru/rUUFN6yfvgsevgIc2Q7ZkJ/

    I dunno. This seems very close to justified to me. I'm inclined to say that when you put that much effort into resisting arrest, you assume the risk.

    My only reservation is that the guy wasn't a lethal threat with the taser. Still, in the heat of the moment I can't say I'd react any differently than the officer here.
     
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    The Atlanta police chief has resigned as a result of the shooting.
     
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    BAD WENDY'S! BAD WENDY'S!

    Burn it down!!!
     
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    S/He prolly said, "F*ck It! I'm outta here!"
     
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    Why cops aren’t carrying batons? I think shooting is a bit too much, but hitting him with baton a couple of times would help.
     
  6. 3link

    3link Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    There's a video showing the victim firing a taser at one of the officers right before he is shot.
     
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    Oh, then yeah, right call.
    Justified in my eyes.
     
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    Because the officer has a gun, that makes the person with the taser a lethal threat. Cop gets hit with taser and then has his gun taken and used against him.
     
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    Any and everybody knows you DON'T take a taser to a gunfight.

    How stupid of this (most recent) thug.
     
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    does look like it was a justified shoot

    I think some people are taking their frustrations of not having jobs (and the extra free time) on rioting and looting

    Trump needs to get these people jobs, highest unemployment rate we have seen in years
     
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  11. FreshAir

    FreshAir Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    I think what we are seeing is just a sign of things to come, if we keep sending jobs overseas and importing goods from overseas, the public is gonna riot and loot over more and more - this is what happens when much of society does not have jobs

    people with good jobs, are not as easily or quickly set off as they have something to lose
     
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    And don't forget importing the skilled and unskilled cheap labor to take jobs from Americans.
     
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    yep, Republicans are big on H1B Visa's, thing is, when they go back, they set up shop and take our jobs with them

    this is the reason India is taking most of our IT jobs today, can thank Bush for that
     
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    Another Dead Black Man MURDERED by White Cops...

    Just another day in TRUMP's America...

    Thx alot, Trump...:smh:
     
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    The shooting seems legit to me, but the people who want free TVs and hair extensions might not agree.
     
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    So why does the left keep importing illegals and refugees if there are no jobs available?
     
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    Trump is the one importing them, how many have been caught working for him? ... Cheap labor

    make it a felony to knowingly hire illegals, with a mandatory 5 years, people would stop hiring them, end of problem
     
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    agree, highest unemployment ever, prob see these on ebay soon enough to pay rent

    and that is IF they even pay rent... this could domino effect, no one can be evicted yet

    I would not want to live in a place evicting people as one could just burn the place down - only takes one person to throw a malotov cocktail

    society is fragile, the direction were headed is scaring me
     
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    Trump is throwing gas on the fire, that is for sure

    I think was a justified shoot, but they could of choose to let him go and arrest him later as they had his car and video of him

    or just chase him more, as he was drunk, he was not gonna last long

    in this environment, if I was a cop, I would try to be extra careful not to shoot a person unless it was absolutely necessary, this was a judgement call
     
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    Common sense need not apply here.
     
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    :roflol:

    NOT "LEGIT" (in the least).

    Blatant, Cold-Blooded MURDER...:flagus:
     
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    You need to follow the facts not the rhetoric. A man so drunk that he fell asleep in the drive threw lane. The officers administers a field sobriety test, and the man fails it. Then he resists arrest. He takes a taser from one of the officers, and tries to fire it at the officers as he is running away. That is a case of justifiable deadly force. The Democrat Black Mayor might not think so, but that doesn't matter. The situation is being investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. They don't play politics games. I would be extremely surprised if they do not find the shooting justified.

    As far as the Mayor goes, I would like to see someone threaten her with a taser. I have no doubt her security team would use deadly force with no hesitation, and she wouldn't have a problem with that use!
     
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    Obviously! Like burning down a Wendy's because they called the police to report someone sleeping in the drive thru lane!
     
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    Two questions.

    1. WTF does Trump have to do with this police shooting?

    2. Would you want an innocent person(s) to be killed by letting a drunk or drugged up person flee in a car?
     
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    I mean...

    People wouldnt give a **** if he tried to drive home and killed someone, or multiple people.

    At this point, we're just looking for excuses.

    Dude made numerous bad decisions including trying to steal an officers weapon. But you can tell by people defending this guy that the movement was never anti-racism... its always been anti-authority.
     
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