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Aug 25, 2020 5:06 AM CST 7 shots close range in the back.
germanspitz
germanspitzgermanspitzingoldmells, Lincolnshire, England UK20 Threads 2,835 Posts
I've just watched the video of Jacob Blake and am horrified that a policeman could do this at close range to another human being.

I only know what has been in the media e.g. the man had just broken up a fight between 2 women and was returning to his car where his 3 kids were waiting so await further details but this video is appalling as the man was grabbed and shot at close range 7 times.

What is wrong with people if they find this acceptable .

Aug 25, 2020 5:46 AM CST 7 shots close range in the back.
germanspitz: I've just watched the video of Jacob Blake and am horrified that a policeman could do this at close range to another human being.

I only know what has been in the media e.g. the man had just broken up a fight between 2 women and was returning to his car where his 3 kids were waiting so await further details but this video is appalling as the man was grabbed and shot at close range 7 times.

What is wrong with people if they find this acceptable .

Just watched that, another Unarmed black man, these police have non lethal weapons also, taze guns pepper spray non lethal shotguns batons and back up isn't usually too far, but no, 7 in the back at close range trumps that.. sad flower
Aug 25, 2020 9:49 AM CST 7 shots close range in the back.
TheDino1: Just watched that, another Unarmed black man, these police have non lethal weapons also, taze guns pepper spray non lethal shotguns batons and back up isn't usually too far, but no, 7 in the back at close range trumps that..
Only 3 thumbs down so far, I guess they can't handle the truth (In my best Jack Nicholson voice)
Aug 25, 2020 10:09 AM CST 7 shots close range in the back.
TheDino1: Just watched that, another Unarmed black man, these police have non lethal weapons also, taze guns pepper spray non lethal shotguns batons and back up isn't usually too far, but no, 7 in the back at close range trumps that..
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There was no reason for this man to be shot much less in the back while another officer just stood there watching the whole thing. One officer was holding the man's tee shirt. Why didn't the other officer step in and push the man to the ground? Absolute police brutality at it's worst !!!

On the other hand, people don't listen when an officer tells them what to do. They bring it on themselves when they defy an officers order.

This man knew his three children were in the car. He seemed to be in a rush to get away from the scene. He was there to break up a fight. Police might have thought he was the cause of the fight.

Seven shots were fired. Four hit the man. Thankfully he is in intensive care in stable condition.
Aug 25, 2020 10:14 AM CST 7 shots close range in the back.
secretagent09: There was no reason for this man to be shot much less in the back while another officer just stood there watching the whole thing. One officer was holding the man's tee shirt. Why didn't the other officer step in and push the man to the ground? Absolute police brutality at it's worst !!!

On the other hand, people don't listen when an officer tells them what to do. They bring it on themselves when they defy an officers order.

This man knew his three children were in the car. He seemed to be in a rush to get away from the scene. He was there to break up a fight. Police might have thought he was the cause of the fight.

Seven shots were fired. Four hit the man. Thankfully he is in intensive care in stable condition.
Goons with guns..sigh Thankfully and hopefully he pulls through, I feel for the kids having to witness that, but it's an all to regular thing by the looks of it, so I expect his past to be scrutinised for any dirt to publish about him, sad to say..sad flower
Aug 25, 2020 10:15 AM CST 7 shots close range in the back.
bodleing2online today!
bodleing2online today!bodleing2Manchester, Greater Manchester, England UK46 Threads 4,349 Posts
I've seen the video numerous times and in fairness to the cops it does seem that Blake reaches for something in the car. This could have been a firearm, knife or any other weapon.
However, there can be no justification for the cops responding in such a brutal way.

Seven shots????

What was the cop thinking while he fired the last four or five shots?...I'm going to make sure this person dies? The fact that he didn't die on the spot is something of a miracle, this was indeed attempted murder and should be treated as such imo.
Aug 25, 2020 10:22 AM CST 7 shots close range in the back.
The cop who shot Blake is a coward who never should have been given the job as a policeman, putting a gun in the hand of a coward is a recipe for an outcome like this, it's just a matter of time until he gets into a scary situation and fear takes control of his mind and he lashes out with whatever lethal force he has at his disposal. The fact that he fired his weapon 7 times, proves his brain was locked in mortal panic mode.
Aug 25, 2020 10:27 AM CST 7 shots close range in the back.
bodleing2: I've seen the video numerous times and in fairness to the cops it does seem that Blake reaches for something in the car. This could have been a firearm, knife or any other weapon.
However, there can be no justification for the cops responding in such a brutal way.

Seven shots????

What was the cop thinking while he fired the last four or five shots?...I'm going to make sure this person dies? The fact that he didn't die on the spot is something of a miracle, this was indeed attempted murder and should be treated as such imo.
You might be correct in that perhaps he was reaching for something when you look at his body language.

When you get into your car you put your right foot in first and then lift your body into the car. He didn't do that. He was leaning into the car as if he was reaching for something under the seat. But that's an assumption. As Dino said his past will be scrutinized and it might come back to haunt him. They must have searched his car especially under the front seat. I haven't heard if they found something. The cops didn't have time to plant a knife or gun so what could he have been reaching for when he leaned into the car?

For now I hope he lives.
Aug 25, 2020 10:30 AM CST 7 shots close range in the back.
I can't see what went down on the other side of the car, but he was obviously resisting.. Then he's told a million fuking times to halt.. Then he's reaching inside the car, while still resisting.. Going through my mind, if I'm the officer, is am I going home tonight, or is this idiot going home... It was a split second decision, and I would have made the same one.. As far as using a taser, or pepper spray, that will get you dead in that kind of situation.. I saw a cop get his azz kicked all over the place, after tasin a guy... I need more info about this shooting, but I already know the existing fire it's gonna feed...

doh
Aug 25, 2020 10:40 AM CST 7 shots close range in the back.
germanspitz
germanspitzgermanspitzingoldmells, Lincolnshire, England UK20 Threads 2,835 Posts
mikey4691: I can't see what went down on the other side of the car, but he was obviously resisting.. Then he's told a million fuking times to halt.. Then he's reaching inside the car, while still resisting.. Going through my mind, if I'm the officer, is am I going home tonight, or is this idiot going home... It was a split second decision, and I would have made the same one.. As far as using a taser, or pepper spray, that will get you dead in that kind of situation.. I saw a cop get his azz kicked all over the place, after tasin a guy... I need more info about this shooting, but I already know the existing fire it's gonna feed...
Hi Mikey

I can't for one second think that this man was reaching for a gun knowing that he had 3 of his kids sitting in the back seat all under 8 as far as I am led to believe.

It's just another example of shoot first and ask questions later providing the victim survives.sigh
Aug 25, 2020 10:43 AM CST 7 shots close range in the back.
germanspitz: Hi Mikey

I can't for one second think that this man was reaching for a gun knowing that he had 3 of his kids sitting in the back seat all under 8 as far as I am led to believe.

It's just another example of shoot first and ask questions later providing the victim survives.
I think that a violent criminal would reach for a gun in those circumstances, kids or no kids.
Aug 25, 2020 10:45 AM CST 7 shots close range in the back.
mikey4691: I can't see what went down on the other side of the car, but he was obviously resisting.. Then he's told a million fuking times to halt.. Then he's reaching inside the car, while still resisting.. Going through my mind, if I'm the officer, is am I going home tonight, or is this idiot going home... It was a split second decision, and I would have made the same one.. As far as using a taser, or pepper spray, that will get you dead in that kind of situation.. I saw a cop get his azz kicked all over the place, after tasin a guy... I need more info about this shooting, but I already know the existing fire it's gonna feed...
So you jumped in to help the cop?
boxing
Aug 25, 2020 10:54 AM CST 7 shots close range in the back.
germanspitz: Hi Mikey

I can't for one second think that this man was reaching for a gun knowing that he had 3 of his kids sitting in the back seat all under 8 as far as I am led to believe.

It's just another example of shoot first and ask questions later providing the victim survives.
It's just the same ole story that gets black guys shot 95 percent of the time.. They don't comprehend the meaning of words like, (halt, put your hands up, keep your hands out of your pockets, don't resist, keep your hands on the steering wheel, stay in the car, get out of the car, drop your weapon).. Very simple commands..

If you really believe a black man won't go for a gun, because his kids are near, then you've been living across the pond for too long... rolling on the floor laughing ...teddybear
Aug 25, 2020 10:59 AM CST 7 shots close range in the back.
germanspitz
germanspitzgermanspitzingoldmells, Lincolnshire, England UK20 Threads 2,835 Posts
snowlynx: I think that a violent criminal would reach for a gun in those circumstances, kids or no kids.
Hardly violent. Yes he had a record, but do you see that as a right to almost execute him. Do you honestly find it acceptable to shoot a man in the back at close quarters 7 times and now I believe they say it was 8.

He's alive at the moment but paralysed from the waist down Speaks volumes about excessive force to me and totally unnecessary.. That is the point I ma trying to make.
Aug 25, 2020 11:02 AM CST 7 shots close range in the back.
bodleing2online today!
bodleing2online today!bodleing2Manchester, Greater Manchester, England UK46 Threads 4,349 Posts
mikey4691: It's just the same ole story that gets black guys shot 95 percent of the time.. They don't comprehend the meaning of words like, (halt, put your hands up, keep your hands out of your pockets, don't resist, keep your hands on the steering wheel, stay in the car, get out of the car, drop your weapon).. Very simple commands..

If you really believe a black man won't go for a gun, because his kids are near, then you've been living across the pond for too long... ...
So you believe the cop thought, this guy is reaching into the car and he's black so I'd better kill him?
That's amounts to a racially motivated attempted murder.
Aug 25, 2020 11:04 AM CST 7 shots close range in the back.
germanspitz
germanspitzgermanspitzingoldmells, Lincolnshire, England UK20 Threads 2,835 Posts
mikey4691: It's just the same ole story that gets black guys shot 95 percent of the time.. They don't comprehend the meaning of words like, (halt, put your hands up, keep your hands out of your pockets, don't resist, keep your hands on the steering wheel, stay in the car, get out of the car, drop your weapon).. Very simple commands..

If you really believe a black man won't go for a gun, because his kids are near, then you've been living across the pond for too long... ...
My whole point in this was the number of bullets released from the policeman's gun to down a man black or white ,as it's not about colour as far as I am concerned , not his criminal record or what he may or may not have been planning to do it's the amount of violence used by a law enforcement officer.

If this is how Americans want to live then I'm glad I live across the pond to be honest.handshake
Aug 25, 2020 11:06 AM CST 7 shots close range in the back.
germanspitz
germanspitzgermanspitzingoldmells, Lincolnshire, England UK20 Threads 2,835 Posts
bodleing2: So you believe the cop thought, this guy is reaching into the car and he's black so I'd better kill him?
That's amounts to a racially motivated attempted murder.
Exactly Bodleing. Thought I was alone on here.sigh
Aug 25, 2020 11:07 AM CST 7 shots close range in the back.
germanspitz: Hardly violent. Yes he had a record, but do you see that as a right to almost execute him. Do you honestly find it acceptable to shoot a man in the back at close quarters 7 times and now I believe they say it was 8.

He's alive at the moment but paralysed from the waist down Speaks volumes about excessive force to me and totally unnecessary.. That is the point I ma trying to make.
Absolutely not, if it was an effort to murder him. However I find the arguments put forward by the other American guys to be convincing, especially Dong's one and also mickeys, in terms of the risks that cop thought he might be under.
Aug 25, 2020 11:09 AM CST 7 shots close range in the back.
bodleing2: So you believe the cop thought, this guy is reaching into the car and he's black so I'd better kill him?
That's amounts to a racially motivated attempted murder.
Reaching in despite repeated orders to stop?
If I were that cop I might have reacted the same way.
Aug 25, 2020 11:13 AM CST 7 shots close range in the back.
It was a scene that didn't need to end the way it did. If a cop tells me to stop halt or whatever, Im not going to question their authority. However you never know how a narcotic will make people behave. Not saying thats the case here. If i needed something under the seat i’d tell the officer what it was before I went for it.
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