cassowary wrote: ↑Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:41 amI don't know if the cop is guilty of murder or not. That was not the point I was trying to make. The point I was making is the importance of individual responsibility. BLM and Democratic politicians blame his death on racism. I blame Brook's death mainly on himself.neverfail wrote: ↑Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:14 am(The penny drops.)
I just realised that Raymond Brooks was that black man in Atlanta who was gunned down by that cop while trying to flee arrest in a blind panic.
I hope that you are not trying to cook up an excuse to justify the irresponsible behaviour of that rogue polce officer?
1)Had he not got himself drunk, he would not have died.
2)Had he not driven when drunk, he would not have died.
3)Had he not resisted arrest, he would not have died.
4)Had Brooks not hit the policeman in the face and thus enraged him, Brooks would not have died.
5)Had he not grabbed the taser and fired twice, he would not have died.
6)Had he not commit a string of crimes that got him a probation for a suspended 6 remaining years, he would not have panicked into acting rashly and thus got himself killed.
7)Had he not panicked and acted rashly, he would not have died.
On the other hand, had the policeman not fired his weapon, Brooks would not have died. Whether he was justified in firing his weapon is for the jury to decide. What has what the policemen did got to do with racism? How do the politicians and BLM people know that the policeman would not have done the same had the suspect been a white?
Would you risk your life for someone who hit you on the face and then tried to shoot you with your own taser by not firing your weapon? Its true that the taser is only meant to knock you unconcious. But there were instances of an unconscious policeman being killed after the suspect robbed him of his gun.
Brooks brought about his own death. He had no one else to blame.
- It's "Rayshard Brooks".
- He was shot three times in the back when the police knew he had no firearm of his own.
- As racism is instinctual, it should be assumed as a factor.
It's not whether this guy was a schmuck, clearly he was. It's whether you think the police should be this heavy handed and sometimes creating the death penalty for an offence where no such penalty is intended.