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(The Atlantic Wire)   The MBTA Transit Police officer that was shot by the Boston terrorists was actually shot by other cops. Oops   (theatlanticwire.com) divider line 27
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2013-05-07 12:43:23 PM
6 votes:

The Muthaship: Felony murder.


sentex: Wrong.  Felony Murder Rule



FTFA: "Donahue is doing fine."

I realize that I don't have a GED in Law, but I seem to remember that murder requires a death to occur.
2013-05-07 03:03:13 PM
2 votes:
3.bp.blogspot.com
2013-05-07 02:03:11 PM
2 votes:

VegasVinnie: another 200 rounds shot at a boat (on land and not really moving very fast)


On the contrary... At roughly 41 degrees N, that boat was moving about 785 miles per hour. Frankly, it's impressive that they were able to get off 200 rounds while it was in range.
2013-05-07 01:35:55 PM
2 votes:
The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun shooting another good guy with a gun.
2013-05-07 05:56:31 PM
1 votes:

dericwater: How about that incident when they were trying to find that ex-cop-now-cop-killer and the police shot up an SUV with some lady and her mom in the front seat. They took about 60 shots at an innocent pair of people who resemble nothing like the fugitive or his car.

Or when they shot up Amadou Diallo (sp?) with 40+ shots, only 11 hit? Or that vid capture on YouTube of about 6 police officers shooting circular firing squad style at a car, emptying their mags into the car but the car just drove on?



such a tragic accident...
2013-05-07 04:19:42 PM
1 votes:
There's a whole lot of legal things going on here, like Habeas corpus, Double Indemnity, Double Jeopardy, Stand Your Ground, and the Magna Carta.
2013-05-07 04:16:06 PM
1 votes:

2 grams: rwfan: Theaetetus:[www.bellenews.com image 634x843]
Those aren't barnacles.

Asian Longhorn Beatles?
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While it's my understanding the cops did indeed fire that night, what you're seeing in that picture are not bullett holes.  Ditto on the beatles.


sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.netWhat the FBI individually tagging multiple "beetle holes" of varying calibers in the center of mass of the boat may look like.
2013-05-07 03:54:07 PM
1 votes:

Aarontology: Would I, as a citizen, be immune from the consequences like the cop who shot the other cop, if I happened to be passing by a shootout, decided to use my CCR rights to aid the cops, but accidentally ended up shooting one of them or an innocent bystander?



What the hell does Creadence Clearwater Revival has to do with this is beyond me.
2013-05-07 03:40:03 PM
1 votes:
But what if I fire two shots and one of them goes into orbit and the other strikes a man dead. Then I am found not guilty because of a technicality. Then the guy is found to have been faking his death and the other bullet comes back down and really kills him?
2013-05-07 02:57:49 PM
1 votes:

Snuffybud: The Muthaship: doyner: I realize that I don't have a GED in Law, but I seem to remember that murder requires a death to occur.

Correct.  I didn't read the article, but I thought they said in the initial reports that an MIT campus cop got killed.

Even if you didn't rtfa, the headline here is "The MBTA Transit Police officer that was shot by the Boston terrorists was actually shot by other cops. Oops". Kinda a clue there.


Now we are expected to at least read the headline before commenting? What is this place turning into??
2013-05-07 02:52:58 PM
1 votes:

doyner: I realize that I don't have a GED in Law


You are awarded that when you begin your Fark account. Along with your GED in medicine, political science, the arts, etc. Just being on Fark makes you an expert on any conceivable subject. Stretch your wings, good Doctor, and soar with the eagles.
2013-05-07 02:47:25 PM
1 votes:
Well at least someone in the Boston PD can always get a job with the LAPD if things don't work out.
2013-05-07 02:41:16 PM
1 votes:
From what I have learned from Fark threads about normal citizens and cops:
1) your typical concealed carrier will have way more range time than your typical cop
2) because of more range time, your typical concealed carrier will be a crack shot compared to a cop

Therefore, to prevent innocent people getting hit in a shootout, just get rid of all cops and make it mandatory that every US citizen (that is a non-felon) conceal carry.

/amirite?
2013-05-07 02:24:25 PM
1 votes:

Noticeably F.A.T.: Wolf_Blitzer: imgs.xkcd.com

Nope. It's not hard to find, if you care to find it. I doubt you do, and I'm too lazy today to do it for you.


So in other words, its from the Department of Rectal Statistics.
2013-05-07 02:23:20 PM
1 votes:
Which is exactly why we need a bunch of good guy dip shiats with AR-15s to come running to help stop the bad guys.
2013-05-07 02:14:47 PM
1 votes:
So therefore we should arm untrained citizens and they will defend everybody and no one except criminals will get hurt.
2013-05-07 02:00:03 PM
1 votes:

Wolf_Blitzer: PC LOAD LETTER: Trained professionals miss, so we should continue arming everyone so we rely on the trained professionals, right?

A "trained" beat cop who draws his service weapon might as well be a hand grenade, considering their statistical accuracy.

Your average idiot on the street, without even that modicum of required training and range time, is about a hundred times worse.


Your "average idiot" who has a CCW spends a lot more time on the range than cops do.

Why is it that in gun control threads the cops are always awesome, but in every other thread they are jackbootedthugpigs who don't contribute a thing to society?
2013-05-07 01:59:18 PM
1 votes:
You can color me unimpressed.  Three hundred outgoing rounds in an attempt to kill a couple of idiots - and they only manage to partially succeed because one kid runs over the other as he drives away.  Throw in shooting your own guy and I'd say that was a pretty big failure overall.  Plus, another 200 rounds shot at a boat (on land and not really moving very fast) that has one unarmed teenager inside, and they still failed to kill him.  That's five hundred bullets spent trying to kill two morons and only managing to kill one by luck.  I am truly amazed they didn't manage to kill any other Boston residents.  This inept, bumbling execution squad behavior we've seen here and with Dorner is really starting to get old.
2013-05-07 01:48:27 PM
1 votes:
The authorities are the only ones we should trust with firearms, because they are by nature more careful and competent in their use.
2013-05-07 01:46:29 PM
1 votes:
Charlie's wife arrested for throwing a suspicious package onto the train daily at 2:15.
2013-05-07 01:45:47 PM
1 votes:
Glad the Fark legal team has chimed in with the "pulled them out of my butt laws"
2013-05-07 01:43:30 PM
1 votes:

doyner: The Muthaship: I just can't put into words how sorry I am about the screw up. I swear it won't happen again.

This just isn't good enough.  You must be punished.


And there is only one penalty for such a screw up.

We must tie Muthaship down to a bed and spank him!
2013-05-07 01:40:35 PM
1 votes:
i32.photobucket.com
2013-05-07 01:30:45 PM
1 votes:
TWO WEEK SUSPENSION!

WITH PAY!
2013-05-07 12:45:26 PM
1 votes:

Aarontology: Would I, as a citizen, be immune from the consequences like the cop who shot the other cop, if I happened to be passing by a shootout, decided to use my CCR rights to aid the cops, but accidentally ended up shooting one of them or an innocent bystander?


No, because once Obama takes them away, you'll be liable for felony possession of a scary black assault-style gun and if you wanted to play hero, maybe spend a few months at the Academy first.
2013-05-07 12:36:52 PM
1 votes:
Would I, as a citizen, be immune from the consequences like the cop who shot the other cop, if I happened to be passing by a shootout, decided to use my CCR rights to aid the cops, but accidentally ended up shooting one of them or an innocent bystander?
2013-05-07 12:05:09 PM
1 votes:
This got greenlit??
 
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