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(The Week)   In the past 20 years FBI agents have shot 150 suspects, and, amazingly every single shooting was absolutely and completely justified according to rigorous post shooting investigations conducted by the FBI   (theweek.com) divider line 8
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2013-06-19 12:51:09 PM
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Vicki Weaver unavailable for comment.
2013-06-19 02:55:24 PM
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vudukungfu: thurstonxhowell: They were shot?

Oh sorry.
They were burned alive.


Maybe their lunatic parents shouldn't have set the ranch on fire.
2013-06-19 02:37:49 PM
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dittybopper: Vicki Weaver unavailable for comment had it coming.


FTFY.

Well, maybe not her directly, but Randy Weaver, not the FBI, put his family in that position.

When cabin-dwelling hick survialist "sovereign citizen" Freeman types decide to go to war against the Feds, they deserve the consequences.
2013-06-19 02:17:31 PM
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Egoy3k: whistleridge: Given how many FBI agents there are, getting into God knows how many tight situations on a daily or weekly basis (no, not all, or even most, of them...but I bet there's at LEAST one armed confrontation per week, and probably more like 5), that's actually an amazingly low number of shootings.

I wouldn't be surprised at all if an overwhelming percentage of them are justified. 99%, even.

But 100%? That's...improbable.

I agree the low number of shootings points to a high level of professionalism and restraint.

I also agree that the 100% justified stat is somewhat unlikely but maybe they really are that good at vetting field agents.  Another explanation for both stats is that they are really really poor shots.


Upon review, the empire has verified that 100% of storm trooper shootings were justifiable.
2013-06-19 02:15:03 PM
1 votes:
I do believe that should read "150 in 20 years that were/could be REPORTED to the public"
2013-06-19 02:10:16 PM
1 votes:

nmrsnr: Several thousand foul balls were caught by bystanders last year, and amazingly enough, all of the bystanders were attending baseball games at the time.

I'm not saying the FBI is right or wrong, I'm just saying that high correlation of shootings to justifiable shootings is not, in and of itself, evidence that the FBI investigators are doing anything wrong.


A singularly poor analogy.

I have a hard time believing anyone who asserts that the error rate of a diverse population of people is significantly below 1%.

That's just not credible, given their past performance and simple human nature.
2013-06-19 02:04:02 PM
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Crystal Martinez, 3, AmericanStartle Summers, 1, AmericanMelissa Morrison, 6, BritishAudrey Martinez, 13, AmericanAbigail Martinez, 11, AmericanLisa Martin, 13, AmericanHollywood Sylvia, 1, American
Mayanah Schneider, 2, American
Cyrus Koresh, 8, American
Chanel Andrade, 1, American all unavailable for comment.

Big brave heroes, those suited knights.
2013-06-19 01:41:19 PM
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Several thousand foul balls were caught by bystanders last year, and amazingly enough, all of the bystanders were attending baseball games at the time.

I'm not saying the FBI is right or wrong, I'm just saying that high correlation of shootings to justifiable shootings is not, in and of itself, evidence that the FBI investigators are doing anything wrong.
 
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