exick: I really would like to hear the entirety of this story because none of this makes any sense whatsoever.
jjorsett: Another example of why cops should be required to wear video recording devices. Both to protect themselves against false accusations and to expose the ones that abuse their powers.
Your Black Muslim Credit Union: Well clearly he shouldn't have been a large black man. Hasn't there been other cases of people with the beetus getting shot/tazed because they were acting strange.
Dragonflew: Why did they shoot him? Was he barking?
Cyclometh: An overdose of insulin can make people behave very illogically, but combative? Anyone in the throes of a sugar crash that bad is going to be barely capable of standing.My money is on the cops just being trigger happy; we are talking about a poor black family in Georgia here.
HangMan: Quaker muhfuggin' oats.[www.imfdb.org image 400x225]
Honest Bender: Diabetic while black. He should have known better.
jake_lex: The increasing willingness of police to see every situation as requiring a SWAT response is a really terrifying development that I don't think gets nearly enough attention.
the_rev: "He didn't have nothing in his hands at any time or period at all before they came, any time while they were here, anything. They just came in and shot him. He didn't say nothing, the police didn't say nothing, anything..."I find this verrrrry dubious.
dryknife: He didn't do nothin'.
Khellendros: Diabetic issues can make people seem drunk, and sometime belligerent. Never seen it go violent and threatening, though."He didn't have nothing in his hands at any time or period at all before they came, any time while they were here, anything. They just came in and shot him. He didn't say nothing, the police didn't say nothing, anything, it was like a silent movie. You couldn't hear anything, all you could hear were the gun shots go off and I seen them going into his body and he just fell down," cried Alcia Herron, Roberson's fiance."Yeah, I don't buy that at all. Cops may not always make the best decisions in a crisis, but they didn't just walk into an unknown situation, pull guns and kill him without threat, provocation, identification, or warning.
gretzkyscores: The halcyon days of Officer Friendly
They're lucky he was the only person hit. Usually when the police start shooting they hose down the entire block with lead.
oldfarthenry: Is this the GOP's alternative to Obamacare?
Atypical Person Reading Fark: I find the story believable as written.
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