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2019-02-19 12:21:46 AM  
I'm sure they'll find a way to pin it on the sand people.
 
2019-02-19 12:22:19 AM  
"Everything's perfectly all right now. We're fine. We're all fine here now, thank you. How are you?"
 
2019-02-19 12:23:05 AM  
Well I missed my bus I know I'm late
I gotta do something I know I hate
I'm gonna walk to work fifteen blocks
I already got a bullet hole in my socks
 
2019-02-19 12:23:52 AM  
F*ckin Sandpeople, man.
 
2019-02-19 12:25:45 AM  
Good thing they didn't come back and in greater numbers.
 
2019-02-19 12:33:47 AM  

Biledriver: I'm sure they'll find a way to pin it on the sand people.


You mean, like, from Star Wars, right?

Right?
 
2019-02-19 12:34:09 AM  
...all wearing red shirts?
 
2019-02-19 12:35:59 AM  
'He said it was too early in the investigation to determine who was shot by whom.' - tfa

I mean seriously? That seems like something you ought to clear up right away in a situation like this
 
2019-02-19 12:37:39 AM  
I remember a story from NYC where the cops fired a few dozen shots and managed to miss everyone. I thought that was remarkable. Now we see what happens when the suspect runs towards a mass of people and the cops shoot while running.
 
2019-02-19 12:37:45 AM  

redbucket: 'He said it was too early in the investigation to determine who was shot by whom.' - tfa

I mean seriously? That seems like something you ought to clear up right away in a situation like this


Also 'Who was Shot by Whom' is the name of my Who/Rush fusion cover band.
 
2019-02-19 12:38:15 AM  

Fano: ...all wearing red shirts?


Don't ya know never to wear a "Red" shirt on the old Star Trek they were always the first to die!
 
2019-02-19 12:38:36 AM  

Por que tan serioso: F*ckin Sandpeople, man.


Poor sand-people. Look what they've been reduced to. I bet with a little education and a homeworld they could make something out their lives. But nothing will ever get better here in the grimy hellhole of space.
 
2019-02-19 12:45:27 AM  

wildcardjack: I remember a story from NYC where the cops fired a few dozen shots and managed to miss everyone. I thought that was remarkable. Now we see what happens when the suspect runs towards a mass of people and the cops shoot while running.


"I'd like to see the next morning when this guy is getting interviewed by the police chief."
"Well at that point I unloaded my semi-automatic pistol at them at point blank range." - "And then what happened?" - "They left."
"Well nice shooting, Elmer Fudd!"

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2019-02-19 12:46:23 AM  
I was in summer camp when Star Wars came out and we wanted to call our group The Stormtroopers but the camp staff nixed the idea because it was too Nazi-y.
 
2019-02-19 12:52:20 AM  

sugar_fetus: Por que tan serioso: F*ckin Sandpeople, man.

Poor sand-people. Look what they've been reduced to. I bet with a little education and a homeworld they could make something out their lives. But nothing will ever get better here in the grimy hellhole of space.


Life did seem pretty bleak. Like, a Bantha probably could run pretty well if it had too. I would like to imagine the face and head cover were just advanced tech to keep them cool and protect them from the sun but they wore that sh*t at night and it just looks so uncomfortable. I'm glad I'm not a Sandperson is what I'm saying.  Or any helmeted species.
 
2019-02-19 12:53:35 AM  

sugar_fetus: Por que tan serioso: F*ckin Sandpeople, man.

Poor sand-people. Look what they've been reduced to. I bet with a little education and a homeworld they could make something out their lives. But nothing will ever get better here in the grimy hellhole of space.


most of them are alcoholics now.
 
2019-02-19 12:54:28 AM  
another day to let freedom ring
 
2019-02-19 01:04:33 AM  
As a citizen, if I choose to carry a weapon, I am responsible for every bullet. If I fire at someone in self defense, and I completely miss and hit someone else, I am responsible. If I wound them, it's assault. If I kill them, it's murder. Even if i was trying to stop someone from killing *me*. If I fire at someone in self who was shooting from a crowd and hit someone other than the shooter, I am responsible. Even though I was trying to stop a direct danger to a bunch of people, and not taking action would have lead to much more deaths.  Hell, if I shoot a bad guy, and the bullet goes through him and hits someone standing behind him I had no way of seeing, I am responsible.

But if a guy running *away* with a knife scares a cop so much he opens fire, killing 23 children and wounding 2 other cops, the cop doesn't take the blame. The *guy* does. He will be charged with all those injuries and especially the ones to other officers for "making the cop shoot."

So someone who has countless hours of training for these situations can fark it up six ways from Sunday, and the blame gers puts on the people who get shot.

A citizen with no- to very little training (depending on the state) who has never been expected to be in a shoot situation, however, is held to the highest standards that when applied to any "professional" would ensure none of them would ever make it to retirement without going to jail.
 
2019-02-19 01:06:29 AM  
The Sound Of Silence - Un-DISTURBED version
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2019-02-19 01:06:48 AM  

redbucket: 'He said it was too early in the investigation to determine who was shot by whom.' - tfa


Well if it helps, I shot the sheriff, and I think I winged the deputy.
 
2019-02-19 01:12:54 AM  

Fano: ...all wearing red shirts?


No, if that had happened everyone but the guy in the gold shirt would have died.
 
2019-02-19 01:20:07 AM  
Have they charged the bystanders with theft of police property yet?
 
2019-02-19 01:26:41 AM  

Archie Goodwin: Have they charged the bystanders with theft of police property yet?


Jackie Chiles in the Courtroom
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2019-02-19 01:38:36 AM  

MythDragon: As a citizen, if I choose to carry a weapon, I am responsible for every bullet. If I fire at someone in self defense, and I completely miss and hit someone else, I am responsible. If I wound them, it's assault. If I kill them, it's murder. Even if i was trying to stop someone from killing *me*. If I fire at someone in self who was shooting from a crowd and hit someone other than the shooter, I am responsible. Even though I was trying to stop a direct danger to a bunch of people, and not taking action would have lead to much more deaths.  Hell, if I shoot a bad guy, and the bullet goes through him and hits someone standing behind him I had no way of seeing, I am responsible.

But if a guy running *away* with a knife scares a cop so much he opens fire, killing 23 children and wounding 2 other cops, the cop doesn't take the blame. The *guy* does. He will be charged with all those injuries and especially the ones to other officers for "making the cop shoot."

So someone who has countless hours of training for these situations can fark it up six ways from Sunday, and the blame gers puts on the people who get shot.

A citizen with no- to very little training (depending on the state) who has never been expected to be in a shoot situation, however, is held to the highest standards that when applied to any "professional" would ensure none of them would ever make it to retirement without going to jail.


Yeah, but you make it sound like that's a bad thing. We have these laws for good reasons!
 
2019-02-19 02:01:08 AM  

MythDragon: As a citizen, if I choose to carry a weapon, I am responsible for every bullet. If I fire at someone in self defense, and I completely miss and hit someone else, I am responsible. If I wound them, it's assault. If I kill them, it's murder. Even if i was trying to stop someone from killing *me*. If I fire at someone in self who was shooting from a crowd and hit someone other than the shooter, I am responsible. Even though I was trying to stop a direct danger to a bunch of people, and not taking action would have lead to much more deaths.  Hell, if I shoot a bad guy, and the bullet goes through him and hits someone standing behind him I had no way of seeing, I am responsible.

But if a guy running *away* with a knife scares a cop so much he opens fire, killing 23 children and wounding 2 other cops, the cop doesn't take the blame. The *guy* does. He will be charged with all those injuries and especially the ones to other officers for "making the cop shoot."

So someone who has countless hours of training for these situations can fark it up six ways from Sunday, and the blame gers puts on the people who get shot.

A citizen with no- to very little training (depending on the state) who has never been expected to be in a shoot situation, however, is held to the highest standards that when applied to any "professional" would ensure none of them would ever make it to retirement without going to jail.


It's actually worse than that. Normal procedure is also to file bullshiat CYA charges on all of the bystanders. They will usually be allowed to plea down and get off without much jail time,  yet all of the consequences of a conviction, like never working for more than minimum wage, losing their voting rights, etc.
 
2019-02-19 02:06:19 AM  
Wow in NY they just shoot each other.
 
2019-02-19 02:51:22 AM  
Cops typically show no regard for rule 4 of gun safety.  "Be aware of your target and what lies beyond it."
 
2019-02-19 02:53:34 AM  

redbucket: 'He said it was too early in the investigation to determine who was shot by whom.' - tfa

I mean seriously? That seems like something you ought to clear up right away in a situation like this


Exactly! Who's on the case here? Captain Copacabana?
 
2019-02-19 04:14:35 AM  
"The police chief said there was an RTA bus at the bus stop at the time of the gunfight, but no one on the bus was injured."

That seems like a weird thing to say when describing the fact that the cops shot five innocent people at the bus stop.
 
2019-02-19 05:21:40 AM  

redbucket: 'He said it was too early in the investigation to determine who was shot by whom.' - tfa

I mean seriously? That seems like something you ought to clear up right away in a situation like this


I'd imagine he said that because part of that confirmation process is digging the bullets out of the people that got shot, and running tests on them.  It's also a good cover your ass if you're worried that some of them may be officer-involved - but it's not an instant process to actually confirm.  Sort of like demanding that they determine what someone died of before they can do an autopsy - not gonna work.  Plenty of reasons to be immediately pissed with cop shops, but stuff like this really does take a bit to make sure.  Now if they stall past a few days, week maybe - then it's time to get punchy.  Then they ARE covering an officer's ass.
 
2019-02-19 07:09:37 AM  

MythDragon: As a citizen, if I choose to carry a weapon, I am responsible for every bullet. If I fire at someone in self defense, and I completely miss and hit someone else, I am responsible. If I wound them, it's assault. If I kill them, it's murder. Even if i was trying to stop someone from killing *me*. If I fire at someone in self who was shooting from a crowd and hit someone other than the shooter, I am responsible. Even though I was trying to stop a direct danger to a bunch of people, and not taking action would have lead to much more deaths.  Hell, if I shoot a bad guy, and the bullet goes through him and hits someone standing behind him I had no way of seeing, I am responsible.

But if a guy running *away* with a knife scares a cop so much he opens fire, killing 23 children and wounding 2 other cops, the cop doesn't take the blame. The *guy* does. He will be charged with all those injuries and especially the ones to other officers for "making the cop shoot."

So someone who has countless hours of training for these situations can fark it up six ways from Sunday, and the blame gers puts on the people who get shot.

A citizen with no- to very little training (depending on the state) who has never been expected to be in a shoot situation, however, is held to the highest standards that when applied to any "professional" would ensure none of them would ever make it to retirement without going to jail.


thats because cops arent allowed to be smart people ;)
 
2019-02-19 07:13:26 AM  

wildcardjack: I remember a story from NYC where the cops fired a few dozen shots and managed to miss everyone. I thought that was remarkable. Now we see what happens when the suspect runs towards a mass of people and the cops shoot while running.


NYPD has done this, too.

They once managed to hit no suspects but did hit nine bystanders in a shootout.
 
2019-02-19 07:15:25 AM  

uttertosh: MythDragon: As a citizen, if I choose to carry a weapon, I am responsible for every bullet. If I fire at someone in self defense, and I completely miss and hit someone else, I am responsible. If I wound them, it's assault. If I kill them, it's murder. Even if i was trying to stop someone from killing *me*. If I fire at someone in self who was shooting from a crowd and hit someone other than the shooter, I am responsible. Even though I was trying to stop a direct danger to a bunch of people, and not taking action would have lead to much more deaths.  Hell, if I shoot a bad guy, and the bullet goes through him and hits someone standing behind him I had no way of seeing, I am responsible.

But if a guy running *away* with a knife scares a cop so much he opens fire, killing 23 children and wounding 2 other cops, the cop doesn't take the blame. The *guy* does. He will be charged with all those injuries and especially the ones to other officers for "making the cop shoot."

So someone who has countless hours of training for these situations can fark it up six ways from Sunday, and the blame gers puts on the people who get shot.

A citizen with no- to very little training (depending on the state) who has never been expected to be in a shoot situation, however, is held to the highest standards that when applied to any "professional" would ensure none of them would ever make it to retirement without going to jail.

Yeah, but you make it sound like that's a bad thing. We have these laws for good reasons!


The reason is because politicians are scared of cops, too
 
2019-02-19 07:50:57 AM  

This text is now purple: uttertosh: MythDragon: As a citizen, if I choose to carry a weapon, I am responsible for every bullet. If I fire at someone in self defense, and I completely miss and hit someone else, I am responsible. If I wound them, it's assault. If I kill them, it's murder. Even if i was trying to stop someone from killing *me*. If I fire at someone in self who was shooting from a crowd and hit someone other than the shooter, I am responsible. Even though I was trying to stop a direct danger to a bunch of people, and not taking action would have lead to much more deaths.  Hell, if I shoot a bad guy, and the bullet goes through him and hits someone standing behind him I had no way of seeing, I am responsible.

But if a guy running *away* with a knife scares a cop so much he opens fire, killing 23 children and wounding 2 other cops, the cop doesn't take the blame. The *guy* does. He will be charged with all those injuries and especially the ones to other officers for "making the cop shoot."

So someone who has countless hours of training for these situations can fark it up six ways from Sunday, and the blame gers puts on the people who get shot.

A citizen with no- to very little training (depending on the state) who has never been expected to be in a shoot situation, however, is held to the highest standards that when applied to any "professional" would ensure none of them would ever make it to retirement without going to jail.

Yeah, but you make it sound like that's a bad thing. We have these laws for good reasons!

The reason is because politicians are scared of cops, too


Scared? No. Has nothing to do with scared. Politicians know that cops are useful idiots and as long as they're kept happy, the cops will go out of their way not to step on one of their political lord and masters, especially in the event that said politician happens to be involved in an...unfortunately compromising position. Plus, as long as they keep the cops happy and in line, they know they have nothing to fear from citizens with guillotines.

It's called quid pro quo.
 
2019-02-19 07:50:57 AM  

Langdon_777: "The police chief said there was an RTA bus at the bus stop at the time of the gunfight, but no one on the bus was injured."

That seems like a weird thing to say when describing the fact that the cops shot five innocent people at the bus stop.


"I think my officers deserve credit for all the people they didn't shoot."
 
2019-02-19 07:52:25 AM  
Just remember, people, the Police are the only ones who should have guns, and we should trust in the police to protect us if we're in danger.

/sarcasm
 
2019-02-19 08:36:27 AM  

MythDragon: As a citizen, if I choose to carry a weapon, I am responsible for every bullet. If I fire at someone in self defense, and I completely miss and hit someone else, I am responsible. If I wound them, it's assault. If I kill them, it's murder. Even if i was trying to stop someone from killing *me*. If I fire at someone in self who was shooting from a crowd and hit someone other than the shooter, I am responsible. Even though I was trying to stop a direct danger to a bunch of people, and not taking action would have lead to much more deaths.  Hell, if I shoot a bad guy, and the bullet goes through him and hits someone standing behind him I had no way of seeing, I am responsible.

But if a guy running *away* with a knife scares a cop so much he opens fire, killing 23 children and wounding 2 other cops, the cop doesn't take the blame. The *guy* does. He will be charged with all those injuries and especially the ones to other officers for "making the cop shoot."

So someone who has countless hours of training for these situations can fark it up six ways from Sunday, and the blame gers puts on the people who get shot.

A citizen with no- to very little training (depending on the state) who has never been expected to be in a shoot situation, however, is held to the highest standards that when applied to any "professional" would ensure none of them would ever make it to retirement without going to jail.


Why do you hate our freedoms?
 
2019-02-19 08:43:11 AM  

MythDragon: redbucket: 'He said it was too early in the investigation to determine who was shot by whom.' - tfa

Well if it helps, I shot the sheriff, and I think I winged the deputy.


Deputies have wings?
 
2019-02-19 09:00:37 AM  

Birnone: Well I missed my bus I know I'm late
I gotta do something I know I hate
I'm gonna walk to work fifteen blocks
I already got a bullet hole in my socks


One of the all-time greatest tracks in history!
 
2019-02-19 09:01:22 AM  
Cellphone footage of troopers entering the scene.

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2019-02-19 09:36:07 AM  
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2019-02-19 09:55:08 AM  

domo_kun_sai: Wow in NY they just shoot each other.


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2019-02-19 10:15:15 AM  

Gyrfalcon: MythDragon: redbucket: 'He said it was too early in the investigation to determine who was shot by whom.' - tfa

Well if it helps, I shot the sheriff, and I think I winged the deputy.

Deputies have wings?


If they drink Red Bull.
 
2019-02-19 10:17:42 AM  

Nimbull: Cellphone footage of troopers entering the scene.

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I love how the guy on the right wangs his head.
 
2019-02-19 11:27:55 AM  
The detectives called uniformed officers to help question the suspect, but when they attempted to engage, the individual pulled out a weapon and began firing, he said.

Active voice.

A detective and one of the officers returned fire

Active voice.

and five bystanders -- all adults -- were struck during the exchange of gunfire, Ferguson said. Four were in stable condition. One was in critical condition and required surgery, he said.

Passive voice.

The gunfire continued down Elk Place toward Tulane Avenue, where the robbery suspect fired at a state police officer who was responding to the "officer in danger" code, Ferguson said.

Active voice.

The officer returned fire, hitting the suspect, who died at University Hospital, Ferguson said.

Active voice.

One of these things is not like the others...
 
2019-02-19 02:57:40 PM  

MythDragon: Nimbull: Cellphone footage of troopers entering the scene.

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I love how the guy on the right wangs his head.


That's the joke.
 
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