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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host12/30/17 9:12 AM 
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CNN: [video at the link]

Suspect arrested in deadly online gaming prank

Police have arrested a suspect in Los Angeles for an alleged deadly "swatting" hoax in Kansas. "Swatting" is when someone makes a prank call to police with a false report of an ongoing crime.
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From: factotam12/30/17 9:23 AM 
To: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (2 of 16) 
 109670.2 in reply to 109670.1 

The guy needs to be kicked off the police force.


From: Black Cat (NYTSHADE) DelphiPlus Member Icon12/30/17 12:38 PM 
To: factotam  (3 of 16) 
 109670.3 in reply to 109670.2 

And the guy who called in the false report needs to be charged with premeditated murder.

The two are not mutually-exclusive.  And all over a fucking two-bit prize in a video game.  This country has gone totally off the rails.


From: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member Icon12/30/17 12:42 PM 
To: factotam  (4 of 16) 
 109670.4 in reply to 109670.2 

I think he is probably self punishing on this one.  It would be interesting to know who gave the order to shoot on sight, that is the one that needs to be hung out to dry.

Sad that ass wypes can do this, and so convincingly.  SWAT tactics and deadly response in general needs a serious review to prevent this waste of a human life.


USCG Engineer 1961-1982

From: Black Cat (NYTSHADE) DelphiPlus Member Icon12/30/17 1:19 PM 
To: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 16) 
 109670.5 in reply to 109670.4 

He didn't shoot on sight - he claimed the man reached for his waistband and that was when he shot.


From: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member Icon12/30/17 1:35 PM 
To: Black Cat (NYTSHADE) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (6 of 16) 
 109670.6 in reply to 109670.5 

Someone had to give a weapons free command, it is quite rare for a SWAT trooper to open fire without direction or specific guidelines.  This is illustrated in that the man did not get blown apart, weapons free usually means a LOT of guns go into operation.


USCG Engineer 1961-1982

From: Golfinman (chale955) DelphiPlus Member Icon12/30/17 3:35 PM 
To: factotam  (7 of 16) 
 109670.7 in reply to 109670.2 

"The guy needs to be kicked off the police force."

You determined that without really digging in to all of the factual details?  



From: factotam12/30/17 3:57 PM 
To: Golfinman (chale955) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (8 of 16) 
 109670.8 in reply to 109670.7 

Being a police officer is a difficult job.  Not every one has what it takes.  This guy certainly does not.  He shot at his fears.  An unarmed man opened the door and the officer freaked.  Any time a police officer shoots an unarmed citizen, who is not a threat, it is proof they are not cut out to be a police officer.  

This shooting is not typical since most of the time the officer doing the shooting fires multiple rounds or even empties his magazine into the person.  In shootings where other officers are present, they most always fire their weapons also.  This shooting is more like an accidental discharge.  

The standard police response police make in these mistake shootings is, "I was fearful for my life" and he reached toward his waistband".  

What more do you need.  A dead unarmed American citizen who simply opened his door when the police were at the wrong house for a prank call is all I need.  No weapon, no crime, and yet we have another body on the ground due to police error.  The guy is not cut out for the police force.



From: Black_Beard1/1/18 1:32 AM 
To: factotam  (9 of 16) 
 109670.9 in reply to 109670.8 

Cops should not have guns period.



From: factotam1/1/18 9:14 AM 
To: Black_Beard  (10 of 16) 
 109670.10 in reply to 109670.9 

Go play with your trump blow up doll.


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