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US Police killing of 15 yo black girl Makiah Bryant MOD NOTE IN OP

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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,022 ✭✭✭✭Donald Trump


    Graces7 wrote: »
    And a fully trained cop cannot take a knife off someone? Off a child? They are trained to disarm. Trigger happy. And someone said FOUR SHOTS?




    They possibly could have manually disarmed the girl eventually but she quite possibly could have inflicted a fatal wound on the pink girl before they got to her.


    At 5 seconds the man is throwing the other person (girl/woman) onto the ground (just before kicking her in the face at 8 seconds). At 7 seconds the shot girl is rounding the girl on the ground and lunging at pink girl. At 8 seconds we see the knife being swung through the air and at 9 seconds the first shot is fired.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,983 ✭✭✭conorhal


    Graces7 wrote: »
    And a fully trained cop cannot take a knife off someone? Off a child? They are trained to disarm. Trigger happy. And someone said FOUR SHOTS?




    Take a good hard look at that picture again. Now put your own child in in the position of the girl in pink.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,331 ✭✭✭Keyzer


    conorhal wrote: »
    Take a good hard look at that picture again. Now put your own child in in the position of the girl in pink.

    Good point - If I were the parents of girl in Pink I would be publicly thanking him for saving my child's life.

    That wont happen though...


  • Registered Users Posts: 81,223 ✭✭✭✭biko


    The policeman is very lucky it's all on camera.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,597 ✭✭✭Feisar


    Graces7 wrote: »
    And a fully trained cop cannot take a knife off someone? Off a child? They are trained to disarm. Trigger happy. And someone said FOUR SHOTS?

    Your post is idiotic.

    First they came for the socialists...



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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,118 ✭✭✭✭Jimmy Bottlehead


    Graces7 wrote: »
    And a fully trained cop cannot take a knife off someone? Off a child? They are trained to disarm. Trigger happy. And someone said FOUR SHOTS?

    Please tell me this post is a joke.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,177 ✭✭✭Fandymo


    Graces7 wrote: »
    And a fully trained cop cannot take a knife off someone? Off a child? They are trained to disarm. Trigger happy. And someone said FOUR SHOTS?

    Yeah, he should have just paused time, caught up to her, removed the knife from her hand and replaced it with a feather duster, then set time going again. The confusion alone from the feather duster would have de-escalated the situation. They could have set up a campfire then and sat around singing Kumbaya.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,237 ✭✭✭mcmoustache


    I don't see anything wrong with the cop's actions here. He shot a woman who was about to stab or slash another. The bodycam footage of this was released pretty quickly too and that tells its own story.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,802 ✭✭✭✭Potential-Monke


    Graces7 wrote: »
    Off a child?

    Just to point out that all children are not the same (and has nothing to do with this incident, but more to prove a point - some kids are not kids), he had killed 3 people by 8 years old!. Age is a factor, but it shouldn't automatically assume the "child" is not a threat and can be easily disarmed. Wikipedia has a lovely list of the youngest killers, all the way down to the age of 4.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Just to point out that all children are not the same (and has nothing to do with this incident, but more to prove a point - some kids are not kids), he had killed 3 people by 8 years old!. Age is a factor, but it shouldn't automatically assume the "child" is not a threat and can be easily disarmed. Wikipedia has a lovely list of the youngest killers, all the way down to the age of 4.

    Ah but look at her - she's just a delicate little flower of a child. Wouldn't and couldn't hurt a fly -

    image.jpg


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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,420 ✭✭✭✭Witcher


    Graces7 wrote: »
    And a fully trained cop cannot take a knife off someone? Off a child? They are trained to disarm. Trigger happy. And someone said FOUR SHOTS?

    Stop talking ****e.

    You haven't a clue.


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,020 ✭✭✭✭GreeBo


    I don't see any issue with the reaction by the police in this incident, there was a clear and obvious immediate threat to life.


  • Registered Users Posts: 81,223 ✭✭✭✭biko




  • Registered Users Posts: 6,034 ✭✭✭Be right back


    Graces7 wrote: »
    And a fully trained cop cannot take a knife off someone? Off a child? They are trained to disarm. Trigger happy. And someone said FOUR SHOTS?

    Oh dear. Hardly trigger happy. Lightening quick decision to save the girl in pink from being seriously injured.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    biko wrote: »

    She's spot on. In the US, if you're a straight white male (you must meet all the above criteria) you can stab people and it's fine. Cops will never[\b] shoot you if you are in the process of swinging a knife at your victim. But when a black person does it - the cop shoots them to save the life of the (also black) victim. It's pure racism, there's no other explanation.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,331 ✭✭✭Keyzer


    biko wrote: »

    Idiotic to say the least.

    Lets not bother looking at the evidence, lets just tar them all with the same brush. Disgusting and dangerous.

    Seems so many are more than happy to further divide.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,331 ✭✭✭Keyzer


    She's spot on. In the US, if you're a straight white male (you must meet all the above criteria) you can stab people and it's fine. Cops will never[\b] shoot you if you are in the process of swinging a knife at your victim. But when a black person does it - the cop shoots them to save the life of the (also black) victim. It's pure racism, there's no other explanation.

    You need to go away for a few years and come back when you're a grown up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,378 ✭✭✭RebelButtMunch


    She's spot on. In the US, if you're a straight white male (you must meet all the above criteria) you can stab people and it's fine. Cops will never[\b] shoot you if you are in the process of swinging a knife at your victim. But when a black person does it - the cop shoots them to save the life of the (also black) victim. It's pure racism, there's no other explanation.

    She's right in what she said, but not right about her assessment of that particular situation


  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 75,256 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭Beasty


    OP banned for 1 month for trolling as is very clearly evidenced from the way they presented their OP and their follow-up posts

    I would suggest posters do not respond further to their posts


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,726 ✭✭✭lalababa


    Keyzer wrote: »
    You need to go away for a few years and come back when you're a grown up.

    It's called sarcasm


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  • Registered Users Posts: 617 ✭✭✭afro man


    She's spot on. In the US, if you're a straight white male (you must meet all the above criteria) you can stab people and it's fine. Cops will never[\b] shoot you if you are in the process of swinging a knife at your victim. But when a black person does it - the cop shoots them to save the life of the (also black) victim. It's pure racism, there's no other explanation.



    Student_111 take a look a picture posted by Keyzer earlier today and check it out on youtube .. what colour is the lady … looks like your Explanation not correct


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,802 ✭✭✭✭Potential-Monke


    Lads, Student was being sarcastic to the point of trolling.


  • Registered Users Posts: 81,580 ✭✭✭✭Overheal


    Immediate threat to victims, the cop was doing the job he was trained to do. concerned always about live fire with bystanders in the line of fire. There is almost as much risk of lethal crossfire as there is of the suspect slashing someone else.

    Wonder what type of call out this was though, ie. Mental health or ‘omg someone is going to kill me.’


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,327 ✭✭✭✭jimmycrackcorm


    biko wrote: »

    There likely have been incidents where cops have had to shoot white guys attacking with knives, but as it can't be called racist, it isn't news.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,065 ✭✭✭Curse These Metal Hands


    Studies show that not attempting to stab someone in the presence of American police greatly reduces your chances of getting shot.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Studies show that not attempting to stab someone in the presence of American police greatly reduces your chances of getting shot.

    Source?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,331 ✭✭✭Keyzer


    There likely have been incidents where cops have had to shoot white guys attacking with knives, but as it can't be called racist, it isn't news.

    There have, a lot of cases.

    Look up the link I mentioned earlier, "Crazy Florida Woman attacks Police".

    Woman attacks cops, injures one of them, she is shot. She tries to get up and attack again, she is shot multiple times. Then shot again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,430 ✭✭✭weisses


    Source?

    (Common, sense, et all. 2021.)


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,331 ✭✭✭Keyzer


    Source?

    Lol


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  • Registered Users Posts: 479 ✭✭Dub Ste


    biko wrote: »
    Why didn't they just shoot the knife out of her hand?

    or have a game of knifey spoony???


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