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US Maniac cops at it again, this time in LA.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,853 ✭✭✭ circadian

    I wouldn't see Potter as a maniac by any means. There's plenty of evidence of police brutality that is with intent and often with discrimination.

    Honestly, I believe her case to be the result of awful training practices in the police force there. To become a police officer you need 21 weeks, on average, training. This is significantly behind other developed nations. They have no national agreement on training so while it's 21 weeks on average you can be sure as **** it's a lot less in some places.

    The policing system there is an absolute shambles, top to bottom. From brutality, corruption, racism to ineptitude, lack of correct funding and a lack of any meaningful training means that it is inevitable that we see incidents like this regularly.

    I don't know about the incident in LA but it does seem wreckless to be firing a gun in that environment, it's well proven that hitting a target, even close range isn't as easy as it's made out to be.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,189 ✭✭✭ Brucie Bonus

    She shot the man twice with her gun, allegedly believing it was her taser. In the video you can see her navigating the struggle so as not to get a colleague. She was no quick draw Mcgraw. There was some time, her holding her gun before and between shots. If she thought it was a taser at best she's a dangerous idiot.

    While the other incident is a tragic accident the cop decided to use deadly force.

    They need to vet their cops better. Weed out the nut jobs and idiots.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 134 ✭✭ ChickenDish

    This accident was totally avoidable, another example of trigger happy Police where their first reaction was to kill rather than disable.

    If descalation doesn't work you disable with tazers not automatically fire your weapon. Obviously I wasn't there, but in most Western countries that would have ended differently.

    Discharging a weapon in a shopping centre full of people if always gonna end in tears. Police in America need better training and less emphasis needs to be put on using your firearm.

  • Registered Users Posts: 31,369 ✭✭✭✭ Princess Consuela Bananahammock

    ... black and tans reborn...?

    There was a joke:

    "I want to apply to be a police officer"

    " Very well - firstly, have you ever been convicted of a criminal offense involving voilence?

    "No, Sir!"

    "Ah well, thanks for applying..."

    Do NOT ask me how I define the terms "man", "woman", "male" or "female" when you reply to this post. You know the answer and it's probably irrelevant to the discussion :)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,998 ✭✭✭✭ MEGA BRO WOLF 5000

    Look for a channel on there called "Audit the Audit". You can come back and apologize for being an ignoramus then.

  • Registered Users Posts: 33,224 ✭✭✭✭ BorneTobyWilde

    You think it was impossible to shoot something not fatal but dam powerful enough to make anyone fall, but they seem to prefer a shoot to kill if your tail light is out.

  • Posts: 1,010 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]

    The issur in america if you attempt ot disarm a chain swinging madman with your baton, there's a good chance the criminal will pull a gun.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,037 ✭✭✭ Harryd225

    I just searched for it..... Are you trying to wind me up or what😂

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 8,572 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Jim2007

    That is perception. The reality is that your chain swinging madman is unlikely to have a gun or he’d have already drawn it. And even if he had the chance of him drawing it and getting one off before he is disarmed by to police officers wearing body armor are not very high.

  • Registered Users Posts: 984 ✭✭✭ Still stihl waters 3

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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,998 ✭✭✭✭ MEGA BRO WOLF 5000

  • Registered Users Posts: 913 ✭✭✭ Sandor Clegane

    Look this isn't the first time something like this has happened and it certainly wont be the last, they're not and never will be serious about fixing the gun problem they have, it's part of them and it always will be.

    They're fine with it so let them be.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,622 ✭✭✭ patnor1011

    I saw interview with black man seriously saying how he wish for all woke white people to go back to sleep.

  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 15,743 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Manic Moran

    Whilst I agree with the first sentence (but disagree with your omission of whether or not it's a good idea to get into swinging range of someone wielding a chain with a lock on the end), there are plenty of examples of folks out-drawing cops who already have their guns out. One of the more extreme ones was the case of a chap surrounded on three sides by cops with guns drawn earlier this year, and he still manages to draw a firearm and put three rounds into two of them before they neutralize the threat.

    OODA loops are a thing.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 22,233 ✭✭✭✭

    It's inevitable and it's always been the case because it's the most important country in the world.

    Unlike anywhere else whatever big happens in the US has consequences everywhere.

    That's why you hear so much about America.

    It's a vast, vast country. The way some go on they think everyone's rioting or has multiple guns or whatever.

    Complete nonsense. It's a very diverse country with good and bad.

    Let me put it this way, would a viral video of Travellers doing a sulky race or something be a fair representation of you as an Irish person?

    Would that encapsulate Irish people?

    Of course it doesn't.