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Old 06 January 2018, 02:36 AM
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Avril Avril is offline
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Location: Princeton, NJ
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My problem of late is that the police seem willing to accept zero risk for themselves at the expense of the public they serve. Theoretically the guy could pull a gun and shoot and theoretically his aim would be good enough to hit someone. This is a risk. But there is also a pretty major risk that when you are firing a gun at someone they are not actually a threat and you're just frightened.

Add this to the drunk man gunned down in a hotel for no apparent reason other than "he reached for his pants" while he pled for his life, and the deaf people being gunned down because they can't hear the orders, and I'm not going to apologize for asking the police, who aren't drafted and chose these jobs, and who, if they are a SWAT team, are wearing body armor, to take some flipping risk on themselves and not transfer all risk to us.
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