Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:04 PM
Kurska (4,709 posts)
So the cops who failed to investigate Trayvon Martin's death are the ones you expect to protect you?
Can someone explain this to me? So the response to this incident should be to disarm ourselves and depend completely on the police to protect us? If they won't even investigate his death, how can you say you feel safe with them and criminals being the only ones with guns? How do you say you believe they will put their life on the line to protect you from someone like Zimmerman? They didn't even want to look into Trayvon's death, why would they care about his life?
Thanks but no thanks, the only things I'm taking from this incident is you can't trust cops to do anything for you and that stand your ground laws should be modified to avoid protecting people who intentionally escalate a situation to violence. I have no idea how anyone thinks that this event is an example of why we should give police even more power over us.
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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:30 PM
Bicoastal (12,645 posts)
4. When I was nearly killed by a motorist while crossing a pedestrian crosswalk...
...the cops listened very carefully to the story of young, attractive lady who hit me. They then went over to the stretcher where I was lying with a broken neck, a dislocated shoulder, and blood streaming out of a wound on my head. According to the official report, this is approximately what happened next.
COP: What happened here, sir?
21-YEAR-OLD ME: (mumbles my story of crossing the street and getting hit by a car)
COP: She says you were running, though. Running around in the middle of the street.
ME: (in a daze) I dunno. Maybe I was running. My bad.
I don't really remember any of this, but this is was what it said in the police report that exonerated her conduct and left me, the pedestrian, at fault. When I finally got out of the hospital, my insurance carrier decided not to cover my injuries based on the cops' shitty investigation. My family had to sue the driver (who apparently had her license suspended back in her native Kentucky for multiple violations) before we received any compensation for an accident that nearly killed me.
Thank God I'm not black, or else the cops might have fined me and forced us to pay for the windshield that I maliciously broke.