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wadestock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-28-05 07:53 PM
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171. Welcome to USA
The richest, most uncivilized, uneducated, free wheeling self-destructive capitalistic environment on planet earth.

The best is yet to come.
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  -a schizophrenic with a knife... annabanana  Dec-28-05 02:25 PM   #0 
  - very disturbing to me too...n/t  Oceansaway   Dec-28-05 02:26 PM   #1 
  - Have you ever seen 20 policemen surround a white man on TV?  linazelle   Dec-28-05 10:25 PM   #185 
     - Every night on Cops. Next question.  rpgamerd00d   Dec-29-05 09:25 AM   #219 
     - Never saw that on cops. Ever. nt  linazelle   Dec-29-05 11:03 AM   #230 
     - I saw it once and he was hispanic but they didnt kill him  951-Riverside   Dec-30-05 12:30 AM   #247 
  - Stray bullets kill people  rpgamerd00d   Dec-28-05 02:28 PM   #2 
  - No one should be shot  Juniperx   Dec-28-05 02:33 PM   #5 
  - If the cop only has a gun and no taser....  rpgamerd00d   Dec-28-05 02:37 PM   #9 
     - Fine. Whatever  Juniperx   Dec-28-05 02:41 PM   #21 
        - I think it would be really hard to hit a limb  AngryAmish   Dec-28-05 02:44 PM   #26 
        - Good cops and good hunters  Juniperx   Dec-28-05 03:06 PM   #48 
           - I suspect I'm neither  AngryAmish   Dec-28-05 03:20 PM   #65 
              - It's good to have a healthy respect for firearms  Juniperx   Dec-28-05 03:36 PM   #74 
        - Unlike the movies, bad guys dont fall down when shot in the leg  rpgamerd00d   Dec-28-05 02:52 PM   #39 
        - If he is close enough to stab you  Juniperx   Dec-28-05 02:58 PM   #43 
           - There is a difference between....  rpgamerd00d   Dec-28-05 03:07 PM   #50 
           - Well, then, finally, there is the rub  Juniperx   Dec-28-05 03:11 PM   #56 
              - Good luck with that.  rpgamerd00d   Dec-28-05 03:12 PM   #59 
              - Don't put words in my mouth  Juniperx   Dec-28-05 03:18 PM   #64 
              - Have you tried you shooting skill on a simulated moving arm on...  Silverhair   Dec-28-05 04:38 PM   #100 
              - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-28-05 06:00 PM   #132 
                 - Grew up on a ranch with guns & hunting...  Silverhair   Dec-28-05 06:18 PM   #138 
                    - You are right  Juniperx   Dec-28-05 06:40 PM   #147 
                       - Actually, they didn't know the deal.  Silverhair   Dec-28-05 08:56 PM   #178 
              - An arm wont stop a bullet  Freedom_Aflaim   Dec-28-05 11:54 PM   #200 
           - Are you a LEO?  Pavulon   Dec-28-05 06:54 PM   #154 
        - Because this was REAL LIFE, not a fucking movie or TV show  Walt Starr   Dec-28-05 02:59 PM   # 
        - Well, Mr. High and Mighty  Juniperx   Dec-28-05 03:04 PM   #47 
        - I am sick to death of the ignorant ass question  Walt Starr   Dec-28-05 03:06 PM   #49 
           - Brilliant  Juniperx   Dec-28-05 03:15 PM   #60 
              - I've been firing weapons since the age of ten  Walt Starr   Dec-28-05 03:18 PM   #62 
                 - Well I have 40+ years experience  Juniperx   Dec-28-05 03:27 PM   #68 
                 - Yeah, you'd risk killing a civilian because you're arrogant about your  Walt Starr   Dec-28-05 03:28 PM   #69 
                 - There is no arrogance in marksmanship  Juniperx   Dec-28-05 03:30 PM   #72 
                    - There you go again  Walt Starr   Dec-28-05 03:35 PM   #73 
                       - I agree with pulling a gun  Juniperx   Dec-28-05 03:39 PM   #77 
                          - Absolutely they CAN do it  Walt Starr   Dec-28-05 03:51 PM   #85 
                             - At that range  Juniperx   Dec-28-05 03:57 PM   #88 
                                - I'm curious  onenote   Dec-28-05 04:59 PM   #104 
                                - Yes, I did  Juniperx   Dec-28-05 05:57 PM   #131 
                                - Not with issue ammunition...  benEzra   Dec-29-05 09:32 AM   #220 
                 - In reading this exchange I think your the one who sounds like  WI_DEM   Dec-28-05 05:44 PM   #124 
                 - but it's ok with you that he calls me and everyone else  Juniperx   Dec-28-05 06:03 PM   #134 
                 - You Just Made His Point  REP   Dec-29-05 03:36 AM   #214 
                 - You know, Walt. life is dangerous. When you have  sfexpat2000   Dec-28-05 04:16 PM   #89 
                    - The man was not murdered. If anything, he completed suicide  Walt Starr   Dec-28-05 04:19 PM   #91 
                    - Bull. You have to be in your right mind to achieve a goal.  sfexpat2000   Dec-28-05 05:13 PM   #107 
                       - Well, not being in his right mind makes him a lot more  lizzy   Dec-29-05 11:49 PM   #242 
                          - Oh, for pete's sake.  sfexpat2000   Dec-30-05 12:43 AM   #248 
                    - everyone mentions tasers  crankybubba   Dec-28-05 05:38 PM   #120 
                    - You hit on another good point that supports my argument  Juniperx   Dec-28-05 06:02 PM   #133 
                    - $1,200.00 for tasers. How much for a life?  sfexpat2000   Dec-28-05 06:17 PM   #137 
                       - I agree it's just that  crankybubba   Dec-28-05 06:40 PM   #145 
                       - But we have Brazilions for the "defense" budget. n/t  sfexpat2000   Dec-28-05 06:44 PM   #149 
                          - just show what the priorities are.  crankybubba   Dec-28-05 06:46 PM   #150 
                             - I believe you. It was not a priority. n/t  sfexpat2000   Dec-28-05 06:49 PM   #152 
                       - As equipment and policy goes, the cops didn't have a choice this time,  Ladyhawk   Dec-28-05 08:56 PM   #177 
                    - Our laws allow us to kill someone in self-defense.  lizzy   Dec-29-05 11:55 PM   #246 
        - The intent is to stop, not kill.  KyuzoGator   Dec-29-05 02:25 AM   #212 
        - In a perfect world...  britpopper   Dec-28-05 11:12 PM   #188 
           - Thanks for doing what you do.  KyuzoGator   Dec-29-05 11:51 PM   #244 
  - I learned in another gun thread that stray bullets don't kill people  Telly Savalas   Dec-28-05 11:04 PM   #186 
  - Scary as hell, isn't it?  Juniperx   Dec-28-05 02:31 PM   #3 
  - Interesting response  BOSSHOG   Dec-28-05 03:25 PM   #66 
     - No one is picking on the cops  Juniperx   Dec-28-05 03:28 PM   #70 
        - His mental state had nothing to do with  BOSSHOG   Dec-28-05 03:42 PM   #80 
           - You need to watch the tape  Juniperx   Dec-28-05 04:44 PM   #101 
              - And the tape shows a very large man, acting erratically, armed  lizzy   Dec-29-05 11:51 PM   #243 
  - I don't understand why 15 cops had no choice but to shoot him  proud2Blib   Dec-28-05 02:33 PM   #4 
  - because it wasn't 15 cops, it was 3 cops  pitohui   Dec-28-05 02:38 PM   #11 
  - did you see the tape?  annabanana   Dec-28-05 02:40 PM   #17 
  - Read the next paragraph:  proud2Blib   Dec-28-05 02:41 PM   #20 
  - also .. when did it become de rigeur for the police to scream  annabanana   Dec-28-05 02:39 PM   #14 
     - I didn't realize that  proud2Blib   Dec-28-05 02:41 PM   #22 
     - it is part of the procedure all right...i think it's called  sojourner   Dec-29-05 11:03 AM   #231 
  - Twenty feet away, a quarter inch deep, and a lunge  Walt Starr   Dec-28-05 02:35 PM   #6 
  - "within the bounds of the law". Impressive defense.  Bonobo   Dec-28-05 02:36 PM   #7 
  - I'm sorry, but the vast majority of cops do not run around wanting to  Walt Starr   Dec-28-05 02:38 PM   #10 
     - Please don't put words in my mouth. Never said it. Never thought it.  Bonobo   Dec-28-05 02:40 PM   #18 
        - What I posted indicates why it is a perfect defense. n/t  Walt Starr   Dec-28-05 02:45 PM   #29 
  - Yeah, but  Jed Dilligan   Dec-28-05 11:18 PM   #190 
  - The last resort  H2O Man   Dec-28-05 02:37 PM   #8 
  - You are WRONG, H2O Man, the last resort weas taken LAST  Walt Starr   Dec-28-05 02:43 PM   #25 
     - Don't they get paid to take exactly that sort of risk?  kgfnally   Dec-28-05 02:56 PM   #41 
     - While I lack your obvious expertise,  H2O Man   Dec-28-05 02:59 PM   #44 
     - That's a helpful perspective. Is it odd that some people seem to think  Czolgosz   Dec-28-05 05:21 PM   #112 
     - Bullshit  Karmakaze   Dec-28-05 03:18 PM   #63 
  - The police were called to the scene  BOSSHOG   Dec-28-05 02:38 PM   #12 
  - And if I have to deal with the police, I follow their direct orders  Walt Starr   Dec-28-05 02:45 PM   #27 
     - Police operate with one way communications  BOSSHOG   Dec-28-05 02:49 PM   #34 
     - Yeah, but you aint crazy  Warpy   Dec-28-05 02:52 PM   #40 
        - It'd never work  Walt Starr   Dec-28-05 02:57 PM   #42 
  - Oh...I thought you were talking about Bushie for a second...  BushOut06   Dec-28-05 02:39 PM   #13 
  - I wondered myself about the tasers. Are they only used on  Arkansas Granny   Dec-28-05 02:39 PM   #15 
  - Aren't tasers only good for short-range defense?  BushOut06   Dec-28-05 02:42 PM   #23 
  - I've seen tasers that fire their wires...  annabanana   Dec-28-05 02:43 PM   #24 
  - Still, that's 10 feet too short  BushOut06   Dec-28-05 02:47 PM   #32 
  - They sprayed him and it didn't do anything to him. NT  Silverhair   Dec-28-05 05:02 PM   #105 
  - The New Orleans beat cops are not armed with tasers  Walt Starr   Dec-28-05 02:46 PM   #31 
  - In this high-tech world you'd think that there would be more "non-lethal"  maveric   Dec-28-05 02:40 PM   #16 
  - Sorry, but a knife is a LETHAL weapon  Walt Starr   Dec-28-05 02:47 PM   #33 
     - But cops are a bit safer at a distance than say when a gun is involved.  maveric   Dec-28-05 03:08 PM   #52 
  - I find it disturbing also, but...  pointblank   Dec-28-05 02:41 PM   #19 
  - They shoot him in the leg and he drops, which means his knife  proud2Blib   Dec-28-05 02:45 PM   #30 
  - This was REAL LIFE, not a fucking movie or TV show  Walt Starr   Dec-28-05 02:49 PM   #35 
  - exactly  pointblank   Dec-28-05 02:51 PM   #38 
  - Besides - the torso is a much bigger target  BushOut06   Dec-28-05 03:09 PM   #53 
  - and much less likely the shot would completely penetrate the target  Walt Starr   Dec-28-05 03:29 PM   #71 
  - Gee that's comforting  proud2Blib   Dec-28-05 03:12 PM   #58 
  - I agree in principle  crankybubba   Dec-28-05 05:53 PM   #130 
  - Your ideas would not work in the real world.  Silverhair   Dec-28-05 05:12 PM   #106 
  - I know you mean well, fellow Kansan...  PaganPreacher   Dec-29-05 01:04 AM   #207 
  - "Shooting in the leg is dangerous because the person could be on drugs"  Bonobo   Dec-28-05 02:49 PM   #36 
  - What about a beanbag round from a shotgun?  Wcross   Dec-28-05 02:45 PM   #28 
  - That's be nice, if they were armed with beanbag firing shotguns. n/t  Walt Starr   Dec-28-05 02:50 PM   #37 
     - Yes, it would have been.  Wcross   Dec-28-05 03:00 PM   #45 
        - The entire incident took three minutes, so no.  Walt Starr   Dec-28-05 03:02 PM   #46 
  - nets  pop goes the weasel   Dec-28-05 03:08 PM   #51 
  - To be quite frank, this could be the rightwing plan  Walt Starr   Dec-28-05 03:11 PM   #57 
     - The Consensus Project was set up by two cops who  sfexpat2000   Dec-28-05 03:44 PM   #82 
  - Had he been a schizophrenic white woman with a knife...  951-Riverside   Dec-28-05 03:09 PM   #54 
  - I need some more data  BOSSHOG   Dec-28-05 03:15 PM   #61 
     - let me try again, I guess I didnt make myself clear enough...  951-Riverside   Dec-28-05 03:26 PM   #67 
  - I find it very disturbing  me b zola   Dec-28-05 03:10 PM   #55 
  - Nationwide policy: police shoot at the legs  Tactical Progressive   Dec-28-05 03:36 PM   #75 
  - If I've managed to secure a man that is twice my weight and  sfexpat2000   Dec-28-05 03:47 PM   #83 
  - Did he have a knife? That does make a difference. NT  Silverhair   Dec-28-05 05:17 PM   #109 
     - Really? You think a 300 lb person in a paranoid psychotic  sfexpat2000   Dec-28-05 05:24 PM   #113 
        - Yes, any person with a knife is more dangerous than without.  Silverhair   Dec-28-05 06:12 PM   #136 
           - No, any person with a knife is not necessarily more dangerous  sfexpat2000   Dec-28-05 06:22 PM   #139 
              - you have a person who is mentally ill  crankybubba   Dec-28-05 07:02 PM   #156 
                 - Think it through. A mentally ill person cannot  sfexpat2000   Dec-28-05 07:10 PM   #159 
                    - hey I've been there  crankybubba   Dec-28-05 07:14 PM   #160 
                       - What are you not understanding that killing mentally ill people  sfexpat2000   Dec-28-05 07:24 PM   #167 
                          - no cop that I know  crankybubba   Dec-28-05 07:33 PM   #168 
                             - Between you not going home and offing a mentally ill person  sfexpat2000   Dec-29-05 12:24 AM   #203 
  - I would oppose such a policy with every fiber of my being  Walt Starr   Dec-28-05 04:21 PM   #92 
  - How about coming behind him with a net...  butterfly77   Dec-28-05 03:37 PM   #76 
  - They had no net, pepper spray was tried and did not work  Walt Starr   Dec-28-05 04:22 PM   #94 
  - Improvise!  butterfly77   Dec-28-05 04:30 PM   #98 
  - How do we know it was a schizophrenic?  sfexpat2000   Dec-28-05 03:41 PM   #78 
  - In the early reports on TV  annabanana   Dec-28-05 05:46 PM   #129 
     - Thank you. Oh, god, we have to stop this. n/t  sfexpat2000   Dec-28-05 06:23 PM   #140 
  - Cops Aren't Always Bad. Cops Who Fire Their Weapon Don't Always Deserve  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Dec-28-05 03:41 PM   #79 
  - Sickening  malaise   Dec-28-05 03:44 PM   #81 
  - Was his doctor on the scene?  johnnie   Dec-28-05 03:48 PM   #84 
  - I have been, many times. It's not rocket science to calm  sfexpat2000   Dec-28-05 03:52 PM   #86 
     - Oh cool  johnnie   Dec-28-05 04:22 PM   #93 
        - My husband was DX'd in the first year of our marriage.  sfexpat2000   Dec-28-05 05:19 PM   #111 
           - First off.. I asked for someone in the same situation as the cops  johnnie   Dec-28-05 05:27 PM   #114 
              - johnnie, I'm not a mental health expert.  sfexpat2000   Dec-28-05 05:34 PM   #117 
              - It's cool  johnnie   Dec-28-05 05:38 PM   #121 
              - Again, sorry. Link to your thread?  sfexpat2000   Dec-28-05 05:41 PM   #123 
                 - Here is the link  johnnie   Dec-28-05 05:44 PM   #125 
                    - Thank you!  sfexpat2000   Dec-28-05 05:45 PM   #127 
              - It's a good thing you didn't use a gun,  Jed Dilligan   Dec-28-05 11:16 PM   #189 
                 - Yep. Exactly. n/t  sfexpat2000   Dec-29-05 12:49 AM   #205 
              - I have been in that situation  crankybubba   Dec-28-05 06:59 PM   #155 
                 - Would you have shot him in the leg  Tactical Progressive   Dec-28-05 07:15 PM   #162 
                 - If I had to shoot  crankybubba   Dec-28-05 07:18 PM   #164 
                    - See, that's where all your rationalizations  Tactical Progressive   Dec-28-05 07:37 PM   #169 
                    - you lost me there  crankybubba   Dec-28-05 07:59 PM   #172 
                       - I wasn't clear enough  Tactical Progressive   Dec-28-05 08:14 PM   #174 
                          - YES.  benEzra   Dec-29-05 09:21 AM   #218 
                    - and that's exactly why mandatory leg shots  Tactical Progressive   Dec-28-05 08:03 PM   #173 
                       - the only problem with that is  crankybubba   Dec-28-05 08:30 PM   #175 
                          - In a high-stress situation  Tactical Progressive   Dec-28-05 09:15 PM   #182 
                 - Thanks  johnnie   Dec-28-05 07:18 PM   #165 
  - British police handle this all the time without guns and without death  Cronus Protagonist   Dec-28-05 03:57 PM   #87 
  - Exactly. And the way thousands of families do every day in  sfexpat2000   Dec-28-05 04:18 PM   #90 
  - The Brits also have state sponsored psychiatric care  Walt Starr   Dec-28-05 04:24 PM   #96 
  - An amazing non sequitur, even for you, Walt  Cronus Protagonist   Dec-28-05 04:53 PM   #103 
     - Sweet raisin Danish!  Walt Starr   Dec-28-05 07:16 PM   #163 
  - Correction: used to  Jed Dilligan   Dec-29-05 12:01 AM   #202 
  - gd it!! This is the same crap that happened when the womans husband died  sproutster   Dec-28-05 04:24 PM   #95 
  - I'm a psych social worker and think they totally screwed up.  kerry-is-my-prez   Dec-28-05 04:26 PM   #97 
  - so thenext time  crankybubba   Dec-28-05 05:30 PM   #116 
     - I'm a I'm a female who weighs about 130 lbs and have grabbed a knife  kerry-is-my-prez   Dec-28-05 06:04 PM   #135 
        - you grab a knfe the risk of injury  crankybubba   Dec-28-05 06:53 PM   #153 
        - If I didn't grab it and defuse the situation-he may have stabbed my friend  kerry-is-my-prez   Dec-28-05 07:07 PM   #158 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-28-05 11:22 PM   #191 
           - The reason it worked for you is he didn't want to kill YOU...  benEzra   Dec-29-05 09:34 AM   #221 
              - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-29-05 09:46 AM   #225 
                 - LOL (n/t)  benEzra   Dec-29-05 10:05 AM   #228 
        - Do you still have all your fingers?  lizzy   Dec-29-05 11:48 PM   #241 
  - They had to kill him, he pulled out a knife and was flapping  Rex   Dec-28-05 04:34 PM   #99 
  - The Georgia police have a new training program to help cops deal with MI  Wordie   Dec-28-05 04:48 PM   #102 
  - 16 cops with guns drawn vs. 1 mentally ill guy with a knife...  ultraist   Dec-28-05 05:14 PM   #108 
  - Among the world's industrialized nations this would happen only in America  Czolgosz   Dec-28-05 05:18 PM   #110 
     - It's murder. Period. n/t  sfexpat2000   Dec-28-05 05:28 PM   #115 
        - It's not a coincidence that the same people who would serve as apologists  Czolgosz   Dec-28-05 05:34 PM   #118 
           - They want to trust the powers that be, even in the face of  sfexpat2000   Dec-28-05 05:37 PM   #119 
  - Three points.  Jed Dilligan   Dec-28-05 05:40 PM   #122 
  - Geezus, I don't "hate cops". Our community work would be  sfexpat2000   Dec-28-05 05:44 PM   #126 
  - Good for them  Jed Dilligan   Dec-28-05 05:46 PM   #128 
     - And I think you're right in your analysis.  sfexpat2000   Dec-29-05 03:15 AM   #213 
        - Thanks, I need help with this.  Jed Dilligan   Dec-29-05 09:40 AM   #223 
           - In your city and in mine, today, calling the cops in for anything  sfexpat2000   Dec-29-05 11:33 PM   #239 
  - What is the law but a set of rules?  Silverhair   Dec-28-05 06:23 PM   #141 
     - What does that have to do with caring for the mental ill  sfexpat2000   Dec-28-05 06:27 PM   #142 
     - Responding to his 3rd point.  Silverhair   Dec-28-05 09:06 PM   #179 
     - No, I want a police force without guns, period.  Jed Dilligan   Dec-28-05 06:29 PM   #143 
        - oh please  pitohui   Dec-28-05 06:39 PM   #144 
        - So, a few cops would be hurt or killed.  Jed Dilligan   Dec-28-05 06:43 PM   #148 
        - I've calmed down a very upset 300 lb person without weapons.  sfexpat2000   Dec-28-05 06:46 PM   #151 
        - P.S.  Jed Dilligan   Dec-28-05 07:14 PM   #161 
        - The Crips & the Bloods would eat your cops for lunch. NT  Silverhair   Dec-28-05 09:07 PM   #180 
           - Good, would they save me a bite?  Jed Dilligan   Dec-29-05 09:54 AM   #227 
  - I fucken' hate them when they do this...n/t  Nimrod2005   Dec-28-05 06:40 PM   #146 
  - Most posters here do not want the Taser used.  liberalnurse   Dec-28-05 07:03 PM   #157 
  - you mean when one bullet to the little toe would have sufficed...  bridgit   Dec-28-05 07:20 PM   #166 
  - Do you really believe yourself?  Silverhair   Dec-28-05 09:14 PM   #181 
     - what's your point?  bridgit   Dec-28-05 09:33 PM   #183 
        - What you have said is so different from reality that I wonder if  Silverhair   Dec-28-05 10:19 PM   #184 
           - my 1st husband was a CHP, he was trained quite specifically...  bridgit   Dec-29-05 12:42 AM   #204 
              - No kneecaping either.  Silverhair   Dec-29-05 10:57 AM   #229 
                 - so it's one (1) shot to center mass? that's acceptable? cause a dozen...  bridgit   Dec-29-05 02:34 PM   #235 
  - San Diego PD has shot people holding toothbrushes, paint brushes,...  maveric   Dec-28-05 07:50 PM   #170 
  - Thanks for the link. I will follow up. You know what has worked  sfexpat2000   Dec-29-05 01:25 AM   #208 
  - Welcome to USA  wadestock   Dec-28-05 07:53 PM   #171 
  - This is the second high profile case involving cops vs a mentally ill  proud2Blib   Dec-28-05 08:33 PM   #176 
  - Been down this road before...  britpopper   Dec-28-05 11:10 PM   #187 
  - I don't buy it  Jed Dilligan   Dec-28-05 11:24 PM   #192 
  - Yep...I make a million..woo-hoo!!!  britpopper   Dec-28-05 11:34 PM   #193 
     - I bet you make more than a starting teacher in your district.  Jed Dilligan   Dec-28-05 11:37 PM   #194 
        - My wife is a starting teacher in my area...  britpopper   Dec-28-05 11:39 PM   #195 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-28-05 11:40 PM   #196 
              - That's cool...  britpopper   Dec-28-05 11:45 PM   #197 
                 - Good riddance, then  Jed Dilligan   Dec-28-05 11:49 PM   #199 
  - After Long Beach got into all kinds of trouble  sfexpat2000   Dec-29-05 01:03 AM   #206 
  - There have been several documented cases of LAPD  nothingshocksmeanymore   Dec-29-05 09:37 AM   #222 
  - Hmmm...  Warren Stupidity   Dec-29-05 01:22 PM   #233 
  - Shooting at small objects makes one tend to miss  Freedom_Aflaim   Dec-28-05 11:47 PM   #198 
  - Expecting the impossible?? WTF?!  sfexpat2000   Dec-29-05 05:02 AM   #215 
     - I fully agree with treating mentally ill people  Freedom_Aflaim   Dec-29-05 05:48 PM   #236 
        - No, it's not. That's just wrong.  sfexpat2000   Dec-29-05 09:52 PM   #237 
           - I agree that his death was pointless and tragic  Freedom_Aflaim   Dec-30-05 09:34 AM   #250 
  - I found it very disturbing as well. There were 15 cops with 15 guns  AgadorSparticus   Dec-28-05 11:54 PM   #201 
  - Overall, our national report card on mental health issues  sfexpat2000   Dec-29-05 01:33 AM   #210 
  - Bingo. Black men in America  linazelle   Dec-29-05 01:46 AM   #211 
  - Good post  Nutmegger   Dec-29-05 01:30 AM   #209 
  - I saw the video on MSM;  greiner3   Dec-29-05 07:41 AM   #216 
  - With many non lethal options ....  NicRic   Dec-29-05 08:00 AM   #217 
  - Not sure what incident your talking about? Is there a link?  mzmolly   Dec-29-05 09:43 AM   #224 
  - Knife is a lethal weapon. A lot of people are killed with knives.  lizzy   Dec-29-05 11:46 PM   #240 
     - A knife AT CLOSE RANGE, is a lethal weapon.  mzmolly   Dec-30-05 11:34 AM   #251 
  - I saw a documentary about alternatives to deadly force.......  nomaco-10   Dec-29-05 09:46 AM   #226 
  - A lot of those ideas didn't pan out...  benEzra   Dec-29-05 01:08 PM   #232 
  - I have a schizophrenic living across the street from me...  bush_is_wacko   Dec-29-05 01:43 PM   #234 
  - Might not end well one day.  lizzy   Dec-29-05 11:52 PM   #245 
     - They are allowed to run free because psychiatrist say they are  bush_is_wacko   Dec-30-05 12:39 PM   #253 
  - It's standard police training.  Lindacooks   Dec-29-05 10:55 PM   #238 
  - "Didn't anyone have a taser?"  madeline_con   Dec-30-05 12:45 AM   #249 
     - oddly enough, SWAT has non-lethal weapons  rman   Dec-30-05 12:01 PM   #252 
 

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