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Mon Apr 12, 2021, 05:05 PM

Police kill Daunte Wright in Mpls.: "...meant to draw taser...accidental..."



This is the excuse of the police chief.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 05:07 PM

1. I hope that excuse doesn't catch on and gain legitimacy

I fear we will hear that again next time a black man gets shot in the back by a cop

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Response to Walleye (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 05:12 PM

3. How plausible is it that someone accidentally pulls a trigger that shouldn't exist? No excuse.

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 05:15 PM

4. Agree. Sounds like total BS to me. I think she wanted to shoot him.

She said “shit, I shot him.”And that didn’t even sound authentic.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 05:07 PM

2. Hey, accidents happen...

...particularly when it comes to Black men committing the serious crime of having an air-freshener hanging from their rear-view mirror.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 05:21 PM

6. So, it's come to this: cops are too stupid to know the difference between a taser and a pistol.

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Response to sop (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 05:45 PM

9. Maybe it's time for them to have just tasers..seriously why not

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Response to PortTack (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 10:01 PM

11. Because they are basically useless outside of 20-35 feet at the max

And they aren't all that reliable. In order to be effective the electric barbs need to be near or touching skin and the barbs need to be around a foot apart when they hit. It seems 7-10 feet the ideal distance. If a barb misses, the electrical circuit isn't complete and the taser does nothing. Too close, and too few muscles are disrupted by the current and it may not be effective. Thick clothing may cause the barbs to be too far away from the skin. The wires only extend out about 20 feet. Some models may go as far as 35.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 05:24 PM

7. Kickin' with disgust!

And

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 05:44 PM

8. NBC legal analyst says officer had "lack of training". Bullshit.

A gun and a taser feel very different. The officer was standing back pulling the trigger on the “taser”. You would think the officer would be close enough to actually use a taser if that was her intention. Plus another officer was in front of her so it makes little sense.

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 09:58 PM

10. The Washington Post is reporting Officer Kim Potter had been with the department for 26 years.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 10:11 PM

12. This is stinky.

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