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Mon Dec 20, 2021, 03:38 PM

What do you think the correct verdict is in the Kimberly Potter case?

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Reply What do you think the correct verdict is in the Kimberly Potter case? (Original post)
Sucha NastyWoman Dec 2021 OP
hollygolively Dec 2021 #1
The Magistrate Dec 2021 #2
Sucha NastyWoman Dec 2021 #7
RobinA Dec 2021 #22
UnderThisLaw Dec 2021 #25
cbabe Dec 2021 #3
LoisB Dec 2021 #8
Chin music Dec 2021 #15
2naSalit Dec 2021 #4
Sucha NastyWoman Dec 2021 #10
2naSalit Dec 2021 #14
Chin music Dec 2021 #17
2naSalit Dec 2021 #18
Chin music Dec 2021 #19
BlackSkimmer Dec 2021 #23
Sucha NastyWoman Dec 2021 #24
BlackSkimmer Dec 2021 #29
marie999 Dec 2021 #30
PTWB Dec 2021 #5
Beachnutt Dec 2021 #6
Sneederbunk Dec 2021 #9
Vinca Dec 2021 #11
iemanja Dec 2021 #12
Sucha NastyWoman Dec 2021 #13
iemanja Dec 2021 #16
2naSalit Dec 2021 #20
Mr.Bill Dec 2021 #21
sinkingfeeling Dec 2021 #26
Progressive Jones Dec 2021 #27
ismnotwasm Dec 2021 #28

Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Original post)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 03:43 PM

1. Looks like a tough decision.

 

I wouldn't want to be on that jury.

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Original post)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 03:44 PM

2. Guilty, Ma'am

You do not get to make mistakes wielding deadly force.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 03:50 PM

7. What about deadly car crashes?

I just donít see intent here. Iíve made some bad mistakes in my life. Fortunately none of them killed or seiously harmed anyone.

I saw someone comparing this case to the Kyle Rittenhouse case the other day. At least at some point he intended to harm his VICTIMS. I donít believe he had any regret for what he did, but I believe she certainly does.

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 04:39 PM

22. Yep

I actually feel very sorry for her based on what we know. There was clearly no intent, it was an accident. And I am sympathetic to the notion that you can't be making mistakes in a gun situation. It was just a bad, bad situation. For the mistakenly killed guy as well as the accidental killer. I don't really think there is a correct verdict in this situation.

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 04:52 PM

25. Intent isn't relevant to the charges she faces

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Original post)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 03:46 PM

3. Guilty. Training officer couldn't tell the difference between gun or taser.

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Response to cbabe (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 03:54 PM

8. Totally agree.

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Original post)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 03:47 PM

4. Negligent homicide.

She should have known so she was either a failure in her judgement and actions which should disqualify her from serving as LEO or she did it intentionally thinking yelling "tazer" would cover her. Either way, she killed someone without trial or legal due process while wearing a badge.

I have worn federal uniforms with badges and though I was not issued a firearm, not LEO, I still had many responsibilities that came with the badge that were not to be taken lightly.

I have no empathy fer her. She reminds me of that bimbo blonde going to jail because she thinks being white will absolve her from paying for her crimes.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 03:59 PM

10. She did realize she had failed in her judjgement, that's why she quit a career she enjoyed for many

Years.

After this happened I would never be able to trust myself that I might not make such a stupid mistake again. But before this happened she probably didnít believe she could fail in that way either.

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 04:08 PM

14. It leaves me wondering...

How many people did she kill that were not videoed?

She was training others that day too. I don't buy that she was so suddenly clueless that she grabbed the gun instead of the tazer. If she was that easily shaken that she couldn't measure her response to the current action, she should never have been training let alone actually carrying a gun with a badge.

After 26 years of being a cop and she couldn't tell the difference between a Glock and a tazer?

If you can't be serious enough to recognize your responsibilities while wearing a badge, you should not be wearing one, period.

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Response to Chin music (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 04:29 PM

18. That's eactly what I mean.

Yelling tazer is alleged to have the same result.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 04:45 PM

23. She should have been behind a desk, not on the streets.

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Strikes me as someone who just skated by for years, never sticking her neck out, waiting for the pension.

Her fellow officers are lucky she was never in a situation where they had to depend on her to save their lives.

Unfortunately, one civilian was not so lucky. She was incompetent, and her superiors have much to answer for too.

I actually had a tiny bit of sympathy for her at the beginning, but the trial persuaded me she deserves none.

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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #23)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 04:51 PM

24. She had earned promotions for desk jobs, but she turned them down,

Preferring to be be working out in the community.

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #24)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 06:51 PM

29. That's interesting.

I didnít know that.

But itís probably easier to skate when youíre in your own car.

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #24)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 06:51 PM

30. Can't kill anyone sitting behind a desk. I still think it was 2nd degree murder.

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Original post)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 03:48 PM

5. She's clearly guilty of negligence.

 

I haven't been following the case but saw the video. No intent to kill, very negligent actions, guilty of some lesser than murder but still serious charge.

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Original post)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 03:48 PM

6. Guilty

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Original post)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 03:59 PM

9. The videos are her friends.

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Original post)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 04:00 PM

11. I don't believe there was any intent here, but she was negligent in carrying out her duties.

She should be found guilty of something, but I don't think jail time is necessarily in order. Community service of some kind for an extended period might be a better penalty. I got the impression this woman had a whole lot on her plate at the time and had a trainee with her to boot. It's a horrible, horrible case and I hope the victim's family can find some comfort in knowing her intent wasn't to kill their loved one.

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Original post)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 04:02 PM

12. The charge is second degree manslaughter

and I think there is no question that she is guilty. The charge doesn't require intent.

ETA: There is a first degree manslaughter charge as well.

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Response to iemanja (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 04:07 PM

13. Do you think she deserves jail time?

I agree she is guilty of negligence, and since it resulted in a death, it follows that she is guilty of negligent homicide. That alone would be a huge punishment for me, to realize that I had committed negligent homicide.

So for me, the proper punishment woul depend on intent and remorse. Some donít think she is remorseful. I do.

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 04:10 PM

16. Yes

She killed a man. Community service is not appropriate.

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 04:30 PM

20. I do.

The lessening of the punishment is why we have these problems in the first place, qualified immunity, it starts there.

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 04:37 PM

21. I think for her own safety and well being

she needs to spend some time in a medical facility where she can get some mental health care which I think she is in need of.

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Original post)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 04:58 PM

26. Guilty of 2nd. degree murder or negligent homicide.

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Original post)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 05:08 PM

27. Guilty of murder by stupidity. nt

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Original post)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 05:11 PM

28. Guilty.

Performative testifying does not move me

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