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Message Subject Cops draw guns on black man picking up trash on his property
Poster Handle Anonymous Coward
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Don't really understand why assholes think shouting in the street is the proper way to handle situations. The garbage stick is a potential weapon and the guy should have put it down. If the officer had reasonable suspicion to investigate or was called by a complainant to investigate, he had a legal obligation to do so and could not just walk away from the situation. If the citizen did not like the way he was treated he has the legal remedy of filing a complaint with the department, which they then have a legal obligation to investigate.

You coptards always blame cops for following laws and protocols that you don't agree with without considering that those laws and protocols are legislatively put into place by your state and local representatives. I guarantee that the vast majority of you couldn't eve name your city or state reps or state senators if your life depended on it, let alone know anything about their voting records with respect to police protocols. So much easier to jump onto a computer and squeal like scalded dogs than to engage your civic responsibility and hold your local and state reps to account. You get the government you deserve. Coptard FAIL!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 77441624

There was mot reason to pull the firearm - the officers life was not in danger or any one else's for that matter. The officer pulled a weapon to FORCE compliance.
 Quoting: exlibris

The guy had a potential weapon in his hand that he would not drop after being continuously told to do so. Police have a legal right to brandish a firearm if they believe to person is a potential threat to bodily injury, which he was simply because of his proximity to the officers. if they were legally attempting to detain him pending investigation, then he is legally obligated to comply with their commands.

if you look up the state's directory of police protocols, I'm sure you will find that they were within their legal framework throughout the entire incident. If you don't like the legal framework that cops work under, then get involved in your state and local government to have it changed. Oh, I'm sorry. That would require too much civic effort.
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