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How Phoenix Explains a Rise in Police Violence: It's the Civilians' Fault

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by SummerMadness, Dec 12, 2018.

  1. SummerMadness

    SummerMadness Senior Veteran

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    How Phoenix Explains a Rise in Police Violence: It's the Civilians' Fault
     
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  2. ilovejcsog

    ilovejcsog I am a Christian mutt. You can call me Rox

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    Many people wear sun glasses that doesn't mean they are blind. It would not be obvious to me anyway. There are two sides to this story and only one is given. Since I can't post the other side I hope people will google the case. They blamed it on the citizens because citizens are fighting the police instead of respecting them. That is why things are getting out of hand.
     
  3. SummerMadness

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    Sure! Are you arguing the blind man read Braille on the police officer's uniform and started swinging? I'm guessing we should consult the police report to hear the amazing tale of a blind man gunning for a fight with a police officer in a public restroom. Relieving his bladder was not his intention.
     
  4. JCFantasy23

    JCFantasy23 In a Kingdom by the Sea. Staff Member Administrator Supporter CF Senior Ambassador Angels Team

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    Thankfully he didn't whip out the gun or tazer. The article's comments on other suspicious deaths and shootings are depressing, and make that not sound as unlikely as you'd think. I'm glad they dropped the charges on this man, and agree it sounds like the cop overreacted.
     
  5. Nithavela

    Nithavela confused

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    Id say that any side that involves punching the blind is propably wrong.
     
  6. rjs330

    rjs330 Well-Known Member

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    Well I do believe the cop wouldn't know the man was blind. Anymore than the blind man knew the cop was a cop. This is a case of a big mess.
     
  7. Nithavela

    Nithavela confused

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    Was the cop blind, too?
     
  8. SummerMadness

    SummerMadness Senior Veteran

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    Perhaps...

     
  9. rjs330

    rjs330 Well-Known Member

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    I could be wrong here but I haven't seen the details of what occurred. Did the man have a blind persons walking cane? How was the cop supposed to know he was blind? How quickly did this go down? Did the cop push the guy back and the guy quickly swing at the cop? If that is the case it's pretty easy to see how the cop wouldn't immediately recognize the guy was blind.
     
  10. Nithavela

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    Making this a typical case of a cop rushing into a situation with violence without taking his time or knowing what's going on.

    Apparently he didn't have a can and felt his way against the wall. A cane isn't much use in a cramped space like a bathroom. But even if he had a cane, the policeman would have propably perceived it as a fighting stick, if not a gun in his panic.
     
  11. iluvatar5150

    iluvatar5150 Well-Known Member

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    However you want to speculate the initial situation went down, choosing to charge the guy with a felony after the fact is a jerky move and part of why so many people distrust the police.
     
  12. Tinker Grey

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    I'd've thought the old maxim "use your words" would've applied here.
     
  13. tulc

    tulc loves "SO'S YER MOM!! posts!

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  14. iluvatar5150

    iluvatar5150 Well-Known Member

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  15. tulc

    tulc loves "SO'S YER MOM!! posts!

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    tulc(will just leave this here) :wave:
     
  16. rjs330

    rjs330 Well-Known Member

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    Evidence?
     
  17. iluvatar5150

    iluvatar5150 Well-Known Member

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    Of what? I was asking for opinions.
     
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