14 thoughts on “Managing Violence

    1. For Williams, the observation that you can’t take people out of the equation means that you can’t have a perfect solution.

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      1. RE: “There is no perfection possible when man is involved.”

        In that case, what you regard as a “BETTER way” could turn out to be a worse one.

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  1. I think I’m going to go out back to the range and practice my violence skills. With the way people seek to neuter the police as a whole when the problem is a handful of individuals, we’re going to be pretty much on our own,

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    1. Same old, same old – different day.

      I don’t believe anyone is trying to neuter police as a whole – only to get rid of the ‘go-to’ actions and reasons for those actions, where certain kinds of officers are concerned . When these officers refuse to do their jobs – policing, it sounds like you’re suggesting they’re not racist, they’re just too darn lazy to do their jobs.

      It seems to have become the norm to shoot someone (in the back; really?) or sit on their neck or some such over-the-top method of subduing them, instead of the right way – doing their job.

      Perhaps those particular officers are just too lazy to run after and catch them and slap the cuffs on. I mean, the same people continue, time after time, to say “NO, NO, it’s not racism or hate of black people, etc.” – yet they most often seem to be able to ‘catch’ the white guy, subdue him and leave him still breathing and living when the episode is over and done.

      Hmmm . . .

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      1. What is the big deal about shooting someone in the back?

        A fleeing felon might pose a danger to the public if allowed to escape.

        A fleeing felon could shoot back at you over his shoulder.

        Or, he could be just running for cover, and having reached cover will have the advantage in an exchange of gunfire.

        In all those cases, shooting the felon is the proper choice, and in all cases, it will be in the back.

        Once deadly force is appropriate, front of back is just tactics.

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          1. The Taser Brooks held was from the other officer. and it had to rounds in it. There was no way for the officer pursuing him to know both had been fired.

            But you let an angry man point a weapon at you, and tell me you’re going to hesitate long enough to count rounds fired against capacity and see how well that works.

            You will very shortly know if he had a round left.

            Applying armchair reasoning when you’re not at risk to split second tactical decisions is unjust.

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        1. “What is the big deal about shooting someone in the back?”

          Well, the guy that gets killed was not a threat to you as he was RUNNING AWAY FROM YOU. Get the police to do their job – catch the guy/gal – and take him or her into custody. No one had to die.

          “A fleeing felon might pose a danger to the public if allowed to escape.”
          True. But, I really don’t believe the officer has knowledge of that. And, if you’re going by that analogy, why not shoot all DUI drivers as they sit behind their wheels, instead of carrying them in to the station.

          “A fleeing felon could shoot back at you over his shoulder.”
          Yeahhhh, but not if the officer has already searched him and found nothing.

          “Or, he could be just running for cover, and having reached cover will have the advantage in an exchange of gunfire.”
          I’d just say give up the donuts, get into shape and be fit enough to CATCH the guy.
          *PS – pardon the cliche break”

          “In all those cases, shooting the felon is the proper choice, and in all cases, it will be in the back.”
          And, your finish surprises me like . . . NOT IN ANY WAY.

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