nikonmojo

Lives in United States Eagle River, AK, United States
Works as a Military
Joined on Apr 24, 2004

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brycesteiner: >>and in good faith, to make a split-second decision to discharge his weapon in order to protect the public and himself<<

How do we protect the public from the cop? Last time I checked the photographer should be included as "the public."

Josh152, the difference in your "double standard" is that a CCW license holder is not performing duty as a sworn officer of the law. I conceal carry but I also realize it is not my job to protect others (I would, but it's not my job).

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 14:36 UTC
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brycesteiner: I was arrested taking newspaper pictures on March 3 at a school wrestling regional meet (in Ohio). I had all credentials provided by the school but was arrested for not supposed to be there and then the officer charged me with an M4 Disorderly conduct - starting a fight in a school.
3 Officers involved and by the time I was in handcuffs. Camera bag searched, cell phone and bag confiscated. No rights were read, no asking to search or warrant. etc.
Police reports from officers completely contradict each other, even on where it took place.
Yet, there was no fight. I went up to ask the officer for help and turned around and just verbally attacked me and then put his hands on me. I never once resisted. Another officer came up and asked if I had a problem with officer #1. I said "no", I was confused on where we were supposed to be because the school gave me different instructions and I needed help.
The gym was overcrowded and too small for such a large event and they announced that.
CONT.

Barty L, isn't it ironic that the same people who refer to all cops as "authoritarian pigs" are usually the same ones clamoring to surrender their right to keep and bear arms to those same "pigs?"

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 14:31 UTC
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Aaron801: Really sad... I can see that maybe the ruling came down to whether or not the cop was acting out of malice in any way or just made a stupid mistake. If it really is the latter thing though then it seems that at the very least that cop ought to be out of a job. That just seems to me to be the kind of mistake that one should only have the opportunity to make once.

Beyond that, I think that it says a lot about the culture that we have here in the US. We have the 2nd amendment right that a lot of the world doesn't get to have, but in return for this right we live in a society where gun violence is so prevalent that police area all to ready to take down a shooter. The danger is apparently too great to act with very much caution just as was the case with this cop...

Aaron801, I'm more afraid of people who on one hand criticize every action of the police and on the other hand tell me I need to surrender my ability to defend myself to the same police. I find that disturbing, even schizophrenic. The Supreme Court has ruled that the police have NO DUTY to protect the individual citizen, only the public at large. With that being said, upon whom does the responsibility for your security fall? If you guessed government you are WRONG.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 14:27 UTC
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Frame Seeker: Another unqualified for the job cop shooting an unarmed civilian for no reason...

krtshv, regarding your OJ reference, I believe he was guilty as homemade sin but that is the nature of our trial-by-jury system. You don't get to lynch someone because you don't agree with the verdict. If you prefer mob rule there are plenty places you can go for that.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 14:17 UTC
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Frame Seeker: Another unqualified for the job cop shooting an unarmed civilian for no reason...

krtshv, there are countless examples of people who, after the fact, were discovered to be unarmed but that, by itself, does not incriminate the cop. He was in the performance of his duties and perceived a threat. He doesn't have the luxury of litigating the situation in a split second, often in the dark, as a Monday morning quarterback like yourself. So, yes, I'm going to give the benefit of the doubt to the cop in this situation as did the grand jury who looked at the EVIDENCE of the situation.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 14:14 UTC
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Aaron801: Really sad... I can see that maybe the ruling came down to whether or not the cop was acting out of malice in any way or just made a stupid mistake. If it really is the latter thing though then it seems that at the very least that cop ought to be out of a job. That just seems to me to be the kind of mistake that one should only have the opportunity to make once.

Beyond that, I think that it says a lot about the culture that we have here in the US. We have the 2nd amendment right that a lot of the world doesn't get to have, but in return for this right we live in a society where gun violence is so prevalent that police area all to ready to take down a shooter. The danger is apparently too great to act with very much caution just as was the case with this cop...

Calvin Chann, the PEOPLE are the militia. I'm sorry you don't like that but facts are stubborn things.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 14:02 UTC
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(unknown member): From Europe. .. there are just too many weapons in thr US and people tend to see weapons in the hands of anyone (and photographers as well!).

Whereas in Europe, almost no one has a gun... and so cops are not afraid about tripods..
So no one want to get a gun to protect himself. .. because others do not have guns either...

Regards

NicoPPC, seriously, the American people no more care what non-Americans think about our country than you care what Americans think about yours. But ask yourself, what would Europe look like today if it were not for well-armed Americans loaning arms to our allies in WWII? I think we know how a disarmed/poorly armed European society would look today were it not for our preference to be an armed society.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 07:07 UTC
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Frame Seeker: Another unqualified for the job cop shooting an unarmed civilian for no reason...

Another unqualified commenter rendering their unqualified opinion. I guess you know more than the grand jury that actually looked at the EVIDENCE in the case?

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 06:56 UTC
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Docno: These situations are a lot more complex than many people understand and cannot simply be attributed to poor training, cowardice, or malice. There are biological processes involved, for example the fact that potential threat information is routed to our “emotional reaction centre” (the amygdala) before it reaches our slower “analytical processing centre” (the frontal cortex). We evolved this way because it’s maladaptive to take time to decide whether that thing in the grass is a stick or a snake. Here’s how one behavioral scientist explains it:
“Crucially, while sensory information reaches the amygdala rapidly by this shortcut, it isn’t terribly accurate (since, after all, accuracy is what the cortex supplies).... this produces tragic circumstances where, say, the amygdala decides it’s seeing a handgun before the visual cortex can report that it’s actually a cell phone.”

abubasim, just curious as to where is the wonderful, safe, secure place with an infallible and trustworthy government that you live? Frankly, I enjoy the liberty I have thanks in large part to the 2nd Amendment. Can't think of any place else I'd rather live. And I've been to a lot of places around the world....

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 06:48 UTC
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mcshan: Let the cop and authority hate begin.

Karroly, BS! I bet the kids at the school in Parkland, Florida wished one of those deputies, who stood outside while they were being slaughtered, was a combat vet with a set to confront the shooter.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 06:42 UTC
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Aaron801: Really sad... I can see that maybe the ruling came down to whether or not the cop was acting out of malice in any way or just made a stupid mistake. If it really is the latter thing though then it seems that at the very least that cop ought to be out of a job. That just seems to me to be the kind of mistake that one should only have the opportunity to make once.

Beyond that, I think that it says a lot about the culture that we have here in the US. We have the 2nd amendment right that a lot of the world doesn't get to have, but in return for this right we live in a society where gun violence is so prevalent that police area all to ready to take down a shooter. The danger is apparently too great to act with very much caution just as was the case with this cop...

HowaboutRAW, you have ZERO understanding of the 2nd Amendment. The first clause of the 2nd Amendment is a justification clause stating the purpose of the Amendment, the latter defines WHO the militia is. The people. No part of the Bill of Rights secures or otherwise guarantees the right of gov't to be armed. The gov't doesn't need permission to arm itself. It is silly to suggest otherwise.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 06:23 UTC
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Teila Day: He should be fired and banned from working in law enforcement again in the U.S.. He should also face felony criminal charges. How many shots would've been fired had it been a 250lb, 6'4, dark skinned journalist? Yes... I said it. How would that kangaroo "investigation" wash out? Cop reasonably mistook the Canon® (pun) for a gun? I wonder if the same cop would reasonably mistake a guy coming out of an architecture firm with a long tube of drawings as a bazooka? Nah... probably not...

Not lost at all. You are stereotyping all police officers. Consider, for a moment, the number of police officers in this country and the number of interactions they have daily with citizens across this country. Now compare those numbers with the number of incidents like those depicted in this story. You cannot be taken seriously when you imply this is some kind of common occurrence. So, no, you don't state truths or facts. You state hyperbole and that's what rubs me the wrong way.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2017 at 02:31 UTC
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Teila Day: He should be fired and banned from working in law enforcement again in the U.S.. He should also face felony criminal charges. How many shots would've been fired had it been a 250lb, 6'4, dark skinned journalist? Yes... I said it. How would that kangaroo "investigation" wash out? Cop reasonably mistook the Canon® (pun) for a gun? I wonder if the same cop would reasonably mistake a guy coming out of an architecture firm with a long tube of drawings as a bazooka? Nah... probably not...

Well, I'm glad you don't generalize....removing tongue from cheek. You're guilty of the very thing you accuse police of. Clearly there are bad examples of police officers...and every other walk of life. To impugn all police officers for the misdeeds of a select few is small-minded. The same people who are quick to indict all police officers when an incident like this occurs are commonly the same ones who tell us to not judge all muslims because of a few muslim terrorists. You can't have it both ways.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 02:07 UTC
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Teila Day: He should be fired and banned from working in law enforcement again in the U.S.. He should also face felony criminal charges. How many shots would've been fired had it been a 250lb, 6'4, dark skinned journalist? Yes... I said it. How would that kangaroo "investigation" wash out? Cop reasonably mistook the Canon® (pun) for a gun? I wonder if the same cop would reasonably mistake a guy coming out of an architecture firm with a long tube of drawings as a bazooka? Nah... probably not...

Teila Day,

It amazes me, in incidents like this, how quickly people are willing to try and convict someone of wrongdoing with such limited information on what actually happened. And then you throw the race card so casually (speculating if it had been a "dark skinned journalist"). I would hope, for your sake, should you ever find yourself on the wrong end of the law, that you would be given more consideration before being tried and convicted in the court of public opinion.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 14:38 UTC
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Tommot1965: Its America ..Nuff said . the rest of the world already perceives you to be a large community of gun toting rednecks. all because of some Bull that was written a few hundred years back...but hey, keep killing each other then have a whinge why is this happening... PMSL

PentUp,

Consider this, "well regulated" as in trained and equipped. The 2nd Amendment has only been "cherry picked", as you say, by leftists. It is declarative stating the reason for a militia and DEFINES who the militia is, THE PEOPLE. If leftists read the 2nd Amendment as they do the rest of the Bill of Rights gun ownership would be mandatory. There's nothing "sensible" about you deciding what I'm allowed to defend myself with. Or you deciding whether or not I should buy health insurance...or forcing me to pay for your abortions, or pay for your food, housing, cell phone, etc. You don't have a "right" to my stuff.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 14:19 UTC
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tabloid: There should be a public democratic referendum in the U.S to to stop selling firearms and ban the public from owning any firearm. (Democracy at work).
Don't think the NRA would go for that.....they might loose.
If they did go for that....I would have a great deal of respect for them.

Chris2210,

Most people within a 2 mile radius of where I live DO have guns and we're not killing each other. It's a cultural problem, not a problem with inanimate objects. But, if someone with a cultural or behavioral problem chooses to do me harm I am not defenseless against their aggression. I prefer that over being a sheep.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 14:11 UTC
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Tippler: As a longtime New Yorker I cannot fail to mention the names of at least some NYPD officers that immediately come to mind when reading some of the posts here:

Miosotis Familia
Russel Timoshenko
Steven McDonald

You can Google the names for details.

The New York City Police Dept. lists 328 fallen officers due to gunfire: https://www.odmp.org/agency/2758-new-york-city-police-department-new-york
Sadly, such murders of police occur all over the USA. Police work is a dangerous business with lots of personal risks. In spite of the documented shortcoming of some small number of police, I am very thankful for their service.

HowaboutRAW,

"That said, they're easy to purchase in the adjacent state of Pennsylvania, and then further south in Virginia and North Carolina. And handguns are much less regulated in the near by states of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, but those aren't usually the sources for illegal guns in NYC."

Funny how where the guns are "easy to purchase" the crime rate doesn't equal or exceed where they're actually used. "Logic" sure does escape you...Guns cause crime like flies cause horse manure.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 06:40 UTC
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tabloid: There should be a public democratic referendum in the U.S to to stop selling firearms and ban the public from owning any firearm. (Democracy at work).
Don't think the NRA would go for that.....they might loose.
If they did go for that....I would have a great deal of respect for them.

tabloid, and if frogs had wings they wouldn't bump their butt when jumping....

If three sheep vote against two wolves the wolves are still wolves and can nullify that vote. What we need is a giant plane loaded with common sense and personal responsibility to fly over America and bombard at will.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 06:34 UTC
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Tommot1965: Its America ..Nuff said . the rest of the world already perceives you to be a large community of gun toting rednecks. all because of some Bull that was written a few hundred years back...but hey, keep killing each other then have a whinge why is this happening... PMSL

"Keep it up. It reminds the vast majority of how little rightwingers care about freedoms and rights for any but themselves. Oh the irony"

It's not Republicans (not a majority anyway) forcing you to buy overpriced health insurance or trying to take away your right to possess the means to secure your liberty. That would be libtards like yourself who pretend to care about liberty on one hand while deliberately undermining it on the other.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 06:25 UTC
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Tommot1965: Its America ..Nuff said . the rest of the world already perceives you to be a large community of gun toting rednecks. all because of some Bull that was written a few hundred years back...but hey, keep killing each other then have a whinge why is this happening... PMSL

"Oh, I do care about your ilk abusing the rights of others, your ilk's propensity to lie, and you ilk's conflation of the US Constitution with the Declaration of Independence, and with your ilk's willingness to disregard laws and rules you don't happen to like."

You mean like Hillary's illegal e-mail server? Obama's failure to enforce our immigration laws? Obama (and leftist SC justices) forcing us to engage in commerce? That kind of "ilk?"

"The bible, and god, were used for centuries to enslave black people."

You mean like the Democrat party that gave us the KKK? Or the Republican president that fought a war to free the slaves?

And wouldn't it have been great if those same black people you claim to care about had arms with which to secure their liberty from Democrats of your mindset?

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 06:21 UTC
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