Never an excuse for shooting unarmed ...

Never an excuse for shooting unarmed suspects, former police chief says

There are 23 comments on the Reuters story from Aug 19, 2014, titled Never an excuse for shooting unarmed suspects, former police chief says. In it, Reuters reports that:

I was the police chief in Kansas City, Missouri, when an unarmed African-American teenager was shot by a cop for a non-violent issue.

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Good for you

United States

#1 Aug 19, 2014
Too bad this wasn't a non-violent issue. According to witnesses, Brown attacked the officer, told the officer he wouldn't shoot, and charging him again most likely to do bodily harm. I guess the officer should have allowed Brown to attack him and disarm him.
Take Responsibility

Kansas City, MO

#2 Aug 19, 2014
If you assault a memeber of law enforcement or struggle to take and shoot their gun, you have to be willing to face the consequences. If you walk the straight and narrow in life, you don't have problems. If you receive a command from an officer, there is a reason for it. If you choose not to obide by it, there are consequences for your actions and it does not make a difference what race you are.
Osama bin Laden

Jacksonville, FL

#3 Aug 19, 2014
SEAL Team 6 shot me when I was unarmed!!! Obama watched it live and busted his nuts to it.
blam

Howell, MI

#5 Aug 19, 2014
America sucks..
guest

Humboldt, TN

#8 Aug 19, 2014
Local St. Louis sources said Wilson suffered an “orbital blowout fracture to the eye socket.” This comes from a source within the Prosecuting Attorney’s office and confirmed by the St. Louis County Police.

If yu don't like America go Russia
BOO

Grandview, MO

#9 Aug 20, 2014
Lets see shove a police door shut on a cop push him back into his vehicle then punch him in the face resulting in orbital eye fracture then take off running then turn around and taunt the cop with violence and charge gun ho towards the cop and see if you come out alive now that's what I call just plain stupid is as stupid does!
In His Honor

Omaha, NE

#11 Aug 20, 2014
Bull Connors wrote:
Live like a thug, die like a thug. At least Tray-von has company now.
Another of Obama's "sons" laid to rest

:)
Helter Skelter

Calhoun, KY

#14 Aug 20, 2014
Bunch of Hank Williams listening cop pen is sucking computer commandos. ^^^^^^
cris

Overland Park, KS

#15 Aug 20, 2014
"Never an excuse for shooting unarmed suspects, former police chief says." I would further add: Only when fabricated fears pull the trigger, do we THEN have a problem. When citizen's fears, clash with police fears, whoever has the free-pass to shot, will. I find "fear" to be the overall issue. stamping out the "fear" on both sides, and doing so with open honesty is a start in the best direction for all of us.
Obamafonesforall

Bedford, OH

#16 Aug 20, 2014
In His Honor wrote:
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Another of Obama's "sons" laid to rest
:)
LOL! Yes! Brown looks like he could have been one of Obama's sons.
cop

Mayfield, KY

#17 Aug 20, 2014
Obamafonesforall wrote:
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LOL! Yes! Brown looks like he could have been one of Obama's sons.
This police chief knows not of what he speaks. He is likely pandering to the "in-crowd", which are those which believe law enforcement is patently evil. If one is being beaten severely, as is now coming to light, then one does have the right to use deadly force to stop said beating. Remember, for all of the spin you hear ("he was an 18 year old unarmed teenager"), please keep in mind that he was 6'4, nearly 300 pounds. The officer was physically outmatched. He had already been beaten badly enough to break his eye socket. The shooting appears to be justified. I'm sorry if that offends people, but at this point it appears to be the truth.
crush white lies

Brooklyn, NY

#18 Aug 20, 2014
Nope especially six times from far away.
Cordwainer Trout

Elizabethtown, KY

#19 Aug 20, 2014
crush white lies wrote:
Nope especially six times from far away.
Witnesses say Brown was charging Wilson. After the beating Brown had already given him, he probably wasn't in the mood for another. Four shots to Brown's right arm suggests he tried to subdue Brown instead of killing him. The final shot was to Brown's head probably quite close in his football like charge. All of the lies so far are the ones coming from the Blacks looting, rioting, killing their own and covering their criminal activities. They started with the egregious lie of Brown being shot in the back. That falsehood should be enough to wake you up to the ridiculousness of the myths the out of town Blacks are continuing.
crush white lies

Brooklyn, NY

#20 Aug 20, 2014
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
Witnesses say Brown was charging Wilson. After the beating Brown had already given him, he probably wasn't in the mood for another. Four shots to Brown's right arm suggests he tried to subdue Brown instead of killing him. The final shot was to Brown's head probably quite close in his football like charge. All of the lies so far are the ones coming from the Blacks looting, rioting, killing their own and covering their criminal activities. They started with the egregious lie of Brown being shot in the back. That falsehood should be enough to wake you up to the ridiculousness of the myths the out of town Blacks are continuing.
I never heard he was shot in the back

I heard he turned around with his hands up and was getting down to surrender

Now if his hands were up that could mean those shots that hit him in the arm was meant for his head.

But the guy who was with him stated that brown was shot in the arm before they took off running And the officer continued shooting

He missed a few times because he shot more than 6 times.
crush white lies

Bronx, NY

#22 Aug 20, 2014
Here young lady said he was shot in the front. as soon as he turned around is when the officer let off the most shots.
crush white lies

Bronx, NY

#23 Aug 20, 2014
https://m.youtube.com/watch...

I forgot the video
mike

Akron, OH

#24 Aug 20, 2014
I doubt that the 'guy who was with him' is a credible source.
Bruce Johnson ofWUSA9News

Silver Spring, MD

#25 Aug 20, 2014
crush white lies wrote:
Here young lady said he was shot in the front. as soon as he turned around is when the officer let off the most shots.
As a news anchor in Washington, D.C. I have to say that cooking Michael Brown on a barbecue so the neighbors can eat good in the hood will calm things down in Ferguson and that neighbors will stop bitchin and bullshittin and start living right. Dig? Good!
CGP

Discovery Bay, CA

#27 Aug 20, 2014
Bruce Johnson ofWUSA9News wrote:
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As a news anchor in Washington, D.C. I have to say that cooking Michael Brown on a barbecue so the neighbors can eat good in the hood will calm things down in Ferguson and that neighbors will stop bitchin and bullshittin and start living right. Dig? Good!
Yeah, free crack, hotdogs for the kids, great party.
Deshaun

Cookeville, TN

#28 Aug 20, 2014
Obamafonesforall wrote:
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LOL! Yes! Brown looks like he could have been one of Obama's sons.
Praise be, don't tell me we're going to have to get Maury Pervert in here to say, "Bay-Rock, you are the father".

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