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When a candy bar, a wallet, or a hairbrush leads to gunfire -

There are 6 comments on the Newsday story from Nov 18, 2007, titled When a candy bar, a wallet, or a hairbrush leads to gunfire -. In it, Newsday reports that:

A candy bar, a wallet, a pair of baggy pants, and now a hairbrush. The killing of a hairbrush-brandishing Brooklyn teenager last week was the latest in a line of police shootings around the country where ...

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When told

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Nov 18, 2007
How about this: When your told to stop, drop the weapon, stop or we will shoot, put your hands in the air, ect... do so. The likely hood of you getting shot by the police officer decreases 100%.
jfj

Jacksonville, AL

#3 Nov 18, 2007
The police are to blame because an individual who is told to not move based on his actions makes a move that leads the police officer to react. These liberal civil liberties lawyers expect an officer to die before a reaction is made to determine shoot or don't shoot. The officer duty is to take risk, not to die to satisfy the lawyers. He/She has seconds to determine the course that these gutless wonders will spend months to analyze.
common sense

Massapequa, NY

#4 Nov 18, 2007
Maybe if parents taught their children to obey the law and law enforcers their children would be alive and well.
Bill Dikant

Queensbury, NY

#5 Nov 19, 2007
common sense wrote:
Maybe if parents taught their children to obey the law and law enforcers their children would be alive and well.
Thats a starter!
undertheradar

United States

#6 Nov 26, 2007
After reading the article it looks like the officers need more marskmanship training. They fired 20 rounds and only had 8 hits.
the truth

Houston, TX

#7 Nov 27, 2007
undertheradar wrote:
After reading the article it looks like the officers need more marskmanship training. They fired 20 rounds and only had 8 hits.
Thats becaz its hard to see a brother at night

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