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Old 06-01-2019, 01:11 PM   #104 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Fat Charlie View Post
You've still got to call it an execution. You can (and should) defend it, and the criminal's family and their tame prosecutor need to answer for their own actions, but you do everyone a disservice by pretending it wasn't an execution. Own it.
I don't have the facts because I wasn't there. As I said, if the person is resisting at all, then it isn't an execution. Doesn't matter how much someone has the upper hand. If the guy were completely restrained and making no effort to become unrestrained, then it was an execution.

An execution is what happened to Daniel Shaver; a story which got almost no media attention because the kid happens to have white skin. I'll link to the wiki page since the video is incredibly disturbing to watch.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Daniel_Shaver

Even in this instance, the officer was acquitted of charges, a finding which I understand even if I disagree. After all, who is to say when a suspect has been sufficiently disarmed to pose no threat? There's a lot of gray between the extremes of a criminal actively firing at people, and sitting handcuffed in the back of a cruiser.
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