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Inquest proper in questionable police shootings

We screen them, we train them, they are sworn in and entrusted with a badge and gun, given awesome responsibility, considerable authority that is supposed to be tempered with discretion, and in the event they take a human life, they are subjected to a remarkable degree of scrutiny to assure they acted properly, deciding perhaps in a split second to commit an act that will be examined by a committee that has the luxury of time.

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Inquest proper in questionable police shootings

We screen them, we train them, they are sworn in and entrusted with a badge and gun, given awesome responsibility, considerable authority that is supposed to be tempered with discretion, and in the event they take a human life, they are subjected to a remarkable degree of scrutiny to assure they acted properly, deciding perhaps in a split second to commit an act that will be examined by a committee that has the luxury of time.

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If a officer of the law takes a life, he/she should be under the same scrutiny as a civilian, in fact even more.....
 
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I do agree LEOs should be held accountable for their weapons just as we do, However, we shouldn't try to crucify LEOs just because their are doing their jobs. Portland has a rich history of trying to treat Cops like they are super heroes and can stop a person by some other means.
Sometimes you have no other option, and if a jury clears you then you were justified.

Except in Portland.

Thank God I moved.
 

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They are not military, they are civilians along with the rest of us. They are INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY! All too often people run to crucify them based on what is reported in the newspapers (not like they ever lie to us) and hearsay from other people. The opposite also happens. People rush to defend them based on less than all the facts. Neither is proper. They deserve no more consideration than anyone else, however, they deserve no less than anyone either.

I suggest we wait until they are either convicted or exonerated by a jury of their peers, whether this be a criminal or grand jury, before we rush to judgment. The smell test is unreliable and should not be used in place of actual facts. And chances are, unless you are on a jury looking into a case, you won't know all the facts, regardless if a video of the incident is on the web. Its very easy just to view the good or bad parts of an incident and leave out preceding or proceeding events...
 
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