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Mon Jun 17, 2019, 09:23 AM

Man killed after an alleged argument and attack on an off-duty officer in Costco was nonverbal...

Another police officer with an itchy trigger finger.

The cousin of a man shot and killed by an off-duty police officer in a California Costco says his relative was nonverbal and couldn't have started the argument that allegedly led to the shooting, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times.
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The officer, who was reportedly holding a young child while shopping with his family when French allegedly attacked him, shot and killed French and also shot two members of French's family, police said.
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More at link.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/17/us/costco-shooting-questions/index.html

Dear police: You can't just go around killing people. You work for us.

I'm renewing my call that before *any* restrictions go into effect on the ability of civilians to carry or possess guns, such restrictions go into effect *first* on police officers.

Independent of that, we really should consider ending the routine carrying of firearms by police. Perhaps they should keep them locked in their cars, and only permitted to take them out in certain defined circumstances. Perhaps only a subset of officers, a special squad to be called only when needed, should have them. Such a policy change would save lives.

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Reply Man killed after an alleged argument and attack on an off-duty officer in Costco was nonverbal... (Original post)
MarvinGardens Jun 2019 OP
Evergreen Emerald Jun 2019 #1
Blues Heron Jun 2019 #2
spin Jun 2019 #3
Blues Heron Jun 2019 #4
spin Jun 2019 #5

Response to MarvinGardens (Original post)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 09:24 AM

1. Witnesses said they heard an argument

We don't have all the facts.

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Response to MarvinGardens (Original post)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 09:36 AM

2. We need to disarm the Police

period.

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Response to Blues Heron (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 08:11 PM

3. I doubt if many people would be willing to become a cop if you did that. ...

I sure wouldn’t.

Would you?

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Response to spin (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 08:12 PM

4. Of course they would if you paid them

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Response to Blues Heron (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 08:27 PM

5. I wouldn't be an unarmed cop in a crime ridden neighborhood of a big city...

like Chicago for a starting salary of $250,000 a year. No way, no how.

I might be an unarmed cop in London England where firearms are less common and knives are the weapons of choice. A billy club can stop a knife attack but it’s not real effective against a bullet.

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