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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2019, 12:28 AM

5. The use of deadly force at the slightest provocation needs to be addressed.

By all means pull your weapon, wave it about, then tell her to step back and show hands, but . . . .

He got scared, that is all.

I blame police training, everything in training is presented as a threat that needs a strong response.

The sex, age, or ethnic appearance of both the shooter and the victim aren't relevant. Unless you want to take the conversation into a different direction, and shout RACISM!

Minnesota police department now needs to backtrack through a long history of police-on-unarmed-civilian shooting deaths to set things right.

Moral of the story: In Minnesota, approach a police car slowly, from the front. Make sure you make eye contact before getting too close. Have empty hands in sight at all times. Speak quietly and politely. Remember that they are on edge, armed, and have been trained to kill at the slightest real or imagined provocation.

. . . . then again, better to walk away slowly.

But then again, the young lady was from Australia. It's ok here to walk up to a policeman and talk without some extreme reaction. Must be the training, I suppose.

There are no winners in this sad tale. And people will use it to meet their own agenda, I'm afraid.

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