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While I have an incredible amount of respect for police officers and the job they do, it pisses me off when things like this happen

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"On Oct. 14, Bobby Gerald Bennett of Dallas, 59, of Dallas, Texas began acting erratically. While Bennett sat in a swivel chair in the middle of the cul de sac holding a knife, his mother, Joyce Jackson, called the police and asked the dispatcher to send officers who were trained in dealing with the mentally ill.

But when police arrived at 12:19 p.m., both officers quickly drew their weapons. One of the officers then fired four shots at Bennett, striking him once in the abdomen.

According to the press release issued by Dallas police Sgt. Warren Mitchell immediately after the shooting, Bennett “made statements indicating that he was not going to cooperate with the officers" and that “the incident escalated which led an officer to fire his weapon upon the individual.”

However, according to surveillance video captured by neighbor Maurice Bunch, Bennett was standing still during the entire incident and, when he was shot, his hands were down by his side. Bunch, who witnessed the shooting, tells WFAA:

“When the officers told him freeze, he complied,” said Bunch, who witnessed the incident from his driveway across the street. “He did not move an inch, in suspended animation; he just stood there, you know? Bobby was conscious, he knew exactly what he was doing because I had been talking to him prior.”
According to Bunch, the police were “trying to kill” Bennett.


Dallas police, after viewing Bunch’s surveillance footage, are now reviewing the incident:

We are in the very early stages of conducting a thorough criminal investigation of this incident. Once we complete the criminal investigation we will refer our findings to the Dallas County District Attorney's office [...] We will then begin the administrative investigation to determine whether our deadly force policy was violated. ??


We are aware of video taken by citizens of this incident.
Bennett remains in the intensive care unit of a Dallas hospital.

The surveillance footage of the incident, in which Bennett is standing with his arms down and backing away from the officers, can be viewed here:"


Video here: http://gawker.com/dallas-cops-shoot-mentally-ill-man-standing-in-the-stre-1447471140

10/17/2013 10:15:54 PM

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10/18/2013 6:13:00 AM

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10/18/2013 6:14:13 AM

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oh look a gawker article about a shitty cop

call me when they post something about a cop saving someone's life

you'll get pissed off if you only read sensational one-sided reporting

10/18/2013 7:00:03 AM

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Helping and protecting people is their job.

I hate people who get angry when no one massages their nuts after not fucking up at work.

10/18/2013 8:09:36 AM

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Because no other job in the world celebrates people... doing their job?

Or could it be that you and most posters on TWW are programmed to hate cops because they busted your dumb ass at one point for smoking pot or some other stupid shit.

"Fuck the police."

Ridiculous. Not that this particular incident is excusable, but the fever pitch of cop hating on this site is idiotic at best.

10/18/2013 9:38:11 AM

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^ You're the first person to use that phrase in this thread, asshole.

Sounds like a classic case of self-loathing.

10/18/2013 9:43:36 AM

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Sounds like a classic case of "use search to find all the threads bitching about cops."

Asshole.

10/18/2013 9:46:13 AM

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"Because no other job in the world celebrates people... doing their job?"


"BREAKING NEWS: Billy the Roofer fixed the biggest leak of his life yesterday!"

or

"BREAKING NEWS: Billy the Roofer knowingly used defective materials, causing a roof collapse!"

10/18/2013 9:48:17 AM

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Pathetically stupid example.

But I also don't mean "teacher of the year" or "employee of the week" at KFC.

Let's see you rub some more neurons together.

10/18/2013 9:52:03 AM

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"Sounds like a classic case of "use search to find all the threads bitching about cops.""


You're the one in here saying "Fuck the Police"

If anyone's bitching about the cops ITT it's you.

10/18/2013 10:03:52 AM

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^^
relax bro, it's friday

10/18/2013 10:07:01 AM

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Police officers get awards and shit all the time.

I have no problem with cop. I'm just not a fan when they murder people.

10/18/2013 11:21:22 AM

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Com on now, let's face it: It takes a certain kind of person to want to be a cop. And having that kind of authority often does something to that particular kind of person.

Sure, I'm sure there are plenty of great cops who do great jobs. But there are plenty who don't. In my experience with cops, even when it was me who called them, most haven't been very friendly or helpful (I do recall two specific incidents when the cop was actually cool). And I think back to the several guys (and a gal) i know from high school who went on to be cops... and they were either arrogant jerks then, or were bullied and wanted to taste some authority.

10/18/2013 1:23:33 PM

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"Helping and protecting people is their job."


this is incorrect

their job is to enforce laws

10/18/2013 1:27:35 PM

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10/18/2013 1:33:42 PM

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to protect and serve our reptilian overlords

10/18/2013 1:38:48 PM

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Let's get this straight:
- Officer shoots a man.
- Officer writes a report indicating that the man took several steps towards him with a knife raised in an aggressive manner.
- Video comes out showing that the man was standing there with his hands at his sides and made no aggressive moves.

Clearly the officer was mistaken or he lied on his report. Personally, I think it's pretty far fetched to think that he was mistaken about whether a man came at him with a knife, but I'll leave that for the investigators to decide.

You should take a really good look at yourself it you're upset that the news is reporting on this investigation or that citizens of this country show concern for the case. Sorry if real news bothers you. Don't worry too much...There are still plenty of news outlets reporting on Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Obama's plot to turn America socialist, Kardashian bitches, and Michele Bachmann's latest publicity stunt to win the hearts of dumb motherfuckers.

[Edited on October 18, 2013 at 2:16 PM. Reason : l]

10/18/2013 2:14:40 PM

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Carolyn Warren says that sticker is bullshit.

10/18/2013 2:28:39 PM

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^ Good god that is one fucked up case, and subsequent ruling.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_v._District_of_Columbia

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"Appellants' claims of negligence included:
the dispatcher's failure to forward the 0623 call with the proper degree of urgency;

the responding officers' failure to follow standard police investigative procedures, specifically their
failure to check the rear entrance and position themselves properly near the doors and windows to ascertain whether there was any activity inside;

the dispatcher's failure to dispatch the call received at 0642 hours."


I no next to nothing about the law, but I'd love to hear someone say how those claims were inaccurate.

10/18/2013 2:42:48 PM

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the case is very simple. no govt agency has a duty to protect or serve you. end of discussion.

10/18/2013 3:53:24 PM

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Only the wal mart security force.

10/18/2013 4:21:39 PM

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^^ so even though that case wasn't at the supreme court level, it can still be used as precedent nationwide?

10/21/2013 2:05:18 PM

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Didn't you hear him? He said "End of Discussion"!!!! End of discussion!!!

10/21/2013 2:12:14 PM

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Oh shit sorry I must have read right over that!

10/21/2013 2:18:03 PM

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if you want a Supreme Court case that says the same thing, look at DeShaney v. Winnebago County or Castle Rock v. Gonzales etc...

[Edited on October 21, 2013 at 2:23 PM. Reason : no duty to protect an individual, end of discussion]

10/21/2013 2:22:44 PM

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i'd like to discuss it more, because i want to know more about it and be better informed.

[Edited on October 21, 2013 at 2:43 PM. Reason : ]

10/21/2013 2:43:42 PM

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if you try to call out someone, but are wrong, you get called out

[Edited on October 21, 2013 at 2:45 PM. Reason : its Rule #13, and it doesn't allow for negotiation or discussion]

10/21/2013 2:44:28 PM

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who called out who? and who was wrong? wrong about what?

10/21/2013 2:45:42 PM

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"if you try to call out someone, but are wrong, you get called out"


...trying to keep up here. where was the initial call out?

10/21/2013 2:46:55 PM

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Didn't you hear him? He said "End of Discussion"!!!! End of discussion!!!

10/21/2013 2:48:51 PM

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That's a call out? Also Bullet didn't make some assertion there that got proved wrong.

I can only speak for myself here, and this is all new to me, so I'm just trying to understand how this shit works.

10/21/2013 2:50:28 PM

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I was meremly commenting on his arrogance that the topic couldn't be discussed. I'm glad you provided the supreme court cases, because I don't know about this subject, and never claimed or asserted anything. So no, I wasn't wrong. It didn't need to be the end of the discussion. The discussion can continue further if people would like to learn more.

Quit being a dick, troll.

10/21/2013 2:55:56 PM

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who made you the boss? you can't take a high horse position if you don't even know the facts. and you got called out on it.

10/21/2013 3:01:59 PM

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Reading comprehension (as you would say), troll. I never took a position, except that it didn't need to be the end of the discussion.

10/21/2013 3:14:45 PM

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dunno why y'all are talking anymore. discussion ended like 10 posts ago

10/21/2013 3:17:50 PM

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"you can't take a high horse position if you don't even know the facts"


He never purported to know any facts. You're trying too hard here.

10/21/2013 3:23:17 PM

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itt Bullet acted like a bitch and got called out like a bitch

10/21/2013 3:47:10 PM

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you're not making any sense, troll.

10/21/2013 3:50:49 PM

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End of discussion!!!

10/21/2013 3:51:53 PM

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some (insert job title here) are douchebags and power hungry. They'll do anything to get to the top and when they do something stupid to get themselves in trouble they lie.

some (insert job title here) are nice people. They help out whenever they can and do what is asked of them to get the job done.

Cops are humans, no different than any other human out there. Why would you expect there not to be douchebag cops just like there are douchebags that you work with? I work in law enforcement and yes, there are a good number of cops/troopers/deputies that I can't get along with because since they hold a badge...they're a badass. At work, at home...their persona carries over.

Then there are a number that I love working around because they're helpful and nice and do what is asked of them without complaining.

This cop acted wrongly and I'm sure will be sued, fired, criminal charges, etc etc. But hey...continue to bash all cops and lump them into the same group.

10/21/2013 5:31:00 PM

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which one was black and which was white?


that makes all the difference

10/21/2013 7:09:06 PM

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"Cops are humans, no different than any other human out there."


except that they all chose to be cops. and particular types of people choose to be cops.

10/21/2013 7:20:42 PM

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aren't they going to prosecute the guy who took the video of their wrongdoing? I thought that was the norm...?

[Edited on October 21, 2013 at 8:05 PM. Reason : angry feet]

10/21/2013 8:04:29 PM

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Yeah, they should have stomped that dude and shot his dog. Piss poor police work boys, you make me ashamed.

10/21/2013 8:12:45 PM

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/dallas-officer-who-shot-mentally-ill-man-in-videotaped-confrontation-fired-from-police-force/2013/10/24/246c319c-3cd5-11e3-b0e7-716179a2c2c7_story.html

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"The police officer who shot a mentally ill man in a disputed incident caught on tape has been fired and charged with felony aggravated assault, police said Thursday."

10/24/2013 3:08:11 PM

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Why not murder?

[Edited on October 24, 2013 at 3:09 PM. Reason : I forgot the dude didn't die.]

10/24/2013 3:08:55 PM

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If nothing more he should be terminated for poor job performance. He fired his weapon four times from 10 - 20 feet and only hit the man once - in the stomach???

10/24/2013 4:42:41 PM

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Stomach is ok, you're supposed to aim center mass...missing 3 out of 4 is horrible though.

10/24/2013 5:27:13 PM

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setemup

10/24/2013 7:05:07 PM

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