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Killers of Police should get death penalty
« on: May 15, 2019, 10:30:18 PM »

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Re: Killers of Police should get death penalty
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2019, 05:41:15 PM »

Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke sentenced to more than 6 years for murder of Laquan McDonald
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Re: Killers of Police should get death penalty
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2019, 05:54:12 PM »
Police shootings: Trials, convictions are rare for officers

By Madison Park, CNN

Updated 4:41 PM ET, Wed October 3, 2018

(CNN)Few police officers ever face trial for shooting deaths, let alone are convicted.

In recent years, fatal shootings of unarmed black men across the United States have sparked outrage and concerns over police use of lethal force. Despite several high-profile cases and increased video evidence, convictions have been rare.

Philando Castile
The 32-year-old Minnesota man was fatally shot during a traffic stop by police officer, Jeronimo Yanez, in July 2016. Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, live-streamed the aftermath of the confrontation and said Castile was reaching for his identification when he was shot.

Outcome: Jury found Yanez not guilty of second-degree manslaughter in the death of Castile. His family in June 2017 reached a $3 million settlement with the city of St. Anthony, Minnesota. St. Anthony and the city of Roseville settled with Reynolds in November 2017 for $800,000.

Terence Crutcher
The 40-year-old man was shot in September 2016 by Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby after Crutcher's SUV was found stalled in the middle of the street. Shelby testified that she opened fire because she feared for her life. Videos of the shooting showed Crutcher walking on the road with his arms in the air before being shot.

Outcome: Jury found Shelby not guilty of felony manslaughter in May 2017.

Freddie Gray
The 25-year-old man was arrested by Baltimore Police after he was found with a knife in his pocket in April 2015. Gray died after suffering a neck injury while in police custody. A Baltimore grand jury indicted six police officers on a range of charges from involuntary manslaughter to reckless endangerment.

Outcome: Three were found not guilty, three officers had their charges dropped. Baltimore officials in September 2015 approved a $6.4 million settlement with Gray's family for all civil claims tied to his death.

Eric Courtney Harris
The 44-year-old man was shot in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Robert Bates, a volunteer reserve sheriff's deputy for the county sheriff's office in April 2015. Officers were conducting a sting operation to try to catch Harris illegally selling a gun and had pursued, then tackled him when Bates fired his pistol into Harris' back. Bates, 74, said he had meant to use his Taser, not his revolver.

Outcome: Bates was found guilty of second-degree manslaughter. He was sentenced in June 2016 to four years in prison, with credit for time served; he was released in October 2017, court documents show.

Eric Garner
The 43-year-old man died after being tackled to the ground and held in a chokehold by New York City police officers on July 17, 2014, for allegedly selling cigarettes illegally. Garner, who has asthma, said, "I can't breathe," as the incident was captured on cell-phone video and died later that day.

Outcome: Grand jury decided not to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo. The city settled with Garner's estate for $5.9 million.

Michael Brown
The unarmed 18-year-old was fatally shot after a struggle with a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9, 2014. Documents show that Officer Darren Wilson fired his gun 12 times.

Outcome: Grand jury decided not to indict Wilson, leading to renewed protests. Brown's family reached a civil settlement with the city in June 2017.

Sandra Bland
The 28-year-old woman was found dead in her cell three days after being arrested in Waller County, Texas, for allegedly failing to use her turn signal in July 2015.

Outcome: Grand jury decided not to indict any of the county jail employees.

Alton Sterling
The 37-year-old Louisiana man was fatally shot after being pinned to the ground by officers outside a Baton Rouge convenience store in July 2016. Police said he was reaching for a gun.

Outcome: No federal civil rights or state charges were filed against the officers.

https://www.cnn.com/2017/05/18/us/police-involved-shooting-cases/index.html
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Re: Killers of Police should get death penalty
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2019, 06:01:41 PM »
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2019, 07:19:18 PM »

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Re: Killers of Police should get death penalty
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2019, 10:29:28 AM »
If you truly cared about our law enforcement officials, you would not tow the party line of opposing background checks and its opposition to a ban on so-called "cop-killer bullets." 

As for the death penalty, I imagine forcing the convict to sit in a cell and listen to you read lame bible quotes would be penalty enough, though it might qualify as "cruel and unusual punishment."
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Re: Killers of Police should get death penalty
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2019, 01:40:46 PM »
If you truly cared about our law enforcement officials, you would not tow the party line of opposing background checks and its opposition to a ban on so-called "cop-killer bullets." 

As for the death penalty, I imagine forcing the convict to sit in a cell and listen to you read lame bible quotes would be penalty enough, though it might qualify as "cruel and unusual punishment."

dude.  legal gun owners are not killing cops.   It's criminals and leftists who are getting guns to conduct criminal activity, kill cops and shoot up schools and conservatives.

Having someone quote scripture to you might be  a good thing.

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Re: Killers of Police should get death penalty
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2019, 05:37:42 PM »
You would've had these innocent men executed.

Kenneth Adams
Time Served: 18 years
Malcolm Alexander
Time Served: 38 years
George Allen
Time Served: 30 years
Randolph Arledge
Time Served: 29 years
Ralph Armstrong
Time Served: 28 years

Ralph Armstrong served more than 28 years in Wisconsin prisons for murder before a judge overturned his conviction in 2009 based on evidence that a prosecutor had deliberately withheld evidence of his innocence more than a decade earlier.

https://www.innocenceproject.org/cases/ralph-armstrong/
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