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  •  If he lets two people go (0+ / 0-)

    and then starts shooting again?

    "Much of movement conservatism is a con and the base is the marks." -- Chris Hayes

    by raptavio on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 04:33:49 PM PDT

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    •  As I wrote, (0+ / 0-)

      Being a cop is a dangerous job. We all know that. There are always risks. They could have just waited him out or kept talking to him. Yes, it was dangerous. But the option they went with was ridiculous. Anyone who's gassed, especially someone that old, acts irrationally at first if they don't know it's coming. And sometimes, like in my case, even when they do know it's coming.

      Time is of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh to-day as when they first passed through their authors' minds ages ago. - Samuel Smiles

      by moviemeister76 on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 12:07:17 AM PDT

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      •  Yes, being a cop is a dangerous job. (0+ / 0-)

        Which is why I'm inclined to cut them some slack if they're dealing with an armed and shooting perp.

        "Much of movement conservatism is a con and the base is the marks." -- Chris Hayes

        by raptavio on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 06:57:59 AM PDT

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