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  •  And just why the fuck would someone do this? (6+ / 0-)
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    grover, caul, mint julep, shanikka, corvo, OldDragon

    If they could get free of the cuffs and grab the gun, why use that advantage to commit suicide on the spot rather than get the jump on the cop?

    I'm sorry, the story where the perp shoots themselves just makes infinitely less sense than the one about the cop covering his own ass. It may have happened before. Maybe. But come on. If anyone but a cop told that story, no cop would believe it.

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    by Code Monkey on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 10:10:03 PM PST

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    •  Occam's Razor. (2+ / 0-)
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      caul, Code Monkey

      In cases like this, for some reason, we're always expected to be "reasonable" and accept a half dozen or more improbable assumptions to arrive at an illogical conclusion when a very logical one stares us right in the face.

      As you said, no LEO would buy these implausible stories...

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      by grover on Sat Nov 23, 2013 at 12:10:29 AM PST

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