These two LEO’s had no business opening fire. The drivers hands were clearly visible. While I will put some blame on the father for putting his son in harms way by running from the police (and if true, trying to run one over) the facts remain that they had the vehicle stopped and the driver had his hands in the air. At that point, you do not have justification for using deadly force.
It reminds me about two decades ago when I got out of the Air Force as a cop and was looking into a civilian police job and was told I would need to go through more DPSST training to cure me of my bad habits learned as a military cop – mainly that we tended to wait far too long to pull our weapon on someone for their standards. But you know what? We also never shot someone we shouldn’t have.
 August 17, 2016 at 8:02pm
ROFL! “…their contents will simply be leaked for political purposes,” Schiff added. Yes! Yes they will. Because, you know, the scores of subpoenas for the information were stonewalled and therefore the citizens and Congress were left in the dark, hoping it would all blow over in time. Darn those pesky ‘Publicans for not letting go, right Schiff? One can hope that the really juicy emails will leak right around the end of Oct.
 August 10, 2016 at 7:00pm
Sadly, a blank firing adapter which costs about $15 would have prevented this. If you are dumb enough to not check, and fire a live round with one attached, you’ll be the only one injured. They’re usually bright orange or red so you know when someone isn’t following the rules.
There was no reason to pull the trigger at all. Blanks were not needed. It's a simulation, Just say, "bang"
 August 4, 2016 at 1:16pm
People like “you?” You know nothing about me. In fact, if you read my post carefully I never even said if I was willing to or not. But I am not a millennial, I am an old combat vet, and I have put my life on the line for freedom before. I also firmly believe that if and when it comes to it, a lot of our brothers and sisters in the military and police forces will also take a stand. Again, not all, but enough.
 August 4, 2016 at 12:52pm
Can I file a lawsuit against her for sexual harassment? Its obvious she is sexist, and anti-d**k. Being born with one, and not having a choice in the matter, I feel insulted, degraded, and victimized that a part of my body is being singled out as something horrible and to be ashamed of. Any torte lawyers out there? Can we start a class action suit?
 August 4, 2016 at 12:38pm
As some folks on here have said, not all gun owners are willing to take a stand against the government infringing on their rights, or to die for those rights. Most are focused on what it takes to live our daily lives. I suppose it was the same when we fought for our freedom from British rule. But, enough people of principle did, and will. And unlike the uber left which is a really small minority, most average Americans would side with those few thousands of gun owners willing to take a stand. They may not stand physically with them, but they wouldn’t have to, in order to be effective.
Yeah right. It you felt like that, you would have been dead a long time ago. All the federal government has to do is show up to the door of a couple of people like you, that will quickly fold up and hand over their guns, then makes sure it's on the local news. Most of us will then comply with the law. You would have to have a revolutionary force, with a leader like Washington to fight back. On an individual one by one basis, you will not stand a chance. And I'm not saying you wouldn't join a revolutionary force if things get real bad, but the kind of leadership doesn't exist in Pokemon America anymore.
 August 3, 2016 at 12:22pm
Is it Pro-choice when a mom suffocated her 2 week old infant because it won’t stop crying? Why can a prosecutor charge a drunk driver who kills a pregnant woman with 2 counts of vehicular manslaughter, regardless of how far along she is? If someone murders a pregnant woman, same thing – 2 counts of murder charges. Perhaps instead of calling it pro-choice, how about calling it pro-murder? The courts have been doing it in hundreds of wrongful death cases a year.
 August 2, 2016 at 2:11pm
So now we fine people who are falsely accused and then provide proof to the contrary? How about criminal charges for making a false report for the actress and her boyfriend? I say the cop files a civil lawsuit against the actress for defamation of character. A million dollars would be about right.
 August 1, 2016 at 9:18pm
I used to be a fan Jessica, but no more. Pretty hypocritical considering you made a nice some of cash for your role in Sin City. You know, that show with all the GUNS, like the .44 Mag you kept in your car that “kicks like a mule?”
 August 1, 2016 at 9:12pm
Jason Witten was the one who thought it up and organized it. He received the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 2012 for his contributions to the community off the field. He launched the Jason Witten SCORE Foundation, established in part to provide support and assistance for families and individuals affected by domestic violence. Appeared in an NFL/United Way public-service announcement (PSA), stressing the importance of volunteering. The spot was filmed at Witten’s annual free football camp in his hometown of Elizabethton, Tennessee, which more than 1,000 children attended in 2007. Yeah, a real thug that one.
 August 1, 2016 at 2:48pm
Really @BLM? Anyone convicted of sex work related offenses? Apparently black women’s lives don’t matter. If I were a moderator for the upcoming presidential debates, I would ask Shillary if she thinks those convicted of sex work should be exonerated and released as per BLM.
 July 31, 2016 at 3:07pm
And now we know why she didn’t want any assistance. If you read the latest article, it seems some text messages were leaked from the prosecutor and elected officials showing that they were going to prosecute these officers regardless of what their findings were – purely politically motivated. Is there any doubt that the leftists and BLM folks are working against the citizens of the United States? The prosecutor and every elected official involved should be brought up on charges. Even though all of them were found innocent, those officers lives may never be the same again. But hey, a few lives lost or ruined to further a political agenda is totally worth it right Hillary? I mean, it’s pretty much what happened in Benghazi.
 July 31, 2016 at 12:58pm
@Very…So all those listed are victim-less crimes? What if you jay-walk and cause an accident that kills someone else? The rest of us don’t pay more for goods and services when people shoplift? You will see me criticize law enforcement on some articles, where I feel it is warranted (see the recent article about the cop walking across the street and cuffing the guy recording) but I am sick and tired of people like yourself who gloss over the actions of the criminal and then point to the LEO and say they used excessive force. How about you spend your energy sending a more positive message to those who would commit crimes? Something like “Don’t do it. It’s not worth it.” And you could add “And if you are confronted by police, be polite, don’t make any sudden movements, and don’t resist.” Pretty simple, really.
 July 30, 2016 at 9:22pm
Thanks for your service, Msgt! You are correct in that 99% of the time an SPs shift is utter boredom, but man, that other 1%…
 July 30, 2016 at 12:26pm
Where’s @LibertarianSocialist? Hiding again? Maybe his daddy could have talked this armed robber down? Yep, another example of a good guy with a gun saving the lives of he and his wife that the left (and we’re often reminded by LiverLilliedSocialist) says don’t exist.
Thanks for your service, SP. from a USAF E7 Ret'd. It might have been boring most times, but I'll bet your adrenilin pump is 10 times larger than mine because of those few "exciting" times!
LibSoc never comments on feel good stories.
July 30, 2016 at 12:11pm
I was a cop, and I know cops, and this officer has nothing but a power trip. Filming across the street is NOT interfering with their investigation. At no point did the officer look like he was scared/being threatened – in fact, he was the one escalating the situation. Contrary to the beliefs of some of these LEOs, they do not have the right to arrest you just because they make you mad. They also do not have the right to physically assault you unless you have committed a crime and are resisting arrest. One could argue that if the arrest is unlawful (citizen did nothing to warrant it) that resisting that arrest isn’t a crime (which is true and that charge would likely be thrown out of court) but you would take your bumps and bruises before all that happened – which is again, one of the problems. Police used to be well-dressed, professional, kind, and fair. Now they dress like wanna be Rangers, refer to citizens as civilians and clearly have an us vs. them mentality. Hey officers, want to know a tried and true formula for coming home to your family every shift? Be alert, be vigilant, be polite, be respectful.
 July 29, 2016 at 4:25pm
@LibertarianSocialist – Is this a “my daddy could beat up your daddy” post? Because that’s what it sounds like. Not everyone in this world is a great fighter, or 6 foot 5 and 300 lbs. Hence the saying God created man and Smith&Wesson made them equal. And spare me your response about he subdued the person by just talking to them. That may work once in a while with someone intent on harming, but not most of the time – and certainly not when the crazy person is going for a cops gun -you just can’t risk your life or that of the officers by trying to reason. Reasonable people don’t attack cops. Oh, and try reasoning or getting physical with the next gang members brandishing a weapon, terrorist intent on beheading you, or addict high on meth, Crack, or PCP that you come across. Or maybe your daddy could, as we know you have no courage yourself to do so.
It was Sam Colt who coined the 'great equalizer' moniker:)
@LibertarianSocialist IS NOT WORTH YOUR TIME....move on. THEY CAN'T NOR WILL THEY WANT TO REASON WITH YOU. @LibSoc HAS FLAWS IN THEIR PSYCHE/REASONING.
 July 29, 2016 at 4:05pm
Wake up Europe and America! Wouldn’t the expectation of security in our houses of worship not be enough to make most people realize that mass influx of refugees from Islamic countries is not a good idea?
 July 29, 2016 at 1:25pm
Where’s @LibertarianSocialist at? I’m sure he is so proud of his ideological peers right now. Hiding? Have nothing to say? Can’t twist this one to say its Bush’s fault? THIS IS TODAYS DEMOCRAT PARTY. Where’s the tolerance and inclusion? This is nothing more than hateful divisiveness. Whites to the back? Shouting down moments of silence for fallen officers? SMH.
 July 28, 2016 at 12:50pm
This must be computer generated. After all, we’re constantly being told by the left that only conservative, non college educated Christian white males are the ones who are prone to intolerance and violence. We’re also reminded that Democrats and liberals love everyone equally and just want peace on earth, unicorns, and rainbows. So the video just can’t be true. In fact, it’s probably unseen video of the Republican convention that Fox news kept hidden from viewers and now is airing it and saying that these people are at the DNC.
BTW lefty trolls, how are you feeling today about the MSM not covering (covering up) the walkout by all the Sanders supporters? For decades you have denied that the MSM is biased in favor of democrats, but you just got a little taste of it. Chanting “the whole world is watching” isn’t very effective if the whole world never gets to see it. Just remember, you and yours built that.