Glad this Trooper is a Bad Shot

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  1. num70

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    I'm wondering how it escaped the media's attention for 3 weeks.
     
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    That ain't good.
     
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    What's the lesson here? Don't move so fast when complying with an officer's request to show a license?
     
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    That could be a lesson, but honestly this poor guy didn't do anything that alarming. When you ask for something, don't be surprised when they reach for something.

    But it is appreciated when you tell the officer that you want to reach somewhere he can't see before you just go and do it. It goes smoother when both side communicate what they will be doing.
     
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    Coppers in the states need the same vetting for suitability to use weopons and skill levels, as normal citizens in the uk need to be allowed to posses guns.
    Its basic stuff and that officer ignored everyting about safetey basicaly because he was a scared man. Can anyone be a LEO over there, i have seen a few on here LEO And ex ex LEO dont inspire me with confidence, but realy these incidents are just not acceptable, and far too frequent to be ignored The LEOs need proper training:eek:.
     
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    That there seems pretty tough to defend...

    Actually pretty good question... And for a guy being shot, he remained about as calm as I could imagine anyone under the circumstances...

    Pretty tough to defend the actions of the officer here, and I really do not see what the defendant could have done differently...:scratch

    Put into a similar situation myself a couple years back, I was out of my car when an officer asked to see my license... He first asked me where my license was, before asking me to retrieve it. I told him it was in the door of the car. He asked me to open the door, and he carefully watched me retrieve my wallet. I had no issues with what occurred..

    I would be very curious to hear the defense of the officer.

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    that could happen to any of us with that cop! Think about that..
     
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    Or when they scream at you to get out of the car...
     
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    I can't imagine there is much of one.
    The guy complied and got shot.
    Should he move more slowly and deliberately? Probably.
    But he was not instructed to do so.

    It's by sheer luck (and terrible shooting) that he will live to cash the check that the taxpayers of South Carolina will undoubtedly be making out to him.

    A skittish LEO is like a skittish dog.
    Just no safe/sensible place for them among the public.
     

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