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Video shows Akron police killing Black man in hail of gunfire

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THIS is the mentality, racism, and cowardice we have come to expect of what are now selected to be American police. Sixty fatal wounds? It will be interesting to see the rationalizations and bald-faced lies that are cooked up to justify this and to not charge everyone there with wanton felonious MURDER albeit some may be shipped off to other police departments to become the same time bombs in a different venue. And we ask, "How could something like that happen in Highland Park?" and then, here, we see the role models for it in our police.

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Did he shoot at the police first?

If he did fire a gun at police first, it wasn’t very smart.

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They're looking for another video that would create another martyr like St Fentanyl

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we see the role models for it in our police.

William, I agree to an extent. However, I'd blame more the prevalence of high-caliber automatic weapons: they make everyone quick-triggered. The protester in the fourth photo above is carrying a mighty big gun. That that is lawful is the real problem.

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These incidents have one thing in common, they are resisting arrest. Do exactly what the officer tells you to do when the officer tells you to do it and you will see tomorrow. Resist arrest or fail to comply with an officer with a gun and bad things are likely going to happen.

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It's not clear how many shots were fired by the eight officers involved, but Walker sustained more than 60 wounds. 

A police sidearm has what, 10 rounds? So these eight cops all basically emptied their magazines into this guy. They're told to shoot until the deem the threat is neutralised, but that seems excessive.

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Shooting at him long after he hit the ground and then cuffed him before purportedly attempting first aid.

The real tragedy is that many people think this is okay.

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The 60+ police bullets pumped into the body of an unarmed black running away, the sickeningly routine serial killing of so many other unarmed blacks by police with guns, and the inaction of state and local police in Uvalde, Texas, who waited for over an hour while a crazed killer with an AR-15 slaughtered 19 children and 2 teachers all have a common cause: FEAR, or what may be called COWARDICE in the line of duty by the "boys in blue" who evidently serve to protect only their own lives and not those of others. It's not about "defunding" the police, but weeding 'em out.

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A Black man was unarmed when

This article gets right to the narrative doesn’t it?

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A Black man was unarmed when

This article gets right to the narrative doesn’t it?

So what's your take?

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the sound of a shot was heard from the car,

and a transportation department camera captured what appeared to be a muzzle flash coming from the vehicle,

A person wearing a ski mask exits the passenger door and runs toward a parking lot. 

Not quite your average law-abiding citizen, was he? Not that I've got anything against folks wearing ski masks or leaving firearms in their car, but that's just me I suppose.

he wasn't a criminal, DiCello said.

Just a matter of time before the police find something.

More to come. Don't' touch that channel!

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My take?

that someone shot at the cops, took them on a car chase, resisted arrest, then ran away with police chasing him not knowing he left his gun in the car.

that’s the story not innocent “unarmed” Black male shot by police for no reason.

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60 fatal wounds is not self defense, it's a street execution.

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Sounds like another career criminal made a fatal mistake.

Ski mask in July?

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Not condoning the final outcome of this event but fleeing police over a minor traffic violation, shooting at officers during a high speed attempt to flee, bolting from the vehicle in the dark while ignoring orders to stop will nearly always result in undesirable outcomes no matter who you are.

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What are the police supposed to do in this situation? Let an armed (at least they thought he was armed) criminal simply escape into the darkness?

Doesn't matter if he was killed with one shot or one hundred. Somehow I doubt the police were worried about the colour of his skin by that point. Escape by car, shoot at police, try to flee into the darkness, ignore police commands to stop.... what other outcome could there be?

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the local police union said the officers thought there was an immediate threat of serious harm, and that it believes their actions and the number of shots will be found justified in line with their training and protocols. 

If this is true, then something has to change with those training and protocols. Anything that says it is appropriate to leave a suspect with 60 wounds and to keep shooting while he is on the ground can't be correct.

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My take?

that someone shot at the cops, took them on a car chase, resisted arrest, then ran away with police chasing him not knowing he left his gun in the car.

that’s the story not innocent “unarmed” Black male shot by police for no reason.

But you got all of that from the article

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Doesn't matter if he was killed with one shot or one hundred.

I guess that explains it

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A gun was found in the front seat of the car.

A ballistics check will show its recent use or not.

Look!

If a police officer tells me to do something then I will follow the order.

Running away after being pursued is absolutely no a smart move.

A tragedy for sure but avoidable…

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What are the police supposed to do in this situation? Let an armed (at least they thought he was armed) criminal simply escape into the darkness?

Well if there are only two options I guess the right thing for them to do (and obviously to you) would be to shoot an "armed criminal" enough times he got riddled with 60hits

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Just another day (night?) in the wild west

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Running away after being pursued is absolutely no a smart move.

A tragedy for sure but avoidable…

Yep he ran so it cannot be avoided.

Scary

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not really.

Dont shoot at police. Dont start a car chase. Dont resist arrest. Dont try to run away when order to stop.

then its not scary at all.

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> not really.

Dont shoot at police. Dont start a car chase. Dont resist arrest. Dont try to run away when order to stop.

then its not scary at all.

Ah ok.

Good to know that if you don't do those the police will not harm you

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thats correct.

the police are not just walking around shooting random unarmed Black males for no reason.

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*In a statement shared Sunday with reporters, the local police union said the officers thought there was an immediate threat of serious harm, and that it believes their actions and the number of shots will be found justified in line with their training and protocols. The union said the officers are cooperating with the investigation.*

If the officers genuinely thought their lives were in danger (and even if they didn't), then essentially all they need to do is say that in court. As the saying goes, "you have the right to go home at the end of the day."

They had taken fire, had tried non-lethal means ("At least one officer had tried first to use a stun gun, but that was unsuccessful, police said") and, in the moment, couldn't have known for sure whether the suspect was armed or not when he ran from the car.

State Attorney General Dave Yost vowed a “complete, fair and expert investigation" by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and cautioned that “body-worn camera footage is just one view of the whole picture."

I hope the investigation is thorough, objective, and achieves the right outcomes.

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Imagine you’re driving down the highway or down your street with your family and some guy flies past you going 80mph shooting at cops the cops who are chasing him. Not only is his gun a weapon but also that car. Let’s say he lost control and plowed into your car injuring or killing your family.

well that’s what this guy was doing. Like an insane assassin, he’d kill anything to get away.

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What I said that you said was correct was

Good to know that if you don't do those the police will not harm you

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And this question is stupid because no one does anything for no reason

Ok remove the “no reason”

are police walking down the street shooting unarmed Black males?

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Ok remove the “no reason”

are police walking down the street shooting unarmed Black males?

Don't they?

In any case this is not one of those cases, this falls more along the line of excessive force, not following protocols etc

You and the others are saying whatever happened to the person killed here is justified because he resisted arrest and tried to flee.

If thats okay with you, a person resisting arrest or thought to be resisting arrest mowed to the ground by gunfire then really what gods are there must help America

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yes, also after shooting at police with his own gun and also taking them on a car chase that endangered everyone else on the road. left out those parts for some reason.

Not established and being dramatized, I don't even want to comment on it

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Don't they?

No, they dont. thats the point.

Glad to know that then

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Ski mask in July?

It was cold that night.

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