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Police miss suicidal man reaching for his wallet, shoot bystanders, suicidal man charged with assault of the victims

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/05/nyregion/unarmed-man-is-charged-with-wounding-bystanders-shot-by-police-near-times-square.html?_r=0

 

Is the right person being charged with these shootings?

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NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 5:16 PM on Dec. 5, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Yeah,shoot at a suspect in a crowd and blame the suspect. Makes total sense. Geez.
    I never understood shooting someone that was threatening suicide
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:25 PM on Dec. 5, 2013

  • And considering they ultimately took him down with a taser, why didn't they just tase him in the first place?
    NotPanicking

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 5:34 PM on Dec. 5, 2013

  • "facepalm"
    AdensMama0308

    Answer by AdensMama0308 at 5:38 PM on Dec. 5, 2013

  • I've never heard anything so ridiculous in my life! Shoot at a crowd, miss who your aiming for, so who's to blame? Yup the guy they missed.
    kylie_bob

    Answer by kylie_bob at 6:00 PM on Dec. 5, 2013

  • "The defendant is the one who created the situation that injured innocent bystanders."

    But he's NOT the one who fired the two guns that put two bullets into innocent bystanders. And why didn't they just use the Taser that they took him down with in the first place? Seems like that would have been the smart thing to do. But then again, we're talking about the people blaming the guy that was unarmed for two people being shot, so I guess doing the smart thing is a bit too much to ask.
    wendythewriter

    Answer by wendythewriter at 6:34 PM on Dec. 5, 2013

  • There are no words to describe how incredibly stupid this is....
    anime_mom619

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 6:39 PM on Dec. 5, 2013

  • wow...are they going to blame the bullets next since they're the things that actually hurt the innocent ppl?
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 6:50 PM on Dec. 5, 2013

  • What an utterly ridiculous, tragic situation!
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 7:48 PM on Dec. 5, 2013

  • The NY cops really have to go to the pistol range for a few hours a day, 7 days a week for damn sure! As for the article.... I got nothing except WTF??
    Michigan-Mom74

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 9:40 PM on Dec. 5, 2013

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