Answer by autodidact at 4:32 PM on Nov. 22, 2010
Answer by Memigen at 3:19 PM on Nov. 22, 2010
Answer by older at 3:21 PM on Nov. 22, 2010
I understand what this council is trying to get at, but they could have gone about it a better way or used a different picture. They make it sound as if police officers go around beating people for no reason.
Answer by JeremysMom at 3:21 PM on Nov. 22, 2010
Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 3:27 PM on Nov. 22, 2010
Answer by lovinangels at 3:33 PM on Nov. 22, 2010
Still at it, huh?
Answer by MommaofH2 at 3:32 PM on Nov. 22, 2010
Answer by SweetLuci at 5:18 PM on Nov. 22, 2010
Sorry if it's not what you are looking for, but I'm still feeling a lot safer with a cop than with a terrorist.
Answer by scout_mom at 4:47 PM on Nov. 22, 2010
Autodidact, Yes, I have heard of Johannes Mehserle. While I can't say what I would have done in that situation, I do agree that he could have handled it better. However, Oscar Grant was resisting arrest and at the time, Mehserle was not aware that Grant did not have a weapon and under the Garner vs. Tennessee, the Supreme Court did rule that officers can use deadly force if they have probable cause to believe that the suspect poses a significant threat of death or serious physical injury to the officer or others. However, as I said before, this "ad" is making it sound like police officers just go up and kill people for no reason. I am not saying that there are not any bad apples in the police department, but at the same time, this so called statistic of 8 times for likely does not apply to the average law abiding citizen.
Answer by JeremysMom at 5:32 PM on Nov. 22, 2010