Police shoot unarmed black man in own driveway

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    A person's life can change drastically in a split second. I'm sure the guy who died had no thought of such a thing happening and neither did your friend's son. I think back to times in my own life when it could have went in a completely different direction had I not been blessed with some luck. Hadn't been for a friend of mine I would have shot a dude in North Carolina years ago. Stupid thing that got out of control and could have resulted in a different life for both me and the other guy.
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    Every shooting in Pensacola occurs in a "quiet" neighborhood. haha. The kids being shot and doing the shooting "were always good church going boys" too.

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    Cocaine, Concealed Weapon, Murder, Drug Trafficking, Battery... That's why you don't invite the neighbors over for a cookout. It's also why you call the police when you see shady $hit.
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    Can't do that. Well, you can, but say goodbye to your local police force. Everyone would need to be carrying then.
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    I'm pretty sure the cops didn't run his ID before they shot him, so they, of course, had no way of knowing he had criminal problems in 1992 and 1994. If they had asked for ID before shooting him, they they probably would have realized this was his house and his car, then there would be no need to shot him ... there is really no excuse for this. I hope the guy gets a huge settlement.

    Edit ... actually, this isn't even the record for the same guy, since the DOB (1970) doesn't match up to his age (60).
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    We can't expect and require the police force to exercise good judgement and hold them accountable if they don't?

    My goodness.

    Every other job requires this. Even the ones where life and death are not on the line.
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    Son (B. 1970); . . . Father (B. 1953).
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    Here the police take 17 shots and hit the guy once in the leg.

    Last week in NOLA a private citizen takes one shot at 2 in the morning and hits a kid in the head.

    Nothing about any part of the story that makes me feel safer.

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