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Police officer charged in fatal shooting of unarmed man who had just survived car accident

A North Carolina police officer was charged with voluntary manslaughter on Saturday after police say he fatally shot an unarmed man who had apparently just survived a car crash in Charlotte and was looking for help.

The victim, Jonathan Ferrell, a 24-year-old former Florida A&M University football player, was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene early Saturday morning.

The 27-year-old officer, Randall Kerrick, was turned himself into police late Saturday. He was released on a $50,000 bond.

http://news.yahoo.com/ferrell-kerrick-police-unarmed-shootin...



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Devil's Advocate

Although I generally dislike the police, after reading this and thinking about it, there are several factors at play and only our society can be blamed for this tragedy.

1. Let's look at the victim. He was college "football player," by his pic he was obviously a large man, and more than likely he did not get that way from natural means. The sad reality in America is that many young men who pursue a professional athletic career take steroids and HGH. I would say depending on the sport and position, it could be close to 90% usage. Guaranteed that 100% use creatine or some other legal supplements to become more powerful, athletic and intimidating.

2. He ran and knocked on a stranger's door for help. We have no idea if he was frantic or calm or what, but all we know is that this very intimidating man was knocking on a stranger's front door and the female resident was scared.

3. The cops say he charged towards them. What does that mean? Truth or exaggeration? Was he scared, frantic from the accident... did he hit his head? Could a bad head injury and possible steroid or HGH use mix for a bad combination that made him delusional? Or did he just intimidate the cops so much from his size that one panicked?

4. What about the neighborhood? Was it a Caucasian neighborhood? Have they had recent issues like violence or burglaries? Has the local news there been pumping out fear and intimidation on a daily basis?

I could go on and on. This is a terrible tragedy, but the reality is that America is messed up in so many ways that it's hard to tell fact from fiction anymore. I'm quite positive that this is all by design. If you want to control a population, dumb them down, confuse them and then pump their brains with utter nonsense on a daily basis.

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Another case of cowardly cops

This is what happens when you let most of todays cops get trained by israeli defense forces.

Appalling!

We are letting foreign troops into this country to do what? Militarize our police?

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Whats up with these guys?

They just reported on a cop in New York that shot his gun three times at an unarmed man, missed hitting the guy, but hit 2 innocent women bystanders. I'm beginning to think we do need gun control, lets start with the cops.

Oy veh: Yup, NYPD Simians are @it again!

NYPD's Finest 'Marksmen' at It Again: TWO innocent Bystanders Shot, One with a Walker!

One block away from, arguably one of the most busiest intersections in America (by population and traffic density): Times Square

[FULL/RAW] Police Shoot Bystanders As They Tackle Man in New York Street

http://youtu.be/b6P_We6S7t4
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Published on Sep 15, 2013


Yes, these pukes actually shot a man with a walker! PHOTO: Kerri Ann Nesbeth via Twitter

H/T: InfoWars.com
Cops shoot two bystanders on Broadway

Additional articles & coverage on the NYPD trigger-booger finger fap-fap:

Questions After Police Bullets Wound Bystanders Near Times Sq.

Two bystanders struck by NYPD cops opening fire on suspect near Times Square

New York City Cops Shoot Innocent Bystanders. Again.

Hey, but look at it this way: on a brighter note, they 'only' shot TWO innocent bystanders, instead of NINE+, like last time!

Improvement! Yay! LOL...er..

If one had to guess what the NYPD's official response might be? I'd say it'll be something between; oooh oooh oooh! ahhhh ahhhh ahhhh!

And...the predictable: 'It's all the dept.-mandated 12lbs-ish trigger's fault! But, we always right: of course, we can shoot and murder innocents and getaway with it, as long as our insurance company covers us!'

Yay! USA! USA! USA! wooo! wooo! wooo! ugha-bugha! ugha-bugha!

Hope New Yorkers would StartPage.com search "LA Times + Maywood, CA," more often.

Because, there will come a time when NYPD/NYC City Hall won't be able to pay out the $1BILLION of stolen taxpayer wealth for THEIR '#honestmistakes' and murders; at this rate, they too will go the way of Maywood, CA.

Though, if they were honest, it'd be: yes, we hire fcuking morons who couldn't get a job flipping burgers at your local Micky D's.

And, even for those who can tie their shoelaces among them, their official excuse should be, at best: "lack of training."

Proof: Cops NOT grown in 'Special' Genetics Lab; NYPD shot 9 out of 14 INNOCENT ByStanders @ EmpireState Bldg Shooting!

PoliceState: NY Sup.Ct.Judge afraid of "unruly" Peons, calls 911, gets his Throat Judo-chopped by NYPD!

Apparently, NYPD can't even do a bad thing, right! LOL:

VIDEO - NYPD Cops Arrest Woman Recording Them From Sidewalk, Apparently Stealing Wrong Memory Card

Common delusion among them??

NYPD Officer: " “If you're not a terrorist, if you’re not a threat, prove it “This is the price you pay to live in free society"

Seriously, NYPD has got to be staffed, by volume, the biggest amount of moron Nazi fascist a-holes of any large metro city.

Well, in fact, they are the largest PD in the world; can't recall, but if NYPD were an army, I believe they came in within top 50 (by size, beyond the 35,000-ish polyester cosplay costumed goonsquad that they routinely cite + including all their non-combatant logistical support) among world's nations; well, apparently Biitch Nannyberg seems to delude that he's got "HIS OWN" "seventh biggest army in the world"!!!

But of course, we're talking govt, as usual, they fail upwards; they're given even more 'money,' 'legal' leeway, and toys:

Nine terrifying facts about America’s biggest police force

A Closer Look at Ray Kelly’s Multi-Billion Dollar Army of Spies

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

What a shame.

Makes me sick. But, that is what happens when you give the stupidest inbreeds on the planet a gun and a badge.

And manslaughter? huh? Should be murder in the 1st degree. The pig intended to use deadly force, it was not an accident.