History Main / ShootHimHeHasaWallet

7th Jun '16 7:48:11 PM DoctorTItanX
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Sadly, TruthInTelevision. In heavily-armed societies like the USA (where the police are also armed!), anarchic or rebellious areas, and in warzones, many people have been shot because police or soldiers thought they might be about to fire a weapon at them... even though many were only trying to quickly produce identification documents. Your best chance of survival lies in [[CallingYourAttacks announcing what you're going to do slowly, loudly, and clearly in a language the armed people can understand]], asking if they understood you, and doing it ''slowly''.

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Sadly, Tragically, it is TruthInTelevision. In heavily-armed societies like the USA (where the police are also armed!), anarchic or rebellious areas, and in warzones, many people have been shot because police or soldiers thought they might be about to fire a weapon at them... even though many were only trying to quickly produce identification documents. Your best chance of survival lies in [[CallingYourAttacks announcing what you're going to do slowly, loudly, and clearly in a language the armed people can understand]], asking if they understood you, and doing it ''slowly''.
13th May '16 11:58:27 PM SilentStranger
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* Season 2 of ''SouthPark'' has the episode "Merry Christmas, Charlie Manson", where the Nebraska police is laying siege to the house belonging to Cartmans grandmother due to an escaped Charles Manson having holed up there. When Manson decides to turn himself in, he sends Kenny out with a white flag...
--> '''Police''': LOOK OUT, HE'S GOT A WHITE FLAG!!! *the police shoots Kenny full of bullets*
25th Apr '16 11:03:21 PM dmcreif
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* On ''Series/BlueBloods'', Danny shoots a suspect who seems to have a gun. The guy was actually holding his police badge.



* In a season 6 episode of ''Series/BlueBloods'', an NYPD police officer named Thomas Scully is up for promotion to Sergeant. However, Commissioner Frank Reagan knows this could pose trouble, because 14 years earlier, Scully and three other cops were responsible for shooting an unarmed Muslim teenager 61 times in a dark apartment. All four officers were acquitted of all charges, but three of the four (Scully being the exception) resigned in disgrace after the trial. Later in the episode, it's mentioned by Jamie that Scully did a course on the shooting in question, explaining that their precinct had been on edge due it being after 9/11 and shortly after a cop had been shot in a housing project. The victim had been reaching for his wallet when they shot him.

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* In *''Series/BlueBloods'':
**In a season 2 episode, Danny shoots a suspect who seemed to be drawing a gun. The guy was actually a cop about to flash his shield.
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a season 6 episode of ''Series/BlueBloods'', an NYPD episode, a police officer named Thomas Scully is up for promotion to Sergeant. However, Commissioner Frank Reagan knows this could pose trouble, because 14 years earlier, Scully and three other cops were responsible for shooting an unarmed Muslim teenager 61 times in a dark apartment. All four officers were acquitted of all charges, but three of the four (Scully being the exception) resigned in disgrace after the trial. Later in the episode, it's mentioned by Jamie that Scully did a course on the shooting in question, explaining that their precinct had been on edge due it being after 9/11 and shortly after a cop had been shot in a housing project. The victim had been reaching for his wallet when they shot him.
25th Apr '16 11:02:07 PM dmcreif
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* In a season 6 episode of ''Series/BlueBloods'', an NYPD police officer named Thomas Scully is up for promotion to Sergeant. However, Commissioner Frank Reagan knows this could pose trouble, because 14 years earlier, Scully and three other cops were responsible for shooting an unarmed Muslim teenager 61 times in a dark apartment. All four officers were acquitted of all charges, but three of the four (Scully being the exception) resigned in disgrace after the trial. Later in the episode, it's mentioned by Jamie that Scully did a course on the shooting in question, explaining that their precinct had been on edge due it being after 9/11 and shortly after a cop had been shot in a housing project. The victim had been reaching for his wallet when they shot him.
25th Apr '16 10:57:34 PM dmcreif
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**In general, there may be a reason for the officers to make such statements: they may not know the dog, so when the dog runs up to them, it can be difficult to determine if the dog is coming up to say hello or has been set loose by the owner to attack the officers. This has been especially so with pit bulls, a breed known for being used as an attack dog.
25th Apr '16 9:06:19 PM Eagal
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* In a rather astounding example of incompetence, the LAPD in early 2013 was in the middle of a manhunt for SerialKiller Christopher Dorner when they stopped a blue Toyota truck and, suspecting it to be Dorner, immediately opened fire, injuring the driver, 47-year-old Margie Costanza, and critically wounding her 71-year-old mother, who was in the passenger seat. [[labelnote:*]]Dorner had previously been identified driving a Grey Nissan truck.[[/labelnote]] To compound on this mistake, less than an hour later, another police cruiser which was heading towards the shooting spotted a black Honda truck and proceeded to ram and open fire on the driver. Of course, none of the officers were charged with any crime.

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* In a rather astounding example of incompetence, the LAPD in early 2013 was in the middle of a manhunt for SerialKiller Christopher Dorner when they stopped a blue Toyota truck and, suspecting it to be Dorner, immediately opened fire, injuring the driver, 47-year-old Margie Costanza, and critically wounding her 71-year-old mother, who was in the passenger seat. [[labelnote:*]]Dorner had previously been identified driving a Grey Nissan truck.[[/labelnote]] To compound on this mistake, less than an hour later, another police cruiser which was heading towards the shooting spotted a black Honda truck and proceeded to ram and open fire on the driver. Of course, none None of the officers were charged with any crime.



* An unfortunate rash of incidents involving cops and dogs has lately been going around the United States. Numerous police have been shooting family dogs and trying to give the justification that they either felt threatened or that the dog was running at them. Whether or not the dog actually was doesn't seem to matter to the police themselves, as [[KarmaHoudini many officers are simply let off the hook]] with only around a month's suspension without pay at the worst instead of losing their badge entirely, something that many people get up in arms about.

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* An unfortunate rash of incidents involving cops and dogs has lately been going have happened around the United States.States over the years. Numerous police have been shooting family dogs and trying to give the justification that they either felt threatened or that the dog was running at them. Whether or not the dog actually was doesn't seem to matter to the police themselves, as [[KarmaHoudini many officers are simply let off the hook]] with only around a month's suspension without pay at the worst instead of losing their badge entirely, something that many people get up in arms about.
25th Apr '16 9:05:08 PM Eagal
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* In a rather astounding example of incompetence, the LAPD in early 2013 was in the middle of a manhunt for SerialKiller Christopher Dorner when they stopped a blue Toyota truck and, suspecting it to be Dorner, immediately opened fire, injuring the driver, 47-year-old Margie Costanza, and critically wounding her 71-year-old mother, who was in the passenger seat. [[labelnote:*]]Dorner had previously been identified driving a [[CriticalResearchFailure Grey]] Nissan truck.[[/labelnote]] To compound on this mistake, less than an hour later, another police cruiser which was heading towards the shooting spotted a black Honda truck and proceeded to ram and open fire on the driver. Of course, none of the officers were [[KarmaHoudini charged with any crime.]]

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* In a rather astounding example of incompetence, the LAPD in early 2013 was in the middle of a manhunt for SerialKiller Christopher Dorner when they stopped a blue Toyota truck and, suspecting it to be Dorner, immediately opened fire, injuring the driver, 47-year-old Margie Costanza, and critically wounding her 71-year-old mother, who was in the passenger seat. [[labelnote:*]]Dorner had previously been identified driving a [[CriticalResearchFailure Grey]] Grey Nissan truck.[[/labelnote]] To compound on this mistake, less than an hour later, another police cruiser which was heading towards the shooting spotted a black Honda truck and proceeded to ram and open fire on the driver. Of course, none of the officers were [[KarmaHoudini charged with any crime.]]
6th Feb '16 12:44:44 AM M84
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** One notable example of this that has received much media attention was [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Tamir_Rice the 2014 death of Tamir Rice]], who was shot dead by police in a park in Cleveland, Ohio, while playing with what was later found to be an air gun that had been specifically altered to look like a real gun.

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** One notable example of this that has received much media attention was [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Tamir_Rice the 2014 death of Tamir Rice]], who was shot dead by police in a park in Cleveland, Ohio, while playing with what was later found to be an air gun that had been specifically altered to look like a real gun. Though according to the released footage, the toy was tucked into Rice's waistband meaning the tip wasn't visible.
29th Jan '16 11:30:46 AM AHI-3000
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* Played for laughs in ''TheBoondocks'', when Uncle Ruckus is shot repeatedly and beaten by police for holding an orange safety-wallet. At the time they were confusingly demanding that he both keep his hands up and show some ID, so he slowly and clearly announced, "I am slowly reaching into my pants for my wallet", but they shot anyway. The city offers him 14 million dollars in compensation, but he refuses to accept it, and instead accepts full blame, simply demanding to be hired as a police officer so that he can do the same thing to other black men.

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* Played for laughs in ''TheBoondocks'', ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'', when Uncle Ruckus is shot repeatedly and beaten by police for holding an orange safety-wallet. At the time they were confusingly demanding that he both keep his hands up and show some ID, so he slowly and clearly announced, "I am slowly reaching into my pants for my wallet", but they shot anyway. The city offers him 14 million dollars in compensation, but he refuses to accept it, and instead accepts full blame, simply demanding to be hired as a police officer so that he can do the same thing to other black men.
23rd Jan '16 3:55:53 AM Eagal
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** One notable example of this that has received much media attention was [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Tamir_Rice the 2014 death of Tamir Rice]], who was shot dead by police in a park in Cleveland, Ohio, while playing with what was later found to be an air gun that had been specifically altered to look like a real gun.
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