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    Posted August 21, 2014 by
    Ashtabula, Ohio
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    Black Lives Matter protests (2014)

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    Someone posted a picture that said "Two Shots to the Head is a no Brainer! God Forgives, We Don't"". One of my friends was shot in the head execution style after he was wounded and laying on the ground defenseless.


    I have several relatives and friends that are police officers. I have often said that US police shoot to kill to often. If they are in direct danger 1-8 feet with a knife or any distance with a gun they should be able to do what they need to live but... If someone is 9-20 feet away coming at you with a knife, you can shoot them in the foot or a non-lethal body part. If you shoot me in the foot, I'm dropping whatever I have in my hand.


    What people in Ferguson are not thinking about is, if Michael Brown had gotten the officers gun, he would not have been unarmed and a police officer may have been dead.  I have been arrested in the past, I freely and without incident reached my hands out for cuffing.  If people would lose their attitudes and comply with police we would not have any trouble like this.  Both parties have testosterone problems.


    What I am really aphauled by are the parents commenting about their children, "Mommy will I be shot?". These parents need to quit brainwashing their children and start sheilding them from these things. I tell my children, "If a police officer tells you to do something, you do it.  No questions asked."  While living in Cleveland, I was stopped by police while on a walk.  They told me to go home.  I was not doing anything wrong, at the time I was 47 years old and have no restrictions.  I could have given the police officers an attitude but I did not.  I told them, "OK, I'm headed home".  If they ask you to do something immoral, ask to speak to their Seargent but comply with orders to sit down or be handcuffed.  When I get pulled over, the first thing I do is roll down my windows and turn my car off.

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