The problem is obvious, cops being trigger happy. And thats not just to dawgs unless you count black people and mentally ill people as dogs but why would you?
Police are far too liable to shoot first rather then taking the time to assess a situation resulting in dogs being shot for being dogs, kids being shot for holding airshit guns and Wii-motes, and crap like that.
The solution? Dunno. Police retraining certainly can help. More research into less lethal but still effective alternatives to a Glawk and Taser that gives the ranger and reliability of a pistol with the less deading ability of a taser. More public outcry over these senseless killings and not some black lives matter bullshit that defends every thug and punks that got themselves shot by being fucktards right alongside innocent victims. Greater punishments for cops who fuck up, which is probably the hardest.
One of the best solutions is probably something mentioned in the article, people recording the cops. Cops try, try, try to stop it of course, sometimes even have the courts backing them but the best defense against trigger happy cops is to record the fuck out of them and send the video to as many people as possible.
Anyway, I've been following this story since it was close to home (literally) and glad the woman didn't go to jail. This entire case was all kinds of shady and hopefully the cop and the public defender get some punishment (unlikely).
Whats interesting is usually in the area WV State Troopers are seen as more fair and honest then locals. Pretty much everyone says its better to deal with a ST then a local cop because the local cops are usually emotional assholes who act like bullies (which to be fair some do) while the STs act more professional.
A single bad apple? Maybe, though I dunno considering the conflict of interest shenanigans with the Troopers boss and the public defender.
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