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• Por qué muchas paradas de tráfico policial se vuelven mortales

Blog # 63 Oct 31, 2021 at 9:34:43 AM

• Why Many Police Traffic Stops Turn Deadly
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– Officers, trained to presume danger, have reacted with outsize aggression. For hundreds of unarmed drivers, the consequences have been fatal.
“Open the door now, you are going to get shot!” an officer in Rock Falls, Ill., shouted at Nathaniel Edwards after a car chase.

-“Hands out the window now or you will be shot!” yelled a patrolman in Bakersfield, Calif., as Marvin Urbina wrestled with inflated airbags after a pursuit ended in a crash.

“I am going to shoot you — what part of that don’t you understand?” threatened an officer in Little Rock, Ark., adding a profanity, as she tried to pry James Hartsfield from his car.

The police officers who issued those warnings had stopped the motorists for common offenses: swerving across double yellow lines, speeding recklessly, carrying an open beer bottle. None of the men were armed. Yet within moments of pulling them over, officers fatally shot all three.

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My 2 cents opinion:
Police officers are armed forces admirers, that for some reason failed to get a job in the military, where their main tool is a destructive weapon. They are ill prepared to assist civilians. If you want to get on their good side, all you have to do is call them “officer”. They might then treat you with respect. Los agentes de policía son admiradores de las fuerzas armadas, que por alguna razón no consiguieron trabajo en el ejército, donde su principal herramienta es un arma destructiva. No están preparados para ayudar a los civiles. Si quiere ponerse del lado bueno de ellos, todo lo que tiene que hacer es llamarlos “oficial”. Entonces podrían tratarte con respeto.


*Read More https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/31/us/police-traffic-stops-killings.html