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Re: “Officer-involved shooting update: Police release body cam footage

1) There need not be a felony.

2) Aggravated robbery is a felony. Devon was the suspect in an aggravated robbery, which is why the police were there in the first place.

3) "has probable cause to believe that the suspect poses a significant threat of death or serious bodily harm to the officer or others." Such probable cause would be the suspect of an armed robbery making furtive movements towards their pants as if to draw a firearm.

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Posted by Dave Hernandez on 08/16/2019 at 7:18 PM

Re: “Officer-involved shooting update: Police release body cam footage

"Of course the coroner ruled the death a HOMICIDE. Does that make any difference to the armchair jurors commenting here that this was a justified murder?" - Jasmine

Homicide, not murder. Homicide merely means that a person died because of the actions of another. The only causes of death that can be issued are accidental, suicide, homicide, or unknown.

Homicides can be justified, intentional, or unintentional/negligent. Depending on the degree of intent, an intentional homicide may or may not be considered murder.

Please, take the take time to understand the subject you are about to weigh in on before you shove your feet in your mouth.

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Posted by Dave Hernandez on 08/16/2019 at 6:53 PM

Re: “Officer-involved shooting update: Police release body cam footage

"the suspect was SHOT IN THIS BACK" - Jasmine

Nothing says that a person with his back to you cannot be a threat. A person with a gun can pivot and shoot extremely quickly.

"Didnt follow protocol,"

Please, tell us, what do you think "protocol" is. While you are at it, please list your c.v. which you are basing that on -- for example, are you or have you ever been POST certified? An arms instructor?

"or give the perp a sporting chance."

ROTFLMAO!!! A "sporting chance"? really? This isn't a game, it is split second life or death, make the wrong decision and a cop or bystander ends up in a body bag, no respawns or resets. Get your head out of your @$$.

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Posted by Dave Hernandez on 08/16/2019 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Officer-involved shooting update: Police release body cam footage

"hernandez is a hispanic racist" - Juror Evans

Biracial and definitely not racist, but thanks for showing your bigotry, hatred, and intolerance.

"he was reaching for nothing. "

Really? His hands were just fumbling around his pants for nothing while he was running? The gun that the videos clearly shows had fallen down his pants just materialized after he was shot and lying on the ground?

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Posted by Dave Hernandez on 08/16/2019 at 9:44 AM

Re: “Officer-involved shooting update: Police release body cam footage

Cops were dispatched to a personal robbery where at least one of the suspects was reported to have a gun.

One of the suspects took off running and clearly kept grabbing around his wasteband/pockets. This is known as a furtive movement and police have to assume he is reaching for the reported gun, even if they have not seen the gun itself.

A fleeing suspect making a furtive movement can very quickly pivot and shoot. As you can see, the cops have a split second to try to figure out if he is a danger, and based on the reports of being armed and the furtive movements, it sure looks like he is.

Turns out he did indeed have a gun as reported and it had slipped down his pants, which caused him to reach down to try to stop it from sliding down any more.


Looks like Devon made a fatally bad decision.

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Posted by Dave Hernandez on 08/15/2019 at 4:08 PM

Re: “Mass shootings: American carnage. American madness. American denial.

"It is my understanding that switchblades and gravity knives are illegal already in NYC and other big cities." - Mr. K--

Switchblades AKA automatics and gravity knives were once illegal in many states and cities, but there has been a steady push which has been overturning these id10tiC laws. These repeals have been backed by the ACLU other civil rights groups. NYC has been forced to scramble in the face of multiple legal challenges and the situation there is very fluid. Here in Colorado, a state ban which had been in place for over fifty years was repealed in 2017 and the Colorado Springs city ban was repealed not long after. There is also a push to repeal the federal ban on interstate commerce of such knives.

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Posted by Dave Hernandez on 08/13/2019 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Mass shootings: American carnage. American madness. American denial.

"Friendly reminder:
There is no such thing as assault rifles" - Rude[Awake]ning

Incorrect. Like many, you confuse assault rifles with so called assault weapons. Assault RIFLES are quite real and the term is a valid technical term used by firearm experts and historians to refer to select-fire rifles. Assault WEAPON is a vague and incorrect term.

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Posted by Dave Hernandez on 08/13/2019 at 2:12 PM

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