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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Is this really how we're going to do this?

Report: Sheriffs Falsified Training Documents For Eric Harris' Shooter

Are we really going to do this? Are we really going to pretend that this was some deficiency in this guy's training?

We're really going to buy this scumbag's story that he couldn't tell the difference between a gun and a taser?

He couldn't differentiate between this

And this?

Are we really going to act like this dirtbag wasn't just itching for a chance to shoot someone?

I mean, the suspect had already been tackled by an actual cop, and there were at least two other real cops on the scene, so there was no reason to go for the taser at all. Bates was not in any danger at all. Neither were any of the real cops, or any bystanders. The only one in any danger was Eric Harris.

And Bates has been a fake reserve pretend playtime deputy since 2008. Five years pretending to be on the job, and he can't tell whether he has a pistol or a taser in his hand?

That is apparently what the Tulsa Police would have us believe.
Sgt. Jim Clark of the Tulsa Police, who investigated the incident as an outside party, said Bates didn’t commit any crime or policy violation, according to the Tulsa World.
“He was a true victim of slips and capture,” Clark said, which he claimed is a scientifically proven phenomenon.
Clark told the media that “slips and capture” occurs in medicine, aviation and law enforcement when mistakes are made during dire emergencies or when someone is under extreme stress. He said the person believes they are doing one thing, but are actually doing something else, saying an officer can go into “auto pilot” or tunnel vision during a stressful situation.
Okay, sure. I'll buy that. Under extreme stress, a person can make that sort of mistake. But this guy was NOT in a situation of extreme stress. The suspect had been subdued. There were three real cops there to handle the situation. No one was in any danger. How was he under any stress?

You want another reason to believe that Bates was the type of guy who would be looking for an excuse to shoot someone?

In Bates’ seven-page statement to Tulsa County sheriff’s investigators, obtained by the World on Wednesday, the reserve deputy states he previously attended a five-day homicide investigation school in Dallas and received “active shooter response training” by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona.

Yeah, Maricopa County. He got his "active shooter response training" from this guy:

So apparently, we're just going to go ahead and assume that this guy just accidentally fired a revolver instead of his taser in a tragic accident, and charge him with second degree manslaughter? I guess I should be somewhat pleased that he was charged at all, but still.


anne marie in philly said...

charge the muthafucka with murder, then sentence him to death!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yes, it seems unlikely, doesn't it?

Bob Slatten said...

Why the hell anyone called a "reserve police officer," or whatever the f**k title they gave him, was allowed to be anywhere near that arrest is ridiculous and disgusting and he should be prosecuted.

jadedj said...

What we have here is not so much a case of "slips and capture", but one of "spinning and lying", which occurs in politics, talk radio and law enforcement. The person doing it says one thing, repeatedly, and dumb asses believe it.

One Fly said...

Another let go for crimes he did not commit. The level of corruption with "police" is and has been outta control for some time.

It's so blatant now they just kill at will knowing their corrupt brothers will cover for them even more so than before.

"Oh but Joe he's a really good cop". I don't give a fuck if he watches over the Queen of Egypt in his off duty hours - when you have sooooo many bad cops few and probably none deserve any respect because even the good ones cover for the bad.

Brewella Deville said...

A room full of Dale Gribbles receiving "active shooter response training from Arpaio. What could go wrong?

spider-kev said...

To quote NWA: F___ the Police.