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Woman shot and killed outside her apartment complex by officer in Baytown, Texas

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  1. The_Fad Link
    I'm so happy to live in a country where I have to be willing to give up my inalienable right to live if I want to fight back against a perceived injustice being enacted upon me. I dont fault the...

    I'm so happy to live in a country where I have to be willing to give up my inalienable right to live if I want to fight back against a perceived injustice being enacted upon me.

    I dont fault the officer. If the story is true then he was disarmed and he was no doubt instructed to act lethally if ever he were, in defense of himself. Ultimately these were two human beings, one behaving as they were told and one a victim of cognitive imbalances outside of her control that went otherwise unaided by an uncaring bureaucratic society.

    We cannot call ourselves a civilized society if we allow a person to die over 3 misdemeanor warrants while already under court order for a mental health assessment. We have not built this country to be accepting or understanding of the mentally ill and until such time as those needed changes are made, people are going to keep dying.

    Goodness help me if I ever meet an officer in the throes of anxiety or a depressive episode.

    6 votes
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    hungariantoast Link
    Other relevant links: Video Shows Baytown Police Officer Shooting ‘Pregnant’ Woman A Texas Cop Shot and Killed a Black Woman Outside of Her Apartment Complex Officer fatally shoots woman during...
    2 votes
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      spit-evil-olive-tips Link Parent
      Direct link to the video on YouTube (graphic, as goes without saying): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrDKkGLHG0s

      Direct link to the video on YouTube (graphic, as goes without saying):

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrDKkGLHG0s

      4 votes
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          noah Link Parent
          The act itself makes sense given the situation the officer placed himself in. Losing a less lethal weapon means it can be used against him, rendering him defenseless if she chooses to then draw...

          The act itself makes sense given the situation the officer placed himself in. Losing a less lethal weapon means it can be used against him, rendering him defenseless if she chooses to then draw his firearm and shoot him.

          2 votes
          1. JXM Link Parent
            The issue is that the officer placed himself in that situation. Police officers need to be trained on how to avoid situations like that in the first place. The fact that it happened at all could...

            The issue is that the officer placed himself in that situation. Police officers need to be trained on how to avoid situations like that in the first place.

            The fact that it happened at all could have possibly been avoided with better communication between departments (the court system and the police department) makes it that much more tragic.

            6 votes