Thread: Ah, Cowardice!
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Old April 15th 21, 02:41 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Default Ah, Cowardice!

On Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 1:38:37 PM UTC-7, bumper wrote:
On Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 7:21:20 PM UTC-7, wrote:
On Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 7:28:17 AM UTC-7, Glidergeek wrote:
That's OK Bob, we need to do away with this due process **** (it's just a waste of time) and just get on with the summary executions! Let the games begin!

I believe in due process, but Daunte Wright didn't get it. he was mistakenly(?) executed.

Daunte failed to follow one of life's primary yet simple rules, "Don't be stupid!". If you do what the officer tells you, things will go more smoothly. Daunte had a warrant out for his arrest for armed robbery, so he decided it was best to resist the officers. Fatal stupid mistake. Sure, cop screwed up too, but that wouldn't have happened if Daunte cooperated.

bumper (former Oakland PD)

So the penalty for resisting arrest is "summary execution"?

These aren't binary issues. It can be true that a person shouldn't resist arrest *and* that the officer responded with an inappropriate use of force at the same time.

The whole subject is a complicated, and involves nuanced set of interconnecting issues around socio-economics, race, culture, training and tactics employed by police, and more. Shouting simple statements online isn't going to solve it or improve the situation, or change minds.

(Also: ask me how you're treated when you get pulled over and a police dispatcher fat-fingers your license and tells the officers you've got an open warrant for assaulting the police...)