US police shoot 18 year-old unarmed Hispanic mother who had not committed any offence ... she died later

DreamRyderX

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US police shoot 18 year-old unarmed Hispanic mother who had not committed any offence ... she died later
Here we go again. There appeared to be no justification for this murder.

This is criminal negligence and murder. The intent to kill is evident in police training, which is shoot-to-kill. The cop intended to kill this Hispanic woman who was not under arrest was not resisting a cop.

The cop should get a long jail sentence.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/30/school-officer-shooting-california-manuela-rodriguez

AFAIK, the U.S. does not have a "National Police Force" per se, so the term "US Police..." regarding your descriptive account in this unfortunate incident, is totally misleading, & absolutely incorrect.

AFAIK, this 'safety officer' not only wasn't a member of any "US Police" Agency, he wasn't even a 'Long Beach Police Officer'........ a "cop".........he was just a locally employed 'safety officer', hired by the local school board to monitor the safety of school students & staff on campus, & as they arrived & exited the school itself.

Source: The Mercury News
......School safety officers in Long Beach are not sworn police officers and are not part of the Long Beach Police Department, said Arantxa Chavarria, a Long Beach police spokeswoman.........
That said, depending on the outcome of the investigation(s), this uniformed 'safety officer' could very well be in a bit of serious trouble, especially how his off campus familiarity with the victim might play itself out.
 
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SethBullock

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Police are not trained to shoot “to kill.”

They are trained to shoot “to stop” a lethal or serious threat, firing as much or as little as necessary until it is no longer a threat. The decision to shoot is a decision of necessity to stop something from happening. It is a decision made to protect life.

Speaking of getting shot, it looks like this thread title got shot full of holes.
 

Squire

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Seth Bullock's feet have more holes than the thread title.

Police never shoot just one or two bullets, they usually empty the magazine at least if not an additional magazine. Even when people are running away police shoot them to death.

The Police principle of "firing as much or as little as necessary until it is no longer a threat " means until they are stone dead whether or not it was necessary, especially those cases where victims were shot in the back, or in Brown's case where he was shot in the top of his head Mafia-style.

Can Seth Bullock explain why it was "a decision of necessity" to shoot Manuela Rodriguez to death? Or even why it was a "decision of necessity" to shoot her at all?
 

SethBullock

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Seth Bullock's feet have more holes than the thread title.

Police never shoot just one or two bullets, they usually empty the magazine at least if not an additional magazine. Even when people are running away police shoot them to death.

The Police principle of "firing as much or as little as necessary until it is no longer a threat " means until they are stone dead whether or not it was necessary, especially those cases where victims were shot in the back, or in Brown's case where he was shot in the top of his head Mafia-style.

Can Seth Bullock explain why it was "a decision of necessity" to shoot Manuela Rodriguez to death? Or even why it was a "decision of necessity" to shoot her at all?
No, I cannot. But this was not a police officer who shot her.
 
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