Nothing Could Be Finer Than To Be In Carolina

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Unless you’re black.

Sido writes:

“You might have seen this article {below] and video from the UK Independent? A policeman in Carolina pulls a man over and shoots him when he reaches in his car for his driving licence.This is one of the most insane actions I’ve ever seen. It’s that mad, you can’t actually believe what’s happening.Seemingly the cop’s been charged and can get up to 20 years in jail. But I can’t help thinking a spell in a psychiatric institution would be more in order.”

‘Disturbing’ footage shows US officer asking to see man’s driving licence and then shooting him as he tries to fetch it (Independent,co.uk)

44 thoughts on “Nothing Could Be Finer Than To Be In Carolina

  1. Zynks

    that country is so messed up and paranoid that I am passed disliking it and am just sorry for the poor citizens. they really need to reduce the power of the pharma and weapon industries, two big contributors to the national mental health decay.

    1. Kieran NYC

      +1

      I don’t think I could live in any of the states outside the northeast. The gun culture frightens the bejeezus out of me.

      1. realPolithicks

        +1 There’s a zone of relative normality on the east cast running from Massachusetts to NY and also on the west coast from Washington state to California. Beyond that there is a bunch of gun loving nutjob, jesus freaks.

  2. TK Ickle

    He could have been going for a gun. Cop might have been a little to hasty with the trigger finger though.

    1. Rumpleforeskin

      It looked like the guy was black. That’s apparently enough there. Worst developed country in the world by far.

    2. Squiggleyjoop

      He could have been going for a sandwich too. Or an ice pop. Or a drivers licence. Or loads of things in the whole world that wouldn’t necessitate him being shot. But yeah lets assume it was a gun he was going for. Easier that way.

      1. TK Ickle

        I grew up in a country with armed Police.

        The last thing you want to do is make sudden moves. He should have verbally told the cop where the documents were and sought permission to retrieve them.

        1. NiallJames

          Yes, the onus should be on the citizen to avoid getting shot.

          He should also have verbally told the cop “Please don’t shoot me while I do exactly what you just asked me to do”

  3. Zubeneschamali

    I remember being warned more than 10 years ago not to dive for my license or documents, since I might get shot. And I wasn’t even black

    1. Zynks

      Should we also thank god for the guy getting shot? she is either responsible for both or for none of the events.

        1. Zynks

          She seems to have a thing for men in dresses, or at least they say she does. Hard to know because she is very shy.

      1. grizzly

        Well maybe God let him get shot to teach us a lesson on proper interaction with law enforcement but spared him cos he’s all sound n shit.

  4. Friscondo

    I think we all guessed the respective colours of victim and cop before we watched the video. It rarely happens any other way.

  5. David

    4 shots from close range and only 1 hit to the hip?! should have been fired just for being such a crap shot.

  6. Paul Davis

    The way he lurched into the car would suggest he is looking to grab something.

    It would not be the normal way to retrieve a driving licence.

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