are2dtoo said: the marijuana in his system could have affected his reaction time, meaning that if the officer told him to turn around & he took too long to do so, the cop could have gotten impatient & shot him
I want you to think about what you just said.
White people are fucking ghoulish
Aside from the inanity of reaction times and what not, you are essentially saying that if someone has a gun and is feeling impatient they have the right to shoot another person. A police officer stands for the law of the land, the have the obligation to be more legally and morally upstanding than the rest of us because they have power (in theory, this should also apply to politicians but lets not get ridiculous here). Police are here to protect and serve. That means if they are angry, if they are having a bad day, if they are impatient it DOESN’T MATTER. They can be all of those things when they take off the badge and gun at the end of the day. Until that point they are not allowed to have those sort of things affect their job. I get everyone has bad days. But if a civilians bad day is not allowed to involve killing someone who is unarmed (not talking about self defense) then neither is it allowed for an officer to do the same.