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Forum topic by tyvekboy posted 02-20-2016 08:43 PM 600 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-20-2016 08:43 PM

Topic tags/keywords: justice cop shooting accident

I don’t know how many of you are aware of the case in Brooklyn, NY were rookie NYPD policeman Peter Liang was convicted Feb 2016 of manslaughter in an ACCIDENTAL shooting that took place in Nov 2014.

What’s interesting about this case is that there were other cases where other pollce officers were involved in INTENTIONALLY killing someone whom they had physical contact but they were NEVER charged.

What happened in this case was an unfortunate accident. His gun was fired accidentally in a dark stairwell. It was not pointed at anyone. The bullet ricocheted and unfortunately struck and killed an innocent bystander.

Considering other cases where policemen were involved in the death of a citizen, was justice applied equally or was this minority policeman being used as a scapegoat to improve public relations with the community?

If you want to learn more about the case before you form an opinion you can go to google.

Thanks for your views on this case. This should be an interesting thread to watch.


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#1 posted 02-20-2016 09:34 PM

We are a Country respectful of jury decisions

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#2 posted 02-21-2016 02:41 AM

he killed someone, by mistake or not, someone has to be held accountable. A life has been taken away.

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#3 posted 02-21-2016 04:15 AM

he killed someone, by mistake or not, someone has to be held accountable. A life has been taken away.

- lepelerin

The afluenza kid killed 4, and got off with nothing more than probation.

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#4 posted 02-21-2016 04:56 AM

If you carry a weapon police officer or not it your responsibility to make sure it doesn’t go off accidentally and if it does you are responsible for any damage it may cause.

Same thing as driving a car. You have to keep it under control at all time and if you don’t you’re resopnsible for any damages it does including if it kills somebody.

That being said I believe the conviction was the result of what the law says.

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