23 Florida cops shot 377 bullets at two unarmed men in car

On December 10, 23 police officers "converged on a blue Volvo that had crashed in the backyard of a townhouse," and fired a total of at least 377 rounds on the car and two unarmed men inside. The men survived a first round of bullets, then died when the officers shot again.

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  1. Florida. "The Punchline State"

  2. The primary role of the police is to protect and preserve the physical saftey of the public; a goal which is secondary to catching baddies. This simple fact has been seemingly lost by all our nation's power-crazed, goat-fucking pigs.

    Do you think these swine would have fired so recklessly had one of their homes been the backdrop? Of course not.

    The average citizen's life is less valuable than these mother-fucker's vengeful, rage-filled, blood-lust.

    It's too bad they only grazed each other in the melee...

    The families who's homes were needlessly riddled with bullets due to this action should sue the police for millions (reckless endangerment? intentional infliction of emotional distress?).

    tl;dr: Fuck. The. Police.

  3. Aside from the whole 'shooting a cop is one of those crimes where we barely even pretend that we aren't just Judge Dredd-ing this one' angle(and they 'meh, other guy in the same car as the guy we want? No problem!' issue) the sheer incompetence is pretty disturbing.

    23 officers swarming in like children to an ice cream truck, 377 rounds fired in a residential area in close proximity to wholly uninvolved inhabitants, two officers hit by friendly fire, near-total breakdown of obeying radioed instructions, so much squad car clutter that the unit actually supposed to deal with this sort of thing couldn't get through...

    Only sheer luck kept there from being more casualties among the public than there were.

  4. We see this all over the place, with the Dorner (or what ever his name was) in the Los Angles area, the response to the Boston bombings, etc. Our cops are over militarized, terrified that everyone is out to get them, and yet have no accountability. So we see these monster cluster fucks, we are lucky more of us are not hurt in them (of course, how many were hurt by not being able to go to work for a day or more in Boston, it wasn't the police or the upper class).

    And I'm really hating the new layout. For more than a day, the top article has been an old one about how birth control works. Great read, but I've read it. The old layout I could just read until I'd read it before, now it's like FUCKING FACEBOOK!!!! Already, I'm not reading as much as I used to, for me, this is probably going to kill my bOINGbOING habit.

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