Scot Peterson, school resource officer criticized for his response during the Parkland shooting, faces felony charges

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I do not know if they have a case.

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I read an article that said the officer at Parkland had already been arrested.
That is interesting.

If they convict him it will equate to a whole new way of policing in America. I doubt the system will let that happen.

They should be bound by law to have to try to help. imho
 
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That is interesting.

If they convict him it will equate to a whole new way of policing in America. I doubt the system will let that happen.

They should be bound by law to have to try to help. imho
Armed guards and cops SHOULD try to intervene, but don't always. A cop can literally watch you being beaten to death in front of a police station, do nothing, and is impossible to sue (cops have tons of legal protections in case they don't do their jobs, or do them wrongly). It's kinda like our discussion earlier when I mentioned the armed guard fleeing confrontation (which is odd....that cops can't be persecuted but this security guard can). It's human nature (humans are naturally cowardly around things that can kill us), and nothing can change that. You either have it in you to fight, or don't.
 
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Armed guards and cops SHOULD try to intervene, but don't always. A cop can literally watch you being beaten to death in front of a police station, do nothing, and is impossible to sue (cops have tons of legal protections in case they don't do their jobs, or do them wrongly). It's kinda like our discussion earlier when I mentioned the armed guard fleeing confrontation (which is odd....that cops can't be persecuted but this security guard can). It's human nature (humans are naturally cowardly around things that can kill us), and nothing can change that. You either have it in you to fight, or don't.
He should at least be fired, and required to legally change his name to Nancy Pussymann.
 
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In the United States, everyone is presumed innocent until they're found guilty in a court of law, by a jury of their peers.

I don't like the idea that a person should be charged with a crime for being a coward, just like I don't like religious "good Samaritan" laws that punish someone for not taking any action when they're just bystanders witnessing a crime. Why shouldn't we have a right to be cowards, if we want to be cowards?

The shooter is to blame for the deaths, not someone else; what's with this attempt to pass the blame to this one person? This guy wasn't hired to be a warrior, not to mention a one-man warrior. Throw the gun grabber politicians in prison, not this guy.
 
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That is interesting.

If they convict him it will equate to a whole new way of policing in America. I doubt the system will let that happen.

They should be bound by law to have to try to help. imho


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In the United States, everyone is presumed innocent until they're found guilty in a court of law, by a jury of their peers.

I don't like the idea that a person should be charged with a crime for being a coward, just like I don't like religious "good Samaritan" laws that punish someone for not taking any action when they're just bystanders witnessing a crime. Why shouldn't we have a right to be cowards, if we want to be cowards?

The shooter is to blame for the deaths, not someone else; what's with this attempt to pass the blame to this one person? This guy wasn't hired to be a warrior, not to mention a one-man warrior. Throw the gun grabber politicians in prison, not this guy.

We really need to reevaluate as a society our policeing. It is insane. They are basically nothing more than highway pirates
 
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In the United States, everyone is presumed innocent until they're found guilty in a court of law, by a jury of their peers.

I don't like the idea that a person should be charged with a crime for being a coward, just like I don't like religious "good Samaritan" laws that punish someone for not taking any action when they're just bystanders witnessing a crime. Why shouldn't we have a right to be cowards, if we want to be cowards?

The shooter is to blame for the deaths, not someone else; what's with this attempt to pass the blame to this one person? This guy wasn't hired to be a warrior, not to mention a one-man warrior. Throw the gun grabber politicians in prison, not this guy.
So, if a school full of children is on fire and the firemen stand outside watching beause they might get hurt if they try to put out the fire and/or rush inside to rescue the children you are OK with that?
 
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