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Mikemtb0911 karma

The times are started at the same moment, so the cop has to react to what the suspect is doing. It's a total time, not .5 seconds to pull the trigger...

Essentially; start timer - suspect pulls out gun and shoots at .28, cop reacted at some point during that motion and pulled his trigger at .50

Mikemtb097 karma

What do you do with a drunken sailor What do you do with a drunken sailor What do you do with a drunken sailor Earl-I in the morning

Mikemtb095 karma

You should do some traveling and see how corrupt and poorly trained officers in some other countries are.

Mikemtb093 karma

How many lives do you have left now?

But seriously: do you have an updated “bucket list” or are you drastically changing anything about how you live your life given this new “bonus” time?

Mikemtb092 karma

They do, but if you're going to compare how many of the officers shoot to kill you also need to think about their perspective. US officers are killed in the line of duty far more than Britain or any other country.

Britain has only had one officer death this year, none last year, one in 2015, etc. (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_British_police_officers_killed_in_the_line_of_duty)

Meanwhile according to the FBI around 50 Officers are killed per year in the US.

You also need to think about gun ownership in the countries you're comparing to the US as well. Sure they are trained to handle a gun "situation" but it isn't the same as it being real.

He was looking into what he thought was a bank robber suspect, who then said he had a gun, and continued reaching when the officer said to stop.

Were 5 rounds necessary? No. The situation could've been avoided by both sides, but it really was an unfortunate series of events and as much as we want something/someone to blame, we can't in this case.