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Old January 18, 2019, 09:20 AM   #37
USNRet93
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On a less than humorous note, there was a case not too long ago where a cop drew and fired his pistol, killing someone, when he meant to use his Taser.

If there is more than one choice, it seems human nature that someone WILL chose the wrong one, either thinking its the right one, or not knowing its the wrong one.
This one?
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Oscar Grant III was a 22-year-old African-American man who was fatally shot in the early morning hours of New Year's Day 2009 by BART Police Officer Johannes Mehserle in Oakland, California. Responding to reports of a fight on a crowded Bay Area Rapid Transit train returning from San Francisco, BART Police officers detained Grant and several other passengers on the platform at the Fruitvale BART Station. Two officers, including Mehserle, forced the unarmed Grant to lie face down on the platform. Mehserle drew his pistol and shot Grant in the back.
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