Because it was negligent and there are laws that pushish those for negligent mistakes that result in people dying. I think this is a tragedy for all involved, but you can't kill someone and then shrug your shoulders and say "oops".
Malpractice insurance is one of a doctors biggest expenses. No they don't often go to prison, but they do pay for mistakes made. Perhaps police officers need to start carrying their own insurance which they pay for.Why? Over 200k people are killed annually due to medical mistakes made by doctors. We don't put them in jail. It's even rare their medical license is revoked. We don’t riot, loot, or protest doctors. Duante Wright was resisting arrest and the responding officer made a tragic mistake. Why doesn’t society extend police officers any understanding?
We know why...
I believe most patients also voluntarily sign a waiver prior to medical procedures, acknowledging the inherent danger and risks involved.The argument Les is parroting here about doctor malpractice (he didn't come up with it, just saw it on conservative shadow media and liked it, so thought he'd fetch it back here) very easily crumbles when you consider:
- people receiving care from a doctor, particular care from a surgeon (where malpractice is most likely to result in untimely death), are either specifically voluntarily choosing to receive it, or are receiving it under an emergency situation
- in all of those cases, the doctor/surgeon is trying to help the person, either as specifically requested by that person, or as part of potentially life-saving emergency measures
- that is the opposite of the situation where a police officer chooses to pull someone over, or were called on someone, and the officer is confronting that person, often with no warning, and sometimes escalating into trying to physically arrest or even physically force compliance upon them.
When they are breaking news on a current topic, I will. It adds to the conversation. The established news organizations usually have these items first. I post them with links and attribution, so you and others can judge the accuracy of the info.So you post news stories pushed to you phone. Got it.
Just post some of them.
Hmm. Breaking news. Current topic.When they are breaking news on a current topic, I will. It adds to the conversation. The established news organizations usually have these items first. I post them with links and attribution, so you and others can judge the accuracy of the info.
It’s all about wealth no matter the race of someone. Wealth buys you privilege in this country.So - "White Privilege." for me, it is as simple as this - knowing what you know about the state of race relations in this country, if you had a choice, would you choose to be white or black? I think the vast majority of people would choose to be white. Not because being white provides inherent advantages, but because being black can be perceived as a disadvantage.
And - someone asked why people resist arrest? gets back to the same point. If a white person gets pulled over by the cops, unless he or she is a total meth-head dirtbag, they are generally not going to be in fear of their lives. Whether right or wrong, fair or not, in today's climate, when a black person gets pulled over, they are more likely to be wondering if the cops are going to mess with them. Fear makes people do stupid things. And - to be sure - some of the people involved in these situations are not exactly Rhodes Scholars.
it has become a vicious cycle. minorities don't trust that police will treat them fairly. So when minorities get pulled over, they are less likely to comply. which often leads to altercations. which makes minorities less likely to trust the police and vice versa.
It’s all about wealth no matter the race of someone. Wealth buys you privilege in this country.