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  1. A few years ago, I listened to an interview with...

    A few years ago, I listened to an interview with a highly decorated big-city police captain who was looking into a job as chief of a small-city department. He had looked around the city's "bad" part...
  2. The department has already said he did not follow...

    The department has already said he did not follow protocol.
  3. First cool night in months around here. ...

    First cool night in months around here.

    There were a lot of opened doors that night, including our own patio door.
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    Absolutely. the G2 is single action when carried...

    Absolutely. the G2 is single action when carried fully loaded, just like a Colt 1911. There is a longish take-up, but that pull is so slight as to be nonexistent, and the actual release pull is a...
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    Yes, I have a couple of them. It's my concealed...

    Yes, I have a couple of them. It's my concealed holster.
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    From her own testimony: [Your training says...

    From her own testimony:

    [Your training says that when you're at this point here for officer safety to maximize your safety do not go inside that apartment]

    "On a call"

    [Your general orders...
  7. It seems unlikely to me that Gholston would not...

    It seems unlikely to me that Gholston would not know that "barbershop" was really (at that day and time, particularly) a place where illegal and dangerous stuff was happening. He wasn't a stranger...
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    You can go to YouTube and listen to the actual...

    You can go to YouTube and listen to the actual videos of her on the witness stand.
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    She said exactly that on the stand. She...

    She said exactly that on the stand.

    She explicitly said that she realized someone was in the apartment while she was still out in the hall, and that she made the shoot decision before she entered...
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    As I have listened to the voice around me here in...

    As I have listened to the voice around me here in Dallas, I have seen that the peak of the bell curve of opinion has been that she should not walk, but at the same time, she should not get life in...
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    Bingo. This was not a sudden confrontation...

    Bingo.

    This was not a sudden confrontation requiring a split-second decision.

    While she was still outside in the hall--while she was not in any danger whatsoever--she made a decision to enter...
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    In Texas, "mistake of fact" cannot be added to...

    In Texas, "mistake of fact" cannot be added to another defense (such as Castle Doctrine). I can dig up the case if you'd like.



    Police procedures are designed to keep you (and others) alive. ...
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    That's why many residents create their own...

    That's why many residents create their own distinctions, such as a potted plant at the door, or a fancy doorknocker...or a red doormat

    Did they ask the question: "Have you ever accidentally...
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    First, her long shift was not patrol, it was...

    First, her long shift was not patrol, it was sitting in the station doing paperwork. She volunteered for extra hours.

    Here is the problem, though. She explicitly testified that before she...
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    Yes, this is the particular wording of Texas law....

    Yes, this is the particular wording of Texas law. What other states call "1st degree murder" is called "capital murder" in Texas. Capital murder requires some aggravating circumstance, such...
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    Nobody said that.

    Nobody said that.
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    Actually, this is a time that we were privy to...

    Actually, this is a time that we were privy to everything that the jury heard (and actually more, because the jury wasn't in the court room for everything). The trial was carried live in the news. ...
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    Amber Guyger guilty of murder

    "A jury found Amber Guyger guilty of murder Tuesday for the killing of Botham Jean in September of last year.

    The former Dallas police officer now faces 5 to 99 years in prison. Applause could be...
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    So there goes the "deterrence" argument. ...

    So there goes the "deterrence" argument.



    That's an argument for not carrying at all. Also an argument for not being insured.
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    Even after Luby's nobody can come to the...

    Even after Luby's nobody can come to the conclusion that someone entering a public space with a rifle at low-ready isn't intending harm...but that another person responding to it necessarily is.

    ...
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    I will definitely be preparing to shoot someone...

    I will definitely be preparing to shoot someone who open carries a semi-automatic rifle into a public establishment. That would be one circumstance in which I'll get involved up front. I don't...
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    Zip tie and hairdryer? Did you mean shrink...

    Zip tie and hairdryer?

    Did you mean shrink wrap tubing and hair dryer?
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    Well, ain't nobody here using that line.

    Well, ain't nobody here using that line.
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    My point, poorly made, is that he made poor...

    My point, poorly made, is that he made poor tactical choices.

    I'd chalk that up to adrenaline, but more likely not having trained or at least repeatedly thought through the situation (because he...
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    I think it was "excessive" in that it doesn't...

    I think it was "excessive" in that it doesn't take that many bullets hitting a man to kill him.

    I can understand being overcome by adrenaline, however.

    But I hope I'd pause a moment to assess...
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