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Gene LGene L Senior MemberPosts: 12,617 Senior Member


  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,291 Senior Member
    Wow, talk about a situation going south on a guy.....
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,746 Senior Member
    Gene L wrote: »

    This is the part of the story that stands out to me. :mad:
    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Dawson County District Attorney’s Office are involved in the investigation to determine, among other things, if the woman who fired on the man attacking Sgt. Harkness should face charges.

    Any wonder why so many other people choose not to get involved. It reminds of the Quote, "No Good Deed...."

    I think they'll drop any attempt at charges but someone on behalf of the scumbag just had to bring it up. :angry:
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,813 Senior Member
    I couldn't get the video to work, but from the text, I don't think they made it clear whether the officer wanted or needed help. Very poor reporting...as usual.
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,085 Senior Member
    knitepoet wrote: »
    To assist a uniformed officer is about the ONLY time I see myself getting involved in something I didn't witness the start of.

    Walking up in the middle of something??? NOPE. I have no way of knowing who is the "perp" and who is the "victim". Unless someone involved becomes a threat to me or mine, I'll just be a witness.


    Good on her for saving the officer.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,617 Senior Member
    Being a former LEO, I would probably get involved whereas others would not, since I don't recall ever being released from my sworn duty. In effect, being retired means I'm still sworn. Not saying I'd shoot someone in a fight, not knowing who's in the right, but would say I'd intervene. Same as if I saw a bank robbery. Certainly if I saw an uniformed deputy getting pummeled, although that may not be my first reaction (shooting, that is). But a woman seeing a deputy getting the crap beaten out of him? She did the right thing. As for GBI, they're required by law to investigate such things so the Office involved doesn't investigate itself and possibly raise the charge of a cover-up.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • EliEli Senior Member Posts: 3,074 Senior Member
    knitepoet wrote: »
    To assist a uniformed officer is about the ONLY time I see myself getting involved in something I didn't witness the start of.

    That, or an active-killer type situation.
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