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I noticed somethin' 'bout this thread. We all know most conservatives are pro-police, while libs are generally anti-police. However, in this thread every single conservative has called the cop out for her actions. Not one conservative has defended her or made excuses for her actions.

Now on the flip-side, if ya take a look at other threads, libs will almost always support a side they normally support, even if it's clear they're in the wrong.

I'll post examples of this as they arise.

It pretty much shows conservatives have standards and will admit when something they support is in the wrong while libs will blindly defend everything their side does.
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I noticed somethin' 'bout this thread. We all know most conservatives are pro-police, while libs are generally anti-police. However, in this thread every single conservative has called the cop out for her actions. Not one conservative has defended her or made excuses for her actions.

Now on the flip-side, if ya take a look at other threads, libs will almost always support a side they normally support, even if it's clear they're in the wrong.

I'll post examples of this as they arise.

It pretty much shows conservatives have standards and will admit when something they support is in the wrong while libs will blindly defend everything their side does.
I was thinking the same thing, you always know the lefties will stay the course of the partisan left wing mantra, right or wrong, they never move a wagon from the circle.
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Surprised she wasn't canned sooner.

Dallas police officer Amber Guyger fired after fatally shooting neighbor Botham Jean

Dallas police officer Amber Guyger was fired Monday, officials said, weeks after a racially-charged shooting in which the off-duty white cop killed her black neighbor, Botham Jean.

An investigation determined Guyger “engaged in adverse conduct when she was arrested for manslaughter,” Dallas police Chief Renee Hall said in a statement, adding Guyger may appeal her termination.

Guyger was arrested on a manslaughter charge after she shot and killed Jean earlier this month. An arrest affidavit obtained by Fox News said Botham allegedly ignored Guyger’s “verbal commands” before she opened fire.

Guyger had recently ended a 15-hour shift when she returned in uniform to the South Side Flats apartment complex. She parked on the fourth floor, instead of the third, where she lived, according to an affidavit filed for the officer’s arrest warrant, possibly suggesting she was confused or disoriented at the time of the shooting.

She said she entered the apartment -- which she allegedly believed to be her own -- after realizing the door was unlocked and slightly ajar and then saw a figure in the darkness. Guyger allegedly gave verbal commands, because she believed her apartment was being burglarized, and then drew her weapon and fired twice, the affidavit said.

When she turned on the lights, she realized she was in the wrong unit, according to the document, which appeared to be based almost entirely upon the officer’s account.

Jean’s family disputes Guyger's version of events. Lawyers for Jean’s family also questioned why it took three days for Guyger to be charged and why Guyger was so quick to use deadly force in her encounter with Jean.

Lee Merritt, an attorney for Jean’s family, also slammed the investigation into the shooting, saying officials were seeking evidence to discredit Jean.

Police executed multiple search warrants at Botham Jean’s apartment in the aftermath of the killing, and investigators said they found several items, including a small amount of marijuana, FOX4 News reported.

Merritt said the search “highlights just sort of the nefarious nature of [the police] investigation.”

“They went in with the intent to look for some sort of criminal justification for the victim,” Merritt said, according to USA Today. “It's a pattern that we've seen before...we have a cop who clearly did something wrong. And instead of investigating the homicide — instead of going into her apartment and seeing what they can find, instead of collecting evidence relevant for the homicide investigation — they went out specifically looking for ways to tarnish the image of this young man.”

Fox News’ Katherine Lam and the Associated Press contributed to this report.
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Not sure this is the best route for the chick's lawyer to be taking.

Personally I think the lawyer should concentrate more on the shooting instead of why her client was fired.

Attorney for Dallas cop who shot Botham Jean says chief ‘bowed to pressure from anti-police groups’

An attorney for Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger has spoken out against the cop’s termination, saying her firing by the department’s police chief was premature and politically driven.

What happened?

Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall handed Guyger her pink slip on Monday, saying an internal investigation found that the officer had “engaged in adverse conduct when she was arrested for manslaughter.”

Guyger was arrested after fatally shooting 26-year-old Botham Shem Jean on Sept. 6. Guyger claims she mistakenly entered Jean’s apartment, thinking it was her own, and killed the man because she believed he was an intruder.

But witnesses and the victim’s family dispute parts of Guyger’s story, and a criminal investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Following Guyger’s firing, her attorney, Robert Rodgers, issued a statement saying, “What happened on September 6th was a tragic mistake and words can never express our sorrow for the pain being suffered by those who knew and loved Botham Jean. Amber Guyger is completely devastated by what happened.

“Unfortunately,” he continued, “today Chief Hall bowed to pressure from anti-police groups and took action before all the facts had been gathered and due process was afforded. That’s not the way our system of justice should work. It is important for all parties and the integrity of the justice system that a full and fair investigation be allowed to reach its conclusion before decisions such as this are made.”

What about the firing?

Chief Hall had been under pressure to fire Officer Guyger sooner than she did, forcing the chief to explain in a statement last week that “As an employer, DPD can compel Officer Guyger to provide a statement during a DPD administrative investigation and those statements given to DPD could potentially compromise the criminal investigation. That is not a risk I am willing to take.”

Rodgers isn’t the only one accusing Hall of jumping the gun by terminating Guyger. Dallas Police Association President Michael Mata was also critical of the chief on Monday, saying he was “perturbed” by the officer’s firing.

“Four days ago, she said she couldn’t fire her because of the investigation, and now, four days later, you can?” Mata told the Dallas Morning News. “Just be honest with the public. There is a process in place that not only affords an officer due process but allows the department to have security if and when an officer attempts to get their job back.”
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Key witness in Amber Guyger murder trial shot and killed days after guilty verdict

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A key witness in the murder trial of Dallas police officer Amber Guyger was shot and killed at an apartment complex late Friday, according to an attorney representing the family of the man Guyger shot.

"Joshua Brown, the next-door neighbor of [Botham Jean], was killed last night after being shot several times by an unknown assailant," S. Lee Merritt posted to social media on Saturday.
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