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Las Vegas Cops Under Siege

Posted on the 19 December 2011 by Mikeb302000
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports on the increased focus that's been placed on the police for their trigger-happy ways. The latest incident alone is enough to warrant something a bit more than the usual investigation.
After a 30-minute standoff, police fired a nonlethal beanbag shotgun round through a window of Gibson's car with the plan to pepper spray and arrest him. But their plan might not have been understood by officer Jesus Arevalo, a nine-year department veteran, who reacted to the beanbag shot by firing seven shots from his AR-15 semiautomatic rifle into the passenger side of Gibson's car.
Gibson, who was unarmed, was the 12th person shot and killed by Las Vegas police this year -- a record number for the agency.
What's your opinion? Is something wrong with the Las Vegas cops? Do they think they can do whatever they want?
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