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Stonehedge

Member since Feb 2012 • Last active Apr 2021

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    I disagree. To sort it out he'd have to hire staff and that's not what he wants to do. He sells as many watches as one man can sell (and pack and post).

    If he opened his shop 24/7 he'd just end up working through waiting lists and disgruntled waiters so I can see why he doesn't want to do it.

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    I mean if it's possible to go to prison for accidentally or negligently killing somebody, surely this meets the criteria!

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    I'm with you on that. An alu bezel would look much nicer.

    Still, a 36mm dive watch in that style for time factors sort of money is not to be sniffed at. I'd buy one if it wasn't mercedes handed. Just have too many mercedes hour hands in my watch box.

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    ^ For what its worth, I really like it. However, why not go with a different hand style to make it look a bit less Subby?

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    Back down to affordable watches, a dive version of the Everest is on the cards.

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    The safety catches are located in the same place too. Left side of pistol grip and actuated with right thumb (so you don't have to take your finger off the trigger to release the safety).

    Anyway, enough of me being an internet expert. Just feels that there is no publicly available evidence that suggests that the officer is lying about what happened, the video superficially supports her version of events and I personally don't believe there is any benefit to her claiming that it was a Taser mix up. If anything, I think it probably makes things worse for her from a defense perspective.

    Edit: To spell it out more simply, "shot a suspect who was wanted on a firearms warrant because they tried to get back in their car and I feared for my life" would be the standard cop response. "I drew the wrong weapon and accidentally shot a suspect" is not, on the face of it, a "good" defence.

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    Nautilus for my beater.

    Something made to order from Ludek Seryn for a dress watch.

    https://www.serynwatches.com/en/

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    Holy shit! I've had more handgun training (admittedly over a period of a decade) than some states require somebody to have before being given a gun and patrolling the streets. That is freaking sobering.

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    I think BA painted their final 747 in BOAC colours for its last flight in December last year so that could be real.

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    Granted, not being able to distinguish between a lethal & non-lethal weapon seems like the sort of thing that should prevent someone being allowed to wield them. Though we can all be pretty sure that's not going to happen.

    It's a bonkers situation. If the weapon mixup was genuinely what happened (I personally think it's more likely to be true than not from what I've seen) then it's an act of gross misconduct and negligence that lead to the death of an unarmed man. If it's a ruse, then it's outright murder.

    I've had probably 20 hours or so of pistol shooting training, only some of which was with a Glock 17 so clearly not an expert by any stretch but one thing I think that is worth mentioning is that after a few hundred holster draws you stop being aware of the weight of the firearm in your hand. When you start becoming more used to what you are doing you don't even notice pistol at all. You don't look at the pistol when aiming. Imho opinions about the Taser being a different weight and colour to a Glock don't really shed much light on what happened. Imho it's perfectly plausible that a dangerous/reckless cop could fail to notice they had the wrong weapon in their hand.

    Whatever happened, somebody died who shouldn't have died and I have no trust in the system either getting to the bottom of what happened or holding the shooter accountable.

    Accountability is the start right? I.e cops facing consequences for harming others

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