From: Somewhere Texas
Police are not to shoot unless they are 100% positive that the suspect is a clear and present danger, which speaking from experience, means after the bastard has fired a few rounds and maybe killed someone.
Nobody else gets to shoot people just to be sure that they're not a threat with impunity and no consequences if they're wrong, why should the police?
Right, the cop that was killed a couple of weeks ago followed that idea, wait till he was dead sure there was a danger.
He got the dead part right.
And I am still amazed as fuck that the issue here is the action of the police, and not the fucker that set the whole situation up.
I guess he should get a walk...
Presumably lying about somebody having abducted a bunch of people and threatening to kill them is constitutionally protected free speech.
Excuse me? You have been consistantly on the side of "the cop fucked up" group since this was first posted.
Look, the cop told the person to keep his hands up and away from his body, the person did not listen.
How in the hell was the cop to know that the person had no fucking weapon on him?
And as I pointed out, a cop in Colorado was killed because he took the chance that the person he was dealing with was not armed.
Now, from what I gather from your argument, along with everyone else's, is that the police should wait till they are absolutely 100% sure there is no chance of a weapon on the suspect, even if it means a few dead cops, or a bunch of dead cops.
Tell you wait, you and every one else condemning the cop go out to Colorado and look up the widow of the officer that died because he waited. Tell her it is better her husband is dead than the chance of an unarmed person being shot because he would not listen to the officer's instructions about keeping his hands up.
Boy, it sure would be nice if we had some grenades, don't you think?
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