a reply to: threeeyesopen
Your right I "DO NOT LIKE POLICE" I used too, in fact went on a ride along as a kid, wanted to be a cop. Grew up, saw the world for what it was and
that all changed.
Police used to be our protectors, our safety, the ones we looked up too, now a days we revere them, fear them, hide inside when they roll through our
neighborhoods, and it's not only me, ask many others. Does that cloud my judgement of right and wrong I fear not, I can see the forest through the
trees still and make knowledgeable decisions based upon my thoughts, regardless of how I feel about the men and women who join the "gang"
That said I would have spoke with the man, tried to calm him down, I would have kept a distance to judge and determine what set this individual upon
(From witness testimony they showed up open trunks grabbed weapons)
If unable to do so, I would continue to try and maintain contact, after all person had harmed no one was just having a personal episode on his own.
Not surround so that the person becomes even more agitated
(as was stated by witness to event)
When person failed to listen after all else had failed I would try to deploy non lethal means if all else fails after all this person was only
disrupting traffic again had harmed no one, there was no threat to anyone if he was to remain with 2 X 4 in middle of street.
(yet when failed to listen, the police used non lethal means, on a person just disrupting police, harming no one as of yet)
At this point there were more than 3 officers on scene drugs or mental state was assumed, and non lethal means had been used, I would have rushed a
grounded individual with taser out for back up, or pounce with the help of my fellow officers trained to do so, after all police are trained in
subduing people are they not especially when they have force in numbers.
(the witness proclaims that they did very little to make contact, deployed bean bag when man still tried to get up after bean bag was then
administered lethal force)
In my opinion thats where a trigger happy cop went wrong they had power and numbers other non lethal means still to deploy this was a situation police
had under control just as in the VPD Paul Boyd incident yet they decided to murder this man because in my opinion lack of training in dealing with the
public. Say what you will police are quick to pull the trigger and deal with paper work before trying to be human these days.
Is it there work load?, the population of the people they police?, **were they the ones always picked on holding a grudge against the world?**, or are
they generally power hungry pieces of **** with a badge and power now. You can sure imagine what my guess would be, but alas till cops quit killing
people, or we actually stand up guess we can just have a new thread to discuss each day
Have a good one, hopefully your day is better than the deceased!!!
edit on 24-11-2014 by SaneThinking because: used "< , >" instead of "(,)" and text was blacked out corrected ST