It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
But Jordan White, who witnessed the incident and even shot a short video following the shooting, said on Twitter that the man was not armed. Police shot him at least ten times, White added on Facebook.
One woman said a man ran into a McDonald's shouting that police shot his friend, who sometimes "liked to wave a knife to scare tourists," NBC Los Angeles reports.
Well to be honest with you I see the exact opposite. Yeah these stories can be found online if you look but they should be national news and they aren't. In fact most you will never hear about or they barely get mention on the news.
originally posted by: Hefficide
a reply to: DenyTreason
"most are combat veterans who were never trained to police or keep the peace. They were trained to kill without emotion.
They do their tours of duty and we hand them guns and badges and expect them to somehow behave differently than they did in war zones?
THAT is the problem.
I nearly got shot, lost a window ( that the city refused to pay for ) and went through an emotional ordeal... All over heart medication.
But imagine society without some form of law?
originally posted by: semperfortis
a reply to: Hefficide
Actually almost quite the opposite..
As we have seen a rise in the hiring of young, non-military, college grads and a reduction in military vets; we are seeing a rise in such incidents.
There are FAR fewer military vets in the departments I have worked with than ever before.. Not sure of the national average or even if such studies exist
The working theory is we are losing the discipline the vets bring to the force..
In another case that was reported by Russia Today a man with medicine was shoot because the police "Thought" they were drugs and i will post a link if i find one.