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James L. Gilkerson had a library of antigovernment, homemade munitions and firearms books in his vehicle — along with an AK-47 assault rifle, five loaded 40-round magazines for the weapon, knives, five pounds of gunpowder and a black mask and gloves, authorities say. He was unemployed, spent his time caring for his ill mother, and apparently had no history of mental illness.
One of his books, Resistance to Tyranny, espouses a lone-wolf “underground movement of secret freedom fighters, each acting individually and independently to ignore, evade, resist and thwart the increasingly heavy hand of government power.”
originally posted by: diggindirt
a reply to: Grovit
Having shared my home with more than half a dozen teenagers over the years, I know that the worst possible course of action when a teen is enraged, hurt or afraid is to grab them. Hormones and adrenaline will put them into something like temporary insanity, even children without mental illness issues. Police are supposed to be trained to deal with all different sorts of people in all sorts of situations. I've never been to a police academy but all my cop friends were trained to talk, talk, talk and listen, listen, listen and de-escalate.
If you have a video of the cop being kicked and punched, I'll be glad to take a look at it. Otherwise, I'm going to have to conclude that it's another case of, "She was coming at me..." the standard excuse that LEOs trot out when caught being bad.
Do you not hear the shock in the voices of the people in the video saying, "She just punched her in the face" just after the video begins? Who punches a child in the face?
And yes, I've been punched at by an distraught teenager. I somehow managed to dodge and never felt the need to attack the child, throw him to the ground and put my weight on him. I was the adult. Why can't cops act more like adults and less like schoolyard bullies?