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And a Taser isn't the answer for every situation. When faced with lethal force, an officer is justified and obligated to meet that force in equal amount. So we're back to "you don't meet a lethal threat with a less lethal response."
So they Tase him. He falls and splits his head open and dies after a week in a coma. Then what? No more Tasers? Or is everybody going to say oh well, at least they just Tased him?
And this is where the cognitive dissonance of most people comes in.
Which puts me back to cops are being trained to kill people. Why are they not being trained how to disarm with out killing and without getting killed in the process?
Wait, did I seriously just read that?!?
It's actually not a hypothetical at all. Several people have died from Tasers being applied, and there's been an outcry about it in many of those cases.
More of your own words.
Or is everybody going to say oh well, at least they just Tased him? No...then the crying comes out about Tasers. Again, a knife is a lethal
originally posted by: IShotMyLastMuse
I don't understand why just having a knife warrants immediate execution, what is this mentality of "he has a knife, so it's ok to kill him without attempting anything else"
Here you have a man that ran over a bunch of people, waved a gun around, and was simply arrested for it.
So why could the cops not taze him, pepper spray him, or maybe just shoot him once?
oh right, he was black, i thought he was people.