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People are called criminals for a reason.
The mother called the police and her son was armed..
If he is not going to listen to her and he is not going to listen o law enforcement what option is there
People sometimes think mental illness and violence always go together. This is not the case, the vast majority of people with mental illness are not violent.
Are people with a mental illness violent?
Having a mental illness does not mean someone will be violent. People receiving treatment for a mental illness are no more violent or dangerous than anyone else. To make this clear, it has been calculated that the lifetime risk of someone with an illness such as schizophrenia seriously harming or killing another person is just .005%. It is much more likely that someone with a mental illness will hurt themselves, or be hurt by someone else.
well i can agreen but call me ignorant if you would like. 1 they chose to be cops nobody made that choice but them. 2 they are trained im not and first thing i would have done is back away as far as i could manage because as said nobody wants to be in this position.Sorry but they choose to put their lives on the line of their own free will and the man though he may have lunged or made for the cops should have been handled dif on that fact alone, i think cops should clearly understand defending themselves is not priority number one, its a risk that comes with the job. I wont say i like cops but i do thank them for trying if they dont abuse the power. Its just you choose this you put your life on tge line understand that things may and will happen to you you wish wouldnt and if it does its your fault so do not think your life is worth more than his as an officer your supposed to help him or others not just yourselves. I know the mentality i have may be harsh but we all take risk and knowing the risk makes it our fault not others.
originally posted by: LoveSolMoonDeath
a reply to: twiztedjester
I don't know if you ever been in shooting or close to a leathal situation but I can assure you that just afterward, when the threat is gone, the is a great rush of adrenaline and you need to catch your breath. So yes you can say stuff like that afterward. Nobody wants to be involve in stuff like that.
How you doing, ma'am?” An officer is heard saying on the video as he arrives to the front door.
“What's going on?”
Harrison's mother: “He's just off the chain...incoherent.”
Officer: “Who is that?”
Mother: “…Talking about chopping up people. My son. Bipolar, schizo.”
Harrison is seen standing at the front door with a screwdriver, all less than three feet from the officers. “What's going on?” Harrison asks.
Officer: “Will you drop that for me? Drop that for me, guy.”
Harrison: “Nah, I ain't.”
Then, police and Harrison's mother raise their voices. Harrison doesn't follow commands and continues to hold the screwdriver.
Mother: “J!” Officer: “Drop it! Drop it!” Mother: “J!”
Both officers then open fire, hitting Harrison five times.
“Does he make some movement toward the officer?” FOX 4's Shaun Rabb asked attorney Geoff Henley, who is representing Harrison's family.
“What you cannot see is him assaulting either officer. You do not see that,” Henley said, lunging forward.
“Does he move toward the officer?” said Rabb.
“Well you can see there's movement from the…I mean, he is in the threshold in the beginning, and then toward the end, he's on the porch,” said Henley.
originally posted by: twiztedjester
Much better video yet i still believe backing up when they seen the screwdriver would have possibly changes the outcome there was room to back between the car and garage door but it is much more apparent as to him going for the cop