posted on Jan, 7 2016 @ 11:25 AM
a reply to: MyHappyDogShiner
While wearing this jacket, will you be photographing a childrens school? And if the police were called and approached you, would you run while
carrying what looks to be a real and functioning firearm?
See, context is everything, so please do not try to lighten the impact of this by leaving out key details. I too have a vest, for fishing, that I use
for photography purposes since it has a lot of pockets. However, I choose my subjects based upon common logic. If I were to wish to photograph
someone's private property, I would (and have) asked their permission first to assure that I would not have the police called and need to explain to
them. I also would not be carrying anything that in all appearances to be a functioning firearm either.
In saying this, am I condoning the actions of the police here in killing this man? No, not at all. Only stating that when common sense protocols are
ignored, you will be responsible for explaining them if asked. And, if you run, while carrying a firearm, then struggle with the police, is it any
wonder the outcome is what it seems it was in this case?
We must keep in mind we have only heard one side of the story thus far, that of the police. I still await any video, independent video if possible,
before jumping to any wild conclusions.