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originally posted by: schuyler
An Idiot father pointed a gun at a cop. is what happened. Father is responsible for the entire incident and is appropriately charged.
Pennsylvania constables are not police officers but elected officials. They may be tasked with certain aspects of law enforcement in the duty of the courts, according to the Pennsylvania court system.
originally posted by: Discotech
According to the article he's not a cop. Pennsylvania constables are not police officers but elected officials. They may be tasked with certain aspects of law enforcement in the duty of the courts, according to the Pennsylvania court system.
So a man has no right to defend his home ? What else is he supposed to do, just bend over and take it, live life on the streets with his daughter ?
I'm going to follow the Golden Rule: Do Unto Others First.
The Dad should have had the common sense not to point a gun at a cop.
Yet I believe the reason the story is compelling is the actual murder, and not the mentally ill man's threat.
If the murder is justified (I don't believe murder is justified), it has to be self defence on the killer's part, gone wrong obviously since kid is not the threat.
It's not a murder, it's an accidental killing, brought on by the actions of a 3rd party.
is this: If the child killer was employed by the child's father, for the sake of a thought experiment, would your judgement change? Would the child killer be unemployed at all perhaps?
originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
First there needs to be a much better system in place for treating people whom are mentally ill and secondly if people are going to do jobs that require them to use a firearm for gods sake teach these people until they are competent to use them before letting loose on the unsuspecting public.....
a cop shot a gun that ended a childs life.
I care not who it was.