posted on Nov, 17 2016 @ 08:21 AM
a reply to: reldra
Obviously, this officer's life was never in danger, but an innocent man is dead because the officer "feared" it "might" be. Too very subjective
I have very mixed feelings about this. Yes, it was a wrongful death. But I'm not sure the officer hasn't been wronged as well.
I would like to know how officers are trained to deal with legal gun owners/carriers. I would also like to know how gun owners are instructed to deal
with LEO. It just seems to me that one way to avoid such unnecessary killings is to have a specific protocol or procedures that should be established,
well known and understood by all parties, and practiced diligently.
I would also think that if there is not an established protocol, that the officer has some legitimate grievances against his department. I don't want
to see individual officers held responsible for the gross negligence and incompetence (or worse) of the department. Especially now that low IQ
officers specifically are being recruited and hired, that do not have the thought processes and reasoning skills to exercise good judgment in such
situations. It's not like the LEO brass don't know that members of the general public are legally (and Constitutionally) carrying weapons and that
officers will inevitably encounter such individuals. Officers also deserve to know when they have to use their firearms that they have done everything
possible to protect life -- not endanger it.