posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 10:50 AM
originally posted by: worldstarcountry
It was just a very sloppy response by what seems was either an inexperienced or incompetent unit.
I'll agree with you, here.
But let's take your scenario of approaching with weapons drawn, and say out of not understanding what was happening, Mr. Rios starts having some
nervous tics that seem threatening to the officers, or starts to get up, or whatever action might have happened and then Mr. Rios is shot and killed.
Maybe, since we're speaking in hypotheticals here (something that I hate doing because they are unproveable), Mr. Kinsey also gets shot and killed in
the process. Hell, maybe Mr. Rios just decided to lunch for Mr. Kinsey for protection as the LEOs approached with drawn guns, and is thought to be
attacking him instead, and one or both are killed?
See, that's the problem with always assuming that there's a better way to handle these situations after the fact--there are so many variable in the
equation that it's absolutely impossible to say that your way would have ended better than a relatively minor gunshot wound to Mr. Kinsey.
Yes, no shots fired and a peaceful resolution would have been a much better outcome, but like I said at the start of my comments, I think that the
prosecutor is going to have a very, VERY difficult time getting a conviction on attempted manslaughter.
But as for disagreeing, we can agree to do that, I just wanted to assert the reality that nothing in these situations is a guarantee, and any
different handling of the situation had, IMO, an equal possibility of either a better or worse outcome.
I'll reiterate my opinion that I don't think that Officer Aledda needs to be on the police force, though. I have very low tolerance for mistakes like