originally posted by: roadgravel
I am starting to see how this could happen based on her day, being an officer and auto pilot of action kicking in. Doesn't make it right or lessen it
Can't agree with that in the least, the notion there's any excuse, because of some auto pilot that shoots people. I believe this proves the officer
unfit to serve as a policewoman, and likely always the case, she always an accident waiting to happen.
That is much more nuts that I'd thought, yesterday, reading more detail, today. It was a mystery how she could have not recognized the wrong
apartment, to my mind, but maybe all the doors open to hallways that look alike? The door was unlocked, which she knew shouldn't have been the case
for her apartment, because, surely, her key wouldn't open somebody else's door? Like she opens the, alright then, unlocked wrong door to a drug
dealer, and he goes for a gun, or perhaps simply charges at her, violently? My first inclination was to think there are such missing details to make
what happened a more possible shooting scenario, but her key doesn't work in the lock, somebody else comes to the door, in underwear, at that, and
this idiot policewoman can't figure out those two things add up to the wrong door? Well, chalk-up another one that wasn't detective material, to say
the least! And since when is being startled, absent the likes of being also clearly threatened by a visible weapon, criteria to shoot somebody, when
one is supposed to be a trained professional in these matters? This is all insane. I didn't know shoot first, ask questions later, was in the police
playbook. It seems one thing for sure, the police department is too light on psychological evaluations of the fitness of its employees, to have
somebody that so caves, under stress, given the nature of the job.
This whole situation is far worse than I'd imagined, because there is nothing exculpatory of the officer in these details, again, don't buy anybody
can have a bad day and, therefore, shoot somebody. Such an argument is like saying it's alright to kick the dog, I suppose to death, at that. It will
be interesting to see how she's dealt with, at least my not buying any form of you can have a hard shift and go oops to killing anybody, as you know a
private party, doing the same thing, would surely do some hard time, maybe a lot of hard time, and it seems to me the presumption is a private
individual has room to be a lot more stupid, incompetent and unstable, than a police officer.
I don't think you can spin these details positive for the officer, in the least, or the management of her department. There is a big hole in
psychological evaluations for fitness and perhaps training, as it occurs to me everybody has heard that saying, many times, that the first priority of
a police officer is to go home alive. I'd have to beg the differ that notion gets through training, you know what I mean? Or put it this way, the
notion it's better somebody else is shot, when in doubt, I can't buy, anyway, as, to me, the first obligation is the protection of citizens, surely
protection from themselves at the top of the list! Or put it this way, then, if police are coming to the wrong door and shooting people, I'll take my
chances, without them, thank you. And bottom line, for reasons stated, it's alarming this could happen, at all, brings the whole system, at least
there in Dallas, into question, which leads to whether or not some bosses should be fired, to have such loose cannon on their force. Somebody would
have to prove it to me this woman cracked for the first time, shooting this victim, perhaps possible, but I doubt it, would bet the rot in this Dallas
police department goes deeper, enough to investigate the matter to the rafters. This is also something owed the victim, I would think a federal
investigation in order, as you could say this victim's Constitutional rights were violated, bigtime, you think?
edit on 8-9-2018 by
Scrutinizing because: Wording.