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Officers had been trying to serve a mental health warrant on the State College man — who was not named by police — about 1:45 p.m. when it happened, he said. Gardner described the resident as a 29-year-old African-American. No one else was injured, he said, although authorities released few other details about the incident.
Members of the Pennsylvania state police, Centre County district attorney’s office and coroner’s office immediately responded to the scene, Gardner sa
originally posted by: DanDanDat
Why call the police to do a "mental health check"? They are not doctors or in any other way qualified or equipped to deal with anyones mental health. When is society going to stop relying on them for this type of work?
originally posted by: seaswine
a reply to: mpol0717
Which is exactly why I said 2 tasers and one firearm. If he starts lunging and the tasers don't drop him, third guy opens fire.
Not to mention, they should've had a mental health professional on scene before breaching the guys apartment.
originally posted by: vonclod
a reply to: seaswine
And that is truly the problem, the police are not mental health professionals..do not ever call the police when it comes to this..or many other things.
They have no tools to deal with this.
originally posted by: mpol0717
I'm assuming this took place indoors. Try and imagine how long it takes you to lunge from one side of the room to the other. At the same time think how long it would take your mind to process what'shappening, make a decision, draw a weapon, and execute your decision...all before getting stabbed.
I've done a lot of knife training and within 21 feet, even when you know what is going to happen, you still get stabbed. Everytime. Knives are nothing you want to mess with.
originally posted by: Shamrock6
a reply to: odzeandennz
You seem to have chosen to interpret my comment as a defense of the shooting, and it’s not.
It’s a simple statement of fact. Sending untrained people into any situation isn’t a great way to guarantee a successful resolution. I do hope you feel a little better after you got to rant though.