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Originally posted by janon
reply to post by Xcathdra
I think you and I are both on the same page as far as this incident goes.
Although we differ on policies, I don't have anything more to add that I haven't already said. Good day, siredit on 15-12-2010 by janon because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by eugenewoods2
This kind of thing happens when we have too many Highly Trained Combat Types, working for our police depts.
They shoot first and worry about it later, I know some I was in the ar*y and I have seen a lot of trained military in most of the officers I see on the streets these days, I can see them a mile away.
Its hard to turn off military combat training ,and the Government doesn't really want them too, they want their laws to be enforced, and to be safe in our homes and streets.
While I cant fault them for wanting to make us safer I fault them for the safe at all costs mentality, which is costing ALL OF US our rights, a little at a time as well as some of us our lives.
Historically this sounds familiar,Ger*ans !!! in 1933 did similar things on their way to a total dictatorship.
The officers on scene have no idea what this guy has in his hand, what his mental state is, his intentions. If the guys appears intoxicated or ALOC (altered level of conscious) and appears to be in one area, then yeah these officers did their job by attempting to contain, observeing the individual, while remaining out of sight so as not to set this guy off on the off chance he is suffering from a mental / drug / substance induced altered state.
Long Beach police chief admits officers never identified themselves to man they shot
Long Beach’s police chief has admitted that his officers never identified themselves before they shot and killed a man Sunday. The victim was sitting on a friend’s front porch.
The police chief said two officers opened fire on 35-year-old Douglas Zerby after they thought he pointed a gun at them. Zerby had been holding a water nozzle with a pistol grip.