posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 12:23 PM
Originally posted by DrumsRfun
There is warranted force and unwarranted force....pulling a gun was not the right decision in my opinion.
This is a question for you - but also to anyone else that will agree with the authorities on this (and I'm sure there will be some).
First lets put together what we can glean from the video and article.
From the article we know this happened in rural SW Ontario. The rural area seems confirmed by the video - ie tractors and other equipment about, the
rural looking setting, etc.
1. It often takes police longer to respond to a rural area due to distances involved. This is as true in rural Ontario as it is most rural places
and if you like I can supply sources that state this. So,it will likely take quite some time for police to arrive.
2. Let's continue to address time. If you notice the clock in the video. It happens over the course of 2 minutes. In those two minutes there are
at least 2 people visible that are screaming obscenities and throwing multiple firebombs at your house (with your in it) and your pets. You can no
doubt see the flames on your house and smell the burning. All the while the people outside are screaming and throwing more bombs.
3. If we assume the clock is correct it all started about 6:30am. Given that the guy was still in his underwear he very may have just been awoken by
this. So, he was may have been panicked and sleepy.
Ok - you are the guy. You know facts one two and three from above. The guys outside are screaming curses at you and lighting another firebomb to
throw, meanwhile the house you are in is on fire!!!!
What do you do? What's the correct response here? Even if you call the police - what after that? Remember - it may take them quite some time to
arrive. In a situation like this lots can happen in a short time.
Remember - everything is happening very quickly so your first thought may be the one you'd end up going with if you were in this man's shoes.
edit on 24-1-2011 by Frogs because: added a bit more