reply to post by AwakeinNM
In many areas of our country young teenagers are armed either knives or guns. I hear about it all the time... Ever hear of gangs? Think they are just
for men.. think its just adults in them? If so your sadly mistaken. Also lots of gangs use underage people to run drugs for them because 1. They (the
person having the adolescent run em) won't get caught usually. And 2. Because the adolescent won't face charges as bad as an adult would. Those guys
are armed sometimes. Girls get in gang fights too.. they also get in normal fights about guys too lol. I'd rather be safe than sorry if I was a cop.
You don't know who is or is not armed.. they don't carry a neon sign saying so. I did watch the video. Did you watch the video.. did you see it from
both sides from their points of view? Do you think people should just be able to do whatever they want, walk away from crimes and the cops can't
touch them. Maybe cops should just throw care bears at them.
First off I believe the cop was trying to spin her and put her against the wall.. not tackle her. I could be wrong though and he meant to put her on
the floor. But in my opinion he tired to spin her and put her to the wall but because she was drunk she fell.. notice the cop almost fell too but he
caught his balance? If it was his intention to go to the floor he would of never been off balance. Also I've hit walls and the floor harder than that
while drunk without someone pushing me lol! If he would of just tackled her she still would of hit the floor hard... because she was drunk! Should he
just let her walk away?? Sounds like that's what most people want here.. she was not going to just give up, she would be tackled either way while
trying to resist.
Second off she had her hands near her waist by her stomach and brought them up towards her chest. The cop can only see her back and her arms moving in
that fashion. At that same time the cop increased his pace to make sure she didn't spin around and shoot him. I don't think it was the best course
of action.. but I think it was justified. Stopping and drawing his weapon while that close didn't make much sense either to be honest. Should he wait
and see if in fact she did have a weapon? By the time he found out it could be too late.
Do I think all cops are saints.. NO! I've been abused by excessive force before. Not this crap but REAL excessive force so I am kinda weary around
cops to this day. But I am not stupid.. I'm not going to make moves like I have a weapon while a cop is chasing me. I was "almost" shot even when
fully complying why would I do something stupid like this girl did? I do think most cops are nice people though and are trying to do a service to
their neighbors.. there is some bad seeds tho for sure.
My story if you care to hear it... I was pulled over at first by the Captain or Sergent whatever while on my way to visit a friend. He was awesome
told me its a bad area to be driving my car in and he pulled me over because there was a shooting and the guys fled in a car like mine. Well my friend
didn't open his gate up when I got there, and I didn't have a cell phone so went to a pay phone to ask him to meet me outside. So I get back there
and I had 2 more cops pull me over. I did all they asked of me, I got out of my car, kept my hands visible way above my head and informed them when
asked that I did have a concealed weapon permit and a firearm on my body. At that time they both rushed me slammed me against my car, to the ground
and started hitting/kicking me. I fought back and gave one of them a black eye
(Ya I'm a rebel lol!) But eventually I was in cuffs. When I was
they searched my car without consent and threatened me.. one said serious as a heart attack to me "your lucky I didn't shoot you I was really close
to shooting you!" I was thinking your lucky you didn't because my friend was at the gate watching all this! Well their captain came and let me go
after chewing out the rookies. And yea I filled a report, and found out both were suspended indefinitely before I even filed it.
So bottom line.. I don't really care for cops that much. But I DO see where they are coming from in certain situations. Like this one, I don't think
it was the best option this cop used. But what he did could of saved his life had she been armed. There is NO way to know who is armed or not, you
assume some 15 year old is not and you could end up being shot its that simple.
Sad thing is, If she did shoot him you wouldn't see any outcry on ATS or posts about it would you? No one would stick up for the guy on here. No one
would say anything on here... and it could be a good honest cop who might of saved your life someday. Nope, it would just be another silent cop death
adding to the many that happen every year (almost 160 last year). How many of them upset you? They weren't tackled.. but died. Wonder what the #'s
of assault on officers are... and you wonder why they are so cautious? So many of them die in the line of duty I know I would be cautious!
Some drunk girl gets this amount of a outcry.. why don't you blame her parents for putting her into this situation in the 1st place. The cop?? He's
just a guy.. maybe with a family to come home to. Maybe just trying to survive in a job where lots of people hate you. If someone makes moves that
looks like they could be pulling out a weapon I don't see what's wrong with tackling them. Its much better than shooting them right?