posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 08:21 AM
reply to post by Flyer
He was mentally disabled and they murdered him. Another example of the shoot first, think later by the police.
Cant the police tell the difference between a toy and a real gun? They couldnt tell a man was disabled?
Although unfortunate, some toy weapons are made to look extremely close to the real thing. Some are made with a little red piece at the end of the
barrel but that is easily broken off or painted over.
From a distance it is extremely hard to tell the difference between a toy and the real thing if the toy even somewhat resembles a real gun.
Also, it is extremely hard to tell some people are mentally disabled without in depth interaction with them. Sure you can tell something is "not
quite right" but that is overridden when they are holding what appears to be a rifle.
Yet another shoot to kill policy. This is why people dont trust the police, how can they when the go around shooting innocent people and the
It is nice to see that you can come to that determination while sitting comfortably in front of your computer, knowing all the facts as they are
reported and having hind sight that is 20/20.
The police probably got a call that someone was walking around with a rifle. Thats correct, numerous people called the police who most likely also
thought it was a real gun.
The incident began Wednesday afternoon when officers responded to calls about a man seen walking around with a rifle.
It says an encounter ensued between the police and the man and shots were fired.
An encounter between the man and officers ensued and shots were fired, North Miami Beach police spokesman Sgt. Warren Hardison said.
Most likely, the police approached him and ordered him to drop the weapon. Because he is mentally handicapped, he may not have understood. He may
have even pointed the weapon at the police before they decided to open fire.
I can guarantee you that the officer is going to be scarred for life because of this. I couldnt imagine the guilt that officer is feeling now that he
knows it was a toy gun. It is an unfortunate scenario, but it is not murder.
You are trying to blame the police while instead, whoever is responsible for this mentally handicapped individual should be to blame. If they were
supervising him adequately or simply did not provide him with a toy gun that looked real, this would not have happened.