posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 07:06 PM
reply to post by HomerinNC
Thanks for posting that picture and for adding simple logic into this thread. I tried earlier but gave up
The guy clearly removed the stock of his Daisy BB rifle for a reason. concealable and portable. The modified stock looks like that of a sawed off
I stopped reading through this thread many pages ago and I just wonder if anyone posted a thought or two on how the police officer involved in this
shooting may feel. This officer will have to live with this for the rest of his life. All because this nimrod brandished a weapon, pointed it at a
dog, and didn't follow simple instructions from the police.
This officer was forced to make a quick and critical split second decision. This is not the first time someone armed with a toy gun was shot by the
police. That's why we have the orange muzzles and bright orange cap guns these days.
Here's a case from recent memory. It is very similar to this topic of this thread
On May 5, two Sheriff’s Deputies and one Syracuse Police Officer responded to a report that an armed man was behaving erratically and appeared
to be drunk while carrying what appeared to be a .357 Magnum tucked into his waist band.
When the officers located Benjamin Campione in the RTC parking lot, they told him to show his hands. Instead, the man crouched in an aggressive manner
and brandished the gun, which detectives would later find out was a realistic looking pellet gun.
The officers believed Campione was about to fire on him, according to the DA, and they responded with deadly force, hitting him four times.
The Grand Jury reviewing the incident heard evidence of the man’s mental history, including the fact that he had stopped taking his
This guy was carrying a Crosman co2 pistol that looks like a .357 he brandished it and got himself killed.
and another case from last september involving a bb gun that's a dead ringer for a Glock. He was shot by the police multiple times and survived.
He was lucky.
You brandish any weapon regardless of its capability you are likely to get shot if you don't comply with the police. Period. The police are merely
doing there job in situations like this. They don't have time to play 100 questions with an armed suspect.