posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 09:44 AM
reply to post by pryingopen3rdeye
No need to re explain buddy, educated to degree etc
You clearly failed to get my point and the main reason I entered into this discussion.
Fact as Of Now:
Mentally Disabled Man carrying toy Gun shot by Police...
Facts When Incident Happened:
Suspicious Looking Man Carrying Fire Arm seen in vicinity...
The Police, I am sure acted on the information they had at the time the decision was made when the shot/s were fired.
I am sure (despite what some believe) had they had the correct information of 'Toy Fire Arm' and 'Mentally Disabled Man' they wouldn't have
fired a shot to kill or even fire any shots at all.
I have no desires at all to 'fall out' with anyone here but what I don't like to read is a Breaking News thread where the OP has made up his mind
straight off the bat without giving consideration to ALL those involved and also giving consideration to facts that were at hand at the time of the
shot being fired. I little thought would have gone a long way.
The fact is, a person has died who's death could have been avoided had the Police had the information and also had the person been not carrying what
can only be described as a fire arm at the precise moment in time, regardless of it being a toy or not.
Thoughts are with the family of the deceased but also with the officer/s that fired the shot after the realisation that it was in fact a toy and not
the serious threat of a real fire arm.
Sad but completely avoidable