Originally posted by Flyer
reply to post by Magnum007
A perfect example of a shoot first think later stupidity of the police.
I wonder how youd feel if a fellow moron did the same to one of your family.
My family wouldn't be so stupid as to point a gun at the police, let alone carry one in a public place in plain view...
shoot first and I will
go home after every shift...
Don't tell me you wouldn't do the same thing... You would probably have shot him the second you saw he had a gun... you wouldn't even wait until he
pointed it at you or your friends/family...
I will enlighten you with some information you will probably not care about but it's important none the less.
Here are the 3 most important things a police officer asks himself before he fires his weapon :
1. Does the person have the capacity to seriously hurt or kill someone? (Are they alone and barricaded? Are they close enough to people to do harm?
Are they positioned in a way that is tactically advantageous? etc...)
2. Does the person have the means to do so? (equipment, weapons, tools, etc...)
3. Does the person show intent to do so? (verbal statements, physical actions - pointing a weapon)
If you can look past your prejudiced agenda, you can see that if the suspect says : "# you I'm going to shoot you" and points the gun at you, you
are justified to shoot... You don't wait to see if the gun is real, you don't wait to see if the guy is serious or joking, you don't do a
psychiatric evaluation on the guy, YOU SHOOT...
All you do is complain and say that the police are this and are that, but you never offer an alternative to the situation. And no, creeping up the guy
and tazering him is not an option...
Imagine that the guy is pointing a gun at you... What do you do.... BANG!!! You're dead... too late... you should have shot first because he didn't
hesitate, and he's still alive...