posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 01:07 PM
After reading 6 pages of comments... I'm just wondering... where are all the "good cops"?? I mean, really, we need to have more than two cops to speak
out about this. Any police officer worth a damn would be standing up to 1- speak out about this and 2- to arrest those involved. But we don't see
that, do we??
This guy murdered a 14 year old kid. And no, I don't think we need to "let the age thing go" - the kid was 14! Sure a 14 year old can kill a person,
but THIS 14 year old got into a FISTFIGHT with another kid- than ran at the sight of trouble, obviously he was scared. Then the cop disobeyed a direct
order and persued the kid anyway - with the other kid in the cruiser!!! So even before he pulled his gun (prematurely and seemingly for no other
reason than to assert his "authority") - he was out of line by disobeying the do-not-persue order and pursuing with another KID in the backseat.
This is beyond ridiculous. I am not for violence, but I have to say I can certainly understand the feeling of sheer rage when reading this. That's
what I feel right now.
Edit to add: This is a situation that makes me feel like more guns may be the answer.. Like I said I am not for violence, I believe violoence is the
absolute last resort. I mean, if you have to attack someone, they've already won. But if more everyday people had guns on their hips, perhaps the
police would get back in line and start acting like the servants that they are supposed to be.. And REACTING with force is different than ACTING with
force. This cop ACTED, the kid was clearly unarmed and he's a 14 year old kid. I don't know what kind of people are becoming cops these days, but I
know that I can physically handle a 14 year old kid - no gun needed (or any other weapon for that matter). And I'm barely 6' and weigh
edit on 14-9-2011 by cwilson because: Afterthought...