posted on Oct, 31 2011 @ 04:30 PM
I just cannot buy the explanation that it was an accident. Being at such a close range, and police officers being proficient marksmen, or at least
should be as they are required to qualify with their weapons, they should know when they are going to hit somebody with their projectile.
If you aim it at a person, it isn't an accident. Not when you are trained in firearms. This was intended, as he made the decision to pull the
trigger. Some say that police have stressful jobs, and can't always make the correct decisions, and this is true to an extent.
But, they should not be police officers if they cannot handle the stress of the job. They should be held to a higher standard than others, as they
have authority over others. This is a blatant misuse of that authority, and look what the result of his actions is...We have an ex-marine in the
hospital, and who knows what is going to happen to him.
We know that the law are not going to prosecute one of their own, at least it isn't likely, especially since the police department has denied
responsibility to begin with, so how is justice going to be served? There have been multiple instances of Anonymous serving their own type of justice
on people who are clearly disregarding the rights of others, and whether you agree with it or not, it will most likely be done in this case as
They are not going to hurt him, at least judging from past occurrences, but they will make him relatively miserable for a while. It is unlikely that
they will ruin his life, despite the fact that he may have purposefully ruined someone else's, but who knows? I just hope that this is really the
right guy, as it would suck to have to put up with the oncoming storm if you weren't the one who did it.
In the video the guy advises we find out if this was ordered from above, or if it was a personal decision. I do not see how it could have been
anything other than a personal decision. The order didn't come down to shoot gas canisters at people in an attempt to hit them. Was it even a gas
canister? I have also heard it was a rubber bullet I believe. A gas canister could do much more damage, as they are fired at a high velocity.
They are NOT designed to be shot AT people. They are designed to land in a crowd. If it is shot, travels a distance, and then is coming down in an
arc, it will do less damage if someone is hit. BUT, at close range, before the canister has a chance to arc and travel a distance, the sheer velocity
of the projectile at that point, the point that this person was struck, is enormous. Testament to this is in the fact that this guy is in the hospital
in critical condition.