reply to post by MDDoxs
Your right and now the media puts such a spin on stuff you have no way of knowing what really went on unless you were right there.
What I saw was a bunch of cops with really big guns surrounding and blowing away one man.
But the news media "SAYS" (and do we know they are telling the truth???) that the "suspect" was threatening to shoot innocent people in the 711.
Word of caution to would be criminals.
You will be out numbered.
"They" have helicopters, really big guns, tons of back up and will shoot to kill.
Do not run from "them", you won't get away, you will only piss them off worse.
Do not threaten anyone, particularly "one of their own" you will then have signed your death warrant
We live in a police state.
They have all the advantages.
If told to pull over
Pull over and keep your hands on the wheel (both of them)
Do exactly as you are told
If you value your life.
This is the way things are now.
I can see both sides to the story.
The police I personally have met have all been very nice to me, except during the early 70's when I was a protester against the Vietnam War. Even
then they did not hurt me and I was in the front row. Intimidated me, yes with their shields and their billy clubs and big holstered guns.
Police now days come across so many nutty people, they do not know what to expect.
Yes some are power hungry ego maniacs.
Most are just doing their job and trying to maintain order.
This to me appeared to be a case of "over kill" but than do we really know the full story?
Are we really ever given the full true story?
I agree with Xcathdra's post. Once you do not stop, you run red lights, endanger fellow travelers on the road, you have gone past the point of a
simple crime - you have crossed that line where you are a endangerment to the public - the police's choices are narrowed down.
edit on 24-2-2012 by ofhumandescent because: grammar