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The tremendous volume of firepower utilized in the unfortunate incident, that ran the course of no more than 15 minutes (from 9:45 - 10:00 PM, late Wednesday night), is an enigma unto itself. That is, Abdul Arian`s family has asked why did the LA police use such drastic deadly force on an unarmed teenager? Why couldn`t they have used lesser prevention tactics, such as taser guns or merely rubber guns? Why use live ammunition? And another question is, just how many officers were firing? A full accounting is in order. Bits of the unexplained 911 tape have been issued by LAPD. Of course, the public would like to see and hear the entire transcript. And then we can`t help but wonder whether Abdul may have had some mental health issues as well. Why say you have a gun when you don`t? Why would you want to become a policeman when you are deathly afraid of the police? An odd logic might be ascertained here. If you become what you fear, you can conquer the fear. Still, this is weird logic in anyone`s book! Another source for puzzlement, is the low profile status the story has taken in the larger context of what news is currently being promulgated to the public. I suspect the arrest of George Zimmerman has a way of overshadowing a minor local feature about another LA car chase, and yet another abuse of deadly force by the LAPD. In spite of its low profile, I further suspect this story will emerge from out under its rock, once people see how crazy this is. Did Abdul think his smart phone was his gun?
Originally posted by BiggerPicture
nevertheless unarmed teen.
Originally posted by Sek82
Let's take a look at it.
Fleeing law enforcement.
Multiple red light runs, nearly hits people.
Gets pinned on the freeway.
Upon fleeing, turns and appears to shoot at the police officers.
I don't see the issue here. It's unfortunate.