posted on Jul, 22 2012 @ 07:19 AM
Just a quick question, what is the retirement age for the police in America? I just ask because this cops son was 37, so this cop had to be in his
very late 50's early 60's. He couldn't of been just some beat cop as some people are inferring on here.
While it is obvious there is excessive force being used by some police, it is not all, the police and all LEO's are made up of people and whenever
you get a group of people you will get decent people and bad people, just as you get good dentists and bad dentist, good doctors and bad doctors etc
etc, trying to blame all of them is pointless in fact it is counter productive. All you do is make even the good cops feel it is a situation of us
against them and drive them into a siege mentality.
This is a tragic accident, but obviously one that could of been avoided if this guy had used even a modicum of common sense and only re-enforce the
argument for gun control. if people did not have guns at home these sort of tragedies would not happen. I am not saying gun control is right, just
that these incidents play into their hands.
I feel very sorry for the son that died and his family, I don't really feel any sympathy for cop, he fired without identifying himself, without any
thought to capturing or chasing the intruder away, he did not even check to see if the intruder was armed (otherwise he would of seen it was his son)
All he did was think to shoot the person, and that is a very poor mentality to have. I have to say though this sort of sentiment runs deep in the
American psyche, if you don't like something kill it and ask questions later, very sad