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Originally posted by Acidtastic
They are not trust worthy.....
Originally posted by truthermantwo
If the boy was afraid of police, why did the mother call them, she should have called an ambulance or just locked him in a room somehow. Don't get me wrong im mad at the police that shot him, but i think the mother could have done something different, we need to get out of relying on the police, they're more violent sometimes, than the violent.
Originally posted by newcovenant
He thought an autistic kid with grass clippers was going to do him in.
Call an ambulance where they can sedate him. Yes, that means getting in arm's reach and that carries risk, but I would think five or six cops could unarm him using little more than a net or pepper spray.
Bradshaw said the deputy did not use a Taser because they are “limited in capacity.” Even after a Taser is deployed, a suspect could still keep coming, he said.
It was the fifth fatal shooting by a sheriff’s deputy this year.
Originally posted by smyleegrl
reply to post by newcovenant
Tough call. The teen apparently was approaching the officer with some type of hedge clippers? He ignored commands to stop (bc he was autistic) but to the officer it may have looked very threatening.
Still, why not try a non lethal tactic first?
Senseless tragedy for all. I can only imagine how this poor child's mother feels.