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Originally posted by samkent
reply to post by smyleegrl
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.
Are you kidding me? A net? Since when do the police have anything to do with a net?
"Here sarg you take this end and we will circle him a couple of times" Get real!
And ambulance drivers are not bouncers. They are not there or even trained to deal with violent people. That is the job of the police.
People on here are assuming that the officer had a taser on his belt. Not every officer carries one.
Plus as far as I know police are trained 'Shoot to kill" not wound him a bit.
Imagine the law suits. "You didn't have to shoot his knee. You could have shot his calf."
And no it's not trainning to run the other direction if you don't want to shoot the person. That could lead to a law suit as well.
Picture this. The officer backs off and the kid turns on a neighbor and injures or kills him. Can you say millions?
It's not the officers fault the kid did not respond to orders. That loose chimpanzee didn't respond to orders a year ago either. Neither the kid or the chimp could understand the consequences. Too bad!
To those who feel the police are just a bunch of jack boot thugs, why don't you become one? Be one of the good ones. Then you can try to talk sense into some crack head. Or wrestle with a weapon yelding autistic kid. We bury good cops every year.
Originally posted by Muckster
To protect and to serve... themselves!
Originally posted by newcovenant
"My son suffers from seizures and they just murdered him," Camberdella said of her 18-year-old son, Michael Camberdella. "They just killed him."
"The cop got out of the car and just started shooting six times," she said. "(My son) had no weapons, he had no nothing." Sheriff Ric Bradshaw told Parker shortly after noon what 911 callers told dispatchers, that the teen was armed with a hammer and hedge clippers. "He was nervous because he's afraid of police and he suffers from depression and he's, he's autistic," she said. "My son is autistic. He has significant brain damage."
Notice it says here the callers said he had a hammer and garden clippers. The mother seems to dispute that he was holding any kind of weapon when police arrived, although she was traumatized and hospitalized immediately afterward and investigation is still underway.
Mom says teen son shot dead was autistic
Sheriff says using a taser was not an option
I noticed a similar story from February 'Cops kill an autistic teen in his own basement, armed with a butter knife.' Tells me Police need some additional and special training dealing with autistic people, disabled, impaired and handicapped people who are in obvious distress and may even appear threatening.
There must be non lethal options for controlling folks in these situations.
People should really say "enough is enough."
This is not a dog we are talking about now.
This was on the local news. In this story says multiple calls to 911 were made because the boy was acting out in a troublesome way due to his medical condition entirely and was not actually any kind of threat to the officer.
In our local television news, we are told the mother herself called the local Police to help her control her autistic son who had become uncontrollable and she told the 911 operator he had the hedge clippers and a hammer. That's why she called police, hoping they could help her get him under control
The first thing the officer did on arrival was shoot and kill him.
The police chief says that when the officer saw him coming in his direction with the hammer and shears he shot him. Odd because that is what they were called to the scene about.
I wonder if cops will begin to shoot and kill epileptics having seizures, fearing a possible danger to themselves? They may get kicked in the face or injured in the thrashing about? Is there a greater danger seeking the Heimlich Maneuver from a police officer if you can't speak and appear ODD? Might it be better to stand down and risk your chances choking to death? That's a sad commentary on the Police today.
edit on 5-10-2012 by newcovenant because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by samkent
reply to post by CosmicCitizen
The cop should have retreated to his car (if out) and called for special backup.
And if the kid charges someone else while the officer is retreating??
The city gets sued.
The cop gets labeled a coward on ATS.
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.