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.
Okay maybe these trigger happy cops are indeed just following protocol. Then it's this increasing pattern of the "shoot first, ask questions
later" mindset, that concerns me.
Maybe cops should carry nets.
Maybe ambulance drivers should work out and get some training in dealing with violent people.
EVERY officer should carry a taser.
And only "shooting to kill" is the act of a brainwashed, inhumane, poor excuse for a human being.
Police often have to deal with situations involving schizophrenics, drug users, drunks or people who are just "out of their mind" angry (being
that it IS a big part of their freakin JOB) Many whom have not even committed a crime. If "protocol" calls for the use of deadly force as an only
option in this situation, then the protocol is cowardly!
An average guy with a little knowledge in self-defense and take down tactics could have taken him down. Oh, and god forbid that the officer gets a
little scratch in the process. Oh, nooo. Because then, an INNOCENT KID wouldnt have to lose HIS LIFE
A normal human being, armed with a gun with no kind of police training, put in the exact situation as the officer, would have achieved much better
results. Because your average citizen gives much more value to a human life
Honestly, if I was in the same situation and i truly feared for my life, worst case scenario, I would have shot him in his leg(s). No doubt. End
of situation, we all go home and live to see another day. And i'm not even trained to deal with such situations. Its not a part of my JOB nor do I
get PAID.. "to protect and serve"
These cops only "protect and serve" themselves, and each other. While they maim, kill and harass the people who pay their salary.. the people who
their supposed to be working for.
btw. Does anyone know if this officer was given the specifics of the situation by the 911 operator? If not, IMO, she/he is part to blame.