Originally posted by MikeNice81
reply to post by smurfy
I read part of your link. It sounds to me like they were serving a no knock warrant and things went horribly wrong. That is why I have always been
against such tactics. The police department acted in an absolutely disgusting manner.
The simple fact is that the Marine acted as he should have with an unknown group of intruders entering his home. The horrible part is that the police
department overreacted and then tried to cover it up. This wasn't a gun problem. The gun owner did everything right. That is evidenced by the fact
that he didn't even flip off the safety after he realized they were police officers. What you have here is a seemingly clear cut case of police
brutality and murder. That incident should lead to reevaluating the tactics we allow cops to use. However, Americans aren't going to stand up and
fight for that. Instead people will blame the home owner for trying to protect his family.
That's not right at all, the marine's story caused a storm here at ATS. I think the Sheriff actually said something at the time to the effect like,
anyone pointing a gun at his officers is not going to be around any longer. That is NOT, the exact quote BTW, but you can look for it.
Here's another example of nonthink with a gun in your hand, most revealing though is the words of the homeowner shooter's wife, "There was no
thinking involved. I wish I could have thought. If I could have just thought," Mrs. Peairs said.
The case of Yoshihiro Hattori, a Japanese student in the US, going to a party and knocking on the front door of the wrong house, had a "funny walk"
and ending up shot dead, and that's all he and his friend did, knock at the door, you will see why in the link, (at least as portrayed in the
The shooter was 'eventually' (emphasis there) charged with manslaughter, but got off.