posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 01:31 AM
Alright guys... This one I have to chime in on.
BLUF: We're all logical people here, try not to come to conclusions based on one media (who most here would believe is skewed) report, especially in a
situation like this when you were not there.
I myself work in Law Enforcement, and while everyone has made valid points concerning this shooting, I believe it was in fact justified. Not many of
you on here have been in situations such as this, and you were not there that day. It is not our place to say whether or not the officer was
threatened. When the individual was asked to put his hands in plain view, and immediately reached for something, it is a cause for concern, and in a
situation such as that, I believe I would have fired as well. One random thing, whenever there are reports of LEO shootings, the media likes to report
the number of rounds fired. When your adrenaline is pumping, you squeeze the trigger till the threat is gone. 20 Rounds from two officers is not a lot
of rounds -- that's not even a magazine emptied from each. It was enough to stop the subject and declare the scene safe.
Everyone who is criticizing the officer, why don't you put you pay attention to the details and attempt to put yourself in his shoes, facing a life
and death situation.
And revamping training/policies is the correct thing to do. Increased training will help ensure a situation like this does not happen again.
I'm sure you won't like it, but as this site generally houses more logical individuals than most, I thought that maybe seeing a point of view other
than the skewed one that was presented could get you to open your mind and think a bit before jumping to conclusions.
Thanks and be safe everyone.
edit on 4-4-2013 by RWESteel because: (no reason given)