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Anyone blaming anyone other than the adult who initiated and instigated the situation- the 19 year old kid, is living in fantasy.
"well it's obviously the kid's fault, didn't he know to respect the rules:
From what I saw in that video, the cops' lives were never endangered.
This happened less than 30 mins from where i live and it is causing quite the stir.
There is a LE policy that states they are not supposed to shoot on a person in a vehicle if it is at a complete stop....yet this LEO did just that.
It will be interesting to see what comes of this.
reply to post by XionZap
It's already been established that he was armed, with a motor vehicle and had previously attacked the police with it. Have you actually read the reports?
He needed to be stopped before anyone else was killed by his own choices and actions.
redmage..........Unfortunately, this emotionally disturbed teen seems to have insured his "suicide-by-cop" with his repeated endangering of the general public, and of officers.edit on 11/8/13 by redmage because: (no reason given)
redmagereply to post by XionZapIn case you missed it... the teen was killed. Thankfully only one life was lost in this incident, and no one else.
Yes - he needed to be STOPPED, but not murdered.
reply to post by XionZap
Nice edit. It's always good to quote/reply to the proper post.
I think I explained my use of the word "else" sufficiently. Interesting that you choose to play grammar-nazi on that one possibly-misused word instead of addressing the six rational points I laid out in my post. Quite telling of your position on the issue.
reply to post by Kaifan
i think you need to watch the video again. the squad car clearly stops behind the truck, without hitting it, and the truck proceeds to backup ramming itself into the squad car.
and to all the people saying cops are too trigger happy, that may be true around the country, and i'm sure there are a few around here, but i know enough cops to know that the majority of them will only fire if they feel their lives are in danger, that is how they are trained. my brother has had to pull his gun on people before but has never fired at anyone, and he has been a cop for over 8 years now.
in this specific situation the cops gave the suspect plenty of opportunities to pull over and get out of the car, which he continued to refuse to do, and then he proceeded to make moves like he was going to take off, or worse, run them over, so they opened fire.
and the coroner report said he died from 2 gunshot wounds, out of 6 bullets fired. with 4 of 6 shots missing that doesn't sound like someone firing on someone with intent to kill, that sounds like someone firing because they are afraid for their life.
reply to post by FraternitasSaturni
So its right to shoot someone who doesn't turn off the gas? heck sorry but in the uk the cops would box him in and drag the guy out.
Eventually surrounded by cops, Comstock finally came to a stop on the school's Central Campus, but the young man reportedly ignored orders to turn his engine off.
It was then that a police officer named Adam McPherson is said to have fired six shots into the truck. The teen, believed to have been unarmed, died from two gunshot wounds, per the AP.
Comstock's family is flabbergasted as to how a minor family dispute turned into an unspeakable tragedy.
“So he didn’t shut the damn truck off, so let’s fire six rounds at him? We’re confused, and we don’t understand,” Comstock’s step-grandfather, Gary Shepley, told the Register.
Whose edit are you talking about ?- NOT FROM ME that's for sure!!!
Here is your original remark, which has been EDITED BY YOU...........> "He needed to be stopped before anyone else was killed by his own choices and actions.