reply to post by theantediluvian
Ok my opinion is this.
After watching the video, It is clear that the woman clearly disregarded the cops orders to shut off the engine and wait. But no, that is too simple
of a command for her.
She and Only She, made the choice to Flee from the cop. By doing so she put all her children at risk. weather she pulled back over after taking off is
irrelevant. Only some one with no brains would do something stupid like that.
The fact that the children were trying to help their mom is commendable any child should be doing that, But not if the mother is in the wrong and
clearly broke multiple laws.
The son had a chance to use correct judgment but he failed to do so, which it shows. HE ATTACKED AN OFFICER OF THE LAW. you can't even spit in the
direction of or even blow smoke in the direction of a cop with out getting charges for assault on an officer. That should have never happened and he
deserves punishment for his actions along with the mother.
Now for the fact that the cop drew his tazer.... In this situation, he did the right thing, the cop was being threatened, Some one was rushing him. He
was fully with in his right to point it at the teen that was charging him. He did not pull the trigger. It was used as an intimidation factor and it
worked. the kid ran back into the van.
Now when back up showed up. Every one ran back in the car and refused to come out. The cops are fully within their rights to remove some one from a
car if they are proven/deemed to be a risk to them selves or others on a road. ALL OF THE OCCUPANTS WERE UNCOOPERATIVE WITH THE COPS! IF THIS WAS A
GROUP OF ADULTS ACTING LIKE THIS THEY WOULD ALL BE THROWN IN JAIL. The cops did everything they could do to defuse the situation with out harming
anyone, but yet they still couldnt get it under control.
About the fact that the cop shot at the tires, yes it totally looks like thats what he was aiming at. what would be better........ let the mother flee
in a van for a second time and have to preform a pit manuver or us a spike strip at high speeds and potentially cause a huge accident which could kill
every one in the van plus others or shoot the tires out before the vehicle can reach high speeds... personally I would shoot out the tires.
Im not sorry, But the cops acted correctly and anyone who says otherwise is a tool. Who knows if the woman was kidnapping the children, or going to
sell them or who knows. but obviously she is guilty of something judging by her actions. The children acted out of instinct but the mother is
Props to the cops, and no props to the stupidity of this woman and any other person who thinks/acts like this.
I mean seriously.... is this what you want to teach your children?????????? if my ex acted like that with my kids, I would have asked why they didnt
do EVERYTHING TO STOP HER!
Would you want your children to be put in this situation?? If my children were in that situation, I would Kill my ex my self. all of you that are on
the womans side should look at your kids, would you want them to be in a situation like that? if you are still on the womans side then you should just
call protective services and have your kids removed, because you are a failure of a parent.
Harsh words but its true, people do not have any brains anymore.