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That's about the clearest sign of suicide by cop that I've seen in a long time. I'm guessing the curb line was the mental line they had for her ..and then they gave her a couple steps past it before opening fire. What a tragedy. She knew what she was doing though and knew full well what they would do next.
Suicide by Cop. I don't know how else to view that one?
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Yes, she obviously did not appear to be a physical threat. Her mental state looked impaired. It's why I asked if they could have retreated to a safer distance and then determine the best way to subdue her. He just stood his ground. We also don't see the other cops so we have no idea how many more, but there were a lot of shots. If you ask my opinion, the cops look very amateur in how they handled this. Any one of us could have done what they did. Who needs cops to handle situations like this if that's the best they can do?
Cops receive training for situations like this, training that is supposed to be non-lethal. So yeah, questions need to be asked.
Why do you think firemen are universally loved and cops reviled?
There is more than one video out there, right now, showing Police Officers pulling suspects out of wrecked vehicles following a high speed chase. These are guys the same cop would gleefully have beat the stuffing out of, if they'd come up fighting and resisted. However, they go from suspect to victim in a flash, literally, and cops generally meet the challenge by changing roles themselves. It happens regularly.
Because a firemen face a life and death choice and chooses to risk his life.
See above. I've known and STILL know too many cops to believe that or give it any credibility outside individual examples.
A cop sees the same risk and decides his life is more valuable than taking the same risk as a firefighter.
And look once again it's in So Ca, so frankly wrabbit, F-the police.