posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 07:09 AM
I just want to add a thought here, amid all the second guessing and arm chair quarterbacking, I'm really amazed to hear people suggest that even if
the account of the Campus Cop is 100% accurate, he was 100% wrong.
Well, No. He wasn't. He was 100% justified most likely, and he'll probably regret what he did there for the rest of his life, despite that. In fact,
being found a good shooting may well make his mental issues over it even harder to deal with. That would make an interesting sidebar to follow.
Folks are talking wild hypotheticals that have no relation whatsoever here. This kid fought the cop, TOOK HIS WEAPON, started to beat him with it,
then, in a moment where they were disengaged....came back to attack the cop AGAIN. Then, he was put down hard ....and He's damn lucky he lived long
enough to actually attempt a SECOND attack. I'll flat out say the cops I know wouldn't have given the kid the second try. As soon as he took control
of a weapon, he'd have determined his own outcome and it wouldn't have differed from what happened here, just sooner.
Cops are NOT paid to fight. Period. Cops are paid to WIN. By any means, every time, without exception. If they fail in that, the exception will
include a very emotional rendition of TAPS or Amazing Grace and one hell of a parade of fellow Officers to commemorate the failure. It's often a
It seems relying on the "tender mercies" of criminals isn't a reliable way to live long. Who knew? lol... Anyway, fight the cops...and you ARE
going to the Hospital. Add a weapon to it...and you're going to the morgue. The kid should NEVER have fought the cop for the Baton...and would still
be alive if he'd just stopped fighting at that point.
No.. He had to attack yet again....if the reports are accurate....and the rabid behavior cost him his life. Sounds like a self-decided outcome. 100%.
I'm also thinking the shot placement as it's described (terrible scene, I can only imagine) should show for both sides of the civil court action
(Plaintiff's side as well) just what happened here. He kept firing as the kid fell. That seems clear by the hit locations. That should tell the tale
in forensic detail that no report can fudge or lie about.