posted on Jan, 17 2014 @ 09:20 AM
Its sad that someone ended getting killed. At first it also appeared to me why did he have to kill the guy.
However, those complaining of excessive force were not in the strangers house (including myself) with someone holding knifes after being repeatedly
told to drop them. You most likely also have not gone through police training where they show you tapes after tapes of where your fellow colleague
have been repeatedly killed in situations such as those or even in situations which did not appear deadly.
Had he not taken a shot to kill but rather hurt the man, it would have created a situation where the man could have thrown the knives at the officer.
Or the officer would have had to retreat and who knows if it could have turned into a hostage situation or if other people were in the house. Not to
mention from my understanding they are trained to shoot to kill.
As to why didn't he use a taser. If I'm going to a strangers house who is obviously running from something and I'm told that he is holding a knife
there is no way I'm going in with a taser. You shoot a tazer you miss or it fails to sub do the person than what and what if there is more than
As in regards to the multiple shots, You can tell the cop was in fear of his life and again if he shoots and misses or the guy is not fully taken down
their is a possibility that he can still throw the knife or pull a gun.
Its easy to be a Monday quarterback , but that cop was in a live or die situation and not loosing a game.
Like I said it sucks but it looks like that cop was not power hungry and tried to get him to come out peacefully.
I'm not a cop but I think they have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. They can literally pull someone over for something so stupid as
speeding and lose their life. So you can't blame them for being on the edge or taking ALL situations as SERIOUS with a potential to die.
BTW I my wife just got a 280 speeding ticket with me in the car while going through an obvious speed trap , but I can still see the incident through
the cops eyes.
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