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♥ ♥ Due May 13 (boy); 1 child; Florida 23034 posts
20th Jan '13
Quoting Wiggity Wack:" a. Not really. Both professions require that you stay calm in scary situations. b. I don't really see ... [snip!] ... clip into a suspect that it turns out wasn't holding a weapon. Check your bitchy attitude. It's not needed. This is a debate."


Exactly.....he was trained for this type of situation. In this situation, the officer felt his life was in danger, so he acted as such.

Wiggity Wack 1 child; Connecticut 10780 posts
20th Jan '13
Quoting ♥Sandy Cay♥:" Exactly.....he was trained for this type of situation. In this situation, the officer felt his life was in danger, so he acted as such. "

But did he use the appropriate amount of force to subdue the suspect? Was it necessary to continue firing when the suspect hit the ground?

♥ ♥ Due May 13 (boy); 1 child; Florida 23034 posts
20th Jan '13
Quoting Wiggity Wack:" But did he use the appropriate amount of force to subdue the suspect? Was it necessary to continue firing when the suspect hit the ground?"


It is proven that in these type of situations, the officer always fires more shots than he thought. No matter how much training for these types of situations you go through, you can never be 100% prepared when you think your life is in danger. Almost always when officers are questioned after shootings, they think they fired far fewer shots than they actually did. It is the high stress situation. When his Sgt. (or whomever it was) asked how many shots he fired, he stated "around the neighborhood of 6", when in fact he fired about twice that many. He felt his life was in danger, so acted in that regards. Deadly force (the knife) warrants deadly force.

user banned 1 child; Boston, Massachusetts 30985 posts
20th Jan '13
Quoting Wiggity Wack:" Check your messages. What have I said that didn't make sense? Yeah, no shit. I haven't been in a situation ... [snip!] ... not a police officer. The man in question is, and should be well prepared to deal with hostile/potentially combative suspects."


You are completely fucking stupid arent you? Its no use to even try to have a conversation with you

Oncemore Suq Madiq, SH, Turkey 1757 posts
status 20th Jan '13

Excessive.....the idiot panicked. He isn't a rookie. He has 12 years under his belt.

Mommy of a giggler! 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 9017 posts
20th Jan '13
Quoting ~Ice Princess~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Saffy Sly:</b>" "Put your hands up" "Don't move or I'll shoot" ... [snip!] ... guess he was supposed to stand in midair. He was on his way out of the truck...he didn't even give him time to do either..ugh."


And you could tell that he was stuck on the seatbelt (as it said in that article) especially when they had to cut him loose to move him away from the truck.

It was definatly excessive. I think thought that the guy must have had a prior history with them to have that cop so scared.

Wiggity Wack 1 child; Connecticut 10780 posts
20th Jan '13
Quoting shes*almost*one!:" You are completely fucking stupid arent you? Its no use to even try to have a conversation with you"

Actually no. You just can't make a solid argument.

Wiggity Wack 1 child; Connecticut 10780 posts
20th Jan '13
Quoting Oncemore:" Excessive.....the idiot panicked. He isn't a rookie. He has 12 years under his belt."

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BoOm French Toast 2 kids; Massachusetts 11220 posts
20th Jan '13

I don't understand how he was supposed to get out of the truck with his hands up. It seems like he was falling out of the truck and jumped to stop falling.



I don't get it man. Sad none the less.

Tarynosaurus Rex San Antonio, Texas 1271 posts
21st Jan '13

Completely over the top UNJUSTIFIED. Just like the girl who was shot for shoplifting down the street from my house at Wal Mart in Houston.



He warned him BUT HE DIDN'T GIVE HIM MORE THAN ONE SECOND TO UNARM HIMSELF. He had zero response time at all. He literally went from "hands up!" to shooting him within 1 second. That is fucking insane to me. I would have gone after that cop and fucked his shit up if that were my loved one. I fucking hate how cops think they're somehow above the law in many places. Fuck you...you don't have the right to take a human life without giving them a second to respond to your demands.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
21st Jan '13
Quoting Tarynosaurus Rex:" Completely over the top UNJUSTIFIED. Just like the girl who was shot for shoplifting down the street ... [snip!] ... many places. Fuck you...you don't have the right to take a human life without giving them a second to respond to your demands."

I thought the same thing...he didn't have to approach so rapidly & fire AS he was telling him to "get on the ground" as if he had any other choice when half his blood volume was spilling out.



I highly doubt the guy did have the knife. It was found in the BED of the truck, not near him. He clearly seems to be stumbling out & trying to catch himself. I think it was a hideous mistake. And yes, if an officer makes a huge mistake, they should be personally liable - just like a bus driver is STILL responsible personally for any accidents or injuries they cause while driving.

Alicia Holz 2 kids; Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 585 posts
21st Jan '13

like i told my cousin last night ok they said he had a throwing knife now unless hes a fuckn ninja what damage could he have done and im sure all the cops there were wearing bullet proof vests...to me it looks like the guy was trying to run not hurt anyone..and the way that cop kept firing then when the other officer asked how many bullets and the guy says six and he goes oh they just went in between the houses like oh who cares if there might have been kids around..we did are job im sorry but imo if this was a white guy this wouldnt have happened or they wouldnt have shot him so many times...

Tarynosaurus Rex San Antonio, Texas 1271 posts
21st Jan '13
Quoting Alicia Holz:" like i told my cousin last night ok they said he had a throwing knife now unless hes a fuckn ninja what ... [snip!] ... did are job im sorry but imo if this was a white guy this wouldnt have happened or they wouldnt have shot him so many times..."


Exactly.

S U Z I E 3 kids; Venezuela 18566 posts
21st Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting shes*almost*one!:</b>" A. Completely different scenarios. B. I AM a nurse. I have been hurt by a patient. C. You have absolutely ... [snip!] ... before. Don't come on here all high and mighty with your community college "nurse" training and tell me what you "would" do."</blockquote>




You never mentioned being a nurse! When did all this happen? Congratulations!!

♥MOBAS♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 7198 posts
21st Jan '13

Honestly, my initial reaction was that the officer was not justified but after reading the report and getting an idea of who this man is I have changed my mind.