These people are supposed to be trained in negotiation...it seems lately fear is over riding their better judgement...
hard thing later for a good cop to live with...maybe not so hard for someone unbalanced who shouldn't be in that profession to begin with
Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made. If you want a different result, don't blame someone else, or expect others to make a change, you should stop complaining and make a different choice. Remember, the circumstances of your birth don't determine the outcome of your life.
As for here, we don't know his story, maybe it was justified but what if someone had some training and a clear head and been able to get him to put it down...would that not have been the best solution for all? I think so.
If you know someone who has taken a life either in a justified manner or by accident, you know from that person, there are recurring doubts. It is not an easy thing to live with and neither should it be...you can't bring them back you have to live with having taken a life.
" If no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else ? "
He was stupid regardless for getting onto a bus, brandishing a knife and forcing people off. If you don't want to get shot by police, don't do that. It's simple. The police bear no fault.
Maybe the officers should be taught to shoot a taser with their left hand. What training have the officers had in diffusing Anger and Fear? Many people take cocaine and Crack. These drugs, and others, have comedowns, that makes people agitated.
What training did the officer have in quelling a disturbed person? What training did he have in disarming a person with a knife? Did the officer even think about shooting the taser first with his left hand? Had he target practices left hand with a taser?
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