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The childish point was all yours, you attempt to turn a surrender into a threat. Might as well claim once a citizen gets into a struggle with LE, the attacker is a threat as long as he breathes.
Actually I helped train Reserve Officers where the presentation of their firearm to use deadly force taught you keep focused on the suspect and not the front sight (be surprised how many look at the front sight and watch it onto COM) If the suspect surrenders while you are raising your pistol, you don't get a free pass to shoot him anyway.
No you use your typical CON game... NO WHERE did I say a cop MUST risk his life when confronting a dangerous suspect, am saying a cop can't dump a mag at someone out of fear/anger. Bit of a difference.
There is a rule we call the 21 foot rule. It is simple, if a perp is rushing you and is within 21 feet of you. contact will be made, even if you have your weapon out. What struck me as not jibing with the rather trite, "he came at me (after I had already shot him and he had retreated) and I feared for my life" is how many rounds the cop managed to put into Brown while Brown was coming at him.
As far as your attempt to bring TV into this... IF I ever watch cop shows it is to laugh at the rather silly leaps of 'science' the shows make in presenting evidence.
Nice try but it just don't fly...
I wonder if the Reserve Officers that you claim to train know that about you....?
This thing is taking a familiar course. Liberals reflexively defend the black person ( hey gotta lock in that 90% vote!) and discard any facts that don't fit the narrative of the jack booted cops terrorizing black youths, (As if that is within 10 miles of reality)
That said, I think the cop is going to have a hard time justifying six shots.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
In interviews with The Post, sources said blood spatter evidence shows that Brown was heading toward the officer during their faceoff, but analysis of the evidence did not reveal how fast Brown was moving.
Evidence supports officer
when a suspect surrenders, the FIRST thing the officer always does is get them to ground....yes?
put them on their belly with arms out to the side.....yes?
someone still coming forward is not in a "surrendering mode"
i dont know what was going through Browns mind, nor can anyone else
i also dont know what was going through Wilsons mind, but him thinking Brown was surrendering probably wasnt one of them
Large men who have already confronted an officer, and continuing toward same said officer, instead of going to ground, = big mistake on that persons part
that is how i see this right now.....i think it is that simple......
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