Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Is what you're living for today, worth dying for tomorrow?
“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
Do you realize that a 3D printer can produce an effective hand gun that is made out of plastic, or wood or just about any substance you want. That doesn't look like a gun, either, and is just as lethal? What if the cop assumed the dispatcher was correct when said dispatcher reported the gun was a toy but it wasn't? Could the fatality be the cop instead? Was the possibly 'lethal' gun pointed at the officer? How much time did the cop have to react? Did the child have any priors? Was the child threatening other children on the playground? Haven't you heard of other incidences of gun fatalities on, for example, school grounds and playgrounds perpetrated by children? Heard of other children in different but similar incidents killing police officers?
The only thing: could the cop have shot the fake gun out of the hand of the child? Shot the leg? Somehow incapacitate the child to prevent him from shooting the cop with the presumed real gun? Would most cops have the skills to make that shot under those circumstances? Enough time to taser the child?
This isn't some crazy game of chicken. It's a life and death situation for cops. Minorities should learn this. Unfortunately, they're too busy attempting to display their anger at cops to think... Dopes.. possibly dead dopes.
Last edited by cabse5; 11-26-14 at 10:46 AM.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.