In fact, I would probably have hesitated firing if I got a quick look at the profile of the gun knowing that in real life that gun don't exist.
Here's the video....
Study long, study wrong. Good shoot. Sad, but good.
Read 'em and weep.... seriously.
It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.
So I didn't read through all 40 pages of this thread so forgive me if this has been brought up, but am I the only one that thinks it strange that two cops show up in a car to investigate a "person with a gun", why would they approach within just a few feet and jump out of the car? I mean, if it was a kid with a gun that wanted to shoot, didn't the police inject themselves right into an incredibly dangerous situation? Think about how vulnerable the rookie cop was while trying to exit the car.
Shouldn't they have approached at a greater distance where they could have attempted communication with the suspect in order to gather greater intelligence and assess the situation given that he wasn't threading anyone and no one appeared to be in his immediate vicinity?
In my opinion the mistake seems to have been made by the veteran officer who put his partner in incredible danger, face to face, with a person who could have had a gun with violent intent.
The gun, real or not, orange tipped or not, the boy's actions are all irrelevant. The mistake was diving into such a potentially dangerous situation rather than approaching from a reasonable distance (maybe the street in the video?) where both the officers would have been reasonably safe and able to talk the the person rather than shoot first and ask questions later....
Last edited by csbrown28; 11-26-14 at 06:05 PM.
“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary (or faith) depends upon his not understanding it.”
Let's keep in mind too that carrying a registered firearm is LEGAL in the state of Ohio. We need to change this confrontational approach to policing.