Details? Yeah, cop made some mistakes. But it was a no-win situation for him. If he had even drawn his gun, he would have been crucified in the media. If he had shot to defend himself, he'd be on death row since apparently, there is no way that an unarmed person can pose a threat to an armed one
2001 Bellevue, WA
Has anyone figured out why or explained how so many people can willfully ignore the fact that there is a very real and necessary reason that cops tell suspects to get down on the ground, hands behind their heads, before they approach them? I mean, why isnt the procedure just to walk up to them and handcuff them? @_@
"The side that stays within its fortifications is beaten." ~Napoleon
I have no problem with police using force when it is warranted. AKA surviving. I don't really know about you, but choking out a man who has his hands up saying he can't breathe is not exactly a survival instinct. To show that I am sympathetic to genuine police officers, I would support making the targeting police officers to kill or injure a hate crime. I think that it is imperative to keep our officers safe, at the same time though, it is also imperative that we do not turn to mob rule and choke out every other person that is stopped on the streets.
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