Look, for the sake of argument, if the cops had pulled up 50' away from him and ordered him to put his hands up and then the kid reached for the gun I'd be on their side. If the kid had the gun out and was pointing it at someone else in the area when they pulled up I'd be OK with the tactic that they used but neither of those scenarios is what actually happened.
You attempting to pull a gun in your pants out is considered a threat. there is no might about it.
might be fake is irrelevant and the police can't go on might. they have to take the call at face value. there is a guy in the park pointing a gun in different directions.The caller said several times it might be fake. I hope you stay away from playgrounds. Kids playing cops and robbers and you might have to take out the whole kindergarten class.
and now the strawman occurs. way to make an invalid point.
You can see it in the video him reaching for his belt.And you know he was reaching for a gun how?
again your strawmans and stacked hypotheticals don't hold up. you can't shot me for just having a gun in a holster. I have to be showing some kind of threat.Let's assume you've got a gun in a shoulder holster. Do I get to assume that when you're reaching into your inner jacket pocket you're reaching for a gun and blow you away cause I'm skeered? Or should the standard be you pose an actual threat, pull the gun, threaten me, yell at me, something to indicate your intention is to 1) pull your gun and 2) use it to kill me? Women who carry a gun in their purse. What standard do I use to shoot them - when they put their hand in the purse or when they pull out a gun? Etc.....
IE if we are arguing and I reach into my jacket and you see it then yes.
this kid was pulling the gun and pointing it in random directions that can be seeing in the video.
they were protecting the other people in the park from someone randomly pointing a gun at them.Why is their safety key, and not the civilians they're job is to protect?
prove they shot him with the intent to kill you bias is getting in the way of reason and logic. they didn't stand around 4 minutes.They shot the kid with the intent to kill, then stood around for 4 minutes watching him die. How would an execution be any different?
they called in an ambulance and he died in the hospital from the wound.
it wasn't an execution that is simply an appeal to emotion argument.
the police can't take that on her word. nor should they. it wasn't a fake gun it was a bb gun. while not life threatening can still cause injury to other people if they are shot with it.Fake guns, guns that the caller suspected and told 911 she thought were fake.
the fact is they can't take someone's word that it is a fake gun.
more so when the person isn't sure.