The guy was a danger to others and wouldn't comply with orders to stop.
If you want to commit suicide, get a several ton weapon, place others in danger, and refuse to stop being a danger to others even when ordered to do so by teh authorities. You will probably be shot. You must be stopped before an innocent person gets hurt.
Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength - Henry Ward Beecher
Baby sister, I was born game and I intend to go out that way - Rooster Cogburn
I guess you really taught him a lesson there, jerk.
Who the hell calls the police on their own kid?
"If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life - and only then will I be free to become myself." ~ Martin Heidegger
And I have NO doubt if the father had NOT called and that kid ran over someone, people on this forum would be RAGING about him not calling the police.
So... if a parent does think their minor aged kid is possibly going to harm other people, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should the parents call the police??? I TOTALLY disagree with that and do NOT think a parent should be charged financially for reporting the kid's criminal activities.
HOW MANY TIMES on this forum have people bitched about parents NOT reporting their kid even acting strange to authorities before doing something horrific? But, now, for this, NO, NEVER CALL THE POLICE on your kid? WRONG.
The shift in how people think seems to be that now the question is "MAY the police have shot the person?" from "did the police HAVE to shoot the person?"
At the same time, elsewhere, arguing people have to basically do nothing to ever defend themselves against assault by police, even if it may cost the person their life.
There are the rights of Police and rights of citizens.
That is NOT what the American revolution was about - people furious that the government and it's authorities were too weak and nice.
If anyone who ever went into an irrational rage on some occasion was shot to death for it? Wouldn't be anywhere NEAR as many members on this forum.
The photo shows the pickup on the dirt with a 4000 pound cruiser right behind it and another beside it. The tire on the truck showing sure doesn't look flat to me.
Sure are a lot of people that want the death penalty IF it involves something with the police. Posting that kid deserved to be shot?
Do you think 5 shots was enough? Maybe it should have been 25 times.
Candidly, I can't recall a story where an officer shot someone just once. Can you?
Last edited by joko104; 11-08-13 at 02:40 AM.
This wasn't "the death penalty", this was an angry, out-of-control idiot posing a danger to everyone around him and getting put down. If he'd cooperated with the police instead of trying to run them over, he'd have gotten his day of court and probably wouldn't have even gone to prison.
He didn't deserve to die, but he didn't leave the police much choice about it, either.