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That statement provides infinite possibilities.... "Drunken Jenga" was getting old!
I don't discount stress or even possible PTSD. That would explain a lot.That said, the officer was out of line and should be pulled from this duty immediately and perhaps should also have a long, forced, break from any duty. It's impossible to know what stress he's been under the past couple of weeks in Ferguson - probably no less stressful than some have had trouble coping with in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The officer is clearly at a dangerous point in his mental state, but I'm not prepared to call him a terrorist.
However, as a police officer he is meant to be held to a higher standard than us "mere mortals." That's his job.
And the police is not going to shoot another cop unless there is no other option than physical violence. That high standard should however be used when confronting the general public too.
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In external ballistics, point-blank range is the distance between a firearm and a target of a given size such that the bullet in flight is expected to strike the target without adjusting the elevation of the firearm.I saw a dozen feet of distance between the cop and the reporter, which means it wasn't point-blank.
Point-blank range - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
What fear did I put out there Jerry? You know better than to play those games with me.Some of us would like to keep our assult weapons and having you put fear in peoples minds only fuels gun control. Please be accurate in your speach
... and I see you caught that "speach" typo already because we need to be equally accurate in our speech.
Frankly, they got what they were looking for.
I do agree that the police officer's response was out of line. However, that is exactly why he was removed from the situation by the other officers on the scene, and has since been suspended pending investigation.
If I were to put money on it, I'd bet that the cop in question probably got hit by an object thrown by some belligerent jackass in the crowd, and that's why he flipped out.
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