Are you being facetious?
The monument to sarcasm.
I don’t know about getting close to someone armed with a sharp deadly weapon. Something like this looks pretty dangerous to me.
I will say this: In many of the police shootings like this one, the civilian defies police orders.
“Don’t reach in your pocket…”
“Put down the knife/scissors/bat/whatever…”
It’s easy to be internet analysts from a distance.
Things like this escalate in the moment. Civilian defiance accelerates the pace of escalation.
And the internet propagation of armchair quarterbacking seemingly emboldens defiance.
I don’t have an answer. It’s just an observation.
Absolutely justifiable shoot without question.
You’d be an idiot to use a less than lethal weapon against an attacker charging you with a lethal weapon.
No they aren’t. There is no use of force cintinuum that calls for less than lethal response to a lethal threat.
She’s not just an old woman with scissors either, she’s hopped up on something, probably meth which makes her multiples of times more dangerous.
He kept his cool. He was trained for this. Armchair quarterbacks are not trained for this (I am including myself).
He gave her many chances to save her life and to back down. She didn’t. She escalated the situation.
Speaking as a woman, I don’t care that she was a woman. Woman or not, she posed a threat.
I don’t see it!
So what your saying is that LEO when initially completing their academy training don’t get trained to learn self defense techniques or how to restrain a suspect that prepares them for situations like these? If this were a man, maybe I can see your point, but this situation was already escalating quickly and don’t know the context that led to this, but the cop in this situation could have backed off until his back up arrived with maybe trying to talk her down despite her mental state to try to get her to give up her scissors.
Also why or where was his back up?
That is my arm chair QB impression!
He did exactly what he was supposed to do and he kept backing up until he had no where left to go and she was charging on the attack.
Act similarly anywhere in the country and you will get shot 100% of the time.
All the backup in the world wasn’t going to change the outcome, she wanted to die.
I’ve been pulled over while carrying. Both hands out the window with my drivers license & CC License. Never ever a problem.
I’m pretty sure the police officers main priority is going home to his family and not this crazy lady wellbeing he made the right decision by minimising any risk to himself
What!!! No calls of racism!!! If this would have been a white cop, he would be in jail with Al Charlatan picketing his home.
With this being a black cop shooting a white woman, what will SJWs have to say.
He could have attempted to talk her down until backup arrived and if he suspected she was “high” on something that should have given him a clue of how to proceed. If she would have lunged at him, he could have shot her in the hand she had the scissors.
Only Monday morning QBing.
I’m not going to play armchair quarterback and say whether the police officer was right or wrong in this situation.
I will however offer my personal preference and that is for police to tone the shootings down. Police have always had to deal with crazy people doing crazy things. It used to be that police would pride themselves on never having to take out their gun, or use it. Now it seems like police training has defaulted towards gun use and mag dumping. I personally would rather see cops get those long nightsticks again, walk into a situation like this three or four deep, and just go to town. I’d be totally fine with police beating the crazy out of someone temporarily.
Cops have to serve the people with better judgment and use tact to diffuse the situation and not go for the quick execution/solution.
Some unstable people want to be suicided by cop but you shouldn’t do them that favor. You have to smart.
I tend to think it was unnecessary force. Where is his stun gun?
He’s not a hero.
I very much doubt he feels like a hero. He will probably replay this in his mind until the day he dies and wonder much the same as you? What could I have done differently? It is enough to destroy a person.
What equipment was he given? Did he have a stun gun? What was his training? I’ll bet his training taught him to do exactly what he did. I’d also bet his training taught him how to diffuse a situation.
He gave several warnings. He was practically begging her to back off. When she came flying at him she gave him no choice.
She is not a “victim” of unnecessary force. She is a poster child for what you should not do because it will not end well.
It was a white cop shooting a white perp. Kinda hard to make a case for racial bias here.
There was no “quick execution”. She was a drugged up deranged woman and he gave her every opportunity not to get shot.
Cops don’t take an oath to get cut up, stabbed, or shot without defending themselves with deadly force.
In the same situation you would have done the same thing because you would have had no other alternative.
There was no “mag dump” and nothing else was going to stop her.
My mistake, he voice sonded like he was black.