Here is a little modern-day Edward R. Murrow. The following video takes you to where every cop doesn’t want to be … a violent domestic disturbance … with a tragic outcome. See: Wired Right blog.
Pilgrim, what I ask of you today is, as honest as you can muster, to decide how you would react if you were this responding officer. And if you would agree with the grand jury finding in this case … and the moderators?
I doubt if one in twenty police men or women could have dealt physically with this berserk man. That is why they carry guns.
This incident also has uncanny parallels with what happened to Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, WI a year ago this past summer. Again, the jury found his actions justified. Do you agree?
For myself, I understand that taking someone else’s life is a tramatic event … but not quite as tramatic as losing your own life. Enough said?
Afterthought: I am beginning to think that Tasers are useless … creating more problems than they solve. We desperately need a reliable non-lethal way of stopping such obvious and dangerous but unarmed threats.
Further: Perhaps the first two cartridges in a policeman’s gun must be non-lethal — rubber bullets, pepper spray, tear gas, tranquillizing dart, ether, skunk spray, etc. … or a mixture?
STAND UP FOR THE EQUALIZER!