HERE WE GO AGAIN...
RIDUCULOUS, UNNECESSARY, UNACCEPTABLE!
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Posted 53s ago
I understand the whole, "comply with the cops" argument, and I don't necessarily disagree with it.
Unfortunately, far too often that hasn't guaranteed a positive outcome!
And, I'm not making this a racial issue!
What I'm concerned about is the frequency with which lethal force is used in instances where it is not only unnecessary, but also when it is most likely illegal!
This incident... where the woman committed a minor, unexplained vehicular hit and run, then inexplicably backed into the cop's car... NONE of which called for the use of lethal force... let alone the use of THIRTY bullets within thirty seconds... necessitating the officer to reload his gun!
And the other incident recently, where a driver was stopped for an illegal license plate.
Granted, he didn't comply with the cop's directions... he ran... and when confronted with a taser, attempted to defend himself.
NONE of which is acceptable, defensible behavior!
However... NONE of it justified being shot in the back of the head, while laying face down on the ground with his hands restrained, and a knee in his back!
The problem I have is...
What... where... how... and why... did law enforcement ever come to believe it's acceptable to use lethal force for issues as minor as a traffic stop?
Don't get me wrong... there's a reason I'M not in law enforcement... because I wouldn't want to be in any of those situations, or have to make any of those decisions!
But THAT mentality has to STOP!!!