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#46 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 21:36

Bullets do the same amount of damage regardless of the age of the hand that pulls the trigger.

true, but I still don't believe in my heart that it was handled as well as it could have been, given the light of all the bad press the police have been getting recently.


#47 adrynalyne

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 21:39

true, but I still don't believe in my heart that it was handled as well as it could have been, given the light of all the bad press the police have been getting recently.

The problem here is that he fired through a closed door, which makes him a danger to everyone.  When someone is unpredictable like that, it is hard to find an ideal solution. 

 

They don't know how much ammo he had, or if he had additional weapons.  They just knew that he was willing to fire blindly in a door, which shows that he is willing to kill anyone on the other side.

 

Someone who shoots blindly, resists tear gas, and will not negotiate leaves few other choices.



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 21:50

Any trained police or SWAT personnel in this thread?

 

Maybe suicide by law enforcement?

 

We may never know what set the old guy off. May he rest in peace.

 

I always hope that law enforcement does their best, but they get it wrong many times.  We seldom hear when they get it right though.  In most officer related shootings and deaths there are other investigations to see if proper procedures were followed and officers acted accordingly.

 

We can never know exactly what happened, except for the cold hard fact that a man is dead.



#49 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 21:55

Any trained police or SWAT personnel in this thread?
 
Maybe suicide by law enforcement?
 
We may never know what set the old guy off. May he rest in peace.
 
I always hope that law enforcement does their best, but they get it wrong many times.  We seldom hear when they get it right though.  In most officer related shootings and deaths there are other investigations to see if proper procedures were followed and officers acted accordingly.
 
We can never know exactly what happened, except for the cold hard fact that a man is dead.

I hear you bud, trouble is, when they are doing their job correctly, it doesn't sell as many papers

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 22:13

Any trained police or SWAT personnel in this thread?

 

Maybe suicide by law enforcement?

I hadn't thought of that.

 

But then, he had his own gun -- he could have taken his own life, quietly.



#51 Raze

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 22:22

I hadn't thought of that.

 

But then, he had his own gun -- he could have taken his own life, quietly.

 

Yeah he may have thought he would go to hell if he did it.  (if he was religious and believed that sort of thing) 



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 15:28

Not every day you read about a badass 107 year old. 



#53 Mohitster

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 15:34

I don't know what you could be so ****ed off about at 107 ...

Lost hearing aid? :o