Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Gunny, Nov 13, 2007.
Suicide by cop?
I don't know. The article says the young man was mentally ill, but not in what way.
I also wonder at what distance he was from the cops that they thought a hairbrush was a handgun.
And I REALLY question shooting him 20 times. That's 20 hits ... no one's counted the shots fired that missed.
They were surmising suicide by cop when I listened to the news today. The mother said he had a gun and the cops said the kid was saying he had a gun. I don't know any more than that either. Now the mother is changing her story. But this is the 911 call transcript
I figure we'll know more as the investigation continues.
I originally heard the mother reported he had a gun, then read the article that said she said he didn't. Since I heard it first word-of-mouth, I just figured the person that told me got it wrong.
We'll see what happens. I STILL question being shot 20 times even if he did have a gun. That's some undisciplined, sloppy shooting, and around apartments, could have some deadly consequences for more than just the suspect.
Sounds like a pile-on by the cops. That's bloody ridiculous.
On the surface it does, but I'm going to reserve judgement until we can see all the facts. I really can't imagine the circumstance which would warrant 20 hits (which you know means 50-75 shots were taken). If nothing else, I'd say their marksmanship sucks bigtime.
Actually it looks like all shots fired hit him:
Agreed, we all need to suspend judgement to a degree just out of a sense of fairness but I would think any official conducting an inquiry would ignore the noise from the sidelines and focus on the event, I'm sure the investigators will.
I was thinking about this earlier. I've never actually had to pull the trigger (for which I'm eternally grateful but if I had to I have no doubt I would have done so), but I've been damn close a couple of times, again, thankfully,only a couple. But shooting discipline is still important and I wonder if it's broken down here.
Did they say he suffered 20 hits or that 20 shots were fired?
Number of shots is/can be determined by the number of rounds expended from the magazines.
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