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When Is It Excessive Force Anymore?


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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:39 AM

I was going off the links provided by other folks... which must be too much work for you to read. There were reports of two couples being attacked by a naked man who punched and attempted to bite them.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:42 AM

Was this police officer on duty alone? If so, why? A police officer shouldn't be on duty alone. (My opinion)

If he wasn't alone, why did he go out alone......with his gun drawn?

If he really thought that there was enough of a threat to draw his gun, then he should have stayed inside and waited for backup or asked another officer to go out with him if he wasn't alone.

You don't go into a potentially dangerous situation without backup! Either way, this officer was definitely ill-prepared!

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:44 AM

I think it all depends on how the individual holding the handgun sized up the physical and psychological matchup based upon their own personal experiences in life.  Most people will say how they would have handled any situation requiring tough and difficult decisions.  But if the individual doesn't these experiences through life than there is no way of knowing what will happen.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:48 AM

View Postacidhead, on 12 October 2012 - 03:44 AM, said:

I think it all depends on how the individual holding the handgun sized up the physical and psychological matchup based upon their own personal experiences in life.  Most people will say how they would have handled any situation requiring tough and difficult decisions.  But if the individual doesn't these experiences through life than there is no way of knowing what will happen.
I agree completely if we are talking about the average person being confronted in such a manner.  But as citizens we should have a right to expect a bit more from the people who are literally given the power of life or death over us.  A sworn police officer should have training that enables them to do more than react at the most base of levels.  It is the training that one resorts to in such situations that make them a professional to begin with.  I don't think the young man who got scared (probably) and pulled a trigger is evil - I think he wasn't properly trained or, possibly, he just wasn't suited to the profession.  He definitely broke the standards of the uniform he was wearing and it might have made all the difference in this case.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:52 AM

The last few naked people we have heard about started eating people. I'd probably shoot too, in the right circumstance.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 04:26 AM

View Postand then, on 12 October 2012 - 08:48 AM, said:

I agree completely if we are talking about the average person being confronted in such a manner.  But as citizens we should have a right to expect a bit more from the people who are literally given the power of life or death over us.  A sworn police officer should have training that enables them to do more than react at the most base of levels.  It is the training that one resorts to in such situations that make them a professional to begin with.  I don't think the young man who got scared (probably) and pulled a trigger is evil - I think he wasn't properly trained or, possibly, he just wasn't suited to the profession.  He definitely broke the standards of the uniform he was wearing and it might have made all the difference in this case.

If you agreed completely why didn't you like my comment... lol

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