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Old 05-31-2013, 04:50 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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This isn't a movie or a video game. Firing a handgun accurately is much harder in real life, and it's not practical or safe to "aim to wound".
nor to "aim to kill". I'm not so sure firing a gun in a store is such a great idea. Wonder how this would have been perceived had the perp only been wounded but the second officer killed by friendly fire. From what I've read though, the wounded cop shot himself while unholstering. He may need some additional training.

Remember the days when people didn't mistrust the government and we called cops "heroic first responders"?

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Old 05-31-2013, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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make sure you aim for the leg, as no one, NO ONE, deserves to die. knife or no knife
So I should be expecting the person who comes at me with a knife to only try and nick my finger?? In the few seconds you have to see a threat and respond to it, that's not what is going through your mind. I'm in the Army and have combat deployments. All I'll say is this-- when life and death situations begin, you respond with how you're trained. I'm not aiming for someone's leg.

The aggressor is responsible for what happens to them, not the person defending themselves. That standard holds true for a private citizen and for the police.
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:20 AM
 
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you all are flipping nuts, you wouldn't be saying it was wrong if you and your 5 kids were in the mix snagging a sample when she went postal with a knife.
the police did what needed to be done, im sure the officer didn't want to fire in a store full of people and risk hitting their partner like they did.
grow up we all sit behind desks all day so we will most likley never have to experience this.
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:22 AM
 
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costco can get pretty crowded and stressful with all the customers and their bitchin and whining, no wonder she flipped out
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:37 AM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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Two supposedly highly trained cops with tasers, body armor (if not, why not?), pepper spray (why wasn't it tried?), billy clubs, riot shields (if not, why not?), etc. etc.? They should have been able to disarm and handcuff that woman without breaking a sweat.
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:45 AM
 
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I think you've watched too many episodes of TJ Hooker dude
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:56 AM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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I think you've watched too many episodes of TJ Hooker dude
Never watched it. But I've been following police shootings for many years. I've see many that I thought were fully justified. Some that were not. This one was not.
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:59 AM
 
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Never watched it. But I've been following police shootings for many years. I've see many that I thought were fully justified. Some that were not. This one was not.
Glad you have all of the facts to make that judgement call. The rest of us will just have to wait.
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:03 AM
 
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Never watched it. But I've been following police shootings for many years. I've see many that I thought were fully justified. Some that were not. This one was not.
How many have you actually seen?? If you were there and actually saw it then preach on. Most people are just reading an article which isn't very telling as far as whether excessive force was used or not.
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:32 AM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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Glad you have all of the facts to make that judgement call. The rest of us will just have to wait.
Unless this incident was caught on video the facts will never come out.
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