I didn't get this from the video I saw. I saw and heard "show me your hands" and almost instantly "gun,gun,gun" and instantly two cops firing. I didn't see any orders to comply to except the "show me your hands" and when he did the cell phone looked like a gun, for a full two cops shooting 20 rounds. Perhaps there is more video coming. Was he given orders to lay down in his front yard?PriestTheRunner wrote:
Except instead of immediately complying, he ran around the back of the house.... If he had laid down on the front yard we wouldn't be reading about this and he would've gotten a several-month slap on the wrist with some probation.
Comparing this to the 'robbery gone bad auto parts' story, there is a reason LEO's go fence hopping and door- busting over so called "petty" crime. Eventually, the disregard for society and the lives of others means the theif/robber will take a life (with only a few exceptions).
Example: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog ... ood-person
The mindset of I'm getting what belongs to me (through theft) is something that starts small and expands drastically, to the point that even convicted (confessed) murders consider themselves good people.
Long story short, police tell you to stop or get on the ground, running to the back yard (out of sight) and holding anything is not a great idea.
I also just saw this...
https://www.themaven.net/bluelivesmatte ... ssion=true
according to that report...
Officers on the ground spotted Clark as he moved along the side of his grandparents’ home, and “gave the suspect commands to stop and show his hands,” police said, according to The Sacramento Bee. “[He] immediately fled from the officers and ran towards the back of the home.”
But, when you watch the video it is almost instantaneous when they order him to show his hands and almost instantaneous when they shoot. I don't know which to believe.