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by bblhd672
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: KS:Witchta man dies after fake "Swatting" call
Replies: 82
Views: 3807

Re: KS:Witchta man dies after fake "Swatting" call

Actually both of the people who were involved in the online dispute should face charges for their part. The coward who gave out an innocent man’s address was in the wrong as well.
by bblhd672
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: KS:Witchta man dies after fake "Swatting" call
Replies: 82
Views: 3807

Re: KS:Witchta man dies after fake "Swatting" call

carlson1 wrote:
MechAg94 wrote:Did you noticed how far away the cops were from this guy? IMO, they were never under any significant threat no matter what his hands were doing or what he might have had in them. If they were in the yard close to him, I can see giving more leeway, but they were pretty far back. That is too trigger happy for me.
It is not just about rather they are in danger or fear of their lives they have a duty to protect others. There is no way from watching that video (distance and lighting are terrible) to know everything that took place. None of us were there nor have we had the privilege to see and hear all of the evidence. No different the BLM jumping to conclusions. We should not require the police to wait and be shot at first before they can respond and neither do I want to be the one waiting for someone to shoot first.

There are always lessons to learn. Prayers for this dear family and all involved.
Do you have a number of innocent citizens gunned down, regardless of their color, before you think the police need to tone down the shoot first gather facts later trend?

Quote from another website:
Think about that; in the land of the free, your possession of a weapon in hand when answering the door to your house can be a death penalty imposed by the government agent at the door. The ease with which the state agent can deal maiming and death with not so much as a day in a cage is at severe odds with any non-badged American who dares to defend themselves in a genuine life or death situation.
by bblhd672
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: KS:Witchta man dies after fake "Swatting" call
Replies: 82
Views: 3807

Re: KS:Witchta man dies after fake "Swatting" call

parabelum wrote:I want and expect police community to speak up. This has gotten out of hand.
baseballguy2001 wrote:NOTHING will happen to the 'officer' who fired the kill shot. No charges, no consequences. Right now he's on a paid vacay while all this blows over. The gamer who called in the fake 911 call was arrested in Los Angeles. The same guy was arrested for calling in a fake bomb threat two years ago. As far as I can find, he still hasn't been tried for that. Bottom line: the LEO's trained in the last ten years or so have been trained to shoot first. My friend, an LEO, says they train now to 'act' rather than 'react.' Think about the 21 foot rule. If a BG with a drawn knife is within 21 feet and coming at you, it's even money if you can draw and shoot to protect yourself. We are reacting to a threat. The police today shoot (not just draw) at the sight of a perceived threat. That's a huge difference. Think how many stories you've seen where the authorities say the officer fired at seeing a person move a certain way, or had something in their hand that after the event, turned out to be nothing at all, or something normal like a mobile phone. Until we as citizens demand a change, these events will continue.
:iagree: with both of your statements.

I lay some of the responsibility for the changes in police behavior in these situations on the former organizer-in-chief who fanned the flames of the “war on police.”

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