Saturday, May 23, 2015

Shooting Video

In the video I described yesterday, I believe it to be a legally justified shooting by a peace officer. There are no "good" shootings. Only those that are legal or illegal.  It is a sad day to have to shoot someone or to take a life, no matter how justified it may be.

It is never good to have to take someones life or to have to shoot someone. Still, in this instance if the suspect had simply submitted to the search, the officer would likely have arrested him for possession of the firearm and it would all have ended peacefully.

Taking someones life is something police have to be ready to do to defend themselves or other innocent persons.  Still it is not something we want to do lightly nor unjustly.  Police work includes an inherent amount of danger, but police still retain the right to self defense; that's what the SGT Says.

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