Cops kill man in wrong house
It sounds like the officer that knocked…was just pointed out by his partner that they were at the wrong house. That was mistake number one. The second was the homeowner coming out with a gun. I’m an outsider looking in but concluding you should come out brandishing a weapon before fully giving yourself a chance to understand if the situation warrants it…placed those officers in a precarious, life threatening situation.
What a silly post.
Kind of diminishes the whole stand your ground thing. Keep a gun for protection but not in case it could possibly may be hopefully not a representative of the government At the wrong address no less! Smh
I can only tell you how I believe I’d operate. First…what brought me to the door? The police announced themselves so if I heard them, why the gun? If I believe I may need a gun, I also believe I’d have placed myself in a position where I could have identified the targets prior to opening that door. If that were done, why the gun? I’ll stand my ground when I’ve determined the situation requires it but until then, I don’t believe I’d show anyone my weapon.
Coming out with and raising the gun.
That should not be a death sentence, but, given that he raised his gun before/without uttering a word, I am not surprised that the at the cops’
“shoot first and ask questions later” response.
Yup. Extraordinarily stupid behavior.
Say I go down my street, pound on a neighbors door, and then shoot him when I think I see a gun in his hands……
What happens to me?
We are citizens not subjects.
That citizen had every right to answer his door armed.
And how do you know it’s really the police?
Could be some gangbangers wanting easy access and an unprepared victim.
Prison for life.
Like Steel just asked. What would happen to the rest of us if we went and banged on someone’s door. They answer armed, as is their right to do so. And after that we put a bullet or two in their chest.
Guess what happens to us peasants? We go to the nearest penitentiary for the rest of our lives.
But cops? Nope. They get a seminar about “threat escalation” and go back to their merry jobs.
If I saw the video correctly, he came out and then pointed it directly at the officers. That’s more than just coming out armed IMO.
What makes them special?
They are on his property. They are potential threats until proven otherwise.
If it had been a regular joe blow nobody would have said anything. But because they were cops all the sudden they had the right to gun a citizen down on HIS OWN PROPERTY. And it wasn’t even the right house!
This is the behavior of a police state! Not a republic of free and equal citizens.
What makes them better than the rest of us?
If any of us did what those cops did we wouldn’t even get the chance to say “my bad, wrong house bro.”
We would get told to not drop the soap because we would go away for a very long time.
I’m expecting these officers to place my life before theirs’ as their duty and solemn oath. That said, there’s a courtesy that I provide them…not because I’m under anybody’s control but because I respect the situation they’re in on a daily basis. You can’t come out brandishing a weapon and being a loose cannon. I understand my weapon’s potential and I also recognize my capability if placed in a bad situation. I will first conclude the situation I’m in, before I bring a weapon into it and IMO…this homeowner over reacted, unnecessarily escalating the situation to life and death.
If they placed the citizens life above their own, this wouldn’t have happened.
There’s merit to that too.
There’s cops of both types currently, and I don’t know which is the majority anymore.
Take the Uvalde vs Tennessee school shootings as examples.
Uvalde: cops that don’t put others before themselves, or at least someone in charge like that.
Tenn: get inside and stop the killer.