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5' 3'' and 90 lbs. is not normally a tough take down for 3 cops.
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5' 3'' and 90 lbs. is not normally a tough take down for 3 cops.

It is and it isn't.

First - I am not condoning the actions of the officer who shot him. In a just world, he would be shot himself. They knew he was "not in his right mind" and should have proceeded accordingly. The third officer should have withdrawn out of sight immediately on noting his presence was agitating the boy, especially since the other two officers were succeeding in calming him down.

Having said that, true schizophrenics are both incredibly strong and fast, and have limited feelings of pain. They can be hard to take down and keep down, even if they are not that large. No filters to slow things down.
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I am aware of that, having taught in a youth home for over 20 years.  I've had to take down murderers, schizophrenics, psychopaths, etc., most of them much bigger than this young man.  None of them is ever easy but when the number is 3 against one, the take down gets much less difficult.
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My mentally handicapped b-i-l is about 5'4", 120#, and he can seriously hurt much larger and heavier individuals when he's agitated about something. In this case, however, it appears the young man was threatening his mother with a screwdriver. The cops didn't have to shoot him, perhaps, but it may have been justified if it appeared he was going to stab her.
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