Author Topic: Horror! Cop instantly shoots, kills teen who answered door holding video game controller  (Read 652 times)

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Good grief........

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Reminds me of my best friends brother who was killed when police officers came to his home at 2:00am. His wife opened the door and when he entered the room behind her he was 6'5" but was in his underwear a rookie cop shot and killed him due to he looked scary. They came to their door because the neighbors alarm was going off and no one was home. I have never trusted cops much since then. He had a darling 3 month old baby daughter that lost her father that day.

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"Center mass", they don't train you to miss or wound. She shot. She killed. That's what she was trained to do. However, she must have missed the class on 'identify the target'.
 
This happens all the time in military and police situations, and is usually the result of a combination of over training on weapons and, well, 'fear'.
You cannot "COEXIST" with people who want to kill you.

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This female officer (she has been identified on other sites and clearly has some mental issues) will, at the very least, be fired, if not indicted on manslaughter charges.

The  LEOs on the street today (especially the females) are scared to death of the public they are sworn to protect.  Two female officers in Dallas in the last year were fired for shooting suspects with their hands in the air and no weapon anywhere in the vicinity.

Just think of this:  a young man is dead because a jittery LEO, with her gun drawn, goes to a door on a PROBATION call, fails to identify herself to the father and son in the house, then fires her weapon the second the kid opens the door.

No situation--NO SITUATION--can't be made much worse by involving law enforcement.  Never, ever, ever call a cop or open a door for a cop unless informing them that you are unarmed and have no dogs in the house.
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"Center mass", they don't train you to miss or wound. She shot. She killed. That's what she was trained to do. However, she must have missed the class on 'identify the target'.
 
This happens all the time in military and police situations, and is usually the result of a combination of over training on weapons and, well, 'fear'.
Either we simply learn more about a situations which has gone on for a long time, or there are a whole lot of unjustified police shootings.

In my town, known for good law enforcement, the police shot to death a teenage girl on a school playground. She was holding a knife, and they claim she moved towards them.

Two or more police out in the open, with a teen girl should not feel their lives are threatened if she moves a bit with a knife.

I believe police need much better and different training. They also need better options for non-lethal methods.







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I have two nephews who are LEOs, each with more than a decade of service. 

Neither has even DRAWN their weapons, much less used them and have been involved in domestic abuse, aggravated assault, and standoff cases. 

An officer that can't diffuse a situation with a teenager or one involving a dog without shooting somebody has no business in that line of work.
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"Center mass", they don't train you to miss or wound. She shot. She killed. That's what she was trained to do. However, she must have missed the class on 'identify the target'.
 
This happens all the time in military and police situations, and is usually the result of a combination of over training on weapons and, well, 'fear'.

I don't think there would be a very strong case for this being the result of over training

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most importantly, the COP went home safe s/

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In one of the companys I was in, they said, "If you can't take a bullet and return fire, you don't belong here". It wasn't about 'bravery', it was all about staying calm and knowing what you are doing and always accomplish the mission, no matter what.
 
This mission was a fail.
You cannot "COEXIST" with people who want to kill you.

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I have two nephews who are LEOs, each with more than a decade of service. 

Neither has even DRAWN their weapons, much less used them and have been involved in domestic abuse, aggravated assault, and standoff cases. 

An officer that can't diffuse a situation with a teenager or one involving a dog without shooting somebody has no business in that line of work.

I'm positive there are many LEO's not qualified to carry or use a firearm

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This is so sad. No doubt the LEO is in torment, but she still draws breath.

This poor kid is in a casket somewhere for absolutely no valid reason!!!!
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This is so sad. No doubt the LEO is in torment, but she still draws breath.

This poor kid is in a casket somewhere for absolutely no valid reason!!!!

The way to own this is for the LEO who shot this young man to resign from the force.  She clearly is not cut out to be a cop.  I feel the same way about the male officer who gunned down the kid in CA who had an AirSoft gun.  Instead, these licensed murderers tend to be protected, and go on about their jobs after time passes. 
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