POSTED: Friday, August 15, 2014 - 6:04pm
UPDATED: Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 11:36am
Tyler (KETK) — The name of the officer who shoot the teen in Missouri name was announced Friday. I'm still not sure why.
Something else reported, the teen was made out by some locals and agitators to be a sweet guy, but he was caught on surveillance tape right before he was shot dead.
On that tape, he was in a store stealing a box of cigars. When approached by the clerk, the teen roughed up the clerk. This throws a wrench into the story some are trying to sell.
We still need to know if the shooting was justified, but it does fly in the face of the story being sold that the teen threw up his hands and the cop shoots in cold blood.
The cop's story is the young man fought with the police officer and was trying to get the officers gun. If that is the case, that police officer has the right to fight for his life by whatever means necessary.
If you are a police office and this happens to you, you have no idea if the person is trying to take you down or others.You don't know.
As I said yesterday, there is always more to the story that those who jet in and start running their mouths tell you. Now, there are calls to demilitarize the police departments.
Maybe I'm naive, but I want officers to have bigger and badder guns than the bad guys. You challenge i getting the right people to be officers and have that much firepower.
Rent the motion picture Heat. It's inspired by the north Hollywood bank robberry in 1997 in which police and the FBI were outgunned by thugs with better weaponry than .38 special or 9 mil.
A similar incident happened with Fred during a shootout in Florida years ago. Two former military guys who took on the feds outgunned peace officers.
All the politicians right now need to shut their pie hole.
That's my point of view, what's yours?
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