Thursday, October 6, 2016
Why Cops Kill
Because if you shoot to wound, they may be able to shoot back, and that can get the cop killed. Cops are trained to “shoot to stop,” and the surest way to stop the perp is a “kill shot.” and that criminal is usually trying to kill that cop, at the time. And when he's dead, he isn't killing anybody. Yes, there are times when cops make a mistake and kill an unarmed person. Sometimes it's hard to tell if that person is, or is not armed, and the cop has to make a split-second decision that may cost him his own life if he's wrong. “Monday morning quarterbacks: constantly criticize the cops when this happens, after many hours of consideration the cop on the scene doesn't have, but it DOES happen. And yes, there are times when the cop IS wishing to kill the suspect. There are “bad apples” in every barrel.
Some of those cases arise because of the things that perp did, causing lots of anger and a “don't care attitude” on the part of the cops. Especially if that perp is KNOWN to have killed a cop, or a defenseless person—like a woman or a child. Yes, that's not right. But it does happen. Another factor is that witnesses LIE. Often they are friends of the perp, and just want to incriminate the cops. So they tell lies, like the “hands up, don't shoot” lie in Ferguson, MO. And the testimony of the perp's wife in Charlotte, NC, that the perp “has never owned a gun,” KNOWING that he has served 7 years in the pen for a gun crime, and after she, herself once took out a restraining order against him for threatening her with a gun. The whole thing is blown way out of proportion by criminals, who just want to do away with the police presence, so they can commit their crimes, unopposed. (CNN)