Re: You folks opinion on this shooting
I don't see manslughter in this, especially with all the background information, if true, and the firearms found "leaning against the wall..."even though that cannot be considered as "after the fact..."
It's really a dammed shame when these things happen, but what's the alternative, NOT shoot and he DOES have a rifle and shoots throught the door?
THe ONLY thing that REALLY bothers me is that even our little town, and MANY smaller ones now have "ERTs" or "Swat Teams," and sometimes it seems there is the urge to use them because you HAVE them instead of maybe considering other options...it DOES seem like this went down pretty fast from start to finish, maybe a little better or longer observation was needed before starting, or even planning the approach...only a "drive by" doesn't cut it when you are thinking of sending in the SWAT team...
Unfortunately, especially with immature people playing with guns AND breaking the law, and cops having to deal with them, this stuff is going to happen...cops are human too, NO amount of training can eliminate that ....
But what REALLY gets to me is the plain errors and "no knock" warrants...where INNOCENT people get killed because they hit the wrong house or apartment...like that old lady not long ago...THOSE are inexcusabl;e, and heads SHOULD roll...
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