I have sat here and watched all the videos that have been released on the recent police involved shootings and if there wasn't video I read up on the case as much as I could. Why has it come to reaching for a gun first these days and not a taser to get someone to comply?
I'm one of these people who's watched COPS since its inception, and I have to say, why do they do it so right and not represent the way the nation should do it? They VERY rarely use their guns and if they do it is to disable the person not to kill them. WTF?
The 7 I say they could have done with tazer instead of deadly force? They are:
Dylan Noble, 19 - Fresno, CA 6/25/2016
Melissa Ventura, 24 - Yuma, AZ 7/5/2016
Alton Sterling, 37 - Baton Rouge, LA 7/5/2016
Philandro Castile, 32 - Falcon Heights, MN 7/6/2016
Abraham Smith, 30 - Tuscon, AZ 7/8/2016
Alva Braziel, 38 - South Houston, TX 7/9/2016
Donald Meyers, 32 - Flagstaff, AZ 7/13/2016
Everyone talks about profiling etc., well, if you look at that list, that's correct, they are profiling people in their 30s these days. This list did not include 4 other shootings for obvious reasons and those are:
Bristol, TN shooting 7/7/2016
Dallas, TX shooting 7/7/2016
Ballwin, Missouri ambush shooting 7/8/2016
Valdosta, GA ambush shooting 7/8/2016
Something has got to change! Non leathal has got to be a police officers first instinct especially after the Bart incident years ago where he confused the tazer and gun and killed someone by accident. The gun should stay in the car and you have to think and take the time to get it.
Those against the police, if you,continue to be angry at the entire system, we will lose the good ones who are protecting our lives. The more you hurt or kill the less we have on the street to help fight off people like the Dallas sniper etc. FYI, Dallas is asking those who are marching to stop in and fill out applications as they really need help.
No civilian needs to build a cache of ammo nor do they need a gun not even used by the police department. While it would be nice, we have come to an era where we can't do that anymore. Please everyone can't we all just get along???