I agree, there is no excuse for what the police did in this situation, like i said i thought police is only allowed to fire if they see a gun.
When officers arrived at the scene, Finch opened the door for the officers. As police told him to put his hands up, Finch moved a hand toward the area of his waistband - a common place where guns are concealed. An officer, fearing the man was reaching for a gun, fired a single shot. Finch died a few minutes later at a hospital and was found to be unarmed, Livingston said.
This is of course a bad excuse, but it also give us a picture of how the gun laws is in the US, almost everybody is allowed to have and carry a gun and it looks like all police assume everybody does, maybe police uses this to hide behind for their own bad decisions as well, but without the second amendment and all the guns amongst the population, they couldn’t hide behind this.
It’s also disturbing to not find anything about what will happen to the officer that shot Andrew Finch, looks like the caller is getting all the blame and the officer is not blamed at all .
In this case they were responding to a call claiming he had shot his father in the head and was holding the rest of his family at gunpoint (and poured gasoline around the house), so I’d say they’d have to assume he had a gun.
Where did the call come from tho? Can you be in fucking Dallas and call 911 saying that you know of a guy in Atlanta who has kidnapped his family? Without neighbor reports? Like… Couldn’t the 911 operator tell the cops the geographical location of the caller and stuff?
A 16-year-old boy was accused Monday of using a semi-automatic rifle to gun down his parents, sister and a family friend at their Jersey Shore home on New Year’s Eve
Scott Kologi was arrested without incident and the Century Arms semi-automatic rifle — which was legally registered to a resident in the home — was seized, authorities said.
For me it looks like weapons is not locked down or anything in US, here in Norway, if you have a weapon license and a weapon it have to be locked in a gun cabinet made of steel, Ammunition shall not be locked in the same place as the weapon, but locked in another cabinet or in a drawer.
What kind of family needs a semi auto rifle? da fak are they protecting themselves from? Zombies? Ninjas? are they living in Iraq where bombs are dropping from sky and people are rioting and killing? No, a fucking suburb. The mentality of some idiots that think GUNS protect them
Aaand another tragedy happens. Like DJ Khaled. Another One. And still,nothing changes. 2018 started and nothing is being done to prevent the same old mistakes. Police brutality or abuse of gunpower resulting in them killing ANOTHER civilian that was innocent? Check. Another menslaughter that happened because of gun owning?Check.
Let’s focus on this more recent family massacre on New Year’s Eve.
I get it,really,the appeal and purpose of owning a gun. I do. It’s cool,makes you feel safer in case of a break in,it’s useful for hunting…but the family in question lived in a suburb. What the fuck is the purpose of a gun in the safe suburbs where police is close by? I get owning a gun to protect yourself if you live in a dangerous place or if the police where you live is far away (and by the way,not really even sure how effective it is nowadays,some policemen are acting as if they were an hitsquad) but in a suburb it seems more of a safety hazard than anything.
Now,not that they were supposed to know that their son was going to suddenly snap. He is autistic but still,not something to be expected…
Also,the article said they weren’t really into guns,so one,besides being sad for this mess,has to wonder why the gun was there in the first place. Sad fucking news.
Please tell me this is not the case, is it really?
Police Officer Stephen Mader was fired from his job for not killing a Black man when he could have. He’s now in a battle that seems both absurd and highlights the absurdity of our times: He has to sue to regain his reputation and his right to work because he did not kill a suicidal man who was “armed” with an unloaded gun.
“North Korea has growing famine and health issues, and possibly a stalled or incomplete Atomic Weapons program. A series of tests meant to cow the West have instead pushed the United States into closing off North Korea’s trade options and the money may be running dry. With China and Russia both agreeing to sanction North Korea, Kim knows his options of staying alive and keeping his machine running are slim. Kim knows now the Americans may want to remove him, that the Chinese only want him as a buffer state, and that Russia has no interest in seeing another nuclear power emerge. The only country in the world left that might be made to agree with him is South Korea.”
It ended a quickfire day of tweeting by Mr Trump that included taking credit for a lack of plane crashes, announcing awards for “corrupt media”, and threatening to pull aid from Palestinians who do not show “appreciation or respect”.
I wouldn’t use that word though, it’s insulting to others that can read that tweet, i would say something he seems not to be able to do, like Trump why can’t you be a better man or Kim Jong-Un seeks peace, but you seek war etc etc and etc .