Just bear this in mind the next time you feel like going and checking on that noise or that weird guy hanging around. The cops are a hell of a lot more likely to shoot you than any robber ever will be.
Those close to the family say the victim lived nearby and heard his neighbor's burglar alarm. Neighbor Jerry Wayne Waller then apparently went outside to see what was going on.
The 72-year-old man didn't even make it to the house across the street before he was shot. He died on his own property.
The elderly man, who was armed at the time, was shot and killed in his own driveway by police responding to a burglary call. "We heard five shots," Haskin recalled. They were just rapid fire one after the other."
Oh, and the cop who shot this old man pop pop pop pop pop? He or she is going to walk. I prophesy this. It'll be workplace stress or some such bullshit, but the cop will stroll.
I also prophesy that there will be no violent demonstrations, car burnings or other uproar over this obscene execution. Not now, and not when the cops are acquitted. It'll just be "one of those things".
Which may be a bad thing in the long run. I mean, if WHITE people went and burnt some cop cars and maybe burnt down the local cop shop the odd time over something like this, maybe the friggin' cops would learn some trigger control and "check your target-check your backstop" drills. And maybe they'd put schmucks like this shooter on the rubber-gun squad BEFORE they kill some old guy in a PTSD flashback. There's no excuse for this shit. None.
So, a thought exercise.
It's late night/early morning. For whatever reason, you're awake. Police have responded to a disturbance near your home, though it wasn't a "lights flashing and sirens blaring" type of response, so you don't even realize it.
For whatever reason, police decide to speak with any neighbor that's awake. An officer begins to walk toward your home. By chance, you look outside as he steps onto your property. It's dark, there's no streetlights nearby - your outside lights aren't on. All you see is the silhouette of a man and - by chance - the gun on his hip.
Maybe your brain should tell you "that must be a police officer!", but remember, you didn't realize anyone was nearby. You don't see a police car - it's around the corner. In a panic, you grab your gun, step outside, and start shooting. You kill him.
As a civilian, what penalties will you face?
Contrast that to what these two police will face.
If there's a difference, there's a problem.
Hi Alyric. As a civilian, even if you are 100% in the right and have video evidence, the penalty you face is a legal bill that will cost you everything you own or ever hope to.
That's if you don't even shoot anybody. Ian Thompson proved that.
If you shot a cop, I'm sure they'd find a way to hang you one way or another.
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