Originally Posted by uradoodooface
from what I heard it was bathsalts
Didnt they say he was unarmed other then teeth? Why no pistol whipping? Just straight to shooting huh...
Yeah, bath salts is a new one. I saw a thing on Intervention about it, causes hallucinations and euphoria, I guess.
You know, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the cops might have had legitimate reason to fear for their life if they tried to approach/tackle a naked, clearly high as **** dude eating the face off another dude. To say nothing of the life of the victim of the face eating, which was already in jeopardy.
Not all agencies have stun guns/bean bag guns, and even if an agency does have them, not every cop is going to be equipped (especially not with the non-lethal guns/bullets). You're going to need stopping power against someone high enough TO BE EATING OFF ANOTHER PERSON'S FACE! Hmmm, let's see. Unarmed submission technique? Baton?
**** that. Deadly force is justified when there is imminent risk of death to self or another person.
Although if there were already like 10 cops on the scene this might be different. If this was the first cop on scene, shooting is the logical response. The other alternatives (wait for back-up? Crap, there goes an eyeball; I know, I'll whack his legs with my baton. And there goes the other eye...) seem pretty bad.