Originally Posted by UnblinkingEye
Don't get me wrong, I get the whole "they captured him alive" angle, but at what cost?
What are the chances this 77 year old woman died while they're standing around with their thumbs up their asses coming up with this brilliant plan to throw big firecrackers at the kid then make a dog bite him?
This is far from a police abuse story. IMO this is straight ****ing failure to do ****.
Why all the firecrackers and dogs? He's a nut with a sword stabbing people. Put a 223 round in his head and go home.
Thats the issue
Yeah, I'm obv not a gung-ho, shoot em dead kind of guy or anything, but I dont think I'd have had much problem with more lethal force being used in this situation, especially if there is concern that there is someone hurt but possibly alive, and the guy is using deadly weapons and has already demonstrated he is gonna use them. If this is some autistic rage thing, and he isnt "competent," well, that is very sad, and sure if you can avoid hurting him thats gravy, but real lives are at risk.
The other story is ****ing terrible and could easily have been avoided.