I agree with you. I would assume like Ryan said, that there was most likely lethal cover used as well when the TASER was deployed. The problem is that stories like this one, which dont talk about other officers having their guns out, are the ones that perpetuate the mentality of the public now that TASER's are the appropriate answer for everything.Glad the LEOs are generally OK (except for the broken wrist), but I don't think one should be taking a Taser to a sword fight.
What about the thousands of times when they have:Tasers are stupid.
Deadly weapon is deadly weapon to me, whether it be firearm, sword, pipe, knife, screwdriver, or whatever... and that's the mentality officers should be trained IMO. Before I say more, could you explain your comment above?We're talking a sword here, not a gun. The same rules don't apply in every situation.
A deadly weapon is a deadly weapon, but the opportunity to apply them equally does not exist.Deadly weapon is deadly weapon to me, whether it be firearm, sword, pipe, knife, screwdriver, or whatever... and that's the mentality officers should be trained IMO. Before I say more, could you explain your comment above?
My questions aren't even about the Taser deployment, but the charges...
The guy commits a theft while apparently displaying a deadly weapon and he doesn't catch a robbery charge? I'm curious about the circumstances.
Then, an officer sustains SBI while the suspect is resisting, and doesn't catch an Agg Assault on a PO charge? They obviously had enough PC for the resisting charge, and I'm pretty sure it's culpable mental state is 'intentionally', which is two higher that the 'recklessly' required for assault.
I don't know the details, so I won't criticize. I am curious how this guy avoided two F1 charges, though...
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