From a very early age my siblings and I were taught gun safety. One of the lessons driven home most was you never pointed a gun at or in the direction of someone unless you intended to fire it. Why was this officer's gun not held in an upward position? Like Old_Liberial, why was such a weapon needed in the first place?
More citizens have been either injured or killed by botched drug raids in this so called WAR ON DRUGS than most any other citizen encounters with law enforcement.
Will the tripping deputy be drug tested to make sure he did trip and was not TRIPPING himself?
twilliams, frustrating or not, the judge is following the law. If you disagree then work to change the law, or better yet go to college and study the law.
chattyjill that's already been tried. Police officers received grant money and other incentives to buy into inner-city neighborhoods where they were required to keep the homes for at least 2 or 5 years I think. Some may have purchased the homes for pennies on the dollar, but kept their primary homes in the county. Either that or only physically lived in the homes long enough to save up enough money to purchase a home in Hixson, Harrison, Soddy Daisy, Walden, Sale Creek, Ooltlewah. They kept the address for the time required but weren't necessarily physically living in them. I heard of another deal where cops get to live at apartment sites free of charge if they agree to show a presence from time to time. Again, many don't physically live there on a permanent basis. They may use the place to stash a girlfriend every now and then or use it for other purposes.
They'll have to come up with something better than using citizen safety and police cars in driveways deter crime. In most all areas of the city where there's been a noticeable police presence there's also a lot of reported crimes.
Furthermore, Police cars have been known to be broken into. It's in desperation and a myth to say that a police car parked in a driveway or on a city street is a deterrant to crime.