By all accounts, let's assume the cops ARE NOT SURE. Due to the fact this man RESISTED ARREST multiple times and brandished a weapon and WOULD NOT SUBMIT to lawful apprehension.
Bottom line, the facts clearly revealed SHOW this man beyond a DOUBT has the potential to harm OTHERS and shows the propensity to NOT follow the law, and has NOT submitted himself to apprehension and disarmament.
What SHOULD have they done, jjmez, with a man who does NOT take orders from the cops, RESISTS arrest MULTIPLE times, brandishes a knife, and potentially could be armed with other weapons? Assuming the cops are not 100% sure he's disarmed?
Last question, jjmez --
Were the cops 100% assured that this man -- who resisted arrest multiple times, included running away, after brandishing a knife -- was completely unarmed and not concealing another weapon?
He was ARMED with a knife.
He RAN AWAY from the cops.
He RESISTED arrest AGAIN. AFTER clearly being given instructions to roll over.
Think about it. The guy who is RESISTING arrest... MULTIPLE times... the cops arguably HAVE NOT had the opportunity to ascertain if this man IS NOT armed with anything else beyond the knife.
A man who RESISTS arrest multiple times and WHO HAS NOT been cleared as to being free of any other weapons... is a RISK to most notably the cops, the surrounding staff, and the general public, as he has showed ALREADY his resistance and contempt for following the directions -- MULTIPLE TIMES -- of law enforcement.
What should the cops have done? Asked the guy who has resisted arrest, carried a knife, MIGHT BE carrying another deadly weapon out of sight BECAUSE HE REFUSES arrest... to sit tight and play nice?
I'm actually glad these two guys got fired. For the community's own safety against an emotional race riot. All we need is another Trayvon Martin case on our hands.
Read the report.
He was armed with a knife.
Watch the video.
He was taken down, in a attempt to cuff and arrest him.
He RESISTED and attempted to RUN.
He CONTINUED to resist arrest. After being CONTINUALLY asked to ROLL OVER.
Look at it from a non-racial point of view for a change.
What are the odds he would have had the sh*t beat out of him if he simply COMPLIED and DID NOT resist ARREST by (a) running, and (b) refusing to roll over and get cuffed?
Why didn't the idiot just roll over?
Conservative's on-going Alprova stalkage from cartoon after cartoon is becoming more than strange.
Please make it stop.
Haha, Al -- nice pithy comment.
Rick, nice job sidestepping my point. Not that I'd expect you to engage in a constructive attempt to defend yourself.
Al -- I agree. I would hope that Society-at-Large would stop buying product or service from racists institutions, and put them out of business. Naturally, I could be wrong. But at least I would know where I wouldn't spend my dollars.
Rick -- I am obligated to serve someone whom I don't want to, for whatever reason? That doesn't sound like freedom to me -- more like slavery.
Logical fallacy, Rick.
That's like saying we've eliminated the drug problem and the violence associated with it, with the War on Drugs.
DJH -- correct.
This is why I don't agree with components of the Civil Rights Act.
Your property is YOUR property. You should be able to use it as you see fit, as long as you do not violate others' rights.
Even the racists. They should be allowed to be racially-discriminating if they choose to. Let the market determine its ultimate end.