pleasantguywhopacks wrote:propertymanager wrote:I don't care if he was shot 5 or 55 times either, but if that was you (a civilian) doing the shooting instead of a cop and it was caught on tape just like it was here, I think the prosecutor would have a problem with the last 5 shots (while the criminal was moving away from you - not to mention the 10 shots). Let's be real here - if this was a civilian shooting, the shooter would probably be facing murder charges.
Unless you are seeing a different angle than me, you can't see the perp behind the car after the first sting. Did he reach for the crowbar again? Lots of interpretation here.
I would tend to agree with this assessment as we cannot see what was happening with the perp after the first five rounds. And I, too, will not cry any tears if it were 5 or 15 rounds. Saying that, two things do bother me. First from what I CAN see of the perp, he was falling AWAY from the officers. Secondly, where are the police dash-cams? There have to have been at least a couple recording this incident. If and when they are made public and it shows the perp truly falling to the ground as the last volley was fired into him it will, no doubt, cause some public outcry.
Adrenaline is a key word from my view, which makes make me more accepting of the extra 5 or 6 rounds being fired, regardless of the state of the bad guy. But to the anti's, a slow motion of a police dash-cam showing the extra rounds being pumped into the thug as he is falling to the ground is huge fuel for their fire. Just an observation. I weep not at the loss of this thugs life - he certainly would bludgeoned someone to death eventually with his "tool-of-choice".
The worst part of the video was the narrative of the youts in the car capturing it on video.