I felt despair at both shootings. Especially poignant was the photo of the young woman with her birthday cake. She was everyone’s sister, daughter or relative.
Big call steelo, saying you wouldn't have shot when someone is coming at you with a knife and wont drop it.. Pretty sure his intention wasn't to carve up the xmas turkey for you. Bowling some fucker over with a knife in his hand isn't an option and anyone who thinks they could do it without getting that knife stuck between their ribs if that was the guys intention is kidding themselves. Interesting to hear anyone on here that has been in that position and thought to themselves, I think Ill push this guy over, or better yet Ill get myself a mattress to solve the problem. A person coming at you with a knife can cover 7 metres in a second, that's not an assumption that is fact. Dont know about the U.S.A but Section 462a of the Crimes Act is worth a read. The decision this guy made in a split second is then torn apart by the Coroner over a matter of months. Not to mention the keyboard experts.
I would shoot if put under the same circumstances.
So faced with the same scenario you would do what....?
Lastly its highly offensive to people or family of people who do suffer mental health issues to use a analogy referring their mental health to that of dogs or horses. Shame on you!
Wow thats very hostile.... these are your words......"The police radio transmissions made it pretty clear that this young woman had mental health issues.I would compare her situation to a spooked horse in a yard that needs to be caught, or a dog that has escaped their yard and needs to be caught and returned to their owner before they get run over.
very presumptuous of you to read her mind as to what her intentions may have been. The facts show she within 2 mtrs of the copper who shot her while she was advancing with a knife. All this happened in less than 1 minute of the officer arriving.
He concluded that "there are ways of reducing the risk of using lethal force, without unduly compromising police officers’ safety".