[QUOTE]this isnt the sean bell case dude. no cop will shoot unless the perp is facing the gun towards them and shoots first. we arent trained unless he pulls out we give a warning to either the leg or shoulder. we only aim for the chest or head if we are in total danger which obviously isnt in mitch's caseOriginally Posted by Shiftfallout
Cops are humans too, and like humans not all are wise or good people. Sorry TLC but I dont look favorably on cops just because they are cops. I treat most with caution because they have a fire arm and excuses to use it. One cop saw me having a beer on a friends lawn in santa cruz. It was private property so its was ok, but he asked me to come here for a second and I walked over to where he was on the side walk outside of the house. He then laughed and gave me a ticket for an open container because I stepped on the side walk, which was publich property. Took it to court, and he got away with it because hes a cop.
laws are laws dude. just because you break them doesnt mean you have to hate on cops. thats bull and i think you know it. and we dont have "excuses to use a firearm" we draw them with caution. infact my bf taught me never to draw it unless i am in a situation where it is needed. anyone will tell you my finger NEVER goes on the trigger without intentions to shoot. not all cops are "cowboys" shift.
and for the record, we DONT do things because we're cops. public intoxication is a serious offense. the way you act to us responding to the scene is how well respond back to you and issue your summons
now onto mitch, yes i have a similar story where a few friends of mine way back when i was a teenager had airsoft guns infact one mimicking an ar10 so the cop was doing a routine traffic stop and ended up puling my friends out of the car and thought they were going to kill him to later realize it was an ar10 air soft.
guns are guns....you can have a nintendo duck hunt gun and we can mistake it for something more serious. its our first reaction to think that when theres a gun in the vacinity of a suspect, we assume its always loaded and always ready to shoot. its for our safty
mitch just know youre probably going to laugh about this for a long time lol. it just sucks.