White cop and white suspect...BLM couldn't give a damn.
The video shows how hard & dangerous any officers job can become in a split second.
Something most of us will, hopefully, never have to face. Yet, like them, training & preparation help hone the vital edge needed to determine in such a moment, what is the right call or the best call, you can make at that moment.
People either forget or fail to understand, that measure of determination often comes only from endless hours of practice, preparation, training, instruction, and more. Even then, there is no guarantee of making the right call.
Sometimes its a devils dozen no matter what you do.
No, the Black Lives Matter radicals do not care; they only seek to instigate, and then play themselves in the 'poor me, I am a victim..." mode of operations.
When a black officer is involved in a shooting, or even any action the left can make or spin into 'police oppression & brutality' when none is clearly shown (case in point "hands up don't shoot" and 'he was a gentle giant' of Ferguson mindset) the officer is often labeled and Uncle Tom, or 'not authentic enough'
Hate causes more hate, and in their fanatically rabid mindset, the radicals fail to understand, push hard enough and fast enough, and most of America will strike back, hard and complete.
Threaten American citizens and/or their families, and then the criminals learn what is meant by 'hot lead' and 'assumed room temperature soon after'
That cop is still an idiot. Why is his gun drawn AND TRAINED on a guy that is apologetic, complying, AND has his hands up?
Terrible training. Send that officer back to school and make him retake the course on de-escalating situations.
I do not know if this stop was legal, lawful, or even real. I do not know if the charge was dropped or moved to prosecution or what the disposition of this charge was. It is interesting that none of this information was provided.
I do know this is a wonderful piece of psychology operation material. I do know that the various levels of the unionized law enforcement hierarchy have for the past few years, using consulting companies & PR firms, attempted to deflect, mitigate, & change public perception of what they see in video. Don’t believe your lying eyes type of thing.
In general, union operations to discredit video depicting abuse/ criminal behavior by law enforcement employees, has not worked. The primary reason why it has not worked is that cameras are ubiquitous & thuggish/ abusive/ criminal behavior by these employees is common.
Although a third world country, in the closing of the last century; this reminds me of the psychological information operations run by the Salvadoran government after their forces killed, robbed, raped the population. Instead of video it was the typical tabloid rag. However, the outcome was just the same.
Before being lambasted for siding with commies, I was there assisting in the fight against the forces of evil. Then as now, it is impossible to win when the good guys are led by & for evil purposes. Start with outlawing the unions & returning to civil policing conducted by peace officers. The streets of San Salvador are not that far away.
Seth : And that racial focus is no accident. Just ask old 6os radicals like anti-capitalist, urban terrorist, Bill Ayers who is dedicated to ' doing what he can each day to destroy capitalism - or as another radical mentored by his type more PC calls it - ' fundamentally transforming America .' Droning ' bi-racial ' Barry / Barack Obama into American politics was one of the International Left's most cunning scams .
Facts? We don't need no stinking facts.
Body cameras are an excellent thing. It's one of the very rare things I actually agree with the Regime about. It protects both the citizens as well as the officers. It'll keep the cops more honest, and protect the officers from any false claims of abuse of power. If they're short on funds maybe they can sell off some of their military hardware at auction.
While he was charged with unlawfully carrying a gun (perhaps he has a prior record), I didn't see anything that was un-Constitutional!
Stupid of him to reach for the gun, though that was a normal reaction to being asked about it (when asked about anything in their possession, most people will automatically reach to touch it when someone asks about it).
I am a strong supporter of our officers, and I commend this officer for his quick and proper reaction.
The reason this suspect is alive is that he complied with what the officer asked as compared to mouthing off or getting violent. Cop did exactly the right thing. Suspect (outside of being pretty stupid and having an arrest warrant on him) followed orders. Easy to see how this could have turned bad.
Seth: This video engenders a 50/50 response. Should he or shouldn’t he have shot the guy in the car? More relevant is going a step forward. Officers on patrol need to work in a two member team for mutual safety and support. Obviously today’s standard “solo” approach is far too dangerous, working in a far too fragmented society. I’m not the only one saying it but apparently it bears repeating, as it were.
“The times they are a changing” Dylan.
"The road ahead is long and strewn with potholes." Chester Nimitz, (the day after Pearl Harbor).
More than a good example of how officers act, this is a great example of how we should act.
Look, I know it was stupid for the guy to reach for the gun. But this officer hesitated when others would have shot him in the face.
Bottom line, I believe the video says something about "officers actions are a result of our actions" and that's true. We need to be very aware of the situation we're in. This officer showed GREAT judgement. Others, perhaps because of other experiences they've had, perhaps would not have hesitated and you could die.
From the way that guy was moving and reaching around after he came to a stop, I would have thought the officer would have been even more cautious than he was. Perhaps by having the man step out and walk to the back of the truck rather than approaching driver window.
Da po po altered that tape and planted dat gun, and dats da trueff.
I am not saying that the officer didn't do his job, but when he saw the gun his immediate response should not have been to ask if it was real but to make the man put his hands on the dash, then ask questions.