Thursday, June 04, 2009

How'd They Manage That??

Now when the police shoot and kill someone the medical examiner lists the death as a suicide. How'd the police get the ME to do that?? (rhetorical question.)

And if you want to seek help for a friend or relative that may be going through something emotional, don't call the police. They'll just kill 'em. Some help, huh.

In our area we had a young man who tried to cut his wrists. The police were sent out on a welfare check and it ended up the young man was shot in the chest and died. A witness told a reporter that they just shot him and she didn't see him holding anything, like a knife. "They didn't have to kill him." The witness was quickly taken back behind the police tape so reporters couldn't talk to her more.

Most of us in this area of the country know that if you want to commit suicide and you don't have the guts to do it yourself, just call the police and when they get there throw a cardboard box at them. They will no doubt shoot you because they fear for their own well being.

Feared for their safety... a guy with a knife against several policemen with bullet proof vests, fire arms, tasers... what were they missing? Time? Time to defuse the situation? I don't know. The guy might have planned on suicide by police, but that doesn't mean the police need to actually do it.

5 comments:

Sandy said...

This happened to our friend (Ron's mom)...her sister's son. He was acting weird, waving a gun around, police were called to his house and shot him d dead. His mother had a great point, if they can shoot animals with a stun gun type thing, why not people who are emotionally unblaanced in the moment...

Rudee said...

It's appalling.

Sue J said...

You do have to wonder. There was a man found over here in Kings Park with a knife in his back and they said it was suicide. I'd like to know how he managed it!
How can being shot by another party - official or otherwise - be classed as suicide?

Brenda said...

You would think that if our country can put a man on the moon, we could figure out a better way to stabilize people until they can get help. I like Sandy's idea about a stun gun.

BJ said...

So sad! And it keeps happening over & over! I will never understand this.