Positive Energy -
Positive Energy -
That was fucking murder. You don't shoot someone because they pushed you.
That is fucking insane.
I cannot see any other way of looking at it than cold blooded murder. Let us hope this scumbag gets life.
There is no other way to look at it. That was straight murder. We don't live in a world where you should get to shoot someone because they pushed you.
If that was the case, I would know plenty of people that would be dead and I would have shot plenty of others.
This is murder. There is no defending it unless you are crazy.
If someone shoved a cop in that manner, so hard that he went flying several feet back, then the person continued to advance, would the cop be justified in shooting them?
He didn’t continue to advance.
That’s the difference maker for me. If he continued to advance, open fire. He didn’t though. That’s why it’s a bad shoot.
From your POV well after the fact, on video, multiple times.
But the shooters POV could have been and was totally different. He could have been concussed, knocked out, injured, maybe he felt like he was going to lose consciousness or his grip on the gun from the injury, we just dont know and have no right to second guess.
The law is on the shooters side, rightly so.
So the shooter felt he was going to lose his grip on the gun from injury....even though the gun was still in its holster at the time of being pushed? Or maybe he was knocked out? Ya, he looked unconscious....Lol, what a stretch.
Shooter slowly draws the gun takes aim and fires into a retreating “attacker” because his feelings got hurt. Pussy.
Im suggesting those as possibilities, but the key point is that the shooter cant be expected to make a perfect judgement call in the heat of a very intense and threatening experience. The law understands that and thus looks at the situation from the shooters perspective, and the key point is that as long as the shooter claims that he felt threatened he is justified in eliminating that threat.
The aggressor's slight movement backwards may indeed have been the sign of a retreat, but it also could have been a fake move to get the shooter to put the gun down and attack him again - the shooter doesnt have the duty to analyze the aggressors movements and to rationally and precisely calculate the need to shoot or not. Thats the law, it sides with the victim as its should.
If some thug attacks me and slams me to the ground, do I really have to pay close attention to his behavior so that I can drop my defenses that second that he makes a backwards move, I think that I dont, I have every right to devote 100% of my thoughts and energy into eliminating the agressor's threat. Thats how the law sees it and thats why the prosecutor will not file charges because it will be a wrongful prosecution and they will pay the shooter a settlement.
The only way theres a prosecution of the shooter is if enough political pressure is brought to bear.