really disappointing to see so many people ACTUALLY believe police should shoot TO KILL a fucking mentally ill man having an episode. whatever happened to ALTERNATIVE, PROVEN methods to de-escalating and disarming? does no one know the BASIC ideas of self defense? obviously, american law enforcement doesn't.
it really is incredible that in ANY other top nation, it would have been handled without anyone dying. without scrutinizing an entire race. the uk, germany, canada, australia, new zealand, japan. NO ONE WOULD HAVE DIED.
he had mental issues. he had a knife for christ's sake. is it really necessarily to unload an entire clip on him? americans are so paranoid and gun crazy that it just seeps into every other aspect. again, look at all other cultures and how they handle mental illness patients or armed patients. it is completely unnecessary to ESCALATE the situation and murder someone over having an episode. there are NON LETHAL WAYS TO DEAL WITH THIS.
i really think one of the only ways that america can move forward is to completely disarm all local law enforcement agencies. remove their guns. equip them with tazers, pepper spray ONLY. learn up to blue belt in gracie jiu jitsu (minus carotid chokes) we remove guns, we remove their ability to MURDER people. plain and simple.