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Yet another police shooting, a homeless man in downtown St. Petersburg was chasing after people with a firemans type axe. ...


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Old 09-24-2013, 08:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Yet another police shooting, a homeless man in downtown St. Petersburg was chasing after people with a firemans type axe. As police arrived an officer asked the man to drop the axe and he would not and came toward the Leo he unleashed 5 rounds into him. Know I now that the man charged at him but IMO they could have tased him, or used a shotgun with non deadly rds. I know that the non deadly may not have been available but cops around the Tampa bay area are awful trigger happy. I understand why thought, I live here.... just seems that no longer do they protect and serve, but shoot and arrest at there own discretion........idk I'm just sick of hearing about people losing there lives because cops don't use their brain instead of their guns....
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In this particular case, good shoot. The fool came at him with an axe. Less lethal tools are great for some things but not some psycho trying to murder you with an axe. There is plenty to complain about regarding law enforcement but this isn't it.
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I know the guy was in the wrong I'm not defending him just seems to me it could have been handled without killing him, that's all. I know that being a Leo is the hardest job out there, no one likes them and they have to make split second decisions that could be right or could be wrong.
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It is all about distance,if he was inside 15 yards he needed to die. Tasers don't always work on all people.
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That's what I was thinking about to was distance... awesome point, if he was that close he needed to be shot but there are so many things that factored in the officers decision.....
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Average time an office stays on the job after a shooting is 5 years,even a clean bill. No body wants to kill a fellow human unless they are psyho or in fear for their life.
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I know that's why they get put on paid leave while they investigate the shooting. I hope i never have to use my weapons to harm anyone, but one things for sure.... if I draw my weapon its getting used, I will not use it as a tool to gain leverage. If you draw your weapon and don't immediately pull the trigger you are gonna start thinking about it and you will probably lose your life if you are hesitant... we as responsable gun owners don't wanna to take a persons life but if its to protect my family or myself I will use the force necessary to stop that from happening, deadly force will be used only if i feel my life or family's life is threatened....good points that u made kwo.....

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Originally Posted by Concealed 27 View Post
I know that's why they get put on paid leave while they investigate the shooting. I hope i never have to use my weapons to harm anyone, but one things for sure.... if I draw my weapon its getting used, I will not use it as a tool to gain leverage. If you draw your weapon and don't immediately pull the trigger you are gonna start thinking about it and you will probably lose your life if you are hesitant... we as responsable gun owners don't wanna to take a persons life but if its to protect my family or myself I will use the force necessary to stop that from happening, deadly force will be used only if i feel my life or family's life is threatened....good points that u made kwo.....

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and you just answered post #1
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Any way you look at it 2 lives have been change forever.
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That is for sure.....imagine the feeling of taking someones life there are so many people affected on both sides....... very sad
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