Ok folks, so I know there a lot of people who believe LEO’s (Law Enforcement Officer’s) are too quick to draw their handgun to incapacitate or kill and uncooperative or unruly individual. I am not saying that every shooting scenario or incident that plays out in the United States, ending up with a person shot or killed is always warranted, but there are cases that many LEO’s “gut instinct” is dead on (no pun intended) and they have enough probable cause to subdue an individual through violence of action.
I also know by watching this video that the reaction that could very well be needed to save or protect their life, their partners life and the lives of innocent bystanders is quite literally the amount of time it takes the average person to blink an eye. There are many people out there that will inevitably debate this topic until the end of time. I will not get into a heated discussion about the reasons that individual LEO’s react the way they do, because not all officers of the law are correct in the actions that they deem justifiable. It is also my opinion that you cannot judge an entire Law Enforcement community on a national scale by the actions of a few.
There will always be some bad apples or corrupt officers out there and that will never change. The percentage is quite small though and I will be the majority of officers 110% on the decisions that they make when they are on/off shift protecting their communities, family and friends from the evilness that is so very often hiding in the shadows. With that being said, I invite you to watch his video to give you a more realistic idea of what it is like to be in their position.
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