Of course you would rather your step dad takes the first shot, but does that make it right ? Not at all.
If someone points a gun at a cop, in say, Denmark, Hungary, france or canada, the police would try to disarm the person, and only use deadly force as a last resort.
In the united states the police resorts to deadly force as its default.
The police did not identified themselves so technical he did have the right to have a gun in his hand according to the law. Personally I think you have right to self-defence but it must be proportionate to the threat.
No one is saying the officers are blameless.
No one is saying the system is flawless.
But there are assholes calling them murderers for not wanting to get shot by a suspect in an attempted murder case. They went to the residence expecting to find someone who already tried to kill another person. They found a guy with a gun. The guy with the gun got shot. Get off your fucking high horse.
Police are looking less like police officers and more like storm troopers these days, specially after 9/11. They're nothing but thugs with a license to kill, these guys are pretty much wiping their asses with the constitution.
Also he apparently never tried to identify who was outside the door because even Rambo would have a hard time killing 3 armed and aimed gunmen, or he was just that stupid. This isn't a game where you have to call "UNO", it's real life. Don't open the door thug matrimony style is a lesson I think everyone can learn from, regardless of what time of night it is or who is on the other side.
Last edited by Flappy; 2012-07-18 at 06:11 PM.
Nothing dealing with firearms is morally right, but humanity is existing how it is and it won't change anytime soon.
Cops are garbage, and it's not beyond them to plant drugs and weapons to cover up their screw ups. This guy could very well have been unarmed...
Even in the united states, some of the police officers, actually manage to disarm people without sending multiple slugs at them.
If he, as people are saying in this thread, had the gun drawn and pointed out the door, simply stepping away, would change the situation to a more manageable one.
if they had Stepped out of his line of sight, (beside the door, standard) and announce their intent, this man could of, hell, would of lived.
Simply shooting him because they could, is wrong.
But past all that, the cops knocked on an innocent man's door and then killed him. By definition, they were doing it wrong.