(1) An "assault" is an intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to the person of another, coupled with an apparent ability to do so, and doing some act which creates a well-founded fear in such other person that such violence is imminent.
784.021 Aggravated assault.
(1) An "aggravated assault" is an assault:
(a) With a deadly weapon without intent to kill; or
(b) With an intent to commit a felony.
He was holding a weapon, proving inherent ability. He pointed it at the police, a felony. What part about this is so hard for you to understand? Not surprised you're looking for an out to break off the debate, you're wrong and you know it.
I also wonder how it is proved that he pointed at the cops? Another person inside who said that or just the police who happened to shoot him
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...