Here's the dashcam video
of the chase.
The driver rammed police multiple times with his truck, not to mentioning nearly killing bystanders by driving like through the campus.
Watch and decide for yourself.
The dash cam did not show the shooting.
What I think?
I think that was a panicked driver.
That driver was a teenager. Teenagers have some bad moments. It is the Nature of the Beast.
What I think?
Don't run from animals and don't chase panicked drivers.
Did you hear the radio? Do you see the screen in front of you?
He can run. Where the Hell is he going to go in the 21st century?
Of course, the argument can be made that he would have messed up even more lawn and destroyed even more temporary artwork.
They shot him? They chased him and shot him? He was not going anywhere. Once he was in the trees it was all over.
His poor family. He was having a bad day. Teens are horrible. They, really, can't help it.
To chase that truck with the siren on was such a bad idea. I know that siren is the Best Thing Ever to some guys.
It frightens people. Frightened people are like any animal, they will do the strangest things.
I think that young driver did not commit a capital crime.
What the Police did may have been standard operation procedure. That does not make it Right.
Yes. It is true that we may have too many people on the planet. 17 years old is too late for a state enforced abortion.
That is what I think.
That young man could have been walked back to his father.
That young man and his father could have been required to spend time with a Talkative Nosy State Worker.
Family and individual therapy does not fix everything. It is entertaining for the therapists.
Now; That family has some grieving to do. We don't know that young man. He was having a bad day.
It did not have to end that way. It is cheeper for the state for it to end that way.
A little paperwork and we will move on to the next event.
Once that truck was in the trees, unless he was heavily armed and experienced, he was out maned.
He did not need to be out gunned. Did he have a gun?
Do the Police from other nations look at that shit and think?
What do they think? Of course, they think "He must have had it coming."
Are any beginning to think, "That is poor, Police work."
I keep thinking. I read this forum and think and say any dang thing I want to say.
The Police guys always look so frightened. Why? They have the fancy equipment. They have guns. They have back-up.
That clip had two Police cars and a third one showed up? That was three, four men. Big boys, too.
They could not 'take' a frightened mildly psychotic teenager? Why?
Have you ever heard anyone say, "Use your words." ?
Have you ever heard Report? It is like any other kind of shift work that involves working with people.
Those men may be frightened because of what they hear in Report. What are they being told?
How much education do those guys have? What a nightmare for the family.