The scene when the police arrived was that an old man pressed his Life Alert button, and to which the White Plains police responded to help. By the end of the encounter, he had indeed fallen and he couldn’t get up. That’s because they put two bullets in his chest. That’s a very different scene.
This is a prime example of why I have grown very wary of cops. Yes more often than not I have had good interactions with them. That said many will jump on the “use force” bandwagon as if that is the only tool in their tool box.
I feel officers created this situation and they aggravated it to the point they had to shoot because it was them or him. Think about that for a second. They provoked him into defending himself at which point they could shoot him.
Protect and serve indeed.
State Sponsored Criminal Count 277: Officer John Doe
Because when an old man accidently activates his medical alert it means he really wants cops to come shoot him.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.