Originally Posted by spurrer
I went to a two day class with the police in Montgomery, Al. They taught us about gun safety and that if someone is going out the window with your tv you can't shoot them. If you feel your life is threatened fire away. If you don't feel as if you could shoot someone who is endangering your or your families lives they say don't get a gun. I would not have a problem with that . They let us shoot in their firing range. I had never shot a pistol or any kind of gun before. Now I can and feel much much safer in my home. I hope I never have to use it but I would if necessary.
Originally Posted by spurrer
If the person would listen to and do as the policeman says this might not happen. The policeman is a law officer and you must do as he says whether you like it or not. The time to protest is when they get you to the police station in front of the judge. I know there are some bad policemen but the good ones far outweigh the others. Just do as the policeman asks you to do. Then there will be no problem or killing.
there was a guy who was complying with commands and yet was shot for no reason (caught on video).. there are a few cases on the net
it's hard to tell. some police officers are pretty jumpy due to what is going on atm. while some are used to using force that they don't really care forphysical injury of the other person anymore etc..
and yes. there are bad and good police officers just because of a few bad police officers doesn't meant that all of them are bad
since if you look at the FBI most wanted list.. does it mean that every single person in this country are like these criminals? no, just a selected few. most of us are law abiding citizens.. so similar way of thinking when it comes to the police for me..
it's a case by case basis
as for shooting someone
the class you mentioned.. it's like the citizen police academy here
they are going by the textbook definition
but like when you took the test for your permit or driver license.. what's on the test and what's in real life? how many of us still go by the book?
these cases are good examples
you have the right to defend your life and your property
of course this does not mean you can run after and kill a fleeing suspect that is no longer in/on your private property
we got a car thief who was shot by the car owner in the home depot parking lot -- the thief broke into the car and when the car owner caught him he tried to fight back. the car owner shot him.. the car owner was never charged
honestly what's happening at someone's private property.. it's hard to tell unless you have a video
so if there's no video.. you got a dead suspect on private property.. and the only thing available is the statement of the homeowner
who do you think the police will believe? if there's no connection.. you got a criminal in/on a private property case (home invasion, etc..) excessive force by the homeowner? there's no such thing..
so if you willing to risk your life by breaking/damaging someone's property around here.. just remember that you are putting your life on the line as well
it would be amusing to see a criminal claiming that he/she means no physical harm .. and that he/she just want to steal all the valuables in the house without harming the residents..
?? who will take the chance or believe it?
some criminals think that they have the right to rob/damage someone's property without any consequence :/
if you are willing to break to the law and destroy/taking things that someone else worked hard for.. then don't act surprised when you lose your life when owner decided to defend his/her life or property
again.. case by case..
like when a person is being robbed.. comply with the suspects' demands is usually the police textbook's response.. but again it's case by case.. the only person who can tell what is proper to do in that situation would be the people right at the scene.
since we can't read minds.. so how do you know that the suspects will just take what they want and leave or they do not want something else?.. can the police guarantee you that the suspects will not physically assault/rape you or your family/loved ones as well?
no one can give you a solid answer that will cover every single situation.... one size doesn't fit all
Edited by BruceAZ - 6/5/16 at 1:48pm