He was dancing with the devil.He got what he was asking for!
After seeing what the situation looked like, i gotta say - looked like a weapon being pointed.
Good job officers. Taking out the trash.
When are they going to learn. You disrespect the Law and approach an Officer with anything that can be used to cause serious injury or death they can use there gun to protect themselves. In this case with a pipe he had intentions on beating that Cop to death. He got what he deserved for being such an entitled Black idiot.
BlueProtects said: When are they going to learn. You disrespect the Law and approach an Officer with anything that can be used to cause serious injury or death they can use there gun to protect themselves. In this case with a pipe he had intentions on beating that Cop to death. He got what he deserved for being such an entitled Black idiot.
Well said. Hands. Hands. Hands. You would think that people know this by now. A simple concept that a kindergartener understands: Listen. Raise your hands.
...And in another part on town cops fatally shoot a black man who was holding what was believed to be a broom over his shoulder but was actually an RPG.
It's called reasonable threat
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
I once arrested a man who had what looked like a toy gun in his pocket. It was painted sky blue and had white plastic grips. It was a loaded 22LR revolver. Getting shot at numerous times didn't scare me as much as finding that gun because I knew the great majority of officers would hesitate to react. An officer I went through the academy with shot and killed a homeless man who committed suicide by cop via pointing a toy gun at him. It traumatized my friend. Incidents like these create a huge divide between law enforcement and the uncomprehending protected public.
At the Academy, they said, "There is a gun at every call; YOURS!" The public doesn't get that. A temporarily blinding punch in the nose or strike to the head and an unarmed perpetrator going for your gun and you have a fight for your life. Law enforcement officers take an oath, but they aren't getting paid to get hurt or killed. It's not "all part of the job" any more than dying in a fiery crash is part of having a driver's license.