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Police officers fatally wound legally blind man with mental illness: do police officers too quickly use lethal force and will this trend continue?

Police officers fatally wound legally blind man with mental illness: do police officers too quickly use lethal force and will this trend continue?
  • Yes, officers too often use lethal force.

    Yes, police officers too often and too quickly use lethal force. Unfortunately, this trend will continue for a while. I don't see enough changes being made to stop this trend. As a nation that values action and guns, we're in trouble. Guns should be outlawed. Many situations require careful assessment before taking action. We really need to change the way we do things.

  • They know there's no accountability.

    Today, police have a reputation for use of force that is sadly deserved. These officers know that they are never prosecuted when they kill innocent people. They just have to say that they were scared and they get away with it. Unfortunately the trend will continue because the boys in blue are a good old boys club.

  • Yes, they use lethal force too often.

    Unfortunately, some police officers are too quick to use lethal force against unarmed suspects. Often times the mentally ill exhibit bizarre behavior--behavior that is unusual but not threatening. A few tragic cases have resulted in law enforcement using lethal force against innocent people who suffered from mental illness. In short, the police must find non-lethal ways to take down suspects.

  • Police officers do not act too quickly and use lethal force and will this trend will continue

    Police officers do not act too quickly and use lethal force and will this trend will continue. In fact, an argument can be made the other way that police are far too slow to react in life and death situations. Police have been so beaten down that they are afraid to act, many times resulting in their own deaths.


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