hold on, how am i backpedaling?Again, it's interesting how someone who's been big on this bandwagon is suddenly backpedaling. The actual threat wasn't neutralized, so at what point was this guy supposed to transition from being in a life or death situation to understanding the needs of police officers to not ever see a black man holding a gun? Literally numerous people had guns drawn here (good ole' Alabama) but this man gets shot allegedly "milliseconds" after cops rolled up (according to the people who were actually there, not us Monday morning QB's).
i never said anything about whether or not the threat was neutralized, i never even commented on this situation at all aside from saying that the guy who was shot could have handled things better (based on my understanding of what happened). i simply said that if you are carrying a gun and there is imminent life threatening danger, you pull your gun, immediately shoot to kill, then remove your gun from your hands so that you won't be perceived as a threat by a cop or bystander. this should take place as quickly as possible. cops are trained to determine whether somebody is a threat or not, and sometimes, such as in this case, their judgment is wrong. when you carry a gun, you need to understand the grim reality that **** like this can happen and you need to do everything in your power to avoid being perceived as the aggressor by any (potentially armed) onlookers. is this something you disagree with? is this in any way inconsistent with anything i've posted in the past?