Friday, February 20, 2015

POLICE VICTIMS OF STAND YOUR GROUND SHOOT FIRST CULTURE

It's becoming obvious that the police are becoming much more reactive in situations that, before the "stand your ground gun craze" might have been handled much more passively.



The NRA driven, "good guy vs bad guy" campaign has created a volatile situation where everyone is suspect and seen as "packin." And, in may instances, they may be right.



Recently, in Las Vegas, what was a minor incident in which someone blew a horn at someone who then shot back with a few choice words, later turned into a full blown shoot out; taking one life and destroying anothers. LOOKING FOR TROUBLE OR STANDING YOUR GROUND?



How should police respond knowing there are over 300 million guns on the streets of America and an army of completely unpredicatable gun crazed individuals who there is no way of knowing if they are the "good" guy or the "bad" guy until after the shooting stops.




Zambrano-Montes was killed in a volley of fire last week at a busy intersection in Pasco. Police say the Mexican national was throwing rocks at traffic and officers just before the shooting. Video footage depicting the incident appears to show him running away from police and then raising his arms before turning towards the three officers. He is then shot dead. Community members, police reform advocates and the Mexican foreign ministry have argued the use of force against Zambrano-Montes was grossly unjustified.