6 thoughts on “https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/21/us/chicago-13-year-old-paralyzed-police/index.html

  1. Just one more example of the old adage … shoot first, ask questions later. And like I said in another comment, why is it necessary to SHOOT at a person running away? Where is the “danger” to the police officer? Yes, the officer thought he had a gun … BUT … his hands were up so even if he DID have one (which he didn’t), how was he going to shoot?

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  2. Hello Nan. The police used to have a saying “Better to be tried by 12 than carried by 6”. It is the same idea as “It is better to ask forgiveness than to ask permission”. It is the mind set that the police have that their own life is worth more than the public that they serve. Police wear all that defensive armer, and they have both offensive and defensive weapons on them, yet the first thing they do is go for their guns. It is a mindset they have from the start that they are in danger even from black kids so they must act like they are in fear of their of their lives, like they were in some kind of combat fire fight. Yet as we have seen when nearly 400 well armed protected officers were confronted with a shooter with a high powered weapon, they waited 77 minutes before taking action. Hugs

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      1. OT: Hello Nan. My back is hurting so bad I am almost in tears. I already took a couple extra pain medications but only half doses. I don’t want to feel like crap tomorrow. Ron is making grilled cheese and tomato soup for our supper. He has suggested I go lay down to get off my spine, but if I do that, I won’t get up to eat. I hate this. But it is my life. Hugs

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