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Every now and then I like to see what people think about certain situations. I saw this a few days ago. It’s obviously controversial, so I’m interested to see what people think about it.
Watch this CNN report if you’d like to learn about the Milton Hall controversy. The man was holding a knife and was refusing to put the weapon down. He appears to be at a safe distance, as he had been for the entire time, when a group of police officers shoot 30-46 bullets. Milton obviously dies.
It’s tough to say whether this was a good call or not. First of all, the mediocre quality video is shot from quite a large distance away. We only have access to one viewpoint. There are plenty of angles that we can miss. An unseen officer was actually approaching from the left and, apparently, the man was moving towards the officer instead of backing down. Also, this is clearly a dangerous man. A mentally ill person with a knife can be much more dangerous and much more difficult to deal with than the average assailant.
Perhaps he was attacking the officer, was it still the right to shoot? Don’t police officers have tasers and other tools for dealing with an armed individual? They did have plenty of time and multiple officers, at least one could have tried to shoot a taser from a distance. Did he really have to die?
And finally, whether or not the shooting itself is justified, the number of bullets used in this event is not. I’m not going to put my opinion in any part of my post except for this one.
You don’t shoot a man 30-46 times when he’s holding a knife and not rushing you. That’s just too much.
That’s all I have to say about it, what do you guys think?