Let him know what you got.
There are two things that are very common in these situations where officers are forced to shoot people; One is the inability of people to follow the simple commands of the officer. Two is people ""Reaching" when they are repeatedly told not to. Shavers situation is sad, but it was entirely his fault. The jury got this one right. Lucky for the officer there was body cam footage to prove his innocence.Watch the Daniel Shavers execution. Then ask yourself, "What do you expect to happen to the two renegade jackboots, when Shavers executioner was actually reinstated so he could collect his pension?"
And yes, I called them jackboots cuz THAT is exactly how they acted.
There are two things that are very common in these situations where officers are forced to shoot people; One is the inability of people to follow the simple commands of the officer. Two is people ""Reaching" when they are repeatedly told not to. Shavers situation is sad, but it was entirely his fault. The jury got this one right. Lucky for the officer there was body cam footage to prove his innocence.
Good luck, Tony
There is nothing contradictory about "Keep Your Hands Up" and "Dont Reach". If Shavers would have followed those two simple to understand commands then the officer would not have needed to repeatedly address Shavers.That cop played simon-ses for almost FIVE minutes screaming contradictory commands.
Again; no need to beg/cry/speak. Shavers should have just shut up and followed commands."Shavers is crying and begging "Please don't shoot me".
That was a very logical way to handle the situation. They were in a narrow hallway, had no idea if there were other people in the room that Shivers came out of, did not know if Shivers/girl was still armed or not.They made him crawl, crawl, while he was covered my five SWAT officers.
LOL! Total speculation on your part. Until the officers had physical control over Shivers they had no idea if he was scratching his butt, pulling up his pants, or reaching for a firearm.He was drunk and trying to pull his sweatpants up.
The fact that the girl was not shot clearly shows that the officers were not out to kill. Shivers and the girl were in the EXACT same situation with the EXACT same officers. She followed their commands and was taken into custody unharmed. Shivers repeatedly questioned the officers, ignored their basic commands, and "Reached".He shoulda been cuffed and stuffed in the first 30 seconds, like they did his girlfriend.
Why would the judge allow it? It is totally irrelevant to the situation. For all you know the officer could have had that phrase etched on the firearm as a message to himself.The judge wouldn't allow the jury to see that he had etched "Your F***ed" on the inside of his dust cover.
I see a officer giving two people direct/simple/professional commands. If the officer was "Out of Control" as you claim. Why were there not two people shot? Could it be that one followed the commands and one did not?If anything the camera footage showed he was an out of control cop that murdered someone. I've seen the video, in it's entirety.
Honestly I am surprised the officer was let off too, since we live in a society with so many anti-cop people in it. Lucky for this officer there was body cam footage available to the courts, which obviously justify his actions.Most LEO's that I know (and it's plenty) were surprised he was let off.
One thing is for certain, if I get stopped by the police while I am driving and carrying a handgun, or if I have a sporting arm in my vehicle I will sit with my hands on the steering wheel until the officer reaches my window and addresses me. The firs thing I will do before I remove my hands from the wheel I will tell the officer I am armed and where the gun is on my person or where the sporting arm is in my truck, they will always be in a case. I will then ask the officer what they want me to do because my handgun will be very close to my hip pocket where my drivers license is. I will be guided by what I am told to do. This is what I taught my deputies and trainees at the training school. I know we have no duty to tell them, however, officers do not like surprises and I understand why, and telling them I am armed does nothing to impede my 2nd amendment rights and it could well prevent a very bad incident. I also travel through other states while carrying a handgun, some of those states do have a duty to to tell officers you are armed if you are stopped. I am not about to research every state that has a duty to report when it is not hard or demeaning in any way to simply report that you are armed and ask for direction on how they want to handle it. I like the officers want to go home at the end of the day.