According to the latest reports, the homeless man gunned down the shoot-happy Fairfax County police was unarmed. It appears that the cops panicked, but that isn’t really what happened. According to witnesses, when the man attacked the police, one of the cops pulled out his service revolver and fired three shots at the man killing him.
Here’s what they could have done instead;
There were two cops and one man, with more cops on the way. They could have tried to psychically restraint him. We paid for their training in psychically restraining a person. They know how to do.
They could have used clubs on him. We gave them the right to do it and no one would have blamed them if they did.
They could have tased him. We trained them to use the taser. We gave them the right to do it and no one would have blamed them if they did.
But they shot him dead.
At first glance, a scared cop looks to be fault in this killing. But that isn’t it. What killed that man is the culture of contempt that rules over the Fairfax County Police Department and in a few months, it will kill others as well. The cop who pulled the trigger along with every cop on the Fairfax County Police force and every citizen in Fairfax County knows that nothing will come of this.
Watch and see. Just like the killing of the unarmed John Geer in Springfield earlier this year, nothing will become of this killing either.
Watch and see. This is as far as this story is going to go. In the end, once again, the Fairfax County cops will investigate the Fairfax County cops and find the Fairfax County harmless in the incident.