If the California democrats were any more knee-jerky they’d be goose-stepping around the state house, kicking each other in the ass. Because a black criminal was shot to death by police officers, the democrats in charge are proposing a law that would basically stop police from shooting at criminals under any circumstance. Another fun thing about this law is that it will definitely get cops killed.
Stephon Clark was the black man in Sacramento who was shot by police after he broke into cars, ran from cops, and then pointed something that officers thought was a gun but wasn’t. A reasonable law to stop this kind of thing from happening would make it illegal for people to commit crimes, ignore cops, and threaten the police. Oh wait, all of that stuff is currently illegal.
California assemblymembers Dr. Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) and Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) think they have a better way to stop something that happened one time and is only a big deal because the person shot was black. They have introduced a bill that would redefine when a police officer may use deadly force. Under the old rules, cops were allowed to shoot when they had reason to believe their lives or the lives of others were being threatened. Under the new proposed rule, cops would only be allowed to shoot if their lives are actually in danger.
Can anyone spot the problem here? When a suspect is refusing to comply or show his or her hands, maybe they have a weapon and maybe they don’t. If a cop has to make 100% sure that the person is armed before firing, a lot of cops are going to get killed. This is a split-second decision that cops have to make. Sometimes suspects pull out phones or other non-weapons and other times they have a gun. The amount of time it would take an officer to determine if a suspect really has a weapon or not is a matter of life and death to the officer.
These anti-cop democratic bozos haven’t released the text of their proposed law, but it could be much much worse. A cop could potentially be charged with murder for firing on a suspect with a realistic looking toy gun, because toys are not genuine threats to an officer’s life. And what about suspects that charge at officers with blunt objects? It could be argued that anything a criminal has that isn’t a gun doesn’t represent a lethal threat.
Making this even dumber is that assemblymember Weber is justifying this garbage bill because police didn’t kill Florida school shooter Nicklas Cruz:
“How could Stephon Clark be killed but the Parkland shooter be taken alive?” Weber asked.
Well, Cruz gave up peacefully when confronted by officers while Clark ran from cops and then gave officers the reasonable belief that he was going to shoot them. See the difference?
Two years ago police in Fresno, CA shot and killed unarmed white teenager Dylan Noble. He hadn’t committed any crime, wasn’t running from the cops, and didn’t point any objects at officers. Why is it that assemblymembers Weber and McCarty didn’t knee-jerk some use of force legislation when that happened?