Warm Southern Breeze

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Shoot To Kill

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, June 14, 2020

Scenario: Your friend makes a bad decision to drive after consuming beverage alcohol.

On the way home, your friend stops by a fast-food restaurant for a quick bite to eat, and falls asleep in the car in the parking lot, which is parked somewhat sloppily, but is not impeding traffic flow, nor is it blocking patrons.

The engine is not running, and your friend has nodded off with the doors closed, doors locked, and windows up.

The police are called, and respond to the scene whereupon they awaken your friend – who is alone – and order your friend to get out of the car, and your friend complies.

The police suspect your friend may be inebriated, or otherwise under the influence of some intoxicating substance(s) such as beverage alcohol, and order your friend to take a roadside sobriety test.

Your friend cooperates with the police, takes the test, and when the result is returned and the police show the results to your friend, which indicates that your friend has a Blood Alcohol Content above the legal maximum to be driving, the police then begin to initiate an arrest of your friend.

Your friend, who has never been in trouble with the law, makes a bad decision (after all, your friend is under the influence) and starts a scuffle with the officers on scene, and grabs a TASER from one of them, and begins to run away.

The police then shoot your friend in the back at least three times.

The police call an ambulance, which takes your friend to the nearest hospital for emergency, hopefully lifesaving surgery, but dies on the operating table.

Should the police have killed your friend?

https://www.nytimes.com/video/players/offsite/index.html?videoId=100000003615939

This scenario has played out before.

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