What could the woman have done to justify shooting her to death? Especially
sitting in the passenger seat of a car. She would have had to had a weapon
which put the officer in danger for his life. Nothing else would justify
shooting someone sitting in a car would it? Police do risk their life every day
when they are on and off duty I feel. They elected to do this job and they knew
before hand what the possibilities of happening to them are. They have no more
of a right to shoot and kill someone than does a civilian who shoots and kills
in self defense. As far as legalizing drugs...c'mon you want to legalize
substances that kill less people annually combined than alcohol alone? Get
real, alcohol kills more people in the united states annually than all the
illegal drug related deaths combined. Yes people this is true research it. So
all the billions spent on the war on drugs, what a waste when alcohol should be
made illegal if the real worry is deaths caused by altering substances and
alcohol is a DRUG. A deadly one.
If drugs were legal, maybe it would actually save a lot of lives, and hundreds
of billions of dollars. The "war on drugs" will never be won, because
if people are bent on self-destruction, no law is going to stop them. Too many
people die in these squabbles. We should be putting our resources into keeping
them off the roads where they drastically affect the rest of us. Also, this
case is filled with questions, but so far not many answers. Hopefully the full
story will come out soon, and it will make some sense. Too many of these
stories end with a very anemic explanation, and everyone just goes on as if
nothing happened. I guess many figure if it doesn't happen to them, then
it really doesn't matter anyway.
Benefit of the doubt? Not from me. Nor do I give the President, Governor, etc
the benefit of the doubt. To doubt those in power is a safeguard against abuse.
That does not mean that we try the issue in the media. Too many testosterone
hyped former GIs in the police force for my liking. I will continue to doubt, as
it is my right and duty.
I agree that the cops put their lives on the line every day. However, in this
case they are being very tight lipped giving the illusion that there is
something they don't want out just yet. It makes it seem that they know
they shot a defenseless woman. Maybe in the crossfire, maybe not. However, if
they were to just say that something like that happened, we could move on.
It's tragic and sad that anyone had to die. The young lady was someones
daughter as we have read, we should all put ourselves in their position and feel
the pain that a parent feels hearing their child has been killed. As a parent of
5, I've done what I believe is a good job teaching my kids right from
wrong. But there is NO guarantee that things can't go south for them if
THEY make bad choices. I'm hoping that this family can find peace and
closure for their loss.
Such a tragedy and waste of life. However, we do not pay our police to "have
a fair fight." We pay them to protect the community from criminal elements
and preserve their own lives with the last priority being safety of the
suspects/perps. Give police the benefit of the doubt. Civilian review boards
have no better record than police review boards. Heroin is the problem, not the
To sisucas,What you are suggesting is called a jury. And there
should be a bias in favor of the officers that give the, the benefit of the
doubt. They put their lives on the line every day against people with messed up
lives, pathologies, mental disorders and criminal intent. Our offices have
wives, husbands, and children to come home to. Their families deserve the
benefit of the doubt in these cases. Losing one innocent officer to one of
these crimes against them is a tragedy. We need to stand up for these officers
at every chance. When one makes a tragic mistake, they will pay dearly for it.
But they deserve the benefit of the doubt.And so sorry for the
tragic end to this tragic stricken life.
In all probability the police were justified in this shooting. But when they do
shoot somebody they ought to bend over backwards to show the public that this
was the case. Being less than transparent can lead the public to be suspicious
and fearful of law enforcement!
Too bad the only people who will ever review the case are cops themselves. They
have a strong bias toward finding every shooting justifiable. We need an
independent board of private citizens to review these cases.
Rifleman,First the officer injured was not shot at all, as of Friday
supposedly he was hit by a car.Second where was the fear of life for the
officer to shoot? Did she have a gun pointed at him, herself or at all? Third why is it taking so long to get any answers out of the WVPD? Still way
to many questions out there to just decide the police were justified.
The people you chose to associate with define who you are. Unless the injured
officer shot himself I must assume that he was shot by someone in the illegal
pharmaceuticals business. The fact that the officer was wounded is all the
evidence needed by the shooting review board to justify his use of deadly force.
And to think that some people want to legalized heroine. What are they thinking?
Very sad. But for the grace of God go I. Deepest sympathy and no, most people
aren't judging her, only sorry for what has happened. God bless you and