Tuesday, August 31, 2010

San Jose Cops Kill Man with Knife

The Mercury News reports on the latest incident of cop with gun vs. man with knife.

After entering the apartment, Sgt. Ronnie Lopez and his partner confronted the subject.

They found the man holding a knife, with a nail gun nearby.

When asked whether the man was moving toward the officers and was a threat to their safety, Lopez described him as "armed and confrontational." Three officers fired approximately six shots at the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

In Somerville MA the cops know how to describe it - key word: lunge.

What's your opinion? Are the San Jose cops too honest? Does "confrontational" merit six bullets? I don't think so.

What do you think? Please leave a comment.


  1. Good. One more dead violent criminal.

  2. "Does "confrontational" merit six bullets?"

    No, it probably merits about 30 (two full 15 round magazines, one from each cop, the third cop never fired his weapon).

    The San Jose cops showed admirable restraint firing only six shots.