Friday, February 25, 2011

Another "Justified" Police Shooting

They sure do like giving the benefit of the doubt to trigger-happy cops.

"Given the totality of the circumstances, Officer Dalessi was justified in believing that Poccia presented an immediate and serious threat of death or great bodily harm," the district attorney concluded. "Accordingly, we have determined that Officer Dalessi's use of deadly force here was legally justified and, thereby, no criminal act was committed in the use of such force while carrying out his duties as a sworn police officer."
I believe shootings like this, however understandable, must be seen as tragic mistakes rather than as justified responses. Men who are entrusted with the responsibility of carrying a gun, both cops and concealed carry permit holders, must not be permitted to make mistakes like this without paying for them.  The price: forfeiture of gun rights, for a start.

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.

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