A Police officer with the LAPD, fearing for her life, and the lives of innocent people at the scene of a multi car crash shot, and killed a man with a razor knife. Now the man’s daughter is suing, and should not get one penny. My interest is this. What could happen to this officer if the social justice warriors start screaming for her professional lynching? The Other McCain has a good post up about the shooting, and the officer
Here’s a simple question: How many times should a cop have to tell you, “Drop the knife”? Like, suppose that you were an idiot who had just caused a six-car traffic pileup in Los Angeles, and when the police showed up on the scene, you were waving around a razor knife.
The cop has a pistol drawn and yells at you, “Drop the knife!”
Yeah, I think most people would drop the knife the first time.
Let’s face it, most criminals aren’t very smart. So maybe the police officer with a pistol would have to yell “drop the knife” twice.
But suppose you are such a complete idiot that you not only cause a massive accident on San Pedro Street, but after the cop — you know, the one with a pistol — tells you the second time to drop the knife, you not only fail to comply, you keep advancing toward the cop.
Over the course of roughly 15 seconds, she tried to deter Hernandez with a series of seven voice commands, first, “Let me see your hands!” then, “Stay right there!” Then, three times: “Drop the knife!”
As already stated, the officer did fire, and hit the suspect twice, dropping him, he, still with razor knife in hand, rose and was hit twice more, and, then twice more. Watch the video here, note that the officer is trying to ensure innocent people get to safety, and gives multiple warnings to the man.
Let us hope and pray this officer is praised rather than targeted for doing her duty.