Texan sees LEO in danger, flanks the perp, and takes him out
For the Law Enforcement perspecective, watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DSiIM5ectI
"The civilian should be commended....."
Posted by: Ike at August 7, 2012 03:58 PM
Posted by: Ike at August 7, 2012 04:08 PM
Article for yankees (like myself) who have problems with the accents.
Posted by: Anon at August 8, 2012 08:23 AM
Thanks Anon (I avoid video); I really like how they went out of their way, with specifics, in their praise of the citizen. Not to mention the officer's performance under fire the moment he arrived, these top dogs in local law enforcement take combat seriously.
Of course, it helped a lot that putting the perp in a crossfire the moment the officer retrieved his "assault rifle" made a big difference, but too many departments would give the citizen begrudging praise or worse. Reminds me of what I'd expect here if such an incident came to pass, where the police have gone on record to say a resident had an "absolute right" to use lethal force in her defense against home invaders. Then again, my part of SW Missouri is part of the cultural South.
Posted by: Harold at August 9, 2012 09:08 AM
It's a good thing that this particular citizen (nor any friend or relative) hadn't been the earlier victim of a "wrong address" SWAT Raid. It might have affected his attitude.
The police need community support more than they think.
Posted by: Law Prof at August 10, 2012 12:29 AM