i like this back and forth, it shows that people actually can back up their thoughts. I like learning the different policies (i'm sure the USCG is different from the houston pd is different than the small town, usa - all according to the threat levels) and thoughts based on location and occupation/history.
i will start by saying, as i did in my previous post, that regardless of the situation, this is incredibly sad.
i accept that a police officer's job in inherently dangerous and that anyone going into it has to be very careful and vigilant - a decade in the USMC in various combat zones and other less publicized fronts. family in LEO and i hear the stories and see the reports. got it. dangerous life. inherent to the occupation. just like a firefighter. different job, same stress levels.
i accept that i, nor anyone in here, was at the scene and cannot say what happened should have happened or not.
i accept that every agency policy regarding escalation of force is different.
i accept that everyone has their own opinion.
i'm just saying that MY PERSONAL BELIEFS AND EXPERIENCES, based on the videos in the OP, say "shit, let's try something other than a gun because this dude has fists of lead". as an LEO, I (personally) assume and expect you to be in as good of shape and relatively competent at martial arts for just such an occasion. i (personally) have high standards for LEO officials because i do associate/hang out with/am related to quite a few.
mr. brown's 5 foot rule is first heard for me and i am currently researching it, as i research the number of LEOs killed by their own weapons (in 2011, according to the fbi, it was 3 http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr...niously-killed
) and am forgoing any sites that could be misconstrued as biased.