He was a good boy, he dindu nuffin.
It is these types of cases that really bother me. 35 years? He should be killed. Drawn and quartered, old school style.
dang, this officer's very tolerant tactics were obviously the opposite of all the trigger-happy cop videos we've seen, and look what it cost him? could've easily been dead. don't ever trust a perp with his hands in his pockets.
If the officer weren't black we would already hear the pant-hooting shouts of racism.
Former LEO, and now full Rothbardian opinion: his gun should have been out the whole time. If I were still on the beat, this video would push me towards having the gun at least at low-ready in similar situations. Forget less-than-lethal.I left law enforcement more than a year ago. Between my change of heart, and acknowledgement of the real, dangerous evil in our culture, I had to get out. No use getting shot over something silly.