Trouble in Texas or lack of respect
……My internet connection has been severed so my postings will for the time being be just my personal opinion and thoughts on the subjects presented. The sources that spark my writings are: FOX, NBC, CBS and NPR news programs. For the sake of full disclosure many postings are also sparked or reinforced by the myriad of talk shows I listen to. I can no longer use the internet to research any stories that I base my writings on, so please take all of my postings as simply this old man’s observations of the world as it passes by his cabin window.
Once again there is a media frenzy focused solely on another example of excessive police force. I say ‘solely’ because I have heard no mention of any arrest or charges being filed on those involved with the trespass into the pool that sparked the officers actions. From the news stories, I have heard, that the officer used excessive force to subdue the woman and he un-holstered his hand gun. These same news stories also mention that while he was subduing the woman, (who would not obey his order to vacate the premises), two men approached the officer even though he told them to move back.
Today there are now additional stories stating that the officer had just been involved with a suicide attempt before he was called to evict and or arrest a mob that was trespassing at the pool. To me this is not an excuse for his actions. Police officers go through training to ensure that even with the stresses of
their job they will not overreact. They must be able to handle stressful situations like entering a domestic dispute or robbery in progress never knowing what to expect and still maintain their focus. For the majority of all officers they do maintain that focus but like anyone of us they can have a day when they are not at 100 percent.
This police officer reacted to the situation that he faced, he ‘may’ have used more force than necessary but if we ‘honestly’ think about it and two men were fast approaching you after you told them to move away would you wait to see what they were going to do or would you draw your weapon? I also find it strange that nothing is said about the mob that started this. Were arrests made or anyone charged with trespassing?
It comes down to a basic fact
that if those people had not broken the law or even
if they respected the police when they arrived and told them to disperse…
there would be no major media story on every TV in America today,
then again that’s just my opinion.