What an idiot. She thinks the police can talk to her son better than she can? She thinks the police are interested in protecting and serving the public? She thinks the police are going to risk their own lives dealing with a 16 year old with a gun?
She set them up for some afternoon target practice.
I hope she can live with what she did.
I hope this episode cured her of her ignorance.
She is no different from millions of other mothers in this country.
There are Freeper mothers here who would likely have done the same thing, if one of their own children was suicidal.
The fault lies with the government employees for committing murder, not with the mother for naively supposing they would help her talk her son down.
Don’t blame the innocent for being trusting. Blame the criminals who take advantage of innocence.