The boy's father tried several times to enter the burning home, but police held him back and ended up tazing him. SAPD said it was for his own safety.
It looks as if the police and emergency crews prevented the father from entering the home while at the same time refused to attempt a rescue themselves. I can ignore their cowardice in refusing to use their publicly funded training to bear any risk themselves. However, their refusal to allow the father to attempt to save his infant son is inexcusable. In my opinion, the father would have been fully justified in using lethal force against those preventing him from attempting to save his son.
Absolutely, based on the fact he might have been able to save his own kid. They'll never know, will they?
Ya got to love controlling government and their agents.
Disagree. First lesson of a fire - if you are out do not go back in.
Are you suggesting it’s the motivation of cowardice to follow this rule?
Real life is not the movies. Sure, it sounds great to run in there and try to save your kid and get back out - but if you run in there and die how does that help anyone?
I have two younger brothers. I have had to look after them since they were small. Both my mother and my father would have excoriated me for ever going back inside in a fire for any reason.
Get the hell out. Get away from the fire. Do whatever you have to do to get out. If it means jumping out the top window and breaking a leg - break the damn leg.
That was our rule with a fire. Don’t look around for anybody else. Get the hell out. Worry about the rest of it - once you are out of the house and safe.
You are not superman.
Lethal force indeed!