I remember with Rodney King and many saying if only they had a net in the trunk to throw over him.
You deal with what you got IMO, and here you had a guy with scissors going after the police. (bad move)
That is like coming after the police (or any one else) with a knife. If the police would have not gotten this guy and the person went after some innocent person who with a scissors, then what?
Tragic, but I get this one so far.
Little-known fact. LAPD experimented with nets, sometime prior to the RK case. ACLU sued to prevent use, on basis that use of nets was demeaning or otherwise a violation of human rights.
Personally, I think a net would be a whole lot less painful and damaging than even a Taser, much less clubs or bullets. But I suspect the problem is the "treating like an animal" image, particularly when applied to protected minority groups.
So we deny the cops truly non-violent and low-harm methods and force them to use methods of controlling violent people that are inherently more dangerous.
Really? Three cops (presumably with clubs) couldn’t take down one guy with scissors?
OTOH, I suppose someone could have recorded the last 30 seconds of the “police beating down a mental patient” ala Rodney King. Much safer just to shoot him.
“If the police would have not gotten this guy and the person went after some innocent person who with a scissors, then what?”
If you actually believe that, I feel very sorry for you!
No one was going to get a net over that tall mass of prison muscle, but people forget that the highway patrolwoman was getting ready to shoot him, as her highway patrol partner and husband watched, when the LAPD intervened and probably saved his life.