Skip to comments.Armed LGBT student Scout Schultz shot dead by Atlanta police
Posted on 09/17/2017 6:49:36 PM PDT by Ennis85
Police in the US state of Georgia have shot and killed an LGBT student activist, leading to an independent investigation. Police encountered Scout Schultz at a campus in Atlanta after a call about "a person with a knife and a gun" late on Saturday, officials say. Footage has emerged apparently showing Schultz, 21, refusing to obey multiple police commands to drop a knife. Schultz's mother said police should not have used lethal force. In a video filmed by fellow students at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Schultz is heard saying "Shoot me!" while continuing to advance on the officers. One of them then opens fire. Schultz - who identified as neither male nor female - did not appear to be holding a gun, investigators said, despite what was initially reported to police.
The computer engineering student later died in hospital, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said. No police officers from the Georgia Tech Police Department (GTPD) were injured in the incident. The officer who opened fire has not been named. Schultz's mother Lynne later said Scout, who was born Scott Schultz, was politically active in progressive causes, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. She added that Schultz had numerous medical issues, suffered from depression and had attempted suicide two years ago. "Why didn't they use some nonlethal force, like pepper spray or Tasers?" she was quoted as saying by the newspaper. Schultz was the president of the Pride Alliance at Georgia Tech. "We are all deeply saddened by what has occurred," the group said in a statement. "They have been the driving force behind Pride Alliance for the past two years," the group said, using Schultz's preferred pronoun. "They pushed us to do more events and a larger variety events."
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Suicide by cop.
Not a good idea to shout “Shoot me!” at the police while marching toward them with a knife. Even if you are a person of privilege.
I don’t expect he’ll be so “active” from now on. Poor deluded sap.
Was this nutcase on anti-depressants ?
He sounds like a real loser but I don’t think they should have shot him and yes I know how deadly a knife can be.
The local TV station showed video of the incident but not the actual shooting. He did not appear at all threatening. I am sure the shooting was justified by policy but as Masaad Ayoob once pointed out:
He had been in a bunch of situations where using deadly force was justified but he did not use it. Instead he used judgement and was glad he did not kill them.
Did this guy.... excuse me, this girl ever date Rosie O’Donnell ?
All these things are pretty much related.
Why didn't you have him institutionalized instead of sending him away to be someone else's problem, you dingbat?
He/she/it was "transgender".
An obvious suicide-by-cop, but that doesn’t advance our narrative so let’s make it something else.
He was a person of privilege (gay), but he was also white. He didn't have the perfecta or trifecta of multiple privilege--not black, not trans, not illegal--called intersectional these days on campus. Not enough privilege.
"A man's got to know his limitations."
Not a good idea to bring a knife to a gunfight.
Why don’t they use a net gun like the ones they use to catch birds?
TRUE. They should have used a giant butterfly net.
1, Politically active in progressive causes,
2, Had numerous medical/mental issues, suffered from depression,
3, Leader of the campus gay group,
4, Dressed as a woman.
All seems to go together, doesn’t it!
Apparently the LGBT shield is not bullet proof.
Pretty much sums it up!