Some people have ridiculously unrealistic expectations. In a recent case where the police fatally shot a mentally ill black man who took up a shooting position against them, we now have the idiots on the left screaming that, in addition to enforcing the law, cops ought to be mental health professionals too.
Because that makes the slightest amount of sense.
The fact is, if you cannot be responsible for the consequences of your actions, you should not be on the streets. That’s why we don’t let young children wander around unsupervised. I really don’t care how old this person was, if they are mentally handicapped to the point that they do things that place themselves or others in danger, they have no business being out in public. Sorry if that breaks your little liberal heart, but that’s reality.
I don’t feel the slightest bit sorry that this shooting happened. The police have to make split-second decisions and if someone takes up a shooting position and points something at officers, and it doesn’t matter why they do it, whether they think it’s a joke or they just don’t know any better, then they deserve what they get. Actions have consequences, even if those consequences were unintended. In fact, I blame the sister for not keeping her brother under control. I love how people are treating her as a victim. She is not a victim. Yes, her brother got shot. For cause. And yes, she should have stopped it and didn’t. In this case, she was literally her brother’s keeper. Some have suggested he wanted to commit suicide by cop. He was obliged, if that is the case. Send the family a bill for the bullets and move on.
I’m honestly not trying to be heartless, I’m just being honest. People, all people, even mentally ill people, need to be held accountable for their actions. If they are incapable of understanding the consequences of their actions, they shouldn’t be on the streets. If they are incapable of being reigned in by either their family or by actual mental health professionals, they shouldn’t be on the streets. I don’t care if you think that’s fair, that’s reality. The cops had a job to do. They did that job. That someone died because they did something stupid is irrelevant. Maybe they shouldn’t have done something stupid. Or maybe they did it on purpose. Either way, what’s done is done, time to move on.