Way to step up and face the music, Jonah.
This story breaks my heart. I'm getting tired of watching life eat people alive...
What a shitty week.
I know the step dad of the young man who is also the husband who threw her out. He is the nicest, calmest guy but when I saw him this morning, he was devistated by this. It's too sad.
Some lives seem to have predestined storylines. Crazy, weird, funny, and tragic all at the same time.
I'm curious to know if this experience has changed the way you write/report or if it simply made you regret the way you wrote that particular piece.
Truely sad all the way around.
A sad end for Aaron, for his children, for his family, for the officer, for all those who witnessed this, and now for you too, Jonah...
We all live with legions of regrets tied to our shoulders, some are just heavier than others and harder to shed.
police are pathetic bully douchebags good for exactly two things: harassing the homeless and killing harmless people. i hope there's a spicy ring of hell reserved just for them. fascist assholes.
This is really sad. Thank you for sharing your regrets and my condolences to the family.
Jesus Christ, what a tragic story. Jonah, thanks for giving it a personal touch. My heart just breaks, thinking about the kids that were in the car at the time. This life sometimes.
@1 - "I'm getting tired of watching life eat people alive..."
Perhaps you're watching the wrong kind of people.
Yes, a sad week filled with the end of lives lived close to the edge. The holidays, and especially Christmas, bring out the best and worst in folks. I always feel lucky when we get to the New Year and I'm still in one piece. The weather hasn't been much help, either. All these pressure changes in so few days is bound to bring some closer to the edge. Again, a very sad week. For those who are okay, glad to hear it!
"police are pathetic bully douchebags good for exactly two things: harassing the homeless and killing harmless people. i hope there's a spicy ring of hell reserved just for them. fascist assholes."
Pathetic bullies, of course, until they take a bullet for the sake of worthless idiotic liberal douchebags like "adrian."
An earlier report indicated that Larson was trying to cause an accident and assaulted the officer. Perhaps we should have let him cause a multiple car pile up involving numerous fatalities, all so "adrian" can jerk off to his perverted concept of "liberty." Having a hard time in your life is no excuse for any of this.
If you saw the videos, holiday traffic had already slowed to a 2 mph crawl. This poor guy was obviously in pain, and the cop had no training to deal with it except to shoot him.
The whole thing is too sad.
@14: Even so, I still give the cop the benefit of the doubt in cases like this. You still have moving vehicles and some lanes were going faster. Indeed it's tragic.
And even if the cop was inadequately trained for this, that does not make him a "pathetic bully douchebag." This officer was thinking of the safety of the general public, first and foremost, and is a human being, like you and me, with a mom and dad, and quite likely a wife with kids at home. I come from a family of police officers, and you don't even know what sort of shit they have to put up with.
It is interesting that you state:
"Having a hard time in your life is no excuse for any of this."
yet later mention:
"I come from a family of police officers, and you don't even know what sort of shit they have to put up with."
If the first statement you made was true, then the second statement you made has no place in the argument.
the pistol-happy cop should have traded places with the ineffectual fuckups at the scene in carnation instead.
Ah, the Children's Choir is once again regaling us with their version of Fuck Tha Police, which they learned in a junior-year AntiFa elective after they'd completed their two state-mandated years of math.
I have no idea what Packratt is getting at, but I will give it a try: he is implying that I am saying that the officer acted out of stress, so therefore should be excused.
I never said that (particularly since I believe the officer acted correctly), but if you believe that I did, then you are probably susceptible to every random conspiracy theory cooked up by any crackpot on a whim.
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