Nine people shot by police in response to murderer who already killed his target, and had only 1 bullet left in his gun.
He was already being shadowed by a civilian. The police could have sucker-tackled him with undercover officers. Instead, they fired 16 shots in a crowded area, and shot 9 people.
Instead of de-escalating a protecting the public, they escalated and caused the casualties to multiply by 10.
The entire country of Germany fires less than 100 bullets EVERY YEAR. They actually practice restraint in the public interest; something American cops don’t seem to understand.
The police are worse than the original gunman. The public is lucky none of them were killed.
“I can’t see this as anything other than gross incompetence by the police. The NYPD in particular has a reputation for hosing down the general vicinity – nobody should ever do that, especially on a crowded sidewalk.” -my friend Stacy
Furthermore – a murder escapes the justice system with zero consequence. Death is meaningless. This man should go to prison, and instead escaped this. If you’re going to kill yourself, WHY NOT murder your enemies if the police just help you escape it all in the end? No justice here.