As you watch this nine-second video, you might be astonished at the unreasonable and outrageous actions of these detectives.
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At first, it looks like two detectives trapping a man with a rifle and shooting him down as he puts it on the ground. Yet, as it replays for you, you will notice there is more to the story. Behind the suspect, the other detective notices what the man is reaching for behind his back: a handgun.
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At this point, the second detective warns his partner by shouting, “Gun!” before firing at the suspect.
According to IJReview, the event is likely to have occurred in Chicago about a year ago. “Alternate accounts say it is a police training video. The video still brings up an important point about how appearances can be deceiving.”
Via IJReview, which said it best:
No policeman is perfect, and while some may wrongfully shoot a civilian, not all citizens who are shot by police are innocent victims. Before rushing to judgment about what happened in an incident between police and citizens, get all the facts.
Think it’s easy being a police officer? Each split-second counts in a potentially deadly situation. Second-guessing oneself at the wrong moment doesn’t mean you had a bad day, it means you’re dead.
It is important to remember that policemen are still human. Some are good, and others are morally corrupt; but realize that most of us have never been in an intense situation where we have to make a life-changing decision in a second. Keep that in mind next time something like this happens.
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