QUOTE (Rattler @ Dec 8 2008, 08:38 PM)
Officer made a bad choice, maybe would be ethically right for some but when you sign on and put on the badge you are not YOU. You are an officer of the law who can not let personal feelings, religions, ethics etc... change your judgement from the next officer's.
Personally, I would agree that giving them their own medicine was a good choice.
Professionally, That was a terrible thing to even CONSIDER doing, not even to mention to anyone.
Unfortunately in light of the event, it is high probability that the "kid(s)" involved will get off the hook completely and may gain out of the matter.
The problem is, Society. Plain and simple truth their folks. The will of the people is gone (in general). I'm not religious, but even I must say.. "My Brothers Shepard" times are LONG gone. There is no looking out for each other in a responsible manner.
The people have spoken. They have plainly, and ultimately decided they can no longer care for themselves in a common sense manner. There for they have demanded to their governments to "Tell us how, and try to do it for us". Thus, the creation of "Nanny Laws".
People have become weak, lazy, and in some cases downright stupid. I won't all out say "WE" are the cause. But society in general is the problem.
Much like this kid and his parents. Do you have ANY idea the repercussions I would have to deal with if this was ME in this kids place? First off all, getting shot by the cop with my own airsoft gun, would have been the easiest thing to go down. Then the gun being destroyed, and my rear end to get a helpign of destruction too. Now I'm not condoning beating a child. However proper punishment is due.
What I am most disturbed by was already mentioned. The kid was not of legal age to purchase, posses or use, ANY "airgun" or any type, or firearm replica. Then again, playing with it in public... Why are the parents getting off light with this one? I'd have pushed as hard as possible to make sure the parents suffered some legal repercussions of some sort.