A distressed veteran was killed in Howell yesterday by trained swat officers. The former sniper was waving an M-16 at officers and telling them to "Shoot me, shoot me." One of the deputies complied.
I am furious. This man that put his life on the line for two tours of duty was a trained marksman and ran a business called ProSoldier. The business was dedicated to enhancing the professional soldiers ability to move, shoot and communicate.
It seems to me that after all the calls the Sheriffs dept had to this sick mans address and all the intel that they had prior to this event which included his army background and knowledge of his current business along with the information that he'd just been served divorce papers, they would have had a better handle on what to do.
The man was a trained sniper with a world class weapon in his hands. He had no intention of harming any officer!
It was suicide by cop as the sheriff stated in the paper. A knuckle dragging low brow gun happy gung ho over equipted crew cut wearing over eager idiot that murdered this man!
It did not have to happen. Where were the less than lethal measures? Where were the tazers? Where were the nets? Where was the negotiater?
To many of these kids are coming home with problems and not getting the right help and we turn our back on them. It makes me sick! There was an APC on the scene for Gods sake. Why did he have to be murdered.
He waved a gun at a cop. Right. This guy was a pro and if he ment them any harm he would have rained hell down on them.
He was sick and the brown shirts killed him.
we're gonna' lose a lot of heroe's this way and nobodys going to say anything...