LAPD cops called to a “man with a gun” incident on the walk of fame. You know where the movie stars names are etched into the sidewalk. Used to be pretty cool, now overrun with homeless and druggies.
The cops arrive and a fool is pointing what appears to be a gun, at the dwindling number of tourists and the cops. OK, it’s time to de-escalate. “Put down the gun, we’re here to help, we don’t want to do this, YOU don’t want to do this.” All for naught. This goof continues to point the look-a-like weapon at police. As the subject becomes more agitated and aggressive the cops shoot and he is DRT. Investigation reveals that it’s not a real gun…but could damn sure pass for one.
Once again, the ever offended crowd, gets their panties in a wad and wails and whines about not properly de-escalating, it was not a real gun etc. blah, blah.
This will slip into history’s back page soon enough but other incidents like this will happen. Just do what the cops tell you and everything will be OK and you, the offender, won’t be dead.
BUCKLE UP, WEAR YOUR VEST, TURN ON YOUR CAMERA, STAY SAFE and deadly if you must!