Body Cam Footage Shows Police Executing Mentally Ill Man With Screwdriver

harrison_shooting_screen_shot-e1426552213389-628x356

DALLAS, TEXAS — Disturbing body cam footage has surfaced online showing a mentally ill man being shot to death by police.

The incident first occurred in June 2014 when Jason Harrison’s family called 911 for medical help.

Jason was only 28-yrs-old and suffered from schizophrenia.

He was in need of medical attention at the time of the call.





Officers can be seen knocking on the family’s front door.

Moments later, Jason’s mother opens the door and says “He’s just off the chain,” alluding to the fact that her son was in need of mental rehabilitation.

He’s “bipolar and schizo,” the mom informed the officers.

That’s when one officer can be heard yelling, “Can you drop that for me?! Drop it!”

Jason had been holding a screw driver in his hand as he emerged out of the front door.

Evidently this was enough for cops to execute him on the spot, claiming that he “lunged” at them.





However, the video does not appear to show Jason “lunging.”

But the adrenaline that cops get because of fear-based conditioning in the training programs can probably make it seem like anybody is out to get them and lunge at them.

RELATED:  Cops Drag Grandpa’s Body Into Pool of Water and Repeatedly Tase Him Until His Heart Explodes, Dies: Report

The world isn’t a safe place, and one must be prepared for anything — but this is a far cry from rapid-firing bullets and taking a man’s life for having a mere screw driver.


After Jason’s body collapses to the ground, his mother can be heard screaming “They just killed my son,” devastated as Jason begins dying before her very eyes.

RELATED: New Study: Americans Now 58 Times More Likely to be Killed by Cops than by Terrorists





The attorney for the family states that the video is a demonstration of exactly what cops should not be doing when dealing with mentally ill people who need medical assistance.

Watch the video below (warning: graphic)

tun

About author

Filming Cops
Filming Cops 1911 posts

Filming Cops was started in 2010 as a conglomerative blogging service documenting police abuse. The aim isn’t to demonize the natural concept of security provision as such, but to highlight specific cases of State-monopolized police brutality that are otherwise ignored by traditional media outlets.

You might also like

  • Ben Dover

    PIGS FUKING PSYCHO PIGS

  • Cromwell

    I have said it before, I amso glad I don’t live in the US. Your cops arecompletely out of control. Every time one kills and gets away with it, it emboldens the others to try. Absolutely sickening.

    • TheFrequentPoster

      I’m glad you don’t live in the US too.

      • Cromwell

        Wow, aren’t you clever.

        • Cromwell Is A Scalawag

          What does being clever have to do with the fact that we don’t need you here? Let me ask you, are you racist? Denouncing an entire nation based on a few individuals seems like the exact same thing a racist would do. Do you enjoy being a stupid, ignorant, fuck? You think we’re all scared to leave our homes and tallying each day we don’t die? They say Americans are stupid, ha, that’s laughable. You dumb pussies are more scared of this than we are and don’t know shit about living here. Life here is probably no different than wherever the fuck you live.

          • Kapi Taka

            Rage much?

          • chase

            Its the truth, i live my life freely, i dont involve my self with the police! In my house their isnt any situations to have the cops called! i dont understand why this is so hard for people…. i guess a POS always has to have a babysitter(The Police) for the rest of their lives, to make sure they are doing the right thing.

    • amerikapolicestate

      You are very lucky. I hate living in this country, the government is evil and a bunch of warmongers and the police will just straight up kill you for no reason. I’m pretty embarrassed to say I’m an American.

      • Yukon

        Feel free to leave, no one is ” making you stay here”

        • Skyler McCreary

          Wanna pay for his passport, airfare, and new housing? Try to cross the border without an ID and see what happens. You are never “free to leave.”

          • Yukon

            Oh plz…Go try living in Pakistan, Iran, North Korea.. Ex. For one thing if he doesn’t have any money for a passport, air fair, housing, or even a fucking id… He needs to get a fucking job. Also if you are a United states citizen it is very easy to leave this country and even come back if you want to. Other communist country would straight up kill your ass.

          • Hiram Shekelstein

            Communist countries would “straight up kill your ass” if you tried to leave? Interesting. I guess the Chinese government sleeps 6.99 days out of 7 while so many of their people emigrate to the US. I wish you could understand how retarded you look to any of us with an IQ over room temperature, but that’s asking an awful lot of a pig.

          • Yukon

            Did I say anything about China? No you dumb fuck. I said ” other communist countries” .

          • Masculist Man

            Mainland China is a communist country.

          • Yukon

            And it funny cause I’m not a fucking pig you prick!

          • Chase

            so tell me, why the hell did that mother of that “ill” guy call the cops? IF EVERYONE HATES “PIGS” AND “12”, handle your next situation with out calling the cops and see how it goes, or better yet, when someone breaks in your house and steal everything you got, PLEASE, PLEASE DONT CONTACT THE POLICE FOR YOUR HELP SENSE THEIR ALL SOOO BAD AROUND “MERICA.”

          • Randy

            And they’re leaving China for the US because it sucks so much here?

          • ReaLTalk

            yukon shut up yo ignorant ass up! you like backing up the cop huh, what a ass kisser you are LoL

          • Ralph

            Isn’t that what just happened in the video!? That was the point of the original post. This is supposedly NOT a communist country yet people are getting killed routinely for reasons not acceptable in other civilized countries. A person’s right to live should supersede your right to be a total idiot and a troll.

          • Real Dude

            you are clearly an ignorant moron! no need its a waste of time!

          • Geoffrey Dolan

            Or he could move to UK,Europe, Australia, even that nice place to the north of you, Canada, places where rule of law DOESN’T mean Judge Dredd type enforcement…

          • Bilbo Bagginski

            You sir are a certified fucking moron. First of all, the world does not consist of the “free” US and the rest of the communist or terrorist mess. Although you might be surprised when I tell you that Iran is a vacation destination for many Europeans. Yes, we travel over there and feel safe… we also have commercials on TV promoting business ventures in Iran. There are many Americans living in the EU… most of them, will not or won’t go back home… I spent 20 years state side…. I don’t want to go back there either. Americans are good and smart people… but folks like yourself… give them a bad name. Come travel folks… nothing bad over here, police don’t shoot people for no reason.

          • Cumberland

            You clearly have no grasp on visas, economics, or politics.

        • ben

          No need to leave… just need people to stand up against injustice… unlike yourself, …

          • Jack

            What injustice, the cop defended his life from a nut job that had a deadly weapon and came at the office with it. The police were nice and asked him to drop it first before the man came at them. All people have a God given right to defend themselves from people that want to do harm to themselves or other, that includes police.

          • Chad Helm

            Notice how many Up-Votes your completely inane comment got, Jackass?

          • Jack

            I have not looked yet Chad. Thanks for the reply. You might not like what I said, but I have every right to say it.

          • Chad Helm

            “Anti-Police”. Great. Pick a crack and fit yourself in. The Fragmentation Strategy they use against Humans generally works well due to people like yourself.

          • Jack

            Or I’m just a logical person that can see both sides of a problem and give reason a chance. I’m the first to call a bad cop a bad cop if they do something that crosses a line. In this case I don’t see anything wrong with what this officer did. He defended him self from a person that was looking for a fight by showing up to the door with two cop outside. The police gave him every chance to save his own life, the ill man choice was his own and the police responded to the threat as any sane person would.

          • Chad Helm

            Wrong. The Police Officer went to this Man’s Home and killed him in front of his Family. The man was Schizophrenic and not in control of himself, and he had not hurt anyone. Schizophrenics are known for being Paranoid and LIVING with the fear that someone is coming to get them at all times, and ANYONE who has taken Psychology 101 knows that. (So…you’re excluded.) What this “Officer” did was wholly irresponsible and a clear violation of his Oath to protect Citizens. He’s either a Killer or woefully uneducated, and has proven his Incompetence and Police Work. For you to say the Schizophrenic Man “Deserved to die”, makes you somehow less than an Animal. You are Useless. Now go search the news so you can continue your Career-Choice as a Death-Cheerleader you fu*king C*nt.

          • Jack

            You can call me what ever you want Chad. It does not change the fact that this man charged at a police officer with a deadly weapon and got him self killed in the process. Not being in control of himself does not diminish the threat he posed to the officers or his mother. She called the police, they did not just show up, uninvited and shot this man. Where did I say he deserved to die as you used quotes? I don’t believe I never said that he “deserved to die” anywhere in my replies. No where in the oath does it say they will protect citizens in the USA. Here is the common police officer oath. every agency is slightly different, but this is the most common one that I can find. found on this site. http://work.chron.com/cops-oath-22507.html

            “Police Officer’s Oath- The widely used oath embraced by the International Association of Chiefs of Police reads, “On my honor, I will never betray my badge, my integrity, my character or the public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions. I will always uphold the Constitution, my community, and the agency I serve.”
            I don’t think the officers in this video betrayed this oath. Have a good day Chad.

          • Chad Helm

            Now you try to talk like a nice-guy. “Public-Trust” would include using a TAZER against a known Mentally-Ill person, who was not wielding a Projectile-Weapon that could be aimed across a distance at an Officer, the very distance clearly shown in the Video. This Officer has Kill-Fantasies and the Schizophrenic Man is dead for that singular reason. YOU ALSO have Kill-Fantasies, as you have so openly demonstrated with your posts, and JUST like the Officer in the Video, a Schizophrenic Man with a Screwdriver in his own house would have tripped YOUR Trigger as well. You have a nice day, Killer-Boy.

          • Jack

            Well Chad, I am a nice guy, but I’m not a fool or an over emotional man either and can see things in a logical way and leave emotion out of my decision making process. on to your latest points about how an officer should act according to Chad. It takes the average person less than two seconds to cover 21 feet at full speed. The best range to use a Taser is 10-14 feet ma range of a X26 Taser is 21 feet. these officers were will within the 10-14 feet distance. Plus Tasers are not always effective, especially at close range. But neither officer had the time in the 10-15 second that this call went to shit to pull the Taser and the officer that was about to be attack could not even pull his weapon him self and his partner had to shot. So you can tell what the officer was thinking about to tell me that the officer had “kill-fantasies”? Wow you are really good Chad. I wish you would become an officer and know what every person you come across is thinking about. You would the most effective police officer ever. I would have pulled the trigger to defend myself and the people around me as well. I have said that many times while defending my thoughts on this case. But you are wrong about one thing, I don’t have kill-fantasies. I’ve been in position to take a persons life before when I was in the Army and in Iraq and I never once pulled the trigger even when I would have been cleared to do so. I used my gut to tell me that this person did not need to die that day. Thank you Pussy-boy, I will try to have a good day. I figured you gave me a nick name, I’ll give you one. Cheers.

          • Chad Helm

            You enjoyed the video, and you watched it more than once. Didn’t you? Yes, you did. Also…you never should have been in Iraq in the first place. You and all your Yahoo-Buddies that went over there really fu*ked things up for everyone.

          • Jack

            I did not enjoy the video Chad, It made me feel sad for the man, his family and the police officers involved, but I had to watch it more than once to make sure that my facts were right and I remember what I was talking about to back up my claims and defense from anti-police zealots like you and many others on this thread. As you read I’ve written more than 20 replies on this video alone.
            On my military service, that was not my call to make in going over to that country as I joined the Army before the Iraq war started. But I did my duty with honor and your opinion about my service means less than nothing to me and you are trying to change the topic. Nice try. P.S. that shit hole was fucked up long before I or any other American or allied soldier set foot in the sand over there. We just tried to help only time will tell if it worked.

          • Chad Helm

            Wow. You make excuses as well as any Woman I’ve ever dealt with. You are complete, crystallized, unadulterated, pure-cut, 100% Bullsh*t. I’d call you a Weak-Tit, but as a Real Man I try not to offend Breasts. There is no “Honor” in following-orders. Ever. Only Dogs think this is true, which is exactly why you are all Tagged as such upon entry.

          • Jack

            Thank you Chad. Your questioning my manhood makes me feel that I might have struck a nerve with you and am right. But calling me one hundred percent bullshit, put a big smile on my face. Thank you for that. A real man does not need name calling to try to win an argument, just fact. Dogs are loyal to the people they serve, so I guess you are calling me loyal to myself, family and nation, thank you again. regardless of your personal feelings on the topic of my service, I can’t help it that you don’t like soldiers or cops, but are more than happy to except our protection, I’m not in anymore but your welcome never the less. It makes me sad that you have to resort to name calling, like the man you claim to be that has never in your sad life found anything other than your self to be loyal to or defend with your life if need be. I have met many women in the military that are far better people than you could ever hope to be, Chad. Look forward to what ever nasty things you have to say about me next.

          • Chad Helm

            I would think after all of that, you are in serious need of a Breath Mint. Go pick some up before you enjoy your next Snuff Film.

          • Jack

            Since you can’t smell my breath Chad, I’m not sure what you are talking about? But Ouch, good come back. I’ll be hurting for a while after that. Well done sir.

          • Jack

            P.S. I’m up to 30 up likes their Chad. Just wanted to keep you informed of that since you brought it up.

          • Chad Helm

            …and you had Zero before I mentioned it. You’re welcome.

          • Jack

            Thank you Chad. You’re awesome.

          • Chad Helm

            I know.

          • Jack

            I’m glad you know Chad. You have a great day.

          • Chad Helm

            I Am.

          • Val

            If the validity of a comment was to be judged based on how many “up-votes,” it got on an internet message board, especially one that already has a bias against cops, then Reddit users would be the “Elite” members of our society. Get real, buddy

          • Chad Helm

            Hey…go F*ck yourself Monkey.

          • Val

            Lol. You’ve already lost the debate when you have to resort to personal attacks. Good job, buddy.

          • Chad Helm

            O.K. I guess you’re a Winner Monkey now.

          • Val

            I’d rather be a monkey than someone who is incapable of forming a coherent argument. How does it feel to be intellectually inferior to a chimpanzee? ^_^

          • Chad Helm

            Mr. Rhesus, do you realize you’re trying to insult me, by using my own insult? Followed by an accusation of Intellectual Inferiority? On the contrary, it turns out my initial impression was correct! Monkey’s always copy each others behaviors! I’d like to thank you for the opportunity to be even more impressed with myself than I already was! (I mean, I knew I was good, but…damn.)

          • Masculist Man

            I gave you a down vote. Too bad filming cops doesn’t count down votes.

          • Jack

            That’s OK Masculist Man. We might not agree on this topic, but I have every right to believe what I see as the truth as you have the right to as well. I hope you have a good day.

          • Jesse Reneau

            Your an idiot that guy did not lunge at the officers. Clean the Sh oil t out your eyes Holmes …highway when i ts your turn we won’t post about you . I’m sure with your intelligence you’ll be see the cops soon yourself.

          • Jack

            If that what you believe Jesse Reneau and you have every right to believe what ever you want about me and my intelligence. What I witnessed in the video is a person defending himself from a man that wanted to kill a person that happen to be a police officer or have the police kill him because he could not do it himself. It’s sad when anyone loses their life, but people commit suicide by cop for more often then people know. Hope you have a good day Jesse.

          • Jesse Reneau

            Are you kidding he comes to the door they Shout he dies that was it. I’m not gonna call you names and all that dumb crap but come on man. If he did w uhh at you say Ther would have been a total dif response … prob more shouting and yelling and dude just walked up twirling it not brandishing… that means if I’m working on my house they can assume I’m attacking…
            Don’t be apart the problem be apart the solution..I bet when you see a guy with tattoos all over you think there a criminal too Rt… or every black man’s gonna rob and murder you rt?? Geesh! !

          • Jack

            He showed it to the officers and he did not have a reason to have it in his hands other than to threaten the police with it. But the officers did not pull their weapons until the man started at the other officer without the body cam on. The other officer without the body cam did not even get his weapon out as the man was coming at him. If they wanted to murder this man, the police did not have to wait until he came at them to do that, they could have shot him where he stood and I would have agreed with you and your anti-police zealot friends on this page that it was cold blooded murder then. But that is not what happened. As for your next Monday morning quarterbacking this situation. The X26 taser are not effective unless the person (suspect) is at least 7 feet away from where it is fired and is not always effective.
            On to your other comment. I was in the US Army for 8 years, most of my friends have many tattoos and I don’t assume anything about anyone or try not to anyway, but I do listen to my instincts as any normal person does. As for calling me a racist, I have served and lived with many honorable black people and assume nothing about them as well. I’ll be apart of the solution when and only when I feel there is a problem. Thanks again for your reply Jesse.

          • brandon

            The issue is that there are other ways to take people down without killing them the man was mentally ill you condoning the murder of someone who couldn’t control their actions at the time

          • Jack

            Hello Brandon. Yes there are other ways to take down people with mental problems, in other situations. In this situation there was little to no time to talk to this guy or to employ the other ways of taking someone down. I’m condoning the right of everyone to defend ones self from someone that wants to do bodily harm to another person. It does not matter weather he could or could not control his body, everyone has the right to preserve their own life and the life of other people. Every situation is different.

          • Randy

            It doesn’t matter if they are mentally Ill. It matters that they were actively attacking an officer. You try going through your head while a guy is coming at you with a deadly weapon. “Hmm is he mentally stable?” And “does that make a difference if he stabs me?”

            If you don’t thjnk you can kill someone with a screw driver, you’re an idiot. And I’m not taking my chances on a less lethal working. They don’t always work. You have .5 seconds to decide. Then you’re dead. Try it out.

            If you’ve never been in that kind of situation, save your words because you have no idea what you’re talking about

          • xyz

            One shot to the leg would have sufficed.

          • think about it

            Because that is so easily done when a person is moving and you have a rapidly evolving situation. There is a reason police are not trained to shoot someone in the leg. If you where being approached by a guy with a screwdriver and a cop shot him in the leg and it didn’t stop him. Or he missed and you got stabbed or killed how would that look

          • Josh Hawley

            And one miss to the leg he would have had a screwdriver imbedded in his chest. But I am sure you are an expert marksman and in the same situation you would have done the right thing. What if he did shoot him in the leg and severed the main artery? He would have bled out just as fast and died.

          • coblazeco

            You really don’t know anything about shooting someone do you? Being hit by a bullet doesn’t necessarily mean being stopped by a bullet. In order for a gun shot to stop an attacker it must hit a vital organ or part of the central nervous system.

          • Samuel K. Hood

            Just to clear one thing up. I worked as a bouncer in a club. One night after close I hear a gun shot and see someone running up the street. We are after hours club and thus the only place open at this time of day on a Sunday. Dude turns to run into the club and I grab him to stop him. That is when we notice the bullet wound on his leg and another customer recognizes the guy as a friend who had left 10 minutes earlier. He was mugged and ran as soon as he saw the gun. The men fired at him and hit him in the leg. He managed to run a block on endorphins. So yeah leg shots don’t do shit against fear or crazy and that is why EVERYONE who is trained with a weapon is trained to fire center mass and fire in three bursts.

          • kkb

            They had longer than “five seconds to decide.” THE CALL they knew they were going on was the HEADS UP that they were going on a call of a mentally disturbed man. I suspect they were drunk.

          • Josh Hawley

            I think you are drunk!

          • So dumb

            You are stupid. So so dumb. Really. So if a mentally ill man or women “who couldn’t control their actions at the time” was coming towards you with a weapon you’d let them kill you?? You are an idiot a real idiot. You sir need to be thrown to the Sharks. God you are a real retard.

          • zach

            i’d probably use a tasor like any sane person would do.

          • Jack

            Tasers are not very effective at close range and are not always effective anyway.

          • keven

            But he had the knowlege of the persons condition prehand… they should be trained to only use tasers in those cases…

          • Jack

            That’s never a good idea. Limiting what tools an officer can use is not practical. The officer carries that equipment for a reason Keven. Every call is different no two calls are the same.

          • BDT

            They also didn’t expect him to come to the door carrying a weapon. His mother should have said “You should step back he has a weapon” Instead she says he’s off the chain and talking about chopping people up”

          • Josh Hawley

            Go look at video’s online where taser’s are deployed and have no effect on the suspect!! Sure you would have used a taser….

          • kkb

            Not buying it. They were responding to a call of a MENTALLY DISTURBED. They had the whole ride and walk up to wake up to what they were heading into, yet they walked into this situation like they were getting free doughnuts….and then “Oh, my, look how surprised we are!!!” Bang. Another dead cop vic.

            And, by the way, lol: Sharks” and “God” and calling people “real retards.” Guess we know who’s the really “Stupid, dumb, idiot, real idiot, real retard.” Your mental status is showing. Go take your meds before you’re next, brainiac.

          • Elizabeth

            Police are either not trained or have very minimal training on how to handle someone in an emotional crisis.

          • WR43153

            So by this logic they can’t shoot him even if he is stabbing one of the officers because he “cannot control his actions at the time”

            The officers gave him calm verbal commands to drop the dangerous instrument and he lunged at the officers. Don’t believe he lunged? Then explain how he was standing inside the front doorway and was not shot until outside the house on the front landing.

            It’s unfortunate, but its a good shoot.

          • TheMachine

            Where you are shot 4-5 times, your body will involuntarily still try to stand and gain your balance. It wasn’t a LUNGE. his body was reacting to having countless holes put in his torso and fell forward as a result. It was not a lunge. Keep defending these power hungry gestapos. Maybe one day, you’ll experience the wrath of a cop and others will see it justified. Wonder what your family will think. And I wonder if your soul will still be saying ” aw yeah, I deserved that one. Kudos to you policeman for abusing your power and ending my life”. Everyone who makes these stupid comments don’t put themselves in the victims/family’s shoes. I’m sure you all would be feeling and thinking a lot differently if something like this happened to you or loved ones.

          • WR43153

            He made a sudden forward movement onto the front porch that is the “lunge” I am talking about. The reason he fell forward and not back into the house or straight down is because he had forward momentum. Physics.

            You can be anti-cop and keep telling people “well when it happens to you” all you want but common sense would tell you if an officer is giving you a lawful order to drop a dangerous instrument you do NOT make a sudden movement forward and you do NOT continue hold said dangerous instrument in your hand. “Drop the weapon” was calmly said by the officers in order to not excited Harrison and he did not comply. I understand he had mental health issues but that doesn’t excuse the fact that the officers have the right to defend their lives when he makes movement towards him.

            About putting myself in the families shoes, yes, I would be critical off the officers and want to make sure they did everything right and did not use excessive force. But just because it happens to someone I know doesn’t mean that its excessive. That’s where you can’t wrap your head around there are good uses of force just as much as there are bad. This is a good shoot.

          • Josh Hawley

            The victims were the police. They were defending them selves from a guy with a deadly weapon. Just another cop hater …..

          • TheMachine

            I sure am a cop hater when stories like these barely come to surface. They’re pushed under the rug so no one talks about our militarized police in this screwed up country.

          • Josh Hawley

            Nothing is getting pushed under the rugs these days……cops are under a microscope for everything they do. SO whats your complaint again?

          • TheMachine

            Um, has my argument not been cohesive for you? I think I’ve made my point pretty clear. My “problem” in this video is the pig MURDERING someone. And don’t preach the “self defense” bullshit. This pig , like all pigs, get off with a slap on the wrist. ALWAYS. and WILL always. That’s the country we live in. Protect and serve? More like Murder and laugh.

          • Josh Hawley

            Then that’s your “problem”……..so quit whining like a little puta

          • disqus_9fhZYKUgbw

            Josh you are a fucking loser go get a fucking life and stop leaving comment after comment what the fuck do you do that you have a job or you want another white welfare abusing recipient

          • Josh Hawley

            Never been on welfare….I didn’t even file unemployment when I was laid off from a job one time. Try again.

          • Josh Hawley

            Angry much? Does it get lonely in mom’s basement? Did you wear your fleshlight out?

          • Josh Hawley

            Your mom pays my bills. Idiot.

          • disqus_9fhZYKUgbw

            Josh Hawley you are such a loser. I made the mistake of leaving ne comment on this thread and I get damn email notification everyday about how you’re leaving replies. Get a life dude, you dumb tea party nut, gun obsessed, racist, inbred hick.

          • Josh Hawley

            Obviously count count. You left 8 replies in the thread. You mom is calling gotta go let her ride the pony….

          • Josh Hawley

            She is a easy one to please….

          • Josh Hawley

            She licks it like a lollipop.

          • Josh Hawley

            !!!!!

          • Josh Hawley

            ;)~

          • Josh Hawley

            Failed fashion blogger

          • disqus_9fhZYKUgbw

            you are such a loser and showing everyone .

          • Josh Hawley

            Laughs……

          • Josh Hawley

            Your mom looks good when she backs that thang up…..

          • Josh Hawley

            I made one comment on here…….lol

          • Josh Hawley

            Shouldn’t you be out filming the police or cockblocking? Calling them pigs and harassing them?

          • Jack

            Brandon I’m not condoning anything, but this was not murder as you call it. It was a self defense shooting by police officers defending themselves and this sick mans mother who was right behind the officer that was about to be attacked with that screwdriver. Not being able to control ones self does not limit or excuses this ill mans actions or the right of the officers right to save their own lives and that of this man mother.

          • keven

            Whatever happened to the tazer? He was not out on a rampage hurting people he was more a danger to himself than anyone else cops could have done a better job to get this man the HELP he needs…

          • kkb

            You really think that your “saying it” over and over and over and over and over again magically makes it “fact”? It does not. Get over it. You made your stance clear, you don’t need to flood the post by commenting on EVERY SINGLE COMMENT. OMFG. Pathetic.

          • xyz

            There are plenty of reason to hold a screwdriver. Like making repairs. How would a screwdriver intimidate police when they could obviously blow anyone away at a moments notice?

          • Jack

            Hello XYZ.
            Well most police officers try to avoid “blowing people away” when ever possible. The screwdriver is a deadly weapon when it’s not being used for it’s intended purpose, much like an axe, baseball bat, golf clue ect… the fact that this ill man came at the other officer in the video or for all we know his own mother may have been his ill mans intended target for calling the police on him. We will never know. They did try to get this guy to put it down, as did his mother. he came at the cops anyway. It’s sad, but its a legal shot. Have a good day XYZ.

          • kkb

            ..and then DO.

          • coblazeco

            Have your friend stand three feet from you with a marker, cap off. Put a squirt-gun/toy gun in your belt or pocket. Have someone say GO and see how many times your friend marks you up before you can draw that gun and fire.

          • James Cruickshank

            your kind of thinking is why this continues. the cops could easily have stepped back to de-escalate the situation. They decided to be “tough” guys and stand their ground. Which is completely unnecessary. They played judge, jury, and executioner. When they have no right to do so. And if they fear a screwdriver with two of them on an attack advantage then they should not be doing that job.

          • Jack

            No they could not have just “stepped back” James. If you notice the car that was blocking their path from stepping back. at the end of the video or the screen shot at the start of this article. They have every right to take lethal action in defense of themselves and the ill mans mother.

          • Jeff Lachance

            Straight up retarded you are….

          • Jack

            Thanks for your opinion Jeff. I’ll take that as a complement from a bigot like you, making a judgment about me because I disagree with you on this topic. Well done. Have a great day Jeff.

          • kkb

            Those guys are so body armoured up a screwdriver never would have hurt them, and if they had been following the rules, they would have stepped back and assessed the situation. That call came in as a mentally disturbed person. They KNEW they were up against the unexpected and would be facing a schizophrenic off his meds and acting out….. but being cops of today, went up there planning on blowing someone away. It’s how cops today deal with every, single situation. Made this guy’s day. If you want to insist that BAD POLICE WORK is somehow “anti-cop,” then you are NOT getting it. Besides, no matter how blatantly wrong cop behavior is, YOU always back up “wrong,” because you’re either just that obtuse and ignorant or you like being on the wrong side. Pretty damned obvious.

          • Jack

            Body armor only covers the body KKB. It does not protect the eyes, head, neck, most of the shoulders, belly, legs and groin areas. That is a lot of place a mentally ill person can stab an officer. Cops going anywhere to blow some one away would leave a lot of people dead. This whole thing went down in under 20 seconds from start to finish, that’s how fast things can get deadly in the real world KKB. But of course I’m on the wrong side of an anti- police bigot like you, I would hate myself if we were on the same side KKB.

          • Josh Hawley

            They actually wear soft armor. Good for hand guns, not for .223 and up. They also will not stop and icepick or screwdriver. They had no chance to backup with all of the cars around, one slip/trip and that guy is on top of a officer stabbing him in the throat. Your assumption that they premeditated their shooting before the contact is absurd and shows that you are just another cop hater / blocker idiot!

          • Josh Hawley

            These people are cop haters. No matter what you say or the video shows they will bash you and the police.

            But when they get in trouble they are the first to dial 911

          • Jack

            I know Josh. But I enjoy trying to bring logic to the masses. Even if they don’t like it or see it. Thanks for the reply Josh.

          • Charlie

            yea fuck that. I’ll take my chances before calling a cop. Even with minimal training I know how to control and disarm someone with a weapon, even a gun, at that close of a range. Cops have way more training in that than I do. Plus two cops….come on use your head. Theirs countries where the police have no guns and the majority of the populace does and shit like this doesn’t happen.

          • Josh Hawley

            Chuck Norris is on the thread today!

          • jplifer

            Chuck Norris is an idiot!

          • Brandon

            Jack there is no reasoning with these people. You are trying to be logical with a bunch of people arguing with emotion. There is no winning. They obviously haven’t watched the video objectively. Also it’s easy to judge someone else’s reaction in a situation you aren’t in. The mother mentions something about “chopping people up” so most likely he resaid something to that effect. He might not have done it but it was on his mind. Then you see the officers telling him to drop the weapon. BEFORE a single shot is fired the man is quickly advancing on the second officer. All it takes is one stab to the neck to kill someone. These cops had every right to defend themselves and I hope all the people that say otherwise get to be in a similar situation themselves.

          • Jack

            I know Brandon. But it’s still fun trying. Lol

          • richard

            Blow yourself!!!

          • Jack

            Lol Have a good day Richard.

          • Jack

            P.S. My way of thinking is logical and reasoned and without emotion, yours is an emotional and hate filled for police officers response to a video that was cut in a way for people like you to react in this precise way. no matter what officers do, they can’t win with people like you, that hate what police officers do, but have no problem with taking there protection and complaining about it when ever you don’t think the outcome is what you believe it should have been.

          • JustinBailey

            When somebody you love is gunned down by a cop let’s come back to the discussion. Or maybe you have nobody that you would miss.

          • Jack

            I’ve lost friends in the line of duty and I miss them everyday. How many family members have you lost to police Justin. Your argument is moronic and I don’t think my opinion would change, I would be sad that my family or mentally ill friends died, but I would place the blame where it belongs, with him/her not on the cops that happen to answer the call.
            Plus it would depend on the facts in the case, not on my feelings. Anytime some one is killed, it’s a sad day, but I also look at the facts, not my feelings to find the truth.

          • JustinBailey

            Of course it’s moronic. Anything human that has been said which does not agree with your narrow world view is fallible. Next time you see someone being gunned down really serve them and switch places.

          • Josh Hawley

            Screwdrivers can penetrate a bullet proof vest…..or go straight through their neck.

          • poffalot

            And when a car crashes, it should have started breaking before, or turn the wheels. When its to late, to close.. Its to late and to close……

          • WR43153

            And if they did step back and he grabbed his mother and stabbed her to death you would be saying the officers should have taken action. They tried to de-escalate the situation by calmly telling him to drop the weapon. He made a sudden movement onto the porch which is an aggressive action when holding a dangerous instrument and when well within 21 feet poses a lethal threat to the officers. It’s unfortunate that Mr. Harrison was mentally ill and did not comply but the officers gave him the opportunity to stand down.

          • JustinBailey

            Nobody gives a fuck about your military experience. You are an embarrassment to this country, your rank, your service, and the constitution you swore to defend. If you don’t have the basic human decency to acknowledge that a mentally ill human being does not deserve to be gunned down like an animal then at least have the decency to hold your tongue.

          • Jack

            I never said that he deserved to die Justin. I fought for the right for people like you and I to express our first amendment right to speak our minds, If you can’t get that. I have no time for a coward such as your self Justin. Fuck you very much and have a great day, ok buttercup?

          • Frank Tamburrini

            No Jack, you fought for corporate greed. So don’t give us that shit that you fought for freedom and right to speak our minds, that bullshit is long gone. Cops all over the world have the proper training to take armed suspect down without killing them, you know, those countries who’s cops don’t need guns. The first incident is up in the air only because from what I saw there was not enough clear image of what was going on, but the second incident called for the cop to back up and get out of the house and wait for the proper officers who are qualified to handle the mentally disturbed. I don’t know if you caught the one with a homeless vet being gunned down in front of a convenience store. He was drunk and was holding his cell phone, he’s dead Jack, and for what. It seems that you have a very cool way of explaining thing that make me think that you are now a cop or very close to one in order to defend stupidity from the cowards that wear the uniform.

          • Jack

            Ok the cops could not back up as you say, due to the car that was right behind them in the driveway. Second not to many police officers are going to want to go hands on with a guy that has a pointy sharp metal object in their hand and as for your views on my service, I don’t give a flying shit what you think or why I fought. So have a great day Frank. I missed the one with the homeless Vet, Send me a link and I’ll watch it and decide for myself if it was a just shooting or not. Thank for your reply. I was an MP in the Army and have had police training. But am no longer a police officer of any kind. So I’ve been in the officers shoes and civilian shoes on both sides of police interactions in my time on this planet. Frank your views are your own and enjoy the freedom that you enjoy everyday, you’re welcome.

          • michaela

            Hi I read your post on line about auto immune hepatitis.. Two years ago and just wanted to ask some questions I could because I have the same disease

          • obama

            How about i come to your house, knock on the door then shoot your bitch ass in the face? personally i think that would be a great idea buttercup :)

          • Jack

            Anytime, but I have to warn you that I don’t come to the door with a screwdriver. Have a great day internet hard ass.

          • Wtf

            If you’re at the door, less than 3ft from me, their isn’t a weapon in the world that could stop me from disarming you and putting your ass on the ground. Not really any training either if you have a weapon in hand. I have two hands free you would have one. If a trained cop can’t figure out how that can even be a possibility, then they need to put down the badge and gun and pic a different career, not even going back to the cad can fix that kind of stupid. A fucking disgrace to the shield imo.

          • Jack

            Hello WFT. I would love to see you try. Lol And when I put the screwdriver up your ass (or somewhere else that you won’t enjoy) I’m thinking you’ll sing a different tune. Lol

          • JustinBailey

            News flash; I’m a veteran as well. My point being – this story is about a mentally ill man who is now dead due to the incompetence of local law enforcement. It has nothing to do with you or your self-important bullshit.

            Keep your narrow minded, self-entitled, opinionated statements to yourself. The world has nothing to thank you for. Calling you a disgrace would be too generous.

          • Jack

            Calling me a disgrace Justin. That’s calling the kettle black huh. What you call incompetence, I call self defense and have just as much right to say what I think as you do “brother”. So go back to your Judgmental little world Justin. You may hate your country that you “served” But I still have some honor and common sense left. And calling you a traitor would be too generous.

          • JustinBailey

            I guess we’ll let the people make the judgment. Good luck to you.

          • kkb

            Ha, ha…agreeing with JUSTIN BAILEY. Why don’t YOU STFU, legend in your own mind?

          • Jack

            Of course you do KKB. You can’t think for your self and have to take the side of Justin an anyone else that agrees with you on this. I’m not a “legend” of any kind. Just a simple man with his own opinion and the willingness to express and defend it.

          • richard

            Yeah most people shouldn’t gunned down anyway!!

          • kkb

            Wow…he figured you for white and he was right…How’d he DO that? And as for Monday morning quarterbacks, look in the mirror.

          • Jack

            I would have the same position if the cops were black that ill man was white. What’s your point KKB?

          • poffalot

            Spot on!

          • Jack

            Thank you Poffalot.

          • richard

            He was mentally ill

          • Jack

            So what, that’s not an excuse or a reason that the police officer should let his partner get stabbed because this man is mentally ill.

          • Jack

            Here is a another example of suicide by cop if you want to see it. I have to warn you it is graphic in nature. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hd5Y2l9H2KE

          • fuckinidiotseverywhere

            completely different case, this person was given plenty of time by the cop to respond and put the knife down. The screwdriver victim was given no time at all, completely taken aback and killed extremely quickly.

          • Jack

            Hello fuckinidiotseverywhere. If you watch the first one on this site, you can see that both officers don’t draw their weapons, only the one with the body cam does in order to prevent the mentally ill man from going after the other officer. All of the confrontation happens within fifteen seconds of the mother opening the doors, when the officer see what is in his hands and asks him at least four times to put the screwdriver down. The body cam officer only draws his weapon and shoots when the ill man starts towards the other officer and stops shooting after the man is no longer a threat to his mother, other officer and himself. But of course you can believe what ever you want to believe and I will do the same.

          • ConcernedCitizenKR

            It looks to me like the lethal force used by officers in both the screwdriver video and the knife video that Jack posted was justified. In both instances there was a person wielding a potentially deadly weapon and advancing on the officers while ignoring requests to stop. If I were holding a gun and someone were advancing on me with a weapon, I would also shoot them.

            However, in both cases I could envision things going much differently if the situation were handled differently by the officers. In neither case did the officers attempt to back up. Simply retreating 10 steps could have bought them more time to defuse the situation and speak with the attacker (in the knife video the officer takes a few steps back, but why not retreat to the front yard and attempt to wait for other officers to arrive?). If they kept their guns aimed at the potential attackers while moving back, then I don’t think the danger to the officers would have been greatly heightened.

            VICE did an interesting piece on the militarization of US police forces last week. In the VICE piece, it is said that time spent on weapons training outnumbers time spent on conflict resolution approximately 15:1 in most US police forces. I think this is a crucial part of the problem that we’re experiencing nationally. When a police officer finds himself in an intense, potentially life threatening situation, it’s only natural for him to fall back to the tactics with which he is most comfortable and most highly trained. Too often, that’s the use of lethal force.

            So again, while I think the use of lethal force appears justified in both of the videos I just watched, I could also envision each of these scenarios playing out differently had the officers approached the situations differently. And in each case I think the officers involved would have been much happier if the situations had been resolved without resorting to lethal force. It’s pretty clear to me in both cases that’s not what they wanted.

          • Jack

            Well said ConcernedCitizenKR I don’t like everything the police around the world are doing, but I can see when a anti-police website is trying to manipulate me and the public at large with a 30 second video that plays to like minded anti-police people that watch these kinds of videos to justify their anti-police views. I don’t like the militarization of police either and it does worry me, but not to the point of wish they were dead as a lot of these anti- police zealots have gone to. I don’t like to see anyone, police encluded get hurt, but that is not the world we live in. Again well said.

          • rocky man

            Really lol ….we’ll see if you feel the same way when they shoot your daughter or mom for reaching for a phone or there car keys, The bottom lie is officers should get one chance and thats it, there held to a higher standard then citizens and should act accordingly one screw up and they should be Jailed point blank period

          • ConcernedCitizenKR

            I’m not on one side of this argument. I don’t know if I made that clear enough. In that VICE episode I mentioned, they show a SWAT team execute a search warrant for marijuana posession/distribution. Upon entering the house, the officers shoot the suspect’s dog. Over a search warrant based on marijuana! When I saw that, my reaction was, if it were me, I would have died fighting those officers. With a knife, screwdriver, gun – whatever I had on hand. I’d go down with my dog.

            Most of my interactions with police have involved me being put in handcuffs. I’ve been arrested and taken into custody 6 times in the past 14 years. Never for anything violent, I’m not that type of person. But I don’t blindly follow laws that I disagree with. I don’t love the police nor do I hate them. In most cases, they are just fallible human being trying to do their job. I have friends in law enforcement who I know are great people, and I’ve also interacted with officers who seemed to be quite terrible people.

            The thing is, I can see both sides of these arguments. And I think the real problem lies in the training and culture of our police force. We’re training our officers to be more proficient with their guns than anything else, then vilifying them when their first instinct is to reach for their guns.

          • H

            You know that cops also have tasers correct? The use of deadly force is damn well not warranted. COPS ARE TRAINED TO BRING PEOPLE DOWN WITHOUT GUNS.
            Cops know damn well when they sign up for the job that they are going to be put in more danger than if they were to open up a freaking lemonade stand. Someone lunging at a cop with a small knife, or with a freaking screwdriver does not mean that that persons should be killed.

          • ConcernedCitizenKR

            It’s clearly a very polarizing topic. I think reasonable arguments could be made for both sides. When I say it was “justified,” I mean from a legal perspective. The attackers were given a chance to stop and put down their weapons before lethal force was used. They chose not to. In that sense, the attackers bear some blame for the outcome. But I also think the officers could have behaved differently, and I hope my post makes it clear that I think there’s a better way to handle these types of situations.

            To start, I think protocol for officers should be to back away from someone with a melee weapon unless that person is endangering another person. There’s no reason for an officer to stand his ground and resort to lethal force if he has the option to back away.

            As a society, we’re training our police officers as if they’re soldiers. We’re arming them with incredibly deadly weaponry and focusing their training on how to use that weaponry. This is a huge mistake. I think officers should spend at least as much time, if not more, learning conflict resolution and human psychology as they do weapons training.

          • James Cruickshank

            Once again, there is a simple way to de-escalate. He could easily have back pedaled outside the house. OR given any forward movement by the assailant, shot him in the leg. This isn’t about the police but how they respond. This kind of behavior is unacceptable. And you really need to think about that. Because your line of thinking is coming to an end.

          • Jack

            Shooting some one in the leg is far more difficult than Hollywood makes it seem. The leg is a much smaller target that the chest and just because you shoot someone in the leg does not mean it will be non-lethal James. It much harder to “de-escalate” a situation in 10-15 second this all went down. Either way it was a bad situation all around, crazy person with a screwdriver and cops that are between a mad man with a deadly weapon, the mad mans mom and a large car. It sucks this man is dead, but it is what it is. No changing it now. With luck this kind of shooting will never take place again, but it will. that’s the real world James.

          • Jeff Lachance

            If you cant shoot someone in the leg at less then 5 feet you have no business carrying….

          • Jack

            Sure, Monday morning quarter back Jeff. How many people have you shot in the leg in a high stress incident like the one in the video? That many, huh?

          • kkb

            http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/dec/16/dennis-grigsby-spoon-carrying-mentally-ill-man-sho/

            Here’s another site you can REALLY sink your teeth into, Jack, go tell everyone posting on THIS one how the cops had to kill this guy, I fear the cops are getting picked on a LOT on this one….seeing as they blew away ANOTHER mentally ill dude, THIS ONE ARMED WITH A FUCKING SPOON.
            OMFG…jackoff is more like it.

          • Jack

            Ill take a look and see in onion what the facts show. Just a minute.

          • kkb

            http://filmingcops.com/cop-pleads-guilty-to-sexually-touching-minor-possessing-steroids-gets-only-45-days-in-jail/

            Yeah, right. THIS is the shit I WISH were in the Onion, instead of on the nightly news. YOU admire them, right or wrong. YOU kiss their boots. We will NOT.

            Rational folks are sick and disgusted by the out of control behavior of cops in this country and the crooked criminal justice system that doesn’t make them pay for their crimes.

          • Jack

            I kiss no ones boots and I bass my opinion on the facts as I understand them KKB. I don’t prejudge anyone (or try not to anyway) before getting the fact. I hate bad cops or cops that think they are above the law they are sworn to uphold. Nothing piss me off faster then a corrupt cop. But I will defend anyone that has a reasonable right to defend themselves from a person that wishes to do them or anyone else harm. I see the militarization of the police and it make me sick to see police officers wearing the same kind of armor and driving the same vehicles I drove in Iraq and Afghanistan. I keep a close watch on the police and if they or the government over step what I see as there limits, you can bet your ass I will be fighting them with my own weapons. But I don’t think we are there yet. You can be bigot if you want to, but I will judge people on an individual basis when ever possible.

          • Jack

            Well it was dimly lit and he was holding what anyone in this situation could mistake as a knife. If I had been that officer I would have waited for back up before going in after this guy or tried to get him to come out of the gargage. But if there was a way into that house I would have had no choice but to make sure that he did not enter that home with a possible family inside that he could have harmed by my inaction. So it’s a thin line this officer was walking, If I were the chef of police and this was my officer, he would not have a job after this, but no criminal charges. That’s what I think of this case you brought to me and the limited facts in the new story.

          • tiray killings

            i SHOT A YOUNG MAN BACK IN 95” THAT BROKE INTO MY CONDO IN SOUTHWEST HOUSTON…I shot him because i was scared.I didn’t have to kill him.I had a 38 special,so when i shot him in the upper leg he was immobile! He stayed there because of the type of gun i had! THINK PPL! ALL THIS KILLING WILL COME BACK TO THE PERSON WHO DID IT! NO EXCUSES…YOUR FAILURE OF CONNECTING THE DOTS WILL BE YOUR DOWNFALL.

          • Zach Vander Horst

            Yea and with as many shots as most officers take in these types of videos I’m sure you could hit a leg

          • enkhi

            with all the weapons training police do, they should easily be able to shoot someone in the leg that is less then 10 ft. away. especially with the way they like to shoot so many times consecutively. they are sure to spray and pray into the legs at such a close range.

            turn a tin can over and put it on a ledge 10 ft. away from me and roll it. Ill pop the can on the round bottom with no problem. thats a moving knee cap sized target. leave it still and at 5 ft. i can hit it with my eyes closed.

            I have no professional arms training, and these are very unchallenging shooting practices. If a cop is not capable of shooting a selected target like an arm, leg or shoulder, at such a close range, they have no business carrying a weapon. But we dont know if they can or not because they always just spray at center of mass. which makes me think they have even less business toting a firearm. I can only imagine the collateral damage and injuries that occur from the stray slugs that result from their uncontrolled method of shooting.

          • Jack

            Hello Enkhi. Again police are not trained to shoot for the legs. Police officers are trained to stop the threat while minimizing the chance of hitting someone that they don’t want to shoot behind the person that is about to get shot. Spraying and praying is a good way for an innocent person getting shot and Shooting someone in the legs has a less then average chance of stopping someone that is mentally unstable or high on drugs or both. I don’t think you could hit much with your eyes closed and I hope for your safety and the safety of everyone around you, you don’t try to spray and pray when firing any weapon. A tin can is not trying to kill you or your partner and does not have the same effect of a life or death situation like these officers faced on this tragic day. Coming from someone without fire arms training or most likely ever finding your self in a life or death situation I’m going to take your comments with a huge grain of salt. Have a good day Enkhi.

          • kkb

            But how do other police forces around the world deal with knife wielding attackers? Do they resort to the same lethal tactics when presented with a potential threat? Let’s look at the UK, a nation where the police (in most cases) do not carry firearms.

            In this video, a man with a large machete is standing outside Buckingham Palace. The police carefully gage their distance, then shoot him with a Taser gun. The confrontation ends almost instantaneously as the man drops the knife when his body begins to convulse:

            [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFddlI9QHJk[/youtube]

            In this video, a knife wielding man who appears to have serious mental health issues is surrounded by dozens of police officers. He goes after them, but the police avoid danger by (shock) moving out of the way:

            [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX5CPx4RKWw[/youtube]

            You, Jack, WELCOME THIS in your version of the “WORLD”. And, as you can plainly see, your vision of the “real world” is very, very, very far off from what the real world actually is.

            Nice try, trying to perpetuate the belief that police killings in the US, over 450 at present count this year….is “normal.” Compared to the rest of the planet…the REAL WORLD….the cops in the USA have declared war on the “mutts,” as non cops are referred to by cops, amongst various other more colorful terms I won’t be printing here.

          • Jack

            In the examples you show, the police had more than enough time to come up with a plan, far longer then 10-15 seconds these officers had on their call. It’s a shame when ever some one loses their life, but it’s the real world and they responded to the threat this man posed in a reasonable way in my view.

          • go2hell1776continues

            Thanks for posting another video of someone getting killed by the police in the comfort of their own home. You are sick for supporting this.

          • Jack

            You’re welcome Go2hell1776continues. I never once said that I support the killing of anyone, but used that second video to show how people use the police to commit suicide when they can’t do it themselves. Thank you for your reply and your opinion about my well being.

          • go2hell1776continues

            It is clear after reading your comments and replies to other commentors that you in fact do support these killings by police, with you saying a man w a screwdriver is a huge threat to two men armed w tazers, pistols, etc, and his mom. People who think the police can just shoot when they “feel” threatened are dangerous to the rest of us .

          • Jack

            Well Go2hell that’s you opinion on what I think and believe, it means less than nothing to me but please keep believing what ever helps you. everyone has the right to defend themselves when they feel their life is in danger or the life of a third party. So anyone who disagrees with you is dangerous to you and everyone else? Wow thank goodness I talked to you, your highness. Please let me know what else I should agree with you on and I try my best to change to make you feel happy and righteous sir or ma’am.

          • Don’t bother with the “JACK ASS” Jesse..it’s obvious he is a cop, related to a cop, a pitiful security officer wanna be cop, etc, etc…WEARING BLINDS and will NEVER admit to the TRUTH even when its on VIDEO. I thank God for laws changing and cops being MADE to wear BODY CAMS. I campaigned for this 10 years ago in Mississippi and Louisiana. It’s now a REALITY and I am so happy I was a part of the movement in JUSTICE. I am KC and I approve this message

          • JustinBailey

            Don’t bother trying to reason. Some people in this country have a mental illness. Others are just ignorant of fact. When an innocent, mentally ill person is executed in broad daylight anybody who can justify it as “self-defense” is obviously in greater need of mental examination.

          • Jack

            Justin I watched the same video you did. The fact is that this man was given every chance to save his own life and choose not to put down the screw driver and ended up dead for his choice. It’s sad and I feel bad for everyone involved in this case. But facts are facts. Police officers have the right to defend themselves from a threat, weather you agree or not. I could say the same about anyone that hates police or anyone as much as you seem to Justin in needing a mental health exam, but I’ll let your family and friends determine that for you and I hope you get the help you need in getting over your hate.

          • Jason

            If this guy wasn’t moving towards the officers how did he end up all the way at the garage??? Objects/people in motion stay in motion it’s simple physics people. That was obvious forward motion get your head outta the clouds and join reality.

          • Lakota

            Your talking shit mate shutup … He barely walked out the door and was just twirling the screwdriver around in hands making barely any threat. The cop shoots him for absolutely no reason and should suffer a life sentence.

          • Josh Hawley

            Jesse is a moron. If he wasnt coming at the officers he would have fallen back into the house when he was shot….

          • Jack

            Agreed, but most of the people I’ve been talking to on here don’t understand the laws of physics and don’t understand how fast something like this goes down. Most of these people have never been in a life or death situation like the one in the video, because of the police that they hate so much. It’s sad that most are so closed minded that they can’t see past their own hate for people that are police.

          • richard

            Go blow yourself!!!

          • Jack

            Lol Have a good day Richard.

          • Jeffrey Quinones

            Your obviously blind guy watch it again because at first he was in the door way 2 seconds later he was 2 inches from the cop… not taking sides but he did come at the cop wit a deadly weapon and to flash the shit right in front of the cops to put off that he bout to do something..he had it coming nutcase or not

          • Guest

            ✢>✢✢get $86 per hr@ae31:

            Going Here you Can
            Find Out

            ►►► http://WorkOnlineUSA.com/profitable1/2015

          • Bendy Bentley

            Stop being a whore!

          • Cee Hep

            Don’t make excuses for these gun happy irresponsible, trained cops that rather kill you then help you. She said clear he is bipolar schizophrenia, and should have been handle as so, just as emergency personnel does. Most only hurt themselves not others, may this terror stop on Americans.

          • poffalot

            Only comment supporting the victim, that i agree with. It looks like he attacks them…

          • Josh Hawley

            Yes he was crazy. Sounds like the paramedics knew him best and said they knew this would happen one day. A screwdriver is a deadly weapon and it was handled with deadly force.

          • Azzaam Abdul-Hakeem

            Are you a coward, British Cops deal wit hthis daily since their knife crime including sword and machete crime rats are much higher than anywhere in the USA, they dont murder people to disarm them unless all other methods have failed or unless they are being shot at which, is fairly rare, their gangsters tend to only kill each other and the occaisional mis indentified innocent person, like a friend of mine over there in London, was shot dead in a drive by shooting after grabbing kfc with his brother. Yet inlast 3 years in the UK only 5 shots been fired with guns and tasers and only 1 man killed in all that time and for European standards that is abusive and too high. Germany in the same period killed nobody and it has similar gun laws to America. Iceland has only had its police kill 1 person in their entire history.

          • Josh Hawley

            The UK ?? Are you really going to use that as your comparison? Germany gun laws similar to America? You must be high.

            Per capita ownership:
            America 90 guns for every 100 people
            Germany 30 guns per every 100 people
            UK 6 guns per every 100 people.

            These police officer were not given a chance to disarm this guy.
            He got what he deserved.

          • intifada

            90 guns for 100 people? I am curious as to where you get this information. Show me a source or this is a baseless claim

          • poffalot

            The ‘gun happy’ policemen here, also maybe have a son, a daughter, a family.. They dont wanna loose it all for a scitzofrenic. They stop the threat. This is the mothers fault actually, she could have just stood between them and explained. Instead she walks passed the policemen, babbling (really low) about him ‘just’ being scitzo-bipolar… But hey! Hes not dangerous! ……………………………….. U know im right.

          • keven

            Whatever happened to the tazer? This man was not out to intentionaly harm anyone, a different method could have been used to get him the HELP he needs.

          • David Fields

            that’s a damn good question, I’ve seen countless videos where a cop kills someone and they’re all carrying tazers.

          • Guest

            ►♧♧♧Make over 13k/M0NTH@af10:

            Going Here you

            Can Find Out,,

            ►►► https://WorkOnlineCentral.com/get/position

          • Guest

            ❧◔❧◔Make over 13k/M0NTH@af6:

            Going Here you

            Can Find Out,,,,

            ►►►►►► >>>https://WorkOnlineLink.biz/EarnS/Planes….

          • 大胆不敵なリーダー

            Tazer doesn’t necessarily immobilize a person immediately, if a dude standing a couple feet from you and you taze him, he can still stick that screwdriver in your eye socket long before he drops. With adrenalin pumping he might not even feel that he got zapped right away.

          • Azzaam Abdul-Hakeem

            no he cannot actually, British cops use tasers and not real live ammunition guns, they killed 1 person in 3 years and shot 5 people in 3 years with both tasers and live ammunition fire. Tasers are designed so if you keep on the trigger once, the metal nodes are attached to you, it will keep releasing 50,000 volt charge, which, is enough to kill any human. The mentally ill man had no adrenaline, you can tell, the coward cops could of easily used a taser or shot to demobilise him but not kill, the first shot they did would have stopped him, he was falling as they laid 2 more rounds into him, which, if was done in any other Western nation would cause cops to be sacked and charged with murder and would result in a public anti police riot and violence against police. Like in August 2011 in england, when they rioted for a week and set the entire nation on fire in its worse attack ever.

          • 大胆不敵なリーダー

            Bruh I’ve personally been tazered by cops and i didn’t even feel the nodes go into my back, i didn’t even know i was being tazered all i could feel is my heart and lungs were tightening up and in distress and i couldn’t breathe. You need to do more research, a lot of people don’t respond immediately to being shocked. I was tasered 3 times and they put me in a headlock and was feeding me shots to get me down on the ground. I know first hand if a cop tasered me and i was intent on shoving a screwdriver through his eye socket from that range, i could complete that mission with time to spare. There are stories in the news about people not responding to being tasered and have to be hit multiple times with it before they are subdued, I’m not a cop lover I’m just kicking the facts.

          • corners

            “There are stories in the news about people not responding to being
            tasered and have to be hit multiple times with it before they are
            subdued, I’m not a cop lover I’m just kicking the facts.”

            Cops say this all the time, but what are the real % of people that dont go down after being shot by a gun or taser? Because its the number 1 reason cops shoot to kill.
            So shouldnt we have numbers on the % of population that dont feel tasers or gunshot wounds?

          • 大胆不敵なリーダー

            Heres the problem everybody biochemistry is different at any given time for example if im coming home from the bar and im drunk as hell the alcohol is in my body is actually dehydrating me and it does not conduct electricity, and the sucrose in my system from the mix in the drink is a poor conductor. All of this as well as the location the taser nodes make contact can reduce the affects of the taser. If im sober and scared and have a tremendous amount of adrenalin running through me the immediate effect of the taser can be greatly reduced. Im i just come from the gym on an empty stomach drinking a tremendous amount of water i may go down immediately because the effectiveness of the taser is increased by the fact i dont have food in my stomach to slow the progression of the electricity but that im full of water which makes electricity powerful. Same person 3 different scenarios

          • EpicMale

            The reason Rodney King was beat down with night stick is because he had been tased TWICE, and still kept charging at officers. If he had had a weapon in his hand, even ‘just a screwdriver’, he’d have been shot multiple times. King was on PCP, and insane or drugged people sometimes do not react as expected. Worse, even under optimal conditions, taser darts often do not make the required contact with the target, and fail. By the time the police officer can re-evaluate and draw his pistol, he and/or innocent bystanders might be dead. Then all the haters start screaming about cops not doing their jobs.

          • Basil Malik

            when you get a chance look at the Rodney King video and point out to me wherre he was charging officers. Thats the problem with people like you.. See what you wanna see. Make your on facts. Create your own realities.

          • intifada

            Because the libtard who filmed it only started filming it when they finally subdued him they did not film where he charged them. Rodney King was high as a kite.

          • Basil Malik

            Sorry dumb dumb, this is not where you get to change fact. Fact: the argument for the defendants was that he was continuously charging them during the beating. Has nothing to do with the high speed chase stupid. SOrry you waited so long to give the wrong answer. Next time read the transcripts first.

          • intifada

            Well well well. Another SJW

          • Basil Malik

            well well well another RDA

          • corners

            the rodney king beating wouldnt happen in 2016. Cops would shoot him dead before it got that far anymore.

            My problem is cops are executing people for misdemeanors all because they were scared.

          • EpicMale

            Rodney King had enough officers on hand to control him. But a man can be beaten to death, which is why in a one-on-on situation, such as Michael Brown/Darren Wilson, resulted in no charges for the police officers.

            Please itemize the situations where a misdemeanor resulted in an execution. You can’t. In each instance the person committed a deadly act, such as attempting to get control of a police officer’s firearm, resisting arrest, or behaving in a manner whereby the police officer feared for his life.

          • corners

            ” if a dude standing a couple feet from you and you taze him, he can
            still stick that screwdriver in your eye socket long before he drops.”

            Last time a cop died from a screwdriver?

          • Yamil

            If he had put the screw driver down when he was told repeatedly, he would’ve gotten the help he needed, instead he made the choice to go after the officers. The police officer had every right to protect himself. After all they all want to come home to their families.

          • Gavin

            As a white guy if I had lunged At a cop with a screwdriver I’d have been tazed and then had the crap kicked out of me

          • Lajmarie

            He didn’t lung! Read the article again!

          • Gavin

            That’s not really my point

          • eli

            Cops kill mentally ill (and sane) white people, too. They don’t just kill black people. Otto Zehm (“armed” with a bottle of pop), Kelly Thomas (unarmed), and Christopher Roupe (“armed” with a Wii controller) are just three that come to mind.

          • richard

            He’s mentally ill! and he only took a few steps towards the

            cop………And with just a screwdriver???? A tazer at the most and that’s if someone actually threateningly lunged towards a cop!!

          • Lajmarie

            In the article it states he did not “lung” or “go after” any police officer. I think you may have it twisted or your a family member, a friend or you are a dirty cop as well

          • Troy Younts

            You HAVE TO BE SEEING something I wasn’t seeing , Yamil to make such a callous remark.

          • Azzaam Abdul-Hakeem

            Ok so when Martial Law is called and we Army members hit the streets and we start disarming you citizens, you better do as your told or we will kill you outright. That is basically the logic your using, the Germans used that logic 70 years ago to justify the deportation and repressive measures on the Jews. Gestapo said if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to worry about.

          • Reno Pratorius

            So why is it that a white man with a gun is told repeatedly to drop his weapon and isn’t killed? Also what you think is a man lunging at cops is just the body of a man falling forward from gun shots.

          • corners

            “If he had put the screw driver down when he was told repeatedly,”

            Ok Dr, but hes schizophrenic.

          • Enough is enough

            Watch the video again you think you can make the perfect decision in less than a second every time in unknown circumstances go ahead and try it! I have and it’s easy to judge anything after the fact think about that next time you wanna judge a cop who is trying to help people and go home to his family too!

          • corners

            “think about that next time you wanna judge a cop who is trying to help people and go home to his family too!”

            Everybody wants to go home. Stop shooting people for misdemeanors.

          • Azzaam Abdul-Hakeem

            Exactly and why the extra 2 rounds into him as he fell to the ground thus killing him, the first shot would of disabled any threat their was, it was targetted well, sadly, so was the other 2 shots as he fell.

          • Woody

            Exactly! That was the justification for giving them Tazers: to use nonlethal force when confronted by a situation like this. Instead they shoot everyone that shows the slightest threat, then insist they were “in fear for their life.”

          • Dan

            YOU NEVER USE YOUR TAZER WHEN SOMEONE HAS A WEAPON. THE TAZER DOES NOT ALWAY WORK AND IF IT DOES NOT THE COP OR COPS COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED. ONE SHOT TO THE NECK WITH THE SCREWDRIVER CAN KILL A PERSON.

          • Zach

            He was spinning the screwdriver in his hands innocently, he didn’t have any look of aggression. Why did the officer not follow his escalation procedures? How did we get from officer presence to lethal force? The officer is suppose to use verbal commans, restraints, pepper spray, baton or taser, then lethal force.

          • think people don’t just follow

            Once the screw driver was in the equation and he moved toward the officers they where presented with a leathal force situation and in that situation you would only respond with leathal force. What if pepper spray didn’t work and it doesn’t work on all people or even it it did work you have a blind mental patient flailing a screw driver then. With a tazer the closer you are the less effective it is and can malfunction or possiby a probe could miss rending it useless.

          • haysnoe

            Or, they could have grabbed his arm.

          • poffalot

            Why risk getting stabbed?

          • TheMachine

            To prevent taking a human ding life you moron.

          • poffalot

            Anyways, its not the police officers fault, hes trained to attack people who attacks him. Its the way they are trained.

          • poffalot

            And ESPESIALLY when a scitzofrenic, bipolar person, and not a small man either, comes towards you with a sick lock in his eyes, and want to stab you, you want to stop him, any way you can. WHY DIDNT THE MOTHER STOP THE SON???

          • mikotheawesome

            You hear her trying to tell him to. He’s mentally ill, that is possibly WHY the police were present?

          • Azzaam Abdul-Hakeem

            watch the video you idiot, he did not lunge at the cops, he was clearly disorientated, after being screamed at and his mom screamed for him to put down the screwdriver and she called the cops for help and not the ambulance she should have called. Also, if your not tirained to see mental illness signs in people, disorientation in peoples body language, then your not fit to deal with the mentally ill in any criminal or public matter. Us in the Army we are trained at this, including negotiated surrender, cops are not they call in negotiators. To disarm people without lethal force, the cop firearm amaetures only shoot to kill. In this video they shot the guy once, maybe its justified, he was disarmed and falling to the ground, when they unloaded 2 more kill shots in him as he fell to the ground, which, is not justified by any means.

          • disqus_9fhZYKUgbw

            Don’t make excuses for these trigger happy cops. you’re prob a pig or family member of one.

          • Azzaam Abdul-Hakeem

            I was trained that way too in the Armed Forces, but we are also, trained in negotiateed surrender, in spotting signs ofmental illness so we dont shout at those people have them disorientated and unable to respond at all. The guy in this video, did not lunge at cops, he posed no threat in his body language at the cops and guess what if cops are not trained in that situation, then you should not take the call and refuse to attend and tell them an Ambulance is required, the first shot at the black guy might be justifiable, it disarmed him he was falling to the ground, but as he was falling to put a 2nd and 3rd round into him murdering him without legal justification or without karma saying its right. Then you have serious problems. America claims in God we trust on its dollar bill, yet I have seen no nation except Israel who is more anti God than America is, MLK was right you have lost your spirit, God broke the back bone of your power and is handing it to a people that dont even know Gods name (Communist China).

          • disqus_9fhZYKUgbw

            Well then there is something fundamentally wrong with the way police are trained.

          • poffalot

            he took his own life.

          • haysnoe

            With all due respect, if you’re that fearful all the time, you shouldn’t be in that line of work. I mean, killing people used to be kind of a big deal. Not so much with you apologists, I suppose.

          • poffalot

            Can agree with that. But all im saying, is that everyone can do mistakes. And in a police work, the mistakes can have worse consequenses. They are not machines, and are trained to stop a threat. Any way they can.

          • haysnoe

            I think that’s part of the problem, “Any way they can”. I mean, what if they said for a short period of time, “No shooting”? Then, how might they have reacted in that situation, knowing they were not allowed to shoot? It just didn’t seem dangerous and without the option of shooting I’m sure they could have come up with a thousand different ways of diffusing the situation.

          • poffalot

            Yes.. totally.. Theres many other ways to stop him. But its a cruel world, and he provoked ‘the cruel world’. Good idea that one about a period of no shooting. They should definetily try it =) I say about this: Shit happens! Sorry to sound evil… But its the real life. And i think that they overreacted because they got more afraid when the mother just left and said his ‘just a scitzo-bipolar’ … Offcourse they fear for theyre lifes….

          • haysnoe

            I appreciate your tone. These comment boards get crazy some times.
            I have long thought that there should be “white hat” police and “black hat” police. While the black hats take care of SWAT situations and cases that require hardware (I realize those situations happen), I wish there was a white hat group that could help with mentally ill family members, cats in trees, you know, the basic don’t-kill-us kind of stuff.
            I mean, when you really do need help, you don’t want people showing up ready to shoot.

          • Jay

            Police officers fault fucking cunt bag, they are trained to de-escalate situations and they know physical combat… They could have just kicked him or tazed him or subdued him easilly… They SIGN UP to risk their lives and then instead they just decide to be murderers.

          • disqus_9fhZYKUgbw

            Because you took a job as a police officer. The police are OUT OF CONTROL and theres going to be a big public back lash. You mutderers sympathizers are only fueling the Fire.

          • Josh Hawley

            Or he could have dropped the weapon like he was asked……

          • Azzaam Abdul-Hakeem

            when your in a mental episode or depressed state you dont always hear after that and also, we are taught in the Army that a mentally ill person displaying those signs, you do not scream and shout at, it makes them disorientated and unable to follow commands even more. If the cops had jsut left it at the first shot which, disarmed him and had him falling to the ground, then there would be no case to had, the self defense by police would be justified and a man would be in hospital were he needed to be right now. When will Americans accept you dont call the Police for help with sick people, you call an Ambulance.

          • Josh Hawley

            He still had the screwdriver in his hand after being shot 3 times. How do you know which bullet killed him. He was probably dead after the first shot.

          • Azzaam Abdul-Hakeem

            No they was not, a screw driver can cause harm but it will not kill unless he lunged grabbed a guy by the kneck and stabbed it in real deep, but there was no body language to say he was doing this, plus the cops did not have to shoot the 2nd or 3rd shot as the guy was falling and already disarmed they just wanted to murder him. Thats easier than dealing with his problems and man’s law may accept it, but Gods law is above mans law and God Law wont forgive murder, to God murder is murder regardless of man’s justification.

          • poffalot

            He got the screwdriver out of his pocket (real jail style) when he saw someone on his door. (Agressively) He definitely pulled it to fight.

          • Guest

            ≕≕≕≕Make over 13k/M0NTH@af11:

            Going Here you

            Can Find Out,

            ►►►► https://SuperWorkOnline.com/get///position

          • Azzaam Abdul-Hakeem

            you have not seen the video, you have made up fiction and the video is more proof than your analysis of it which, is frought with many inaccuracies.

          • Enough is enough

            You are a complete moron you don’t have to use every level of force in order dumb ass if someone points a gun at you are you gonna wait and say hey let me try my taser first? So shut up already!

          • Adrian Morey

            Yeah, because screwdriver = loaded weapon. Go be a mouth breather elsewhere.

          • Azzaam Abdul-Hakeem

            Its relative, if your shot at or a gun pulled on you, then you have every right to use lethal force, if you can disarm a person without lethal force then that is your duty, this situation they had him disarmed falling to the ground after the first shot, the last 2 shots as he was falling was over kill and unjustifiable murder and im saying that having seen my comraades explode into 50 pieces in Iraq during the fall of Saddam Hussein, which, I deeply regret now knowing Da’esh aka ISIS Satanic parasites are wrecking havoc. Having seen kids outside the compound with half an arm or flattened to the floor after a drone strike.

          • MP

            when u are shot by a round ur body lunges forward or backwards depending on the angle, secondly u will try to stand and involuntarily stumble, they shot him several times so if u watch u will see him already disarmed and stumbling as they continue to shoot. him in the side. where u see two holes in his t-shirt

          • Azzaam Abdul-Hakeem

            Yes the first shot would hav disarmed him, as he fell to the ground, they landed 2 more kill shots in him which, was over kill and not required, I say that as an Army personell.

          • EpicMale

            You are not Army personnel, unless it is ISIS.

          • Allan Kwiatkowski

            Ya you retard 2 inches away falling down dead.you watch it again.

          • Thomas Hughes

            ‘that he bout to do something’. Really? Get an education. Learn to speak (PROPER) English, Mexican douchebag. ¡Regrese al lugar de dondequiera que viniera aquí, indocumentado!

          • Lajmarie

            You are a very ignorant human being

          • Troy Younts

            How are you measuring distance in a badly framed, hectic, video? Just saying

          • Azzaam Abdul-Hakeem

            Wrong watch the video again, the guy took one step out like he thought he had to, the police could of shot him once to disarm and not kill, but they chose to open 2 more rounds into him as he fell to the ground, Cops are cowards, try come to Iraq or Syria you cowards, you could not handle a single day of the stress we deal with every day. In the Army, we learn to use hand to hand combat, disarm people and
            negotiated disarming whether it takes hours to do or not, we do it. We
            dont shoot everything in sight like cowardice Cops and if they think we
            in the Armed forces, US Marines and the Black Panthers were lying when
            we said we would use the military training we gave to the Panthers and
            come to any disturbance in America with our guns and law books and if
            they try it we will form a human chain around the intended target and if
            one of our soldiers are hit, we will open fire on the police to the
            point not a single one is left standing and we have superior firearms
            and tactical training than any cop has. Actually Police are not allowed
            to just freely kill a person who is a danger only to themselves.

          • Josh Hawley

            Black Panthers can sick my duck! Its funny when they do an open carry march…..3/4 aren’t carrying guns because they are convicted felons!

          • Cee Hep

            After that comment, I understand why you see death over arrest. A duck with no balls

          • Josh Hawley

            I have no respect to a group who calls for the death of all pigs.

          • Duende Brooks

            He wasn’t coming at the cop he was walking off the porch. Of course he did a sudden block from the gun.

          • Christopher

            You’re* He did, he started to move forward. Your intelligence is spell check and a keyboard. I agree entirely that police have every right to defend themselves as well as us citizens. Why is there never videos when a person shoots a fucking cop huh??

          • Frank Tamburrini

            Christopher, Why don’t you show us those videos? I’m sure that there are few between. Listen everyone knows that the cops have a hard job, but now we know that is all their own doing. They are the ones that are making it hard. It’s not their fault. That’s what happens when you hire folks with low IQ’s an they themselves do not have the mental ability to judge these type of situations. So the rest of society must pay for having these madmen protest us. LOL.

          • Randy

            How can you tell he didn’t lunge at the officer? The camera wasn’t pointed at the subject.

          • zach

            Thanks, you took the words right outta my mouth. I am so tired of that he lunged for me argument.

          • Josh Hawley

            If he wasn’t coming towards the officers then he would have fallen back through the doorway……instead of 5 feet in front of it.

          • EpicMale

            Actually, considering what his mother had just said, he might have been coming for her. She was just behind the police officer.

          • sam

            “God given right”
            That’s exactly where the problem lays. Your superstitious bullshit. Your ingrained belief that an imaginary being gives you the OK to kill in his name.

          • Jack

            Hello Sam. Everyone including you has the God given right to defend yourself from someone trying to kill or do harm to you. I’m not a religious person, but I do think that everyone has the right to defend themselves whether God given or natural right. Which ever word makes you more comfortable. I’m not advocating killing anyone in cold blood in God’s name that would be murder and against the 5th commandment, but I and everyone other person on this planet has that right to defend ones self from harm or being murdered. Thanks for the reply. Have a good day.

          • really

            Unless the cop is doing the murdering, right? Maybe this man has seen all th videos of police killing ppl and had the screwdriver to defend hisself, maybe his mom was the psycho one and she was beating him and h had the screw driver to defend against her, we will never know bc within 5 seconds of seeing the guy, the cops murdered him.

          • Jack

            Hello Really. I would give anyone the same defense that is or was in a similar situation as the one in this video shows. I can’t say that I would have done anything different if I were (not as a police officer) in a similar situation. I would have shot him as well if he came at me with a screwdriver. So Really, you can believe anything you want. They gave this man every chance to save his own life by telling him to put the screwdriver down no less than four times and did not draw their weapons until he came at the officer without the body cam.

          • Chase

            shiittt, im killing in my own fucking name if i feel intimidated. damn right, its called protecting my life and my familys life around me, dont give two fucks about these crazies that is just twirling a screw driver around, knowing that the police are there because he is acting crazy. i guess all these people “hating” on the police for using their weapon that they are issued, come at me like that and i promise ill be just as quick or quicker to pull the trigger and trust me, im no COP!

          • Val

            You’re an idiot who possesses no reading comprehension skills. If you had any, you’d realized that “God-given right,” in this context, doesn’t mean, “I kill others in my own defense FOR the name of God,” rather it means, “Due to the fact that i was Created, I have the right to kill someone else before he kills me.”

          • Nancy Drew

            Do cops shot people for having Diabetes? Cancer? Of course not. There are ways to handle peope with mental illness. Cops are supposed to have the appropriate training in mental health.

          • Jack

            Hello Nancy. They tired to deal with person in a way that they could. But this person showed up to the door with a deadly weapon and did not put it down. They did not have the time to try to talk this person into putting down the screwdriver. All of this happened in less than ten seconds. I don’t care how much training you have in dealing with the mentally ill, sometimes it does not turn out the way anyone wants it to go.
            The Diabetes and Cancer comment is a misnomer, Diabetes and cancer are not causing people to answer the door with police officer there with a screwdriver. This man in my opinion committed suicide by cop.

          • Mike Scorsese

            Knock it off. They had tasers yet chose to respond to a metal illness call with their firearm as first resolution. Knock it off.

          • Jack

            Hello Mike. Tasers don’t work at that short a distance and they don’t always work on everyone, especially at close range. The hooks have to be a certain distance from each other to render a person immobile. I will not knock it off. Thank you for the reply. Have a great day.

          • Josh Butcher

            Then how does a “drive stun” work if they are ineffective at close range? The fact is, the police wear a belt full of nonlethal weapons to protect themselves with, but usually go straight for the gun first. Don’t try to sugar coat it.

            With that said, I do believe the guy was a threat, but the police didn’t have to shoot first. He had a 3 inch piece of metal, not a firearm.

          • Jack

            I believe the “drive stun” only works when the dart cartridge is not on the Taser Josh. I could be wrong as it’s been over ten years since I had the training class in the Army. A three inch piece of metal in an eye socket or temple is still deadly Josh. I don’t want a three inch piece of metal going into any part of my body, how about you?

          • Josh Butcher

            No, I absolutely do not want it going through any part of my body. That is why I mentioned the nonlethal weapons, which I notice you ignored. They could have pepper sprayed him, tased him, pulled out a baton or anything else. Since you have had some training, I assume you know what escalation of force or use of force continuum is, right? Do you honestly think these officers followed it?

            Come on man. You are human just like the rest of us. Deep down you know this wasn’t handled correctly, and could have had a different outcome.

          • Jack

            I did not think so Josh, no one would. Non lethal weapons are not always effective, especially against the mentally ill. Plus they did not have time to use any of them. The most effective weapon, sadly was the pistol and unfortunately it worked. It’s sad when anyone loses their life. But its a sad world. I just hope this ill man is a peace now and I hope these officers find peace in this life for the horrible position this mans own actions put them in.

          • Jack

            Yes I do know what escalation of force is and I also know I can skip step in order to save my life, the life of my partner and the public or innocent people around me. I am as human as you are Josh, but I am capable of see both sides or missing facts. That’s why I’ve watched this video many times to make sure I saw and am able to talk about this case in a way that is factual. We can Monday morning quarterback this case for the rest of our lives and never change our minds. As I’ve said many times, Its a sad thing this ill man lost him life. But it does not change the fact that he was a danger to the officers and his own mother and I disagree with your and many other peoples assumption about this shooting.

          • James Cruickshank

            So, you are arguing against yourself. Which I expect from an undereducated person such as yourself. They were in the wrong postion to start. They engaged improperly and someone lost their life because of the police’s mistakes.

          • Jack

            Well you don’t know me well enough to decide if I’m “undereducated” or not James. They went to the door of a service call James. Would you have rung the door bell and went out to the street or on the lawn? They had no idea what they were walking into when they answered the call for help. No one could have predicted that in a few seconds they would be forced to make a terrible choice James. Oh and James I’m not arguing against myself. I’m arguing against you and about 15 other people like you. So I think I’m doing pretty well. Thank you for the reply. Looking forward to your next insult and to see what you can come up with next.

          • Mike Scorsese

            My point exactly. Two officers responding to a mental health call. Did they expect a handshake and a hug at the door? Tasers should have been ready prior to approach, with one officer at striking distance and the other positioned out of the line of sight. I’m an average Joe and I know that. By u know why the officers didn’t think tasers first? Because they didn’t give a damn.

          • Jack

            having tazers out before knocking on the door would be a escalation by the police and I would have to say they wanted to hurt this man, plus I’m sure it’s not SOP for any police department to show up to a service call with any weapon out and at the ready unless its a warrant service call and they are members of SWAT. The reason officers do think of tazers first is because they are trained to defend themselves and their partners and public first and who is to say the officers would have won a first with a crazy person with a deadly weapon and would not have gone after his mom after the police? I can what if this all day, but the fact is this man died because of his own actions.

          • Mike Scorsese

            Tell that to the officers that always have their weapons drawn when pulling me over.

          • Randy

            You really have no idea how a tazer works, do you?

          • Mike Scorsese

            Yes, I do.

          • eremhc

            Aside from tasers…what about hand-to-hand combat? I know officers are trained to disarm without having to resort to weapons. Yes, it is a little riskier but in the case of the screwdriver I think it could have saved the mentally ill guy’s life. There were at least two officers present. I’m sure they could have handled him.

          • really?

            They tried to deal with the situation? U really are a moron. It’s a fucking screwdriver, and a small one at that, there were like 2-3 cops, and they couldn’t stop a man with a small screwdriver without shooting him multiple times, they didn’t try shit, they murdered him. It’s so sad that u have been conditioned to see something like this and not even spare a thought that a life was lost in a few seconds. And u are a pussy if u think a screwdriver that size against trained police officers is a deadly weapon. Karma is a bitch and from ur post I can tell u have a lot coming ur way, probably why ur such a dick bc ur life sux so bad.

          • Jack

            Thank you Really. I try my best to be the best Moron in your personal attack on me that I can be. It does not matter how big or small the weapon was. That can kill if placed in the right location on anyone’s body. I don’t know about you, but I would not want to take that chance with my life to try to take a weapon from anyone, regardless of how big or small their weapon happens to be. Getting stabbed by anything I’m sure is not fun. Have a great day.

          • Randy

            Have you ever been stabbed with a screw driver? Just because they don’t have them in call of duty doesn’t mean it isn’t a deadly weapon, kid.

            Stop using the word “trained” like that’s just some catch all phrase that can magically make everything better

          • James Slade

            Hey uhhh cops wear Kevlar s screw driver can’t pierce Kevlar at all and from I could see the guy was just standing there holding it and then they barrage him with bullets. Yeah real self defense right there. More like cold blooded murder.

          • Randy

            You realize that The Kevlar vest doesn’t cover the entire body, right? Ever been stabbed in the face with a screw driver?

          • Jack

            Hello James. I was waiting for someone to point that out. I guess you are the winner today. Kevlar vests are designed to stop bullets, not stabbing weapons. Now there are vest that are designed to stop knife attacks, but beat cops in the USA don’t wear them, prison guards do. Plus the fact that vests only protect the vital organs of the body, they don’t protect the eyes, brain, face, arms legs and bellies of the people that wear them. Plus I don’t know about you but I’m not going to get into a scuffle with a crazy man with a screw driver and risk my safety or life for anyone. He was not “just standing there” he moved toward the officers and they responded. So the next time you are faced with a screwdriver wielding mad man, lets see how you fair. Have a great day James.

          • WR43153

            False, Kevlar is bullet resistant it does NOT prevent knife or sharp objects from penetrating it. If you’re going to make a statement like that you might want to do some research first.

          • Randy

            You’re delusional. There is no “trained to handle someone” when they’re coming at you with a deadly weapon. What, was he supposed to shout some magical word like you would at a dog? Give me a break, weirdo.

          • Nancy Drew

            He wasn’t a threat. There was no “coming towards him with a deadly weapon”. LOL! WOW, and I’m the weirdo? And yes, there is a specific way that police are trained (or are supposed to be) to handle mental health individuals in crises. The problem is, they aren’t using it, because idiots…idiots everywhere…

          • Mike Scorsese

            With a taser visibly on his hip. The 9mm was his first choice? Let’s be serious here.

          • Jack

            Please see above reply for my response to this reply. Again thank you for the reply.

          • WR43153

            When met with a individual with a dangerous instrument that can inflict deadly physical force and barely any distance between the officers and individual, and mere seconds to react, you are not going to draw your taser.

          • Val

            Think about it for a moment. Judge the time this unfolded (From screwdriver flash to the first shot fired it was about 5 seconds or so), the distance the man was standing (within 10 feet of the officers), and the fact that he advanced with neither any prior warning nor any acknowledgment of the officers’ commands. I could easily see an officer who tried to employ a tazer in such a short span of time having a screwdriver in his neck before he could effectively use it. It’s not like the cops had any time at all to decide on “Escalation” measures. The situation escalated immediately when an unresponsive man advanced forward with a sharp object.

          • really?

            The police are trained to handle all situTions without killing someone, taking someones life is the absolute last resort. He had a freaking screw driver and not even a big one, so the cop might have got a tear in his uniform, and u think that justifies this murder, u are a fucking retard. And u saying ppl have the right to defend themselves from someone who wants to do harm to theirselves is the stupidest statement I have ever heard.

          • Jack

            Yes the police try in most case not to harm anyone unless they have to, it’s often called levels of force. But they are also trained to know when it’s time to use deadly force in defense of themselves, their partner and the public. You are right, they might have gotten “a tear in his uniform” or by the same logic could have gotten stabbed in the eye, head or any number of other parts of there bodies, leading to serious injury or death. If you were in this situation would you want to take that chance with your own life? If not, how can you say that these officers should do that in which you are unwilling to do yourself? Have a nice day.

          • ALLlivesMATTER

            Hey I just wanna say…not all cops are bad…I have a family member who is one…my problem here is that there are 2 cops versus 1 guy with a screwdriver….when u become a cop u kno what is in the job description..first PROTECT AND SERVE..my cousin says this applies to the COMMUNITY first and yourself LAST..yeah they have a right to defend themselves…but THEY SIGNED UP FOR THIS…THEY SIGNED UP TO PROTECT US 1ST!!!!!…all I see is a ILLTRAINED ILLPREPARED N FEARFUL person who shot a dude multiple times carrying a fucking screwdriver….dude, I kno a handful of single individuals that could destroy and knock that dude out b4 he could even look at the screwdriver in his hand…there are trained MMA fighters who could have subdued this dude EASY without taking his life….my biggest problem with you is that u show ZERO compassion for the victim and his mother screaming in the background u killed my son….like come on man…I am a teacher and work with mentally disabled kids ALL THE TIME…many DO NOT LISTEN, CANT UNDERSTAND SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS, hell some cant even look at u straight n speak a whole sentence!!!!..we are constantly coming up with different and unique ways to communicate with them n get them to be successful….its no diff outside of school…the cops job is TO PROTECT 1ST..they needed to protect mom and that young man 1st!!!! I don’t kno they whole story, but 2 cops standing in front of 1 individual should never end with death….period…ESPECIALLY if there is no other gun involved….like stop it with this screwdriver shit…ive been robbed at knife point, n I can tell u right now I FOUGHT and I got away..I was slashed up but I was not killed…im pretty sure 2 (supposedly) trained cops could have taken that dude on n prolly wouldnt have taken a scratch from that screw driver…heres a solutions TRAIN THESE COPS IN MMA…something!!!!…there has to be a better solution then just killing someone…if u signed up to be a cop, u kno what ur gonna go up agaisnt, so u should be prepared to possibly get hurt or lose ur life…thats in the job description lol…if u cant handle that fear..if u believe u cant subdue someone (like these cops) without killing them, then find a new career…last thing we need is scared n fearful cops who wanna protect themselves before their people…im tired of hearing excuses for killing….THERE IS NO EXCUSE…do me a favor in start developing ideas n ways cops could have done this without death..IT IS POSSIBLE YOU KNOW?…maybe new tazers? New night sticks…non lethal rounds…human tranquilizers for godssakes!!!!!!! we make rockets fly into space…fight cancers with all these medicines n technology but we cant help develop NON LETHAL weaponary for cops? Like come the fuck on…theres is no need for all these people to die encountering cops…FIND SOLUTIONS..A BETTER WAY…STOP WITH THE EXCUSES!!! STOP THE KILLING!

          • Jack

            Hello All lives matter. First I’m glad you were not killed when you were robbed at knife point. You were very lucky. Second, not all cops take MMA fighting or are lucky enough to be able to put in the time (like having summers off) it takes to become very skilled in that art of fighting, but with MMA there are rules and in a street fight, there are no rules, no tap outs and no one to break it up once you are out cold or in this case with a screw driver in your eye socket. Third. Ask your family member that is a cop if him and his partner want to get into a fight with a guy that has a screwdriver in his hands? I don’t think any cop signed up to lose his life or get messed up for anyone else’s mental break down. Fourth. I have compassion for the ill man that was killed in this situation, but I will not let my emotions get in the way of me making a logical judgment in this case and seeing the facts. Fifth. I don’t think that the ten seconds it took for this situation to go from zero to 60 the officers had time to figure out how it best to make this ill man understand that he should put down the screw driver and save his own life. Sixth. I don’t think you MMA friends would want to risk their lives to take down this dude without getting hurt as you said, plus by you logic, what if they missed and this ill man stabbed one or more of your MMA friends to death? How would that change this situation for you? This is the real world these cops have to deal with. Not your MMA world or la la land where everyone can get alone. Welcome to the real world Alllivesmatter.

          • ALLlivesMATTER

            Again….all I hear is excuses…I want solutions…how could we have done this without killing him…and I asked and showed my cousin this video….he said he would have backed up and did more questioning, specifically he said he would talked the mom, maybe even asked her to go up to him….so theres a cops answer….the fact u can’t even think of a non deadly outcome in this situation is a bit disturbing….Theres 100s ways they could have ended this without that man dying…why cant u exasperate those options 1st?….he had a screwdriver….y not step back n fully assess the situation? He may throw it at you? Whats the threat here haha…..so again, give me some solutions, not excuses haha…im not sayin u cant defend urself…they both could have clearly done that without killing him…so please try ur hardest to figure out how they could have done that..all I want

          • Jack

            I don’t know Alllivematter. Not without taking serious risks to the two offices lives and to the ill mans mother. Why would your “cousin put the mother life in danger more so than it already was, but that’s up to him. Plus if you look in the video they had a car blocking them in, so backing up was not much of an option in this case. My solution other than to kill this man, so let say our police are not armed in this case, I would in the 10-15 seconds this call went from 0-60 was to fight for my life and pray that my partner can get this large, crazy man off me before he does lethal or serious harm to my person. The outcome most likely would have been everyone involved going to the hospital and my career and how I feed my family would be over, because of one person that should have been in a mental ward to begin with. But again either one of us were in that situation and can’t really say what we would have done. I don’t think you cousin would have had time to turn his back on this crazy guy with a deadly weapon to talk to his mom and find out more info on him. The bottom line is this ill man most likely wanted to die and that’s why he did what he did to commit suicide by cop.

          • Lee

            He’s holding a gun lol as a trained officer why not put this man on the floor a bullet to the leg anything but to kill this man is not self defence its a disgrace!

          • Jack

            Hello Lee. Great question. First. Officers are trained to shoot to stop a threat to themselves, their partners and the public. Second. Shooting at the leg is not as easy as it seems to be. Look at your own legs and your chest and see what is bigger and would be easier and safer to hit. Bullets don’t stop just because you missed your target, they are known to go through walls and kill people that are not even near where the shooting took place. Third. Shooting a person in the leg is not always non-fatal. The largest artery is in the leg and if it is severed, is most often fatal from blood loss. The officer does not draw his weapon until after the ill man goes after the other officer.
            Call it what ever you like. This world is unfair and sometimes people (police are people too) have to make a bad choice. I’m sure if this officer could go back and do anything to save this mans life and change what happened, I’ll bet he would take that in a New York Minute.

          • Anthony Donnell

            Jack, that was bullshit, Two officers with a little screw driver…get real. I was LE for twenty years for “F” sakes…

          • Jack

            Hello Anthony.
            How many times did you confront a crazy man with a weapon and not shoot them? I’m sure many times in your 20 year career. Thank you for your service by the way. How many times have you walked in this two officers shoes and made a different decision. If you were willing to risk your life, that of your partner and the ill mans mother right behind the other officer in the video. I say you are a better man than me and the two cops in the video. Have a nice day sir.

          • that man did NOT “come at them” and if YOU think that is what you saw, you are a nut job and YOU need your eyes checked!

          • Jack

            The laws of physics apply here Soleman. You don’t fall forward if you are standing still and getting hit by three rounds flying 2-3 times the speed of sound. A body in motion stays in motion, a boy at rest stays at rest. If he were not moving forward the ill man would have fall straight down or backwards from the impact of the bullets. But as you saw he moved forward until he fell. But that’s ok Soleman, you keep believing what ever you want to.

          • timdnml .

            What nice, polite policemen. Being all polite and nice while they murdered that boy. Yeah, too bad the officer couldn’t take two steps back. Too bad his only recourse was to shoot the guy. Too bad he’s not taught any other way to deal with the public. Too bad it wasn’t your front door.

            Remember that your ‘God given right’ also includes the public defending themselves against tyranny.

          • Jack

            Again there was a car in the way of the officer from taking the two steps back as you suggested Timdnml it is a shame that the ill man forced them to make that decision and no one won on this tragic day. Of course they are trained to be polite to the public they serve. But they also have a sworn duty to enforce the laws of our society. Some times they have to defend themselves from the same public they serve. It sucks, but that’s the world we all live in. It’s not always fair.
            You are right and if the day comes when I think the police have over stepped their authority as police I can assure you I will be defending my self from tyranny. But until that day I think I will decide for myself when an officer used enough, or to much force. Thanks Tim for your reply.

          • Cee Hep

            Execution is not to defend ones self, of a ill person if the emergency medical team was called he be alive and at a hospital. Ask yourself how EMS can calm the mentally ill yet cops kill the mentally ill.

          • Jack

            The EMT’s would have called the police once they saw that he had a screwdriver in his hands when the EMT’s went to the door, this may have played out differently that is true, but we will never know. Here is the definition of execution Cee as found on google ”
            the carrying out of a sentence of death on a condemned person” no one sentence him to death or than his own actions in threating the police officers lives. EMT’s and EMS teams call the police when the person they are trying to help has a weapon of any kind.

          • Cee Hep

            Who’s definition, here what I read . The act or an instance of putting to death OR being put to death as a lawful penalty.

          • Check out MY story JACK. It’s on the COVER of the worlds biggest selling Men’s fashion Magazine out of New York “GQ” I am KC and I approve this message LOL

            http://www.gq.com/news-politics/newsmakers/201310/paul-kevin-curtis-elvis-impersonator-ricin-assassinations

          • Jack

            What’s the point of sending this to me Kevin?

          • You GET my point alright “JACK”

            Click below to order copy of my new CD!

            https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=NBUVTVWDT39NY

            Check out my Official Youtube!

            http://www.youtube.com/kevincurtislive

            The information contained in this e-mail message is intended only for use of the individual or entity named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited.

          • Jack

            Are you going to send me ricin and try to kill me Kevin?

          • ur a JOKE JACK, GET A LIFE AND GROW SOME BALLS AND MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE YOU SOLD OUT PIECE OF SHYT

            Click below to order copy of my new CD!

            https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=NBUVTVWDT39NY

            Check out my Official Youtube!

            http://www.youtube.com/kevincurtislive

            The information contained in this e-mail message is intended only for use of the individual or entity named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited.

          • Jack

            LMAO thanks Kevin. Anything that you say about me I will consider a complement. Oh and by the way, Elvis sucked ass. The king of Rock N Roll yea right, more like the king of crappy music and movies. Lol

          • only thing that sucks is you, morning, noon and night with your gay lover. What a fucking loser, kiss ass mama’s boy you are. fucks like you hide behind a keyboard in ur mama’s basement and when you face a real man like me in the DAY LIGHT you hide or RUN or both! FUCK OFF PUNK ASS SISSY BOY!

            Click below to order copy of my new CD!

            https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=NBUVTVWDT39NY

            Check out my Official Youtube!

            http://www.youtube.com/kevincurtislive

            The information contained in this e-mail message is intended only for use of the individual or entity named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited.

          • Jack

            Wow, gay jokes? Come on now Kevin I thought you were better than that. A real man. Or do you mean fat Elvis? I’m thinking fat Elvis. Sure I’ll hide from you Fat Elvis, can I run and hide at the same time fat Elvis? are you going to hound me like a dog? or are you going to go back to the jailhouse rock for trying to send me Ricin? LMAO

          • kkb

            There it is in a nutshell, the problem in this whole country…the old “GOD” given right bullshit.

          • Jack

            OK ill call it a natural right if it make you feel better KKB.

          • kkb

            FOR all you idiots who’ve been brainwashed and indoctrinated into believing this is what cops should do, please check out this video on how REAL COPS in OTHER COUNTRIES deal with MUCH WORSE WITHOUT MURDERING THEM:

            http://thedailybanter.com/2014/08/uk-police-stop-someone-knife/

            Our cops seem to suck very much compared to THESE REAL COPS. Do the research. Other countries do NOT have over 500 murders by cop a year. Last year Germany only had 8. Count ’em, 8.

          • Jack

            Did you ever think that maybe you are the one that is “brain washed” KKB? and can’t think for your self about what the evidence clearly shows on tape? That’s still 8 people that were “murdered by police” and the super cops in Germany could not resolve them without blood shed. Plus German police are far less restricted in there use of force than the police here in America. In Germany, there are no Police brutality laws and the cops are will within their rights to beat the crap out of you if they want to.

          • MP

            in what way was he even half way hostile. u dimwit

          • Jack

            The ill man going at the police officer. That’s what makes him hostile. Watch the video again and use more that your emotions this time to judge it. Use your own logic and reason this time and come to your own decision.

          • Raji the Green Witch

            You just WATCHED the video! At WHAT point did the guy try to go after the cop? WHERE? Use your fucking EYES, asshole!!!

          • Jack

            That would be the 25th second of the video. If you watch it from that point he is clearly going after the other police officer in the video and then the body cam cop shoots him. Maybe you should open your before questioning my eye sight Raji.

          • David Fields

            deadly weapon? I guess that makes every Home Depot, Lowes, and Menards an armory to you, huh? fuck outta here with that dumb shit

          • Jack

            Pretty much David and I’m sure you will want universal back grounds checks to buy a hammer next, right? Thanks for the reply.

          • JustinBailey

            Well there you have it; a veteran who needs a trigger warning for home improvement stores. Now I’ve heard everything.

          • TheMachine

            Wow. Here we go again. Dumb comments from dumb republicans (I’m correctly assuming”. He lunged at the officers? Where did any of you see that? The camera is way too shaky to even consider that. And why would a pistol be the first weapon to consider? Why not a fucking taser? Or at the very least a baton? And you’re telling me TWO WELL TRAINED COPS COULDNT WRESTLE A FUCKING SCREWDRIVER OUT OF A MAN’S HANDS? Wake up you fools. American “law enforcement ” is way out of control in this fucked up country. And I too am completely ashamed of being an American and living in “the greatest country in the world”. And before you say “if you don’t like it, leave” bullshit, I’ll say this: I shouldn’t have to. I shouldn’t have to wake up, walk outside and NOT worry about being robbed at gunpoint (or screwdriver point), but moreover, being shot to death by sadistic, irrational, power hungry PIGS who hide behind their false belief that they are “doing good things” in our country. They need to be careful. An uprising seems o be brewing. There’s only so much INNOCENT PPL will take before taking matters into their own hands. Ppl shouldn’t live in fear of their government. Especially those who are supposed to “protect and serve”. Look not in the news on TV or in the papers. Look on the Internet, where stories like these are swept under the carpet for obvious reasons. This is fucking terrible. Sick, or not. That man did not deserve to die that day. There are other means to disarming someone OF A FUCKING SCREW driver.

          • Jack

            At the 25th Second mark of the video. You can clearly see him moving at the other officer, just before getting shot. I’m not going to go over the taser, monday morning quarterbacking, could’ve, should have, would have if you want asnwers to these questions I’ve covered them all a bounch of times in previous replies on this site. go read them and catch up and come back with another anti-police/ Anti-American statement. Liberals like you, who think that you and your ilk can do what every you want are the real reason this country is in decline. If it feels good, do it is one of may examples of liberal minded garbage thinking that has led to the current problems we are facing today.

          • asshole

            Ur as stupid as the cop killin someone who is mentally unstable

          • Jack

            Thank you Asshole. But just because a person is “mentally unstable” does not stop the right of other to protect themselves from them and their actions. Thanks for the reply.

          • Jack

            Well they were able to defend themselves from a violent mentally unstable person, so they must be smart enough to do what they need to do to save their own lives, I’ll take that as a complement, thank you Asshole.

          • Todd

            Defend themselves at his home ? Whilst carrying a tazer on his left holster ! Righto buddy, good one !!!

          • Jack

            I’ve already gone over the taser argument Todd. Thank for the reply.

          • Daniel

            A screwdriver against a gun?
            He can not immobilize it not ? If it was a white man he would immobilize it! Son of a bitch!

          • Jack

            Hello Daniel. I’m sure the response would have been the same it had been a white guy. But I’m thinking race had nothing to do with this shooting. But well done in bring race into this.

          • CaKe

            You mean murder…. Fuck people like you And fuck cops! They are the problem in today’s corrupt America. Gad given right to protect myself from the murder squad.

          • Jack

            No I mean self defense Cake, I don’t mince words. I think you and your bigoted mind are what’s wrong with America. God gave us all a right to self defense, even if the person attacking us have a screwdriver.

          • Heather Porter

            FOR SHAME this ignorant comment.. you might as well be the cop.. and for our sakes hopefully you repsond that way with your own issues and shoot your kids or “yourself” when they are “JUST STANDING” there. the officer should have been notified the man was mentally ill when the te;ephone operator sent him on the call. and to take procaution. this video is hardly 30 secs. it took that cop less then 15 secs to puss out and end someones life. I hope Karma opens up a can of whoop azz on every unholy ingorant evil slaughter house cop and citizen who thinks this is ok! If I had the time or this was closer to home I’d love the thought of assiting puttint this officer in jail for murder of somebody child.

          • Jack

            Hello Heather This was a case of self defense on the part of the police officer. If you look at the video again at the 25th second make you can clearly see him going toward the other officer in the video. So the ill man was not just standing their. If you look again the officers don’t even pull their weapons on the man with the screwdriver when he shows it to them the officer only shoots when the man goes after the other officer.
            Maybe the mother did not tell the dispatcher that her son was ill, we don’t know what the officers knew before going to the door. You are right the officer only had 15 second from the door opening to try to get this man to put the screwdriver down, the man started toward the other officer or his mother I’m not sure, the officer with the body camera had not other choice but to shot.
            I hope that people like you can have less hate in their heart for people, your bigoted view of police officer just shows that you are a zealot and judge all police as “evil” is hate. Thanks for the reply Heather, I hope you have less hate in your heart someday.

          • Edd

            I wonder what would you say, if he was your son… no one has the right to take a life although I understand sometimes it is absolutely necessary to save your own but it is still not right

          • Jack

            I would be unhappy if it were my son for sure, but I would not blame them officers if my son decided to go after them with a deadly weapon. Everyone has the right to defend themselves from someone that wants to kill them. This includes police officers, that is one of the reasons that police carry weapons. I’m sure the officer in this video did not want to shoot this poor man, but to save the life of his partner he had no choice. It suck anytime someone loses their life. But that is the choice this Ill man made.

          • Lajmarie

            You are also a ignorant human being

          • Jay

            They went to the person home…. Also, aren’t cops trained in combat / physically fit ? Couldn’t they just kick or punch him while avoiding the screwdriver? Or use a taser which they all have?… Jesus

          • Jack

            Hello Jay. They were called to the home by I assume this Ill mans mother. Second both are more than likely trained in self defense and most police maintain their personal physical fitness as part of their job, but in this case this man came at them without warning and tried to stab the other officer. Punching and kicking require them to get very close to the person with the screwdriver and I don’t know about you, but I would not want to get stabbed by a screwdriver or anything else. Taser’s are ineffective at close range. Thanks for the reply.

          • Troy Younts

            #FTPNJNP #dismantlethenypd #IAMANARCHY #dismantlethelapd #dismantlethedpd

          • Jack

            #youradumbass

          • Azzaam Abdul-Hakeem

            you have not watched the video have you, the guy stepped at his door with a screw driver in both hands, he did not lunge and the screw driver is not a deadily weapon, also, to shoot a person 3 times and not jsut once to disarm the person, is outrageous, in the Army, we learn to use hand to hand combat, disarm people and negotiated disarming whether it takes hours to do or not, we do it. We dont shoot everything in sight like cowardice Cops and if they think we in the Armed forces, US Marines and the Black Panthers were lying when we said we would use the military training we gave to the Panthers and come to any disturbance in America with our guns and law books and if they try it we will form a human chain around the intended target and if one of our soldiers are hit, we will open fire on the police to the point not a single one is left standing and we have superior firearms and tactical training than any cop has. Actually Police are not allowed to just freely kill a person who is a danger only to themselves. There is no legislation that says this is permitted and there is no legislation that allows military weapons to fall into the hands of private police without training to use this out dated military weapons that we have superior and upgraded weapons. These weapons and tanks rolling down American streets should be dismantled and decommisioned instantly, America is not uniquely dangerous to the point it needs military police.

          • Jack

            This is the funniest thing I’ve read in a while. Thank you Azzaam. The Black panthers, what a joke. I call the panthers the “Tan Clan”. LOL thanks Azzaam.

          • BKC

            Yo Jack, are you kidding.me!?! All those officers and one mentally ill dude?!? Why wouldn’t the taste be of use?! It was a flippin screwdriver! Keep up the good work praising incidents like this around the country…it will be one of your loved one’s next then lets see how you feel.

          • Jack

            Hello BKC. No I’m not kidding you in any way, shape or form. The Taser is ineffective at close range. The shortest effective range of the X-26 Taser is around 7 feet. They were much closer than that to this ill man. Let me stab you with a “flippin screwdriver” and see what you say after that. By your logi, you should not shot me if I were to try to stab you with one, right?. I hope and pray nothing like this will ever happen to anyone else (but I don’t live in a dream world, like you do) but I and everyone else has the right to defend themselves from crazy people with deadly weapons.

          • Mel

            Hey stupid if a bee flies in my face I’m gonna swap it with a newspaper! Not wave a Uzi gun at it and empty the clip idiot. There something called over kill and excessive force dummy. Your fear should not take innocent lives as excessively as they do. It wrong period.

          • Jack

            I think that would be over kill trying to use an Uzi to kill a bee. But if you used it to defend your self from a crazy person with a deadly weapon I would defend you from people like you. He was not innocent and came at the officers with a deadly weapon. You’re wrong, period.

          • Anna

            you have to think about that mans capasity to understand what the officer was asking him to do…they were told that he was Having an episode and She needed HELP!!! THEY could have choosen To Subdue him another way…this Was a clear Case Of excessive Force

          • Jack

            I don’t have to think about anyone’s capacity to understand anything Anna. All I have to understand is that, that man wanted to do harm to the two police officers and they responded to the threat. They can choice to get stabbed by this crazy guy and possibly die because this crazy guy does not understand them? That’s flawed reasoning at best.

          • Brandon L

            I hope one day you answer the door with a screwdriver in your hand and get blown away. You had a chance to leave it on the kitchen table before answering the door. No wait, even if you did leave it on the table, you could still run back and get it….. so you STILL need to be taken you. You sociopathic freak.

          • truth

            Why was his mom so calm, cool, collected… if he was so DEADLY? AND officers get all that training , to be afraid of a screwdriver?
            Naw im nit Seeing the other side on this one.

          • Jack
          • disqus_9fhZYKUgbw

            An eye glass screw driver is a deadly weapon?

          • Jack

            That it is. That screwdriver appears to be much larger than for eye glass.

          • disqus_9fhZYKUgbw

            So in your gun loving mind there was absolutely no way for these two trained professionals to stop that young boy who took a step forward other than to pump 5 rounds into him? Don’t you see how you violent racist tea party nut jobs are runing all living standards in this country. Why the fuckn are you all so blood thirsty and violent? Go back to nazi Germany and leave America

          • Jack

            Well NAZI Germany does not exist anymore. The TEA party are (contrary to popular opinion) not a bunch of “nut jobs” nor are we “racists”. Most TEA Party people want to improve the living standards of everyone by raining in an over bloated government and lowering taxes for everyone.
            The two “trained Professionals” are also people, who like most people don’t want to get stabbed while trying to do their jobs by anything. That crazy man was not a “young man” he was a 38 year old man with mental problems, having mental problems does not excuse you from trying to kill two police officers or anyone else ,nor does it excuse the police officers from being allowed to defended their own lives. It’s sad that this man is dead, but blaming the police for this man actions is foolish. Have a great day Disqus

          • disqus_9fhZYKUgbw

            Would you like some incredibly embarrassing example video clips of some tea party nut jobs? Theres actually an endless amount of them out there. Just google image search “tea party rally racist signs” If it doesnt make you sick to your stomach then you are def one of them and which is why you should move to Germany, there a plenty of neo nazis still there you will fit right it since you are def not fitting into a multi cultural America. But you would defend such racist crazy tea baggers … Cops are cowards. Plain and simple. They are uneducated thugs with badges. The entire policing system needs an overhaul. And since you crazy fucko tea baggers hate government and socialism so much, why not support private police forces like a few towns in texas have taken on.

          • Jack

            I’m not hear to talk about politics with you disqus or where I want or where you want me to live or the fact that not agreeing with you and your point of view will make me a “NAZI” or what ever other kind of socialist term you want to call me. I’m here to talk about this video and why I don’t think the police did anything wrong. Please tell me how you would make the police better Disqus?

          • disqus_9fhZYKUgbw

            Even if he was charging them with the screwdriver up in the air like he was about to hack them with it WTF harm do you think it would have done. Also why isnt stepping away from, running from, getting behind something etc a choice at all for cops to avoid harm? Why is shooting rounds and rounds in to someone the ONLY options US police have to deal with the public that they are supposed to be defending?

          • Jack

            Getting stabbed by any metal object is going to do harm. Stab your self with a screwdriver and see how much is tickles Disqus_9fhZYKUgbw.

          • disqus_9fhZYKUgbw

            These police and the lack of sympathy and even encouragement of some fringe blood thirsty Americans is soooooo disturbing.

          • Jack

            I have sympathy for the man that died. I’m just saying the police in this video were not wrong when defending themselves from a man with a deadly weapon.

          • TheMachine

            It’s called a taser. Or a baton. Or good old fashion fists. What, are our pigs such fucking pussies, they’re afrisd of a little punch in the face, a possible punture from a tiny screwdriver ? Give me a break. Fucking man up. A gun is the first resort apparently in this fucked up country of ours. As for the “if you don’t like it, leave” bullshit, all these power hungry, trigger happy, pieces of shit should be exiled to Guantanamo bay.

          • Liam Elba

            Screw drivers aren’t that deadly…lol.

          • corners

            “What injustice, the cop defended his life from a nut job that had a
            deadly weapon and came at the office with it. The police were nice and
            asked him to drop it first before the man came at them”

            the crazy guy walked out of the door twiddling a tiny screwdriver.

            Your view on the world is why cops are killing innocents.

          • Davo Paul

            I concur. It’s a pisshole of purposeful ignorance. Dangerous times.

          • Wild Bill

            Just Move To Canada Bud
            We Got Rid Of Most Of Our Police Stations And Each Time One Goes Bad /Renegade We Make It An R.C.M.P Station.

            We Also Employ Army Vet’s Bound By Honor To Canada’s and Its People To Serve In RCMP To Eliminate Corruption Via Politics in The Station .

            Plus Racism Is Hate Speech Her Punishable By Law .

            Just Avoid Alberta , Basically A Province Full OF Republican Trump Supporter Types … Not As Racist But Equally Selfish And Dumb .(Global Warming Denier Holdouts In Canada )

            Good Luck
            See You Soon!

        • Real Dude

          you piece of shit!! i guess youa re one of those trolls the government pays to counter reasonable arguments. I hope the same fate happens to you or your loved one!

          • RealTalk

            yukon don’t know wtf he talking about, watch when america goes krazy aka nationwide scale riot. people just start dying left and right, then we all should ask him if he wanna leave then, when all that does happen..because then you won’t be able to sleep peacefully at night..i bet then he wouldn’t be saying all that shit he just said….

          • ReaLtalk

            oops, i replied to the wrong person LoL o well i was talkin to yukon

          • Real Dude

            its ok fella, we stand for what is right, so no qualms, you make valid arguments that’s what matters.

        • Chris

          The cost to renounce citizenship in America has risen, by some esitmates, 400% in the last 30 years. So no, we are not “free to leave.” We’re talking thousands of dollars to say “I dont want to be apart of this anymore.” So stfu, you ignorant moron. If ou dont want to believe there IS a problem, then you are A PART of the problem.

        • Lorna Cote

          You can’t just leave… Ever hear of immigration policies??!! No one can just get up and move to another country unless you are filthy rich. #themoreyouknow

        • Masculist Man

          Whatever Officer Yukon.

        • xyz

          When you leave you still have to pay taxes. If you give up your citizenship you have to give up a large percentage of your assets to the government.

        • Jeff Lachance

          You gonna pay for me to move?

        • Kevin

          Oh, thats a nice attitude to have, Yukon. Don’t give a crap about injustice where you live, well eventually that injustice will happen to you.

        • Eileen

          Actually Yukon – you’d be surprised how hard it is to get out of here. It is not as simple as getting a ticket to leave. It is certainly not as simple as crossing the border.

        • Enrique Elizondo

          asshole

        • kkb

          Yukon, you’re part of the problem. We’d like YOU and the other jackwipes who wrecked this country to go. Thenk yew veddy much. Buh-Bye, now.

        • Yukon_is_Dumb

          Your argument is wrong…Let’s see you leave the united states without your proper and paid for papers…dumbass…you are forced to stay in this country without authorization to leave. If you have no passport then you are “Made to stay”…fool, so no you can’t just leave lol

        • Allan Kwiatkowski

          Your cops are making people leave now.Great country your two cops cant disarm a handy.

        • al

          you must be a bad cop

        • John Dix

          You’re an idiot.

        • Azzaam Abdul-Hakeem

          Wrong economic situation and restrictive immigration laws today, prevent people leaving, unless your part of the EU then you got freedom of movement without passports.

        • DOC123

          You’re a fucking asshole for saying that you know. You must be as white as the police men whom pulled the trigger. Fucking racist. My two year old brother has a better sense of policing than any of those officers. You all will reap what you sow. Just wait on time. No evil deed goes unpunished. White Bastards. The man was holding a bloody screw driver for God’s sake. He didn’t know what was going on. How could they just shoot him? There’s a special place in hell for those police men, and each day, the devil increases the heat

        • Christopher DaCorte

          So let me get this clear. According to your statement, which just reeks of higher education, rather than addressing and fixing the problem of police brutality and murder, and all the other corrupt shit they get away with, you think those of us who have a problem with these unaccptable behaviors (that the constitution “protects” us from, by the way, yeah, i know, it sounds funny but its not a joke), should leave america, because its totally awesome and cool that it (being police brutality, murder and corruption) happens and should be allowed to continue to happen, and that if you have a problem with it. Fucking Leave. Does that about sum it up? Am i wrong? Care to clarify what you actually meant? because that’s the kind of retard you and everyone who says “then leave” sounds like when you say it.

          Congratulations. You’re part of the problem.

      • Jack

        You are free to leave anytime you want to.

      • Mike Brown the dumb nigga that

        Then leave you crackhead. Oh, thats right you can’t get government assistance in other countries so you can’t take advantage of the system. So that means you would actually have to work hard in other Countries.

      • LaughingItOff

        Believe me, the governments of Europe are evil in a totally different manner. Believe me on that one. I used to live in Europe, I now live in the US. Believe me on that one: living in the US is not that bad. Just do everything you can to not involve the police in your life.

      • BadBmBam

        Why not just get rid of all cops and have total anarchy.. then lets see what your next complaint is. Im sure you’ll get louder.

      • Dan

        MOVE ASSHOLE

    • Dimitri Theodosakis

      Me too glad not living in Serial Killers aka US Police

      • Chase

        wow, the Ignorance that is all over this comment is incredible. Hard to believe that you are still alive, you sound like someone that would wave a screw drive, knife, blade, gun, ect.. dont worry you will be killed too.

    • Yes….the police in this country are PIGS and totally OUT OF CONTROL. I have been filming them in action for 15 years and they HATE me for it. I am KC and I approve this message

      • Cromwell

        Please keep filming them. Your bravery is appreciated. Our own leader up here in Canada is trying to Bill C-51, which if enacted will be come Canada’s version of the patriot act.
        Tens of thousands if not hundreds have been protesting, but I think we are going to be F*&$#D.

        • Thanks for the info. I was told Canada (Esp Manitoba) was FREE of Police corruption. Tell me do you about police in Winnipeg?

          Click below to order copy of my new CD!

          https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=NBUVTVWDT39NY

          Check out my Official Youtube!

          http://www.youtube.com/kevincurtislive

          The information contained in this e-mail message is intended only for use of the individual or entity named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited.

        • Thank you so much! I will continue my work. I will FINISH what I started 15 years ago. I already see in the last decade, changes like the “body cams” now on police officers which will hold them accountable for their actions and choices in the line of duty. The suicide rate for military men and officers of the law are staggering. I know the REASON for this. I’m sure you do as well. Tell me what you see happening in Canada with Police officers? I was told they are not corrupt like here in the states.

    • billard412

      Where are you from? Just my own curiosity. I love a good example of somebody who doesn’t even live here and recognizes from afar how fucked we are.

      • Cromwell

        I am from Canada, right on the border. I used to come to play golf in the states, and did a great deal of business with you country in the 80’s-90’s. I watch and read your news constantly. I will never come there again. Remember please that I stated your POLICE are out of fuck control, most americans I meet are allright.

    • Gary Williams Jr.

      and it’s spreading to all un countries

    • kkb

      They should have the decency to at least declare they are at war with us, instead of pretending they’re not, and then murdering us. We are SO SCREWED.

    • Brandon L

      If you’re in Canada and think it’s not the same here, you live under a rock.
      It’s the ULTIMATE COP “RUSH” to shoot at a live target instead of a paper one.
      Cowardly, Bullying, Psychopathic Superhero Wannabe, pure evil FREAKS are your “friendly neighborhood cops.

  • SY Phonik

    jesus christ. let me guess they “were in fear for their lives” now wait to see the bootlickers come in and say the guy was a scumbag and deserved to die because he had a screwdriver in his hand and didnt submit to pig orders inside his own home

    • Ferit Tuzer

      exactly what the israeli commandos did to the aid flotilla in 2011.

  • spacebunz .

    Holy shit! Those guys came to execute it seems.

    • SY Phonik

      so sad. the mentally ill & homless are taken out so often now days without a second thought

  • Omar Jackofalltrades Elsheikh

    Out of control. Judge, jury and executioner. And in under 30 seconds

    • SY Phonik

      license to kill whomever they want whenever they want with no repercussions even when it’s caught on film

  • dollarbill

    Can someone please retrain every police officer in the United States. If looks like they read “what would Satan do?” Handbook.

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      I’d say it’s less about the training, and more about the personality types this job attracts, and the I.Q. level restrictions. We’re hiring the wrong people for the job.

  • Ernest

    Try to harm me youre gonna get harmed! Don’t do the crime and you wont do the time!

    • MDWilson

      So it is illegal to hold a screwdriver in your own house?! I suspect you are also a pig.
      Might want to Google “how to use apostrophes”, so that it is only your idiotic statements rather than your grammar making you look stupid.

    • CornbreadDamnitCornbread

      If a man with a screwdriver is threatening to you when you have mace, a tazer, a baton, and a gun, you’re a f**king b**ch and you don’t deserve to have a badge.

    • SHUT THE PHUCK UP ERNEST

      Now if you clicked to watch the video then you know damn well that man wasn’t trying to harm anyone either u didn’t press play, your mother raised an ignorant person, you’re a bitch or all 3. I can only wish harm on your children. Sorry but not sorry

      • Tired of this page

        Wish away, you worthless coward. You give retarded people a bad name.

    • Ready 4 it

      So they couldn’t take a few pokes with a little tool? The most that would happen is a fucked up eye or a little brain damage. Nothing a coma couldn’t fix. Or they could have pushed pause and politely took the dipshits toy away. Or they could legally defend themselves from an imminent threat and stay alive. Hmmm, which one to choose… This page is full of delusional shitbirds.

      • ignorant

        They could have used a taser shitbird! They had guns, he had a screwdriver. Dummy.

      • revelationsbook

        I would like to believe that there are some good cops out there, with all the bad reports it makes you wonder. You have to be blind cripple and crazy not to see what their agenda is. Kill as many black they can and get away with. The evil ones are ruled by satan and don’t realize God knows what’s in their heart before they take a life he created. Their doom is certain unless they repent. God is not mocked, whatsoever a man sowed that shall he also reap. God promised they will reap every evil deed they have done. When they are burning in hell they will be begging the souls of those they have murdered to give them a drop of H2O. Everyday I open my FB book page and see another report of cops killing none but unarmed blacks. I have never seen a report of them killing unarmed whites. When some white kid go crazy on a killing spree in the schools they are taken into custody unharmed. Why aren’t they afraid of them? I saw a video of this 50 y/o white man waiving a gun around in a park. The cops talked to him more than 30 minutes before they shot him without killing him. A 12 year old in a park waving a gun around was killed within seconds. Another video 2 cops were trying to arrest a white guy who attacked one of them while the other one watched before tasing him. He ran out and got away without getting shot in the back.

    • shaitn

      Pay attention. At no point did the man threaten them with the tool. He was holding it harmlessly and didn’t submit to their orders to drop it within a few seconds so they killed him.

  • MDWilson

    Never call the police. They are cowards, thugs and murderers. I am 57 y/o and out of shape and I could have taken that screwdriver away from that poor man in a couple of seconds without hurting either one of us.

    • Angie

      You are a complete dumbass! I hope you NEVER need the police and if you do, I hope they do not come to your aid! You obviously are not very intelligent !

      • At least he has a better grasp of grammar and sentence structure.

        • Real Dude

          hahahaha good one!

      • Lorna Cote

        Put down the badge and gun “Angie”, it’s clouding your judgment. When is the last time you seen a cop do anything to protect a citizen??? I haven’t seen it and I grew up with cops in the family and friend of the family. They are there to protect property and collect revenue, nothing more.

        • Chase

          your funny, and ignorant all at the same time. Just remember, LORNA, Dont call for them when you need somthing or their assistance. handle it your self and see how far it gets you haha.

      • fuckinidiotseverywhere

        lol you’re not even intelligent enough to compose another original comment…. you just add a few more words in and you can reuse it huh?? If you don’t see that generally cops aren’t fucking helpful at all, then YOU are the moronic one.

    • Chase

      hahahahahaha, buddy if you ARE 57Y/O, he would have stabbed you 10 times before you could have blinked, JUST SAYING!

      • MDWilson

        GET OFF MY LAWN YOU YOUNG WHIPPERSNAPPER! LOL!! You must be very young if you think reaction times slow that much by the age of 57. I’ve probably lost about 10% of my blazing speed to age and another 5 to 10% to being out of condition, but I am still faster than most people. You are partially right that I would probably not try to disarm a 20 something man who is a trained fighter who has his wits about him and an intent to do harm. But that is not the case here. Mentally ill people tend to have very slow reaction times and muddled thinking and they react emotionally to the situation around them (B.A. Psych, former mental hosp. employee). So you never act threatening or yell because it will usually cause a bad reaction. I could have probably gotten the patient to give me the screwdriver by telling him I thought it looked cool and asking to borrow it. If not, I could certainly have distracted him and simply snatched the screwdriver, but I would only do that if he was immediately threatening to someone, which also was not the case here. I know this because I have disarmed mentally ill people before, without hurting anyone. We need to train our cops better.

  • Damien Cross

    KILL THE PIG WHO SHOT HIM!

    Give The Pig Wings in FRONT of HIS Family or just Burn the Motherfucker in his Home or his car! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

  • Damien Cross

    This is just ONE Reason why we CELEBRATE when a Pig gets killed on or off duty!

    • kirkt95

      Edgy.

    • Tochiro

      Chris dorner is my hero

  • Swapster_com

    Wow… I guess that cop decided that backing away a few steps to decrease any danger to himself was not a good option. The better option was stand his ground and fire almost immediately. THAT WAS MURDER.

    • heqtiik

      Well said. this is a joke. No wonder cops have the name they have for themselves. its wrong to stereotype people like this because there are good officers out there who try and make the streets safer. but it seems a majority dont.

      • Angie

        You are a dumbass and I hope you never need the police! If you do I hope they don’t come to your aid asshole!

        • Masculist Man

          The lady in the video wished she didn’t call the cops.

          • chase

            i wish she wouldnt have either, then maybe the crazy guy would have stabbed her with the screwdriver… but we cant sit here and talk about “What If’s”

  • E. Nigma

    If only police were equipped and trained with some kind of non lethal device for situations like this.. maybe something that could shock or “taze” a person. Someone should get on this completely original, never thought of idea.

  • Tony Velez

    that was murder, plain & simple & of course, the prosecutor will NOT press charges, hence the hate for cops, this is why i NEVER call the cops

  • repeal the federal government

    This is why I smile when a fucking cop gets killed

  • Cops are murderers

    Daaaammmnn but he was just twirling a screwdriver in his hands. Woooooowww!!!!

  • Mic Craig

    The names of all of these cops should be published on social media. all cops responsible for executing vulnerable people and innocent animals. the cops in USA are untouchable in their own country but they go on holiday, unarmed,
    to various parts of the World, let’s see how brave they are then.

  • Asante

    I would kill a cop in a minute and deal with consequences later!

  • gellero

    Police are ignorant barbarians….share this page…and ask friends to share

  • Angelo

    At 0:22 you can see the cops taser. What the phuck is wrong with these cops. They just don’t give a phuck.

  • Ready 4 it

    Sure you would. You’re a bitch

  • yukon

    I bet 90% of you would not last one day doing this job. The police officers put there asses on the line everyday. Most of them just want to make it home to there wife and kids! So don’t judge unless you’ve actually done this job… It’s alot harder than it looks… I’m not saying that every cop is a fucking saint but you can’t say all cops are bad just because of a few apples. Anyways by my eyes it looks like the guy had a screw driver (twirling it around). Then he stoped held it in his hand. The officer says”can you drop that for me? Drop it!”The guy starts walking forward in an aggressive manner… The officers yell “stop”. The suspect does not stop and officered shoot him dead…. Didn’t seem to be an (lunging)… Nor an execution… When I think of execution in thinking they shot the man on his knees unarmed or somthing like that..It was a bad judgement call for the police officers. i agree, They could have handled it without deadly force.

    • You sound not quite so smart

      Dude you sound as ignorant as I bet you look. This man had a damn screwdriver. A SCREWDRIVER!!!! They could have used a taster these idiots chose to use a gun and take someone’s life are you fucking serious??? Why were their lives more precious than his, his life was equally important as theirs. They take people’s lives like it’s nothing. It’s not ok to kill anyone who may seem “unstable” that’s not their job!!!! I’m a nurse and I deal with rude people, I get hit on my job, spit on, I risk my life caring for me with deadly diseases every single day but never is it ok for me to kill them because of this. You need help

      • Yukon

        Ok,drama queen. Don’t put words in my mouth. I never said it was ok for them to shoot him dead. I said it was a ” bad judgement call”. I also said they should have “””not”””used deadly force. Also I left out that they “”” should have took his mental illness into consideration””” plz read what people type more carefully before you lose your shit..

        • Hiram Shekelstein

          You fucking asshole… “If I make a “bad judgement call,” one of you blue suited faggots will ticket me and haul my ass to jail. One of you stupid fucks makes a “bad judgment call,” and people get fucking murdered. Talk about your gentle euphemisms… Oh… sorry. I know that word is prolly a lil too big for a fucking cop.

          BTW, genius, the woman exited the door saying her son was mentally ill. I believe she said he was manic depressive and schizo. But fuck her. You assholes will just kill her fucking kid. What’s she gonna do about it? What’s anybody gonna do about it? Right… nothing. You know it. The rest of you psychopath cops know it, so you just go on killing and thieving, and beating and tazing. Cuz that’s what it means to “serve and protect.” You pussy ass motherfucker.

          • Yukon

            Just because I talk like a cop… Doesn’t mean I am one.

          • Yukon

            I never said I was a cop dude..I’m in the marines….

    • Bruce Wayne

      boot licker…

    • Hiram Shekelstein

      Fuck you, Yukon. You choose to be a cop. Perhaps you got your ass kicked throughout high school, or were abused by your Dad, or maybe you just have an incredibly small penis, but fuck you. You could do other jobs, but it’s easier for you, and likely more fun, for you to get paid to be a thug. “Put your asses on the line…” Motherfucker, please. No one forced you to be a cop. You guys fuck peoples lives up for having pieces of a fucking plant on them. You guys steal money from people at every opportunity, and when one of you get caught fucking up, you know nothing terribly bad is going to happen to you, whether you stole, assaulted, maimed, injured or killed. Fuck no, in fact you’ll get bullshit charges pressed against your VICTIM instead. Fuck you you fucking cock sucker. Choke on a bowl of dicks.

    • Real Dude

      i would not be surprised if you are one of those zombies brainwashed by the sorry excuses those old men on fox news who desperately grasp for relevance and attention advance. What is wrong with a cop using his taser? So someone who took the oath to serve and protect has become the judge, god and executioner all in one. are u satisfied you piece of shit?

      • Yukon

        I’m satisfied by what you said. It was a bad judgement call.

        • Real Dude

          well hope you someone very close to you doesn’t go through the same ordeal, i would like the watch the pricelss expression on your face. Besides you said you were a marine, oh mercernaries for hire..no wonder the ideology you have is that of a muderer!

        • Lorna Cote

          You better hope you or someone you love dearly are never a victim of someone else’s “bad judgment call”.

    • Sarah Mangeno

      Yea such a dangerous job yet it’s not even in the top ten most dangerous jobs. Not to mention the number of officers injured or killed on the job has been on a consistent decline! So it’s not as dangerous of a job as you make it out to be and if I was physically able I would be a cop just to prove that I could do the job without killing innocent people and actually uphold the constitution that I took an oath to uphold!!! Claiming it’s a dangerous job is not an excuse for the behavior that a majority of the cops exhibit!!! I believe, and it’s proven on a daily basis, that there are far more bad cops than good cops!!! A good majority of cops have a bad attitude and think they are above the law. They seem to of forgot their place! they serve us not the other way around!

  • TheFrequentPoster

    I have no interest in watching the video, so maybe someone can tell me: Did the cop use a screwdriver to kill a mentally ill man, or did “filmingcops(dot)com” have an idiot as a headline writer?

    • shaitn

      It was a strange way to put it. However, the mentally ill man was the one with the screwdriver, and when he didn’t drop it in under three seconds, the two officers shot him to death. The man was not brandishing the tool at the officers or anyone else. He was simply holding the handle with his right hand and touching the tip with his left when the officers gave the order to drop it and then opened fire, mortally wounding the man. An execution, pure and simple.

    • Jesse Reneau

      The mentally ill man came to door with a screwdriver in his hands they amediatly yell drop it and before anyone could react they shoot him dead. Murder for sure. Dirt bag fuckn cops. It’s sick.

  • Butch Taylor

    that was plain murder.

  • Sgt. Killgood

    This is a message to congress do not give in to Obama about cutting all grants to all police departments if he can’t have his way . We don’t need cops like these . Dissolve the police departments and impeach Obama . What is the problem . Regain control of the military and let them take care of the Puppet Masters .

  • Adam Carson

    Are the police no trained to disarm someone diruing academy? it’s a screw driver for christ sake not a knife a blunt edges screw driver, speechless, I hate American police.

  • Robert J. Muir

    He was probably just doing some work in the house, if it was a white guy they would have been like, “doing some work around the house?”

  • crapsandwich

    Don’t ever call the police. Unless you want a situation to escalate.

  • irfanahmed

    Like america like israel
    both societies are at the peak of mental sickness
    and the president a special kind of moron

  • Justin Wiles

    This kind of shit sickens me, when you don’t comply with a police officer they’ll shoot your ass just because they think you’re a threat. If the person was blind or deaf I’m sure they would shoot them to if they was in the same situation. Cops need to chill the fuck out and give a person some space and some time to comply.

  • Robyn Ryan

    We built this.

  • Holden Ray

    Not all cops murder innocent people, there is always two sides, yes there are those who have killed unarmed and non threatening civilians, but some people die because they refuse to comply. If you have a screwdriver and they ask you to put it down, and you don’t then proceed to take a step, to them you’re threatening their life and their defending themselves. A lot of deaths could be prevented if you just comply and be reasonable about it. Because if it was you in their shoes, you would have done the same thing.

  • Woodwind

    Murdering scum!!!

  • Dominic ‘Dom’ Dinkins

    What’s sad is that while yes this cop used excessive force, is the number of people painting all cops with the same brush. These same people will cry when people paint all black people as thugs who deserved to be shot, all Muslims as terrorists who deserve to be shot or deported, yet can’t see the irony in their comments. People talking about how they would smile if a cop is killed are just as sick and probably would be just as brutal if they were in a position of power. No different.

  • No fucks given

    He got what he deserved its fuckin great I think it’s a beautiful thing that 1 your a psych patient 2 you come out with a screw driver and 3 you get shot because you don’t listen to these fine outstanding police officers with guns

  • jon

    That went from sugar to sh*t real quick… but you also can’t really tell what happened… but a screw driver will kill you real quick… real quick… not saying they didn’t have other options… but when it comes to your kids seeing you at home or on a picture next to a folded American flag you aren’t really concerned with calculating all the information faster than will hunting… I have seen horrible police videos… this ain’t one

  • Lighspeed Snail

    In all fairness, that was an assault screwdriver.

  • jeremy

    guess we should pray about this too.

  • N8

    Cops today need to simply employ more of an educated understanding towards the difference between sane people and not so sane folks. Understand the difference and they’ll be smarter enough to act with such impulse. Old school let way for the new school. Higher breed. Higher understanding. Problem solved.

  • Jack

    He came at the officer with the screwdriver and the officer shot him in response. I would have done the same if someone came at me with a weapon of any kind. The office asked him to drop it and the guy came at him with it.

  • Chad Helm

    Police Officers become Police Officers with intent to Kill. This is a Scientific Fact.

    • Thylacinus

      That’s a Patently idiotic statement. Fact.

      • Chad Helm

        “Patently Idiotic” would be YOU, sir, and your fairy-tale assumption that “Bravery”, “Courage”, and “Goodness”, are the reasons Police Officers are willing to wake up every day and strap on Handcuffs, a Tazer, a Beating Stick, Mace, and if any of that fails or they don’t feel like spending the effort, a Life-Stealing Device known as a “Gun”. How could I be so stupid, to not realize the inherent Love and Goodness that is known and shared by all Police Officers. Oh…one more thing…it’s a known Scientific Fact that Social Predators seek Career Positions that allow them to manipulate/destroy others without getting caught. This means that there is NO WAY that Police Departments are safe from Sociopaths and Serial Killers. Now go look in the mirror and say, “Shame on you, you silly little Tinkerbell.”

        • Thylacinus

          Chad spout your brain damaged, anarchist, drivel of copblock propaganda at someone that might give a shit. Copblockers have the lowest IQ’s on the planet ‘Scientific Fact”. Go lick an electrode. DSIAF

          • Chad Helm

            Ha Ha…you lost.

  • Junior V

    Could Someone Please Help Me look into what Happened to William Poole recently In Gastonia, NC

  • Rolando Prieto

    He did not put down the screwdriver and went at them. You can see that in the video.

  • Dave

    i have never seen a “non-lunging” person lunge forward when shot several times. This is justifiable shooting in any case. Mental illness or no mental illness, he was a direct threat to the officer so threat was eliminated. Period. End of story. It’s sad that a life had to be taken, however this is a wicked and cruel world we live in.

  • Raizurhk

    Its always easy to have an opinion behind a keyboard. Would love to see what half of you would have done in their shoes.

  • Brad Adcock

    Advancing on a cop with a weapon in your hand is a guaranteed way to get yourself shot. They were not in the wrong here no matter how much the cop hating fools want them to be.

  • F

    I find it interesting that even WITH a body cam, we get no clear idea of what happened. The officer looking directly at the suspect appears to get footage of only his partner at the exact second when we need to see if the screwdriver-wielder lunged or not. Why was he looking at his partner and not the suspect??

    And if he WAS looking at the suspect, why is his camera facing only his partner and not the suspect? Also, where is the other officer’s footage from his body cam? Would that video clear things up..?

    So many people say body cams will fix things, but I believe better training for our officers will fix things. Do I blame them? No. Let’s be honest, a screwdriver could kill you. Do I think the shooting is justified? No. They were told (I believe) that the suspect was mentally unstable, they should’ve been better prepared to handle that mental instability.

  • fuckinidiotseverywhere

    why does the cop feel the need to turn up like that? calm the fuck down….!! faggot ass murderer…. We shouldn’t have to live in fear of our ‘protectors.’

  • David Rivers

    i clearly saw that the cop had a taser on his belt, but i guess there just not as much fun to use.

    • fuckinidiotseverywhere

      ^^ agreed. they never fucking use their tasers, when 90% of the time they should. It should become the police standard when dealing with these kinds of situations, instead of immediately resorting to pulling a gun

  • Dongdonghoe

    There are some really REALLY dumb people in this comment section.
    Do yourself a favor and just don’t read them this time.

  • M.Gator

    Why aren’t police officers being trained to reach for their tasers first? And at the sametime since when did a boy with a weapon such as a “screw driver” become probable cause for execution? Lastly why not shoot the boy in the arm, leg or with some form of a flesh wound to stop him from “lunging” at you???

  • sunny Evans

    I am so thankful that I live in Canada, amerikkka is the worst!!!

  • Jorgos

    Shooting was bad choice there and why do they always have to aim to upper body? Why not shooting in the leg for example? And i mean if its necessary to use pistol.

  • noproblem

    Mother walks out and let this happen. She would not have called the cops if she wasnt in fear of her life. The guy had a weapon didnt drop it, when told to. Bang !

  • Frank Schoner

    If the man wasn’t a threat, why were the police called? Police aren’t care givers or your personal minor problem solvers. Why didn’t the person who exited the house first tell the man to put down the potential weapon (screwdriver) before opening the door for the police? Why did she let the man surprise the police with the weapon? She could have at least told the police he had a screwdriver in advance and allow them time to consider a less lethal option like a tazer. Contrary to what is stated, it is hard to tell if the man lunged from the video, but the direction he went when he was shot does indicate he was at least advancing on the police officer.

    Wake up and smell the manipulation here. Everyone should ask the types of questions I put above at the same time they ask what happened with the police interaction. We are all responsible for our own safety or the safety of those we care about. If you call the police or have an interaction with police, use your head and don’t expect them to show up with kid gloves on.

  • ConcernedCitizenKR

    It looks to me like the lethal force used by officers in both the screwdriver video and the knife video that Jack posted below was justified. In both instances there was a person wielding a potentially deadly weapon and advancing on the officers while ignoring requests to stop. If I were holding a gun and someone were advancing on me with a weapon, I would also shoot them.

    However, in both cases I could envision things going much differently if the situation were handled differently by the officers. In neither case did the officers attempt to back up. Simply retreating 10 steps could have bought them more time to defuse the situation and speak with the attacker (in the knife video the officer takes a few steps back, but why not retreat to the front yard and attempt to wait for other officers to arrive?). If they kept their guns aimed at the potential attackers while moving back, then I don’t think the danger to the officers would have been greatly heightened.

    VICE did an interesting piece on the militarization of US police forces last week. In the VICE piece, it is said that time spent on weapons training outnumbers time spent on conflict resolution approximately 15:1 in most US police forces. I think this is a crucial part of the problem that we’re experiencing nationally. When a police officer finds himself in an intense, potentially life threatening situation, it’s only natural for him to fall back to the tactics with which he is most comfortable and most highly trained. Too often, that’s the use of lethal force.

    So again, while I think the use of lethal force appears justified in both of the videos I just watched, I could also envision each of these scenarios playing out differently had the officers approached the situations differently. And in each case I think the officers involved would have been much happier if the situations had been resolved without resorting to lethal force. It’s pretty clear to me in both cases that’s not what they wanted.

  • mark

    I love how you keep calling the screwdriver a “deadly weapon.” Anything can kill a person. A pencil, fun noodle, childrens building blocks. Anyone holding something is now in possession of a deadly weapon. Oh wait, I can take off my shirt and use it to choke you. Im now wearing a deadly weapon. Shoot em all!

  • shon

    Ok iv read many comments onthis video.. the fact of the matter is its 2015 the police have more than enuff resources to obtain NON LETHAL weaponry rubber bullets pepper sprays um k9 ect there was how many cops to one dude with a knife and why does it take 3 to 5 shots at point blank range one shot to the leg woulda dropped the guy if it had to be done that way. Even u vetrans that have been to war kno rules of engagement dont fire less fired upon.. quit giving the police the benefits of doubt lethal force is a last effort of choice they are trained in hand to hand confortation.. its bullshit they fire that many shots

  • Ramon Miles Arcanvs-Fuentes

    American police are out of control?? Where the fuck are you idiots living? Shame on you ‘ Americans ‘ that are agreeing with these overseas pinko Euros that are currently surrendering their continent to Muslims and every other Third World cretin that decides to show up in their little Utopias and wreak havoc. If you feel America is a lost cause, move to Europe or Latin America, the police are REALLY friendly in Brazil and Mexico. They’ll just love your gringo whiny asses there. Just tell the Colombian police that you’re an American and you have rights, they’ll give you a ride to your hotel at no charge.
    Or you can live in Paris where cars are set on fire for days at a time and the police watch. Or Russia where gays are targeted. Or London where a soldier jogging off base is beheaded and no one has a fucking gun to help. Please, leave the United States to the evil, evil police. Take your spoiled asses to Europe, they’ll be sure to welcome self hating Yanks.

  • SvenGoody

    All the cop(s) needed to do was step back, pull a taser, fire a taser. But no, they went for their guns, because when cops spend more time training with their weapons at the range, instead of learning conflict resolution, they will do what they have trained to do. They need to learn to NOT go for their weapons unless a life is threatened. This is BULLSHIT.

  • Robert Rubolin

    lunged didn’t lunge makes no difference you cannot execute some one for a crime that does not carry the death penalty(already ruled on in the 80’s). If you’re a cop and your only way to defuse a POSSIBLE battery against yourself is to execute a mental patient you cannot be in law enforcement.If you can’t use a taser.Baton. arm bar or other defensive techniques then your trained wrong and should not be on the streets.There were 2 officers yet no other options then to execute a person because he has a mental problem that creates paranoia which screaming at him surely didn’t help. A bouncer at a bar could do better than these 2 clowns with no death involved !!

  • Mark

    Seriusly I’m getting real tired of seeing this shit! A screwdriver is the same as a knife.. Maybe even worse, because it makes a nasty wound.. The police shoots the man for not dropping the weapon.. He steps real quickly out of the door with the weapon. You can’t see him lunge the weapon after the police because the camera is filming the ground.. But he have a weapon and makes a fast move towards the police.. Which makes the police react to this dangerous situation..
    Seriously you have some videos that shows us the cops behaving bad.. And then you shows us this which is the complete different..
    Put your self in this situation.. What would you do? A man with a weapon runs after you.. You have a weapon holstered.. Would you just stand there and get stabbed or would you defend yourself?
    If a person is sick.. It’s okay.. If a person is dangerous to the environment you need to lock him up or kill him.. Kill one save 10

  • johnny

    Looked like a good clean kill

  • BustDaMaTriX

    Looks like he was executed to me. I can’t help wondering if these stupid pigs are trying to start a civil war, and to all you pig dick sucker apologists go fuck yourselves.

  • Ace Smithart

    The Cop on the Right had a Tazer . I assume the one who Shot the man did too. Why did they not use that?

  • Leery

    Hate cops? Next time you need help, call a crackhead.

  • go2hell1776continues

    A screw driver ? how can you defend the police when this kid had a fucking screwdriver. tase his ass if anything…… anyone who supports the police action in this video will be joining these “peace” officers in Hell.

  • TruthIsBest

    Well as a Black woman that believes in the truth. I really don’t want to say this, but I must speak the truth. It appears that the man was warned and he lunged at the police, first. How do I know this? You can see before the first shot his body changed and moved from in the doorway to steps outside the doorway and his body turned; just as it would if he lunged at the police.

    Now, with that said; the police were warned that he was bipolar and scio; they could have back away from him and called for mental health or something. I would dare to say, with hundreds of youtube videos to back me up, if he were white, he would be living today. They would have tried to talk to him and calm him, instead he is black and they KILL him.

    Most importantly, Black folk better realize that calling the police for any reason is at your own risk. If I had a mentally ill person in my family; I would not call the police. The police needs to be retrained in America; they are deadly to ALL people of color or shall I say non-white. However, they are also deadly to poor whites because they see them like they see blacks. Sad but true.

    • Frank Schoner

      The facts don’t bear you out. Don’t take my word for it, look it up yourself on the CDC: http://wisqars.cdc.gov:8080/nvdrs/nvdrsDisplay.jsp

      From the most recent year of record, double the amount of whites in 2012 were shot by police compared to blacks. 132 vs 65. If you take data from 2003 – 2012 the numbers still don’t bear you out. From 2003-2012 the numbers are 321 whites shot by police and 274 blacks shot by police.

  • Ben Dover

    i want to leave this place… bunch of arrogant white piece of shit cops out to kill anyone that so much moves towards them. this country is falling apart. beginning with the fucking idiotic police officers that are out there, then the bullshit justice system, then old dusty politicians in office.

  • oobi

    They asked him to drop it. He didn’t drop it. Instead, took a step toward the officer (you’re blind if you didn’t see that). Mentally ill or not, he threatened the life of a police officer. It’s unfortunate, but you can’t blame the officer. My prayers to the family of the victim, and to the officers having to live pulling the trigger.

  • I stood up against corrupt Law enforcement years ago and then I was FRAMED & FALSELY ARRESTED by FEDS last year. THAT IS WHY I AM HERE! KC MESSAGE APPROVED

    http://www.gq.com/news-politics/newsmakers/201310/paul-kevin-curtis-elvis-impersonator-ricin-assassinations

  • Eddie

    It’s really suspect that the camera moved at the last second. It’s too damn convenient that the guy happened to be out of the frame as soon as he “charged” at them. Mind you, had the guy actually charged at the officers, he would have fallen TOWARDS the officers, not stumble and fallen off to the side. People might fly backwards when they get shot in the movies, but that nonsense doesn’t happen in real life.

    In my opinion tthey figured out a way around their body cameras. You shoot a handgun with your feet square in front of you, and the body camera should be facing the same direction. This cop turned his body to the side to shoot… why?

    I’m sorry but cops no longer deserve the benefit of the doubt. Every one of their actions should be scrutinized with extreme prejudice and their version of the story should amount to nothing more than hearsay in the courtroom.

  • dizwerth

    yeah he “came at them with a deadly weapon”, arent they trained to easily disarm someone? they just fucking shot him instead there was like 3 of them and one of him

  • Aphorism

    And why didn’t his mom have him committed if he had such known issues, this guy could have lost it on some innocent people. That’s neglect. You wait until he goes insane to call the police? Wtf. You should know what’s going to happen.

  • Joseph Russo

    Those POS’S that pulled the trigger should be and must be charged with 1st degree murder. A message must be sent that this will not be tollerated under any circumstances. If a civilian did the same thing they would be care with murder. This is happening more ans more and cops are getting away with it.

  • kkb

    NEVER EVER CALL THE POLICE ON YOUR OWN FAMILY unless you WANT that person DEAD!!!!!!!! They are not there to HELP you,

  • keven

    They want all black people dead! they kill us for holding a gun, knife, screwdriver, your wallet even when a weapon is not on our person we’ll get a clip unloaded on us.

  • Ron Tendler

    ….the cops have tazer on hip and a weapon to kill is what was used in front of family member

  • Ron Tendler

    A call for help about a mentally ill loved one was made not a call for an assassination

  • Chris Garcia

    DO NOT call the Cops if you have a mentally ill person in your family acting up, Cops are not trained to deal with the mentally ill!

  • Terri Knoll

    stop calling the cops people shit!

  • Ron Tendler

    American People……Get UP off your asses and use the Freedoms that our Fore Fathers Bleed For!!! Write to your congressman…..Senators….Mayors… join city groups Policing the police and HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD and as for other countries it is called NEW WORLD ORDER for a reason….Really!!!……You Think You are SAFE ????

  • ab

    Pointless even debating it. It’s a fake video. Made only for hype and propaganda. They give you just enough to make you think you saw someone get shot.

  • tiray killings

    HaHA!!YOU KILLED MY CHILD!! YOU CALLED THEM..YOU KNEW THEY WERE GOING TO KILL YOUR CHILD..!YOU ARE JUST AS GUILTY AS THE COP! THE COP ISN’T THE MURDERER..YOU ARE,LADY! NOW DO US A FAVOR AND CARRY OUT THE SUICIDE THAT YOU KNOW YOU SHOULD DO!

  • Tenzo Ali

    I been in many fights and screwdrivers hurt but not kill, these little women in uniform has other techniques to detain a suspect without killing . they killed him because they are not professional police with training, they are just cowards littering the uniform, the difference of armed civil and armed police, is that the civil no training or knowledge of influences of power, however a police officer is trained to psychology and self-defense training, and other training are assumed to be qualified police to serve and protect the citizen and maintain order and sanity and the peace, what kind of example the police gives to the people, the police must stop acting as criminals and terrorists, for the good of the nation and people

  • weefyman

    I cannot beleive how many people have hate in their hearts, VIVA PUTIN!

  • AZN

    The guy has a screwdriver, which can cause serious injury. The officer asked him to drop it but he refused and lunged forward. Why they did not use a taser? OK, let think this seriously. Do they have time take the taser out? And why would they risk their lives by using a taser. Taser has been known to be ineffective to certain people. Fucking think, for once

  • Jay Jay

    The body cam is irrelevant because as you see the they show and record what they want you to see.the turns and face the garage so you only see certain things . Assholes are still winning in that department.

  • Neezy

    Bleeding heart black activists, what have you done for your country? Let our cops do their job. For those who hate our cops, don’t bother calling them for any help.

  • Tinfoilhat

    I don’t at all mean to belittle the emotions of a mother in grief, but that cry at the end just didn’t seem at all genuine. She had no way of knowing whether or not he was dead, and why would she refer to the man as “my child”? This whole thing seems off, and I can’t quite put my finger on it, much like the Nayirah testimony…

  • Phil

    A screwdriver is not a deadly weapon, it can be classed as a harmful weapon, and police officers are trained to disarm people like this anyway, it’s simple abuse of authority. They use their position as an excuse to gun someone down, much like the 12 year old they shot dead for playing with a fake gun.

  • poffalot

    He didnt drop it… You know you can be shot then… I am not supporting it. but its like that.

  • Wat do you expect cops arent the brightest of the bunch especially US cops. One shot could have stopped this guy, since when is it ok to shoot to kill everything that moves just because of a hunch, and to the soldiers out there biging up this brutality you aint no better the last war that Amerikka fought to protect anybody was the Korean War, every war since then has been of Amerika trying to take somebodies shit and trying to bully everybody into thinking like them, idiots you need your people or you wont have a government to govern, better figure this out life dont have no sympathy for you once you cant show it respect, only reason nobody feeling the cops, feds don’t engage in this fuckery they go to college for 4 years or better to show that they could THINK and handle GUN what the fuck the average cop got? an associates in liberal arts or GED. FOH with that petty ass thinkiing

  • Walt

    You know, all of you posting that “the police have the right to defend themselves”.. Ok, you are 100% correct. I have the right to protect myself also. I don’t feel safe with cops around me, standing over my vehicle when pulled over with their hand on their gun. Gives me right to “defend myself” and blow the fucker away according to some of you..stfu! See how fucking stupid you sound now…get the cop dick out of your mouth and learn right from wrong! They had plenty of time on the way there to figure out a way to diffuse the situation!

  • B

    This can’t be fucking real…. holy shit

  • grim

    really 3 fucking shots what ever happened to wounding. also wonder if it would be guns first in a gated community with a rich white family. I know I’m going to get shit for mentioning race but how many white people get killed by cops?

  • stoker187

    You can clearly see the ‘Taser’ (yellow grip) in the cops belt. Now why wouldn’t they go for that first? Beeeeeeecause police are trained to react not think. ROBOT mentality. Training from top down is to blame. Heartless thugs might be the next point.Clearly the the mother wasn’t toooo scared either when she walked out. Another execution? Could be.

  • Maverick & Goose

    With vast knowledge of police training I am able to look at situations from a police point of view and and citizens point of view.. an normally I advocate for police officers, but can still acknowledge When cops are wrong.. and in this case these cops were WRONG!!! no exception none.. I especially know for a fact that police in texas are trained for dealing with the mentally ill. It’s not the most extensive training but there is common knowledge on dealing with the mentally ill so this type of stuff can be avoided. So sad this happened to this young man and his family. No sympathy for the officer who shot him. I don’t know this officer but I definitely know he knows better. He made an poor paranoid decision.

  • Paul Williamson

    I promise u cops….that ur day is coming and it’s not gonna be pretty! A storm is coming and it is called KARMA! TO THE ASSHOLE cop said that it is ok to kill black people ! Just remember those cops that was killed in NEW YORK! U R A ENDANGERED SPECIES WHEREVER U AT !

  • Dmitrii

    They had tazers, was shooting him really necessary?

  • poffalot

    If the mother (who knew so well about his condition) just stood between them, and explained…. Instead of passing the policemen, babbling low something abouyt he being a scitzo-bipolar….. Offcourse, the policemen are just gonna be much more afraid of him, resulting in this…. Its the mothers fault.

  • AmericansareDumb!

    Why not have a Taser guy and a Gun guy?! Would be great for the prison industry!

  • Vexer_V

    self defense or not. this scumbag cop did not need to shoot 3 fucking times. 1 – you have a taser…. 2 – if you dont think the taser is going to subdue the suspect, AIM FOR THE FUCKING LEGS NOT THE CHEST/FACE. fucking american cops. murdering pig scum

  • David Hudson

    You all need to understand the law… There is a continuum of force that is not being followed… The jump from presents to deadly force is shocking… As former law enforcement I can tell you there is multiple methods in subduing and disarming people that are not being employed in the law enforcement community… There is an uncanny blood lust in the police force of modern times… Sad… And it is going to get worse until we all live in fear of the law…

  • Mark Anthony Melchor

    Dallas PD are required to carry tazers to immobilize a possible threat. That’s how this situation should have been handled. You people call the guy a nutcase because he was mentally ill, which is truly sad. Thats basically calling someone diagnosed with autism a nut job. U.S. police departments are taught to kill rather than subdue a target. If the officer felt threatened from the beginning he should have prepared his tazer immediately. I live in Dallas, and know a police officer, and he saod they are required to carry tazers on them at all times. You see that big yellow piece of plastic sitting on the officers hip? That’s it. But shoot now and think later right??

  • Heather Porter

    wrong on every level i think all of america needs a total reconditioning of our police force. Crazy Evil Stupid People.. omgosh no one will ever trust the police ever eve when we really need help. I myself was wrongly arrested one night when i called for help! CORRUPT AMERICAN POLICE.

  • Lajmarie

    These cops need help. I think they are mentally unstable we should shoot them.

  • Lajmarie

    If anyone believes the man was in the wrong and the cops were in the right. I have a new home for you and it’s where the ISIS live. And you should probably go stay with them so when we do kill every single on of those damn people you will be one of them.

  • JakobGummyLover

    You know maybe it is a good thing look to what this country has gone to their lives were on the line they did what anyone in the for e would do if you have a problem well to let to fix it. The only thing se can do is see the we are paying alot more taxs for peole like him in the video tsking our money maybe we need to stop lighty up and maybe us american will stoP funding peole lime this to still endanger lives on the street.

  • capt. s

    they need to go to jail and do not pass go or the court house in their case, that’s just crazy what they did

  • Jack

    Here is the full 18 minute video if any of you want to see the full video. Warning it is Graphic

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nbe-WcYGfa0&t=62

  • al

    cop needs to bring a big bag of lunch it is getting warm out now for protesting killer cops more work to be done you will not win

  • al

    f.o.p club needs to be put down and out of the u.s.a it is a breeding ground for bad cops

  • Samuel K. Hood

    Anyone who says he wasn’t advancing toward the officers needs to watch it again. He was obviously advancing on an officer with a screwdriver in his hand AFTER the police told him to drop it. It is a shame he got shot and died but the cop did the right thing to protect his partner.

    • al

      god will see to that not killer pigs

  • Artman

    So how many times were they supposed to allow him to stab them before it was ok to shoot.

  • Chris Papio

    Doctors and Nurses deal with Mentally ill patients coming at them daily, you don’t see them shooting them dead. this could of been handled in a more positive way if these cops were better trained. he had a screw driver not a gun. they have taser guns and could of taken him down that way. this deadly force with officers is starting to get very out of control. They shoot to kill at anyone these days.

  • Dalton Baggett

    The video has bad quality. You do not see the man and the end. So we do not know what actually happened. So SHUT THE FUCK UP or leave this country if you can no respect law enforcement officers.

    • Ryan

      GFY U phuckin moron. It’s our country, not yours. Killing mentally ill people is NOT okay.

  • Brandon L

    This dude had NO time. He came to the door thinking EMS was going to help him, instead it was the cops. He realized this and just wanted to run away. He did not “lunge” at anyone. There was no time. Cops shot him because they were pumped and because they WANTED to shoot him. IT’S THE ULTIMATE COP “RUSH”.

  • THE MA$K

    420 and its still all about the money cash rules everything around me but only the one percent gets the bills we pay they bills y’all but what do I know I’m the dummy my life’s the only thing they can take from I been done gave god my soul you assholes who make like you have that pose no better than the rest ask yourselves have you really passed the test on this quest as children starve and get molested around the globe while you sit in your homes pretending they not watching your favorite shows and the news that only shows what’s been chose by the ones paying for it to go grow lies you’ve been molded to believe or should I say deceived to achieve but not for you nor me you see for wars overseas terrorism the reason protecting you and I but by the hand of a cop we’re more likely to die those who are also protecting us with greed and disgust if we discuss doing different you been hearing it but this is your deliverance from fear or interference but not from ignorance because people we all been living it now I’m just Htliven this my lyrics and if you hear me or you don’t and it was lil Wayne and them you bought are maybe rap isn’t your thing trust me I would sing it if I could sing THE MA$K anonymous having nothing to do with my name I will never hide my face when its we the people the united states that’s the disgrace to the whole human race

  • Dan

    I call it “lunging” before I call it an “execution”. Liberal A$$HOLE.

  • intifada

    All negros are mentally ill and all should be put down

  • morty007

    there was no need to do this he was not a threat they just love shooting black people they are so corrupt and they are liars too

  • corners

    Wow. He looks like he was holding that screwdriver the whole time.

    He might as well been holding a pencil, cant believe they shot him over that.

    Mom wasnt freaking out, why did the cops?