A Denver police officer likely mistook a soda can for a weapon before shooting and killing a 63-year-old man in his bed, Police Chief Gerry Whitman said Monday…. The shooting comes weeks after the city and police announced reforms to the department’s use-of-force policy in the wake of controversy surrounding police shootings.
I’m sure they’ll announce some more reforms soon. Here’s a suggestion: how about not shooting anyone in freaking bed!
I trust the general public with guns a lot more than I trust the police with guns. An armed citizenry is more effective against crime and furthermore, there has never, in the history of firearms, been a police state without an armed police.