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December 17, 2012


Hey Chief you forgot one little thing he was not just injured as you put it but he was left

Hey citizen you are leaving out the fact the was pretending to have a real gun. Why don't you put the blame where it belongs. With thi kid and his parents for not teaching him better.

Here's the "money quote" from an op-ed I published January 1, 2011 edition of the Salt Lake Tribune, "Officers sometimes forced to shoot armed suspects": "Failing to act without absolute surety of a suspect's intentions is a good way for both officers and the public to end up hurt or killed. Such second-guessing is a luxury which those who must make split-second, life-or-death decisions can ill afford."

The only thing that matters is whether the officer reasonably believed that the young Mr. Gomez-Ariza's gun was a deadly weapon which put officers and the public at imminent risk of serious bodily injury. The fact that what the officer originally thought was a deadly weapon later was determined to be harmless is irrelevant.

Had the jury accorded appropriate weight to this fact, the outcome of the case would have been much different.

Chad, My post was meant to be sarcastic. You know the chief likes to be politically correct. What I believe the chief should have said was. This fool did not listen and ran from the police was shot and "PARALYZED" Because he was stupid. Let this be a LESSON to all. "DON'T RUN FROM THE POLICE "

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