That's what would have happened but he got out of his car with stuff in his hands then appeared to either leave the scene or reach for his hoodie pockets.Wow. That whole thing is pretty messed up.
Whatever happened to "license and registration please"
Unreasonable to expect a kid to know to stay in the car. His hands were up and ready to accept direction.That situation would not have happened if he had done the correct thing and stayed in the car.
It's just common sense to stay in the car. It's not unreasonable at all. How could you not know to stay in the car.Unreasonable to expect a kid to know to stay in the car. His hands were up and ready to accept direction.
They didn't give him the chance.
I've been pulled over for a felony stop... guns drawn and one officer giving direction.... they didn't give that to this kid.
Ever had your life in danger? Or talked to officers that have? Or anyone really? Getting out of the car is a sign of aggression. The cops only know that he possibly stole this car, possibly a criminal, criminals carry weapons. That is all they know. They don't know anything else about him.Not joking at all. This kid is a PHD student, and I would guess never been in trouble with the law. Common sense or you, and me....
He did what he thought was best... I know to stay in the car, and so do you, but this kid didn't know. His body language was not threating at all, and 5 guys take him to ground?
Draw a gun on him, and command him to kneel with his back toward you, cuff him and interrogate..... that would have been reasonable.
The kid literally leaped out of the car and then turned 90 degrees around, only as he faced the police did he raise his arms, which could have easily been holding a weapon. When pulled over you are to do NOTHING, but wait for instructions, including putting down your window.They didn't give clear direction nor time to do anything. His hands were up and his body language said "what should I do now?" Completely over-reacted.
I Always default to the cops side, but just can't here.
I see him standing next to his car, open palmed and not moving for 6 seconds..... an eternity in a situation like this.
If this was my kid, you can bet theres be an angry dad, and they charged him with resisting..... I'd have a lawyer in the hour.
Again, I always default to side of the police..... they overreacted here.
right,,they would have blown him away and thrown a gun on the seat.You think they over reacted based upon information you have that they didn't. He had 6 seconds to do something and stood there. Also, if he had stayed in the car he wouldn't have been able to be tackled.
I see your point, I do. Really.You think they over reacted based upon information you have that they didn't. He had 6 seconds to do something and stood there. Also, if he had stayed in the car he wouldn't have been able to be tackled.