No. The kid was messed up in the head and obviously wasn't thinking clearly, I don't believe he even understood the concept of valued life, when the cops decided to take his life. He needed assistance not bullets.
I think you hit the nail on the head. Just think of what we all used to do as teenagers. We wouldnt do any of that now because we know we might get killed.
Our State Government closed down all the big mental hospitals in the early 90s when it went mad and sold off every state owned organistation, closed dozens of hospitals etc. We have never recovered from this. The mentaly ill were thrown onto the streets. They make up about 75% of the homeless here. The Salvos and all the other welfare organisations are stretched to the limit. Its just a disgrace. If they had broken legs they would be in hospital. Because they have broken minds, they are on the streets.
That video was one of the most I dunno what, bizarre vids Ive seen. It should have ended in he street, not the circus that ensued. No one in charge, no strategy, god awful shots when the time came for shooting. What I found incredible, was that the cameraman was never threatened. Who the hell trained these men, I dont care if youre 8 or 80, if you stab a copper like he did, then the nest thing you hear is a shot. It was like they were playing with him. Its so weird, it could be a set up, but ive seen similar weird stuff from those weirder sth american countries. I agree, he was holding that like he had used it before. Chances are he was high on some powder as well. As soon as he got to within 10 feet or so early in the video, that should have been the end of it. The fact that the coppers ran away from him, before shooting him leaves me speechless. How on earth can you be chased by someone if YOU have the gun!!!!!!!!!!!!
Brian, your ambulance ride. "Lie still or I will hit you again" springs to mind.
Reminds me of the time I was in the back of an "Ambulance" in Turkey, in a blackout. The driver, more like a cabbie than anything else, had the thing off the speedo at 220k, a Mercedes transit van type thing. He was smoking and passing them around, as the guy in the back was on O2. I dunno what worried me more. The Kiwi dying, the ambulance crashing or it and me blowing up. When we got to the "Hospital" it looked like an abattoir, blood on the walls, floor, beds.