Lsherm: I'm fairly certain that's against procedure in every farking police department in the country.
Wall_of_Doodoo: So you pick an article that has already been submitted and has comments for a lamer headlined one with no comments. I guess the next step is to submit the same story from Buzzfeed and watch this one disappear?I have an idea, why not just give us a list of sponsored links so we can slightly modify or directly quote them to be approved?Fark was once an amazing, silly Internet site. It's becoming a humorless Huffpo crapzone.
seventypercent: EvilRacistNaziFascist: I've no desire to flame you, but the fact remains that if you're in a law enforcement job and you have a visceral revulsion towards killing living things, you're better off employed elsewhere.Do you really equate "law enforcement" with "killing living things?"
taurusowner: sethen320: That being said, a defenseless animal is different from a hostile, armed human. Self-preservation takes over at that point.Not always. Not even most of the time. Many just freeze up. I've seen fellow cops and soldiers just sit there and do nothing when the bullets were flying in their direction. Training is the only thing that can overcome that. Conditioning yourself to just react, and react properly. Something I've heard many times from some very experienced and knowledgeable instructors in the military/LE/firearms world "When your life is threatened, you will not rise to the occasion. You will fall back on your training."What does that have to do with shooting an injured deer? Not much. I'm just responding to the "self-preservation takes over" idea. Unfortunately with many people, no it doesn't. And you never really know if you will until you face it. I've seen some of the toughest talking hard-asses downright refuse to get out of the truck and return fire when their buddies were getting shot at. And I've seen the quietest WoW playing introverts act as calm and cool as can be, doing their jobs with expert precision. You just never really know until it happens.
sethen320: That being said, a defenseless animal is different from a hostile, armed human. Self-preservation takes over at that point.
EvilRacistNaziFascist: I've no desire to flame you, but the fact remains that if you're in a law enforcement job and you have a visceral revulsion towards killing living things, you're better off employed elsewhere.
mialynneb: I'm glad that an officer feels so strongly about taking any life - that's the kind of person that should be an officer.
picturescrazy: My choices were to do that, or let it suffer in shock for awhile before dying on its own. You can still be a human being and put down an animal. Besides, everyone's big problem is that he gave his gun to a stranger.
doglover: Lsherm: I'm fairly certain that's against procedure in every farking police department in the country.On one hand, yes. But in this case, it's totally understandable and no-one got screwed.Policing may not be for this man, as he has a conscience.
Wall_of_Doodoo: Lsherm: I'm fairly certain that's against procedure in every farking police department in the country.Yeah, it is. But, believe it or not, there was a time when a dude who was issued a bullet delivery system could look at his fellow citizens while overwhelmed and find a never again mentioned act of support. There was a time when TMZ couldn't buy you away from supporting your emotionally traumatized neighbor.Sometimes, believe it or not, we all hurt deeply. We put in a hundred or so hours a week and shooting a baby anything despite our 'duty' becomes hard and terrible.When you finally find a decent man enforcing the law, stop crapping on him. Sometimes flexing a finger is a larger burden than ordering a DQ cone.
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