Yet another reason why you should really try your absolutely
hardest to settle any non-clearly-life-threatening issues with your
family or friends without calling the cops.
Bearing Arms site has a good compliation of various
news reports on how a North Carolina police officer shot and killed
teenage Keith Vidal, said to be suffering from schizophrenia,
after Vidal had already been tased and was pinned down by
two other cops.
Vidal’s original crime? Refusing to put down a screwdriver.
[Mark] Wilsey said his family called the police to help with his
schizophrenic son Keith Vidal who had a small screwdriver in his
hand. Officers used at Taser on Vidal and then shot him, according
Wilsey said officers had his son down on the ground after the
teen was tased a few times and an officer said, “we don’t have time
for this.” That’s when Wilsey says the officer shot in between the
officers holding the teen down, killing his son.
Then there was this story submitted by a family friend
“…..Two Officers responded to the scene and started
negotiating with Vidal. After about 10 mins the situation started
defusing itself with Vidal becoming more rational. At that very
moment an Officer From another Town Entered the residence and
instructed the officers to stop talking and tase Vidal. As Vidal
tried to flee into the bathroom adjacent to where he was standing
the two officers simultaneously shot him with their tasers. As
Vidal Collapsed backwards on to the floor the two officers jumped
on top of the 5ft 3 100 lb Vidal to restrain him.. As Vidal’s
Father tried to step in and grab the screw driver The Southport
Police Officer that had instructed the other officers to use their
tasers, moved between the father and the pile of people on the
floor and said ” We don’t have time for this” And shot Vidal Once
in the chest as the other two Officers held him on the floor.
Vidal’s father then grabbed the officer as he was lining himself up
for another shot.”
Local district attorneys’ office is
investigating the incident.
Protecting and serving Americans, to the grave.