Police officers shot an innocent five year old boy in the head while they dimwittedly shoot at a snake. This is the same old irresponsible behavior we can expect out of our police force. I come down hard on the police department because they hold our lives in their hands. Stupid mistakes like this one costs lives and as we see here it did. They are supposed to be trained to think of the consequences of their actions and those of others while handling situations. But, again we see that either the people that we are brining in to these police departments or the training is extremely poor.
Little Austin Haley standing with his grandfather looking over a pond where they planned to fish, when out of nowhere the baby was shot in the head killing him. Why did this happen, you would think that it was some random act of violence by some crazy gang members or whatever your worse case scenario is. But, that wasn’t the case at all, it seems these Keystone cops were being threatened by a snake and decided to start shooting when one of their stray bullets that did the deed. Now this should be an open and shut case but the officers were placed on administrative leave.
How can they explain their actions in this case? Sure the snake in a tree was threatening yet was it so threatening that it became an opportunity for the police to start shooting like it was the wild, wild, west. This is just one such question that we should be asking. If they don’t get charged I will be disgusted. I understand people are saying to wait until we get more information and that all the facts aren’t in or what have you. But, we need to start sending a serious message to these gun wielding nuts on the force that they need to start using better judgment.
I have been hearing every excuse in the book as to why people are being shot. We made eye contact so he should have known I was a cop, I had contagious shooting, and now I was aiming at the snake. How many people have to be shot before we start doing something real about this problem? Every time someone is shot, it seems that the court sees it as legitimate or accidental so no charges are filed. I am pretty sure if this were the cops or judges children all you would hear is GUILTY. Let’s take a look at the people and training before more innocent lives are lost. The grandfather Mr. Tracy said “I’m not saying the cop shot him on purpose,”It was an accident. But let me tell you — if I had a kid and put him in this car and didn’t put him in a car seat and he got killed on the way to town, they’d charge me with murder … and what this cop did is a lot worse than that.”