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Suicide by Cop Should NOT Be So Easy to Commit | The Matt Masur Show CLIPS

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Far too many people in the US die by the hands of police intentionally.

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Suicide by Cop Should NOT Be So Easy to Commit | The Matt Masur Show CLIPS

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Suicide by Cop
let’s get into this hot take.
You may have seen this story. We’ll give you a little new and vigil tonight in the honor of Judson album, the 17 year old, former Jamesville Dewitt student killed in an officer involved shooting last week, Judson was shot in the woods off a pool year road, not far from Jamesville beach, state park.
Authorities say officers were responding after a psychiatric crisis team from St. Joseph’s requested help for officers from three different agencies fired their service weapons. All four are on leave. Right now. Investigators say Judson album was not cooperating and ran off with what appeared to be a handgun.
It turned out to be a realistic looking BB gun, those close to the teenager, a realistic looking BB gun. I think it was just a real BB gun. That’s what they look like. Families say more should have been done to help him. Melanie Johnson is working for you tonight. I bet she is. So
this kid, he was 17. He committed suicide by cop
and of course. The immediate reaction. Whenever, anytime something like this happens is that people want it back the blue and come up with all kinds of excuses for why they had to kill this child.
Now let’s peel back this particular story for just a moment.
They were there on a mental health call. They didn’t say so in this piece, but it has been reported in others that authorities were told that he had an air soft gun. I understand the mindset of it looks just like a regular gun,
but at the same time you had this knowledge in advance.
You also knew in advance that this was a troubled person. You also had a mental health crisis team on the scene, and yet you had no other option, but to kill him, that was your only tactic. It was the first thing you tried
and people argue, well, do you see a gun pointed at you? You wouldn’t want one of those police officers to die? No, I wouldn’t, but I also don’t believe that that immediately justifies killing somebody else. I don’t understand why a police officer’s life is worth more than a child. It’s not to me. And people say, Oh, you just, you don’t care.
If cops get killed, not true at all. I don’t want anybody to get killed. And the thing about this particular situation is had they acted differently. Nobody would’ve gotten killed now. Yes, we do know that after the fact. And yes, at the time, you couldn’t have known that for sure. But
let, let let’s look at this, this trend of suicide by cop. Let’s think about this for just a second. Suicide by cop is a way to kill yourself where you get the police to kill you.
It seems to be more effective than jumping off a building and it’s rising in popularity. It’s becoming a go-to way to kill yourself. Now again, let’s think about that for a second. A mentally ill or at minimum mentally distressed person knows that they can make a few simple gestures and get trained, calm level-headed professionals to kill you.
Let me say that again. A mentally ill person knows he can act in a very simple way that will make a fully competent trained professional. Execute him guaranteed.
How the fuck is this not a problem? How the fuck do the trained professionals who wear armor? How are they all always the victim in these fucking situations?
How are they not bear any responsibility for pulling the trigger every time guaranteed.
If I was mentally ill right now and I wanted to end my own life, or maybe I, I don’t have the ability to end my own life. Maybe I’m too scared to do that myself. So I’ll get somebody else to do it for me, but you don’t have to go out and hire a Hitman.
Well, you gotta do is raise something. Fuck there’s people with cell phones. I’ll raise my cell phone at a police officer in the right manner. I could probably get them to kill me.
it should not be that easy.
I don’t know. I don’t know how this is even so controversial.
I just don’t and you know, again, a lot of people could say, Oh, what do you, what do you wait? What do you wait for him to shoot you?
Maybe again, I, I wasn’t there. I’m not in that situation. So it’s very hard for me to be hypothetical,
but I can imagine that it would also be very hard for me to kill a kid much harder than it was for these format. Four of them,
there was no other way to subdue him.
None of these four men could flank the kid, take them from the side, tackle them,
shoot him in the foot. No, that’s not realistic. Taser, nah, pepper spray, no duck and take cover and confirm. He’s got a real fucking weapon. Nah, just fucking kill him. No questions asked.
And now you’re going to have thousands of people act like you’re the fucking victim because you murdered a kid. Oh, what are you heard to do? Can you imagine he didn’t fucking have to do that. I’m sorry. And, and again, you can take this any way you want, but it should not be so easy to kill people. It should not be this easy to kill yourself
by getting another person to shoot you. Do you realize how ludicrous this is?
I’m sorry. And again, I don’t want anyone to have any harm whatsoever. I don’t want a police officer shot. I certainly don’t want one killed, but this, like it’s also them situation is created by the police. They are the ones that made it, that binary choice. They are the ones that didn’t use any other tactic didn’t even attempt.
Any other tactic couldn’t even verify that it was a real gun or that he actually intended to shoot again, mentally ill troubled person. I understand everyone’s fear. I understand everyone’s concern, but I find it very hard to believe that this was the only option. And if this is the only option that we are training our professionals.
With it’s time to rewrite the fucking book and come up with some new ones and train them with those.
It’s it, it infuriates me how easy it is
to go after these people or to, to make the killers, the victim.
I dunno. It’s, it’s maddening,
but that’s the world we live in right now. We’ve got the officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck till he is dead. He’s on trial. Most folks don’t even make it to trial. That’d be interesting to see the outcome of that. But then again, my issue is really almost more with the public. How are you? So okay.
With killing a sick person as the only possible option? I don’t, I don’t get it.
I don’t get it.

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