Police marksmen were accused last night of Tasering a man as he lay grievously wounded in the street after they had shot him four times with live bullets.*shrug* So what?
If he was still struggling, what are they supposed to do, shoot him again? Wait until he bleeds out?
Medical evidence has emerged that one of at least four Taser shots hit him in the groin, something his family believe was deliberate.Oh, for...! They aren't that good. This isn't the movies.
Last night they demanded answers.Here's one for you - your son (currently in a mental hospital) went bonkers, waving a knife. OK?
His mother, Elizabeth Benin, said: ‘Why wasn’t there a stand-off?’Well, you see, a stand-off is like a tango. It takes two.
I'm sure the police would have much preferred a lengthy stand off, with tea on tap and the refreshment van parked up nearby, but if your son didn't play his part, well, it just wasn't going to happen, was it?
‘I want to know why the police did not try to talk to George.’They did - the first on the scene were unarmed officers forced to retreat when a violent knifeman indicated he would rather not chitchat...
‘George is not a bad person, he is a good person but he was not well, I don’t understand why they had to shoot him. I just thank God that he was not killed.’If a sick person stabs you, love, it hurts every bit as much as if a bad person does it. It's just as potentially fatal, too.
Still, nice of you to thank God your son wasn't killed. I thank ... well, not God, exactly... that no policeman or innocent members of the public were killed.