Originally Posted by tora
??? When did he threaten him with the gun? He pulled it out as the guy was backing up on the bike and never aimed it at him or threatened him, and as soon as the biker stopped the cop re-holstered it. It was barely out for more than 5 seconds if that. The guy on the bike (the cop would argue) was n possession of a deadly weapon (motorbike) and the gun was drawn as a precaution in case the bike tried to hit him. And at what point did he treat him like a terrorist?
well, i'm sure the american police manual says -
"when u get out of the car in plain clothes pull a gun out of holster "
but if it's just me and some mean looking guy on the street
and he shows me his gun i'd take it as a threat
otherwise what's the reason for flashing a weapon?
i'm sick and tired of "deadly weapon" thing
sooo convinient for the cops!
anything can be used as a deadly weapon
i repeat - any thing
i was shown once how to make a deadly weapon from a newspaper
that can crush ur scull
u can take ur shirt off and strangle the guy
does it mean u're in possession of "deadly weapon"
not mentioning stapler
without any doubts for that u're gonna be killed by cops in vancouver airport
no questions asked