I really loathe mainstream media. Every instance of reported police terror drops the line “Police thought he/she had a gun,” as if we’re all supposed to throw our hands up like “Oooooh, okay, gotcha – should of known.” The saddest part is tons of people actually do have that reaction, that’s why it’s the go-to fabrication cops use. Said it before, I’m saying it again: “They had a gun” is the new rope.
I mean it’s an IMMEDIATE mechanism to spin the public narrative away from police culpability. It makes the public think police had no choice but to kill or critically injure this person. I cannot express this enough, disarm the police (now THAT would be gun control). They should not be allowed to carry firearms. Evidence clearly demonstrates they cannot control themselves.