File under "What were you thinking?"
TAMPA — ...Richard Longstreet, 34 ...jumped back in the car and pulled a pistol from under the seat. ...Sheriff's Cpl. Mark Clark responded by pulling his taser and jolted Longstreet in the leg ["Hey, stop that! It hurts!" (?)]. Longstreet reacted to the shock, but managed to kick the taser away. He continued to struggle and wave the gun around at Clark, Warren and the children. Clark finally pulled his pistol and fired once, hitting Longstreet in the upper body, killing him. ... [LINK]
Authorities really need to have a close look at the corporate brainwashing (that masquerades as "Taser Training") that has resulted in an officer reaching for his stupid taser when the subject has just clambered back into the car and reappeared with a gun.
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