ST. LOUIS, MO POLICE GUNNED DOWN ANOTHER BLACK MAN. With the most casual observation, the two St. Louis policemen with drawn guns had other choices such as talking the man down; using a tasser gun; using rubber bullet…It’s obvious that each officer were ill trained if they had no choice but to shoot a human being even if he did have a knife while at a threatening distance of 20 feet with a 3 foot wall to negotiate. At least the officers could have easily delayed until the offender stepped down from the wall. After all, they knew that Kajieme Powell could not fly. The wall made a crucial tactical difficulty restricting Kajieme from attacking either officer.
Kajieme Powell didn’t attack either officer before he retreated on ground level with the wall. He was behaving like a rooster. A trained officer would have immediately recognized Kajieme’s behavior as a protest rather than a potential charge into one officer. Kajieme’s verbal expression of “shoot me; kill me” clearly indicated a dare rather than an immediate threat to attack either officer. Any trained Officer would have recognized the nature of this declaration.
It appears that Kajieme had no intentions of charging into either officer. The two officers who had spacing and drawn guns trained unnecessarily executed Kajieme Powell like two cowardice sissy punks!!! Both are ill trained for dealing with life or death situations with human beings or maybe even dogs as shown in the video of the event.
“THOU SHALL NOT KILL” should be the priority, not a rush to shed blood. The Cops just didn’t give a damn about human life, and explicitly they didn’t care one bit about Kajieme Powell’s life.
*** Will Myers