Was police killing of 95-year-old necessary? Common sense tells me that cops don’t need a Taser or a shotgun to subdue a 95-year-old man.

Was police killing of 95-year-old necessary? Common sense tells me that cops don’t need a Taser or a shotgun to subdue a 95-year-old man.

So, does a 95 year old man in a chair present such a credible threat that law enforcement is authorized to use bean bag rounds and Tasers while safely behind a riot shield?

These sorts of stories are the most disturbing, and are indicative of how the modern police force has lost its way, having forgotten that their mission is to serve and protect the community.  Actions like these are the reason an ever growing number of Americans not only mistrust the police, but are actually intimidated or afraid of them.