“Did they really have to shoot him?” Sometimes the answer is yes

‘Did they really have to shoot him? Why didn’t they use a taser?” These are some of the first questions asked by the public after a fatal police shooting.

Many people assume that a taser is the “magic bullet” solution to a violent threat. In reality, tasers are not as effective as they seem on film and TV. Tasers are intended to be tools for controlling dangerous behavior and overcoming resistance, but they don’t always work.

The video below shows what happens when a taser fails to subdue a suspect.

An officer must rely on his or her training to observe, decide, and react accordingly as a threat presents itself. Officers often have a fraction of a second to decide which tool to use. They are not always right or justified, and that’s why internal investigations are standard procedure following a police shooting.

The video below does not excuse police misconduct, but it does reveal why many LEOs trust firearms over tasers when a life is on the line.

Officers were called to Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers in Phoenix, Arizona after employees noticed 38-year-old Edward Michael Caruth acting strangely and mumbling to himself. Caruth was seen mumbling before barricading himself in the bathroom. After turning on all the faucets and flooding the floor, Caruth picked up a wet floor sign and began using it as a weapon to destroy the counter. Caruth tried to continue his rampage behind the counter in the kitchen area when an employee grabbed a knife and told him to back up.

Two officers arrived on the scene moments later and ordered Caruth onto his knees. The suspect complied, but refused to follow any further commands. One of the officers deployed a taser after Caruth refused to be handcuffed, but the stun weapon only made things worse. Caruth screamed and broke free from the second officer. He was tazed three times, but continued to fight back and began throwing punches at the officers.

After losing all control of the suspect, the officers were forced outside where the fight continued. After more than six minutes, two more officers arrived on the scene and eventually brought the suspect under control. By this point Caruth was “showing signs of medical distress.” He was taken to the hospital and died from his injuries. The pair of first responders also suffered multiple injuries while attempting to restrain Caruth. The sergeant required stitches for a laceration on his ear and sprained his shoulder and back. The other officer suffered lacerations on his hand and right arm.

Caruth’s motives for the attack were never determined according to CBS News.

What would you have done?

VIDEO IS ON THE NEXT PAGE!

Driver escapes death and wins the race after car explodes into ball of flame at 300 mph

Ever heard the phrase “better lucky than good?”

NHRA driver Ron Capp managed to escape death and win the race after his dragster exploded and burst into flame.

Capps was traveling at 300 mph when his engine exploded and filled the cabin with flaming fuel and oil. “You’re used to what you do for a living and the next thing you know, it’s a convertible and there’s a huge ball of flame right in my lap,” he said during an interview with Fox & Friends.

After watching the replay Capps said he was thankful for his fire suit and can’t believe he escaped with just a few bruises.

 

Husband knows wife is cheating, leaves a brilliant letter for the other man

After learning of his wife’s infidelity, a cuckolded husband left a brilliant letter for the other man. He posted this note to Craigslist with an image of a dirty sock using the heading “To the guy doing my wife:”

To the guy doing my wife. You know who you are. Yes I know. No I am not angry, I would just ask a few things of you. After all you are giving it to my wife.

1.Please stop leaving the seat up, I keep getting blamed and it is starting to get old.

2.You may be giving me a chance to go fishing more often but please stop drinking all my beer. It is fine if you have a couple while you visit(god knows
I drink plenty before I find her attractive), but please leave me a few as I have to be there longer than you.

3.If you do drink the last one buy more or leave money on the counter I will pick some up.

4.Please replace the toilet paper when you use it all. For some reason my 5 year old son believes if its not there he does not have to wipe. We keep it under the sink, unless you can recommend a better spot?

5.After doing my wife please use something disposable to wipe off with. The basket of clothes on the right is mine and the clothes are clean as my wife does not do my washing, I run out of time rushing to work. Last week my sweatshirt was crusty(thanks).

6.Please do not tell my children that you are their uncle, they are young not
mentally challenged.

7.Please stop turning the heat up, You pay nothing and MUD is putting it in my ass, my wife may like it but I think it hurts.

8.When she asks “do these pants make me look fat”, say no. You may think giving a different answer will make her think twice about eating a gallon of ice cream a day but all you are doing is giving her a reason to go buy more pants that she will look just as fat in.

9.Stop eating the baked goods. The brownies you ate were from my mom for my birthday. My wife has not cooked anything that good for years and if she does she will not share.

10.Try shifting your weight when you sit on my chair. The recliner that I rarely have time for (soccer games and practice, basketball camp for the kids takes much of my time and I try to help with school work too)has a grove in it that forces me to roll to the left.

Lastly I would like thank you for taking her to lunch on Valentines Day. She was not as hungry as usual and only ordered one meal.I may be able to use the money I saved to take the children to a movie. I hope you can help me with these items, it may become awkward if I have to confront her. If you can do this for me I will give you a heads up on when I will be gone and for how long so that you don’t feel rushed.

P.S. I am going to take the kids to the Great Wolf Lodge on the 3rd of April for four days, I have a bottle of vodka above the fridge if you find yourself low on beer.

Thanks This was not written by anyone named Jack S.

He left this where his wife and everyone else could see. Although it was flagged for removal when it was first posted in 2008, the original post is still there. Do you think he handled the situation well?

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Fully functional homemade railgun built in the backyard

A pair of backyard weapon smiths have completed an unbelievable achievement, the homemade railgun.

This mobile shoulder mounted electric gun is tested at 20,500 Joules and can fire any conductive projectile. Weighing 50 lbs, this personal railgun system is connected to a power supply system composed of fifty-six 480 J capacitors weighing 200 lbs.

Watch the video and see the future come to life for yourself.

 

Rude woman gets instant Karma after trying to push motorcycle into oncoming traffic

It’s called a ‘zipper merge,’ but some drivers are just too stupid or too entitled to follow it correctly.

When two lanes become one, vehicles are expected to take turns as traffic merges like teeth on a zipper. Inevitably, there’s always at least one driver who refuses to give way and tries to ‘double up’ the teeth in their lane.

This action isn’t just rude, it’s dangerous.

The woman driving a grey sedan couldn’t care less about the motorcycle beside her. When it’s his turn to merge she speeds up to block his path and tries to force him into oncoming traffic. He gestures at her to move, but she just smiles and laughs.

After crossing through the intersection, the motorcyclist flags down a police officer and tells him what happened. Fortunately the drive caught everything on video and the officer is more than happy to help. After asking the motorcyclist to follow him, the officer flips on his lights and pulls the woman over.

The motorcyclist posted the video to YouTube along and described the aftermath, “She got 2 tickets 1 for passing on right and 1 for unsafe lane change. Cop was a cool guy and after he was done with what he needed to do we all went on our way.”

Guess who’s laughing now?

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Videos of motorcycle gang causing ruckus outside school go viral

Eighteen individuals have been arrested for their involvement with Gang 24, after videos of a group of motorcyclists causing a commotion outside a school went viral.

A young man in a black T-shirt and jeans is seen standing on one of the motorcycles and making gestures with his hands.

The group also held up banners, one of which had the letter “24”, “TD4” and a black swastika.

 

Fake motorcycle ad scammed Florida man out of $2K

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – A 67-year-old man drove from Florida to buy a Harley Davidson motorcycle from a home in Madison to find out the people who lived at the address were not selling anything.

According to the Madison Police Department, the victim responded to a classified ad in a newspaper to a man named “Paul” who claimed to be selling a Harley Davidson motorcycle. After several phone calls and text messages, the victim had his son wire $2,000 to the “seller.”

“Paull” wanted an additional $5,000 wired to him, but the victim didn’t agree to hand over any more money until he could see the bike. The victim was also told the bike would be at the house in Madison located on Bradbury Road.

Authorities confirmed that the family living at the house were not selling a Harley and the address was randomly picked by the criminal of the scam.

When the police officer called “Paul’s” phone number a man with an accent answered and after being asked about a Harley transaction in Madison the man hung up.

Source: http://www.nbc15.com

(VIDEO) ISIS Shoots At U.S. Helicopter … The Response Was EPIC!!

There has been footage uncovered of our U.S. military taking down ISIS.

This is the best video of instant justice ever and I am sure you will agree that it is EPIC! 

This particular video has been watched over a million times and it was taken during the evening hours. It shows ISIS  shooting at a U.S. helicopter, and our military retaliated with BRUTAL force!

The response to ISIS’s attack is a stark reminder of all those who put their lives on the line to keep our country safe.

Please watch and share! This video will leave you breathless!

source: https://conservativepost.com

 

1.7 MILLION DOLLAR YACHT CRASHES IN OAKLAND OUTER HARBOR

Holy Cow!! A 51 foot Sea Ray Sundancer Yacht crashes up on the Oakland outer harbor break water. Sun Country Marine in Newport says it used to cost 1.7 Million Dollars…ah little less now…

One important stepping stone that is pretty much the first step of navigating in a bigger vessel like this one is the fact that you are going to want to stay in the channel, the designated area that is deeper and safer for large ships to travel.

Otherwise, you risk running your boat aground and doing some damage.