IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING, DEADLY FORCE WAS JUSTIFIED
It's an all-too-familiar scenario: Drug-crazed black man won't comply with police and gets beaten, prompting gaggles of so-called "civil rights" activists to call for all manner of revolution.
And as usual, the devil for the activists is in the details. The suspect, 41 year-old Nathaniel Jones -- who weighed in excess of 400 pounds -- violently attacked an officer in such a way that could've easily caused death. The reaction on the part of assisting officers -- as you would well imagine -- was a barrage of baton attacks upon Jones, who was so visibly high on coc and angel dust, that he seemed not even to feel most of them.
Now for the twist. After finally getting the crazed Jones under control, he went into distress and eventually died. Jones was morbidly obese and had a heart condition, although it is not yet known if that was the clinical cause of his demise.
I'm sure most of you have seen the police video at this point. It's currently running 24/7 on the cable news channels. And I hate to break it to any nay-sayers out there, but based on what I saw, my opinion is that deadly force on the part of the police was justified in this situation. Considering his size, apparent strength, and mental state, Jones could have easily beaten to death the officer he initially attacked.
Still, the ignorant, predictable rhetoric persists:
Nathaniel Livingston, of the Coalition for a Just Cincinnati, said: "How many of our people have to die before the city decides to do something about it?"
Give me a break, Mr. Livingston. The question should be, "How many more cops have to die on the streets of America because of ass-hats like Nathaniel Jones?" Police officers, just like any other members of society, have the fundamental right to protect and defend themselves.
Nathaniel Jones used potentially deadly force against his prey, and his prey responded likewise.
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