It is in the Seattle news that a lot of people are being concerned about the shooting death of a woman named Charleena Lyle or Lyles and some people are complaining about “police” shooting “blacks” again.
I assume that the young lady has not left a note, but the situation seems to be suicide by cop.
Is it negligence on the part of the news media to avoid mentioning the possibility?
The police also know that tasers do not always work and police have been killed after using a taser that did not incapacitate a person. Therefore, within a given distance, a police person is more likely to draw a gun rather than a taser.
The “public” does not know that, or some part of the public seems to not know that.
A woman is depressed and her depression is perhaps made worse by getting herself arrested somehow. She lacks a gun and wishes to die and calls in a burglary report request. During the report visit, she pulls out a knife and while wielding it, confronted, menaces and approaches the officers, while also saying, “Do it.”
That is kind of unfair to the two police officers, but it seems to happen several times a year.
If a person is going to kill himself, then, this is certainly one of the worse ways, spiritually, I think. A lot of people are upset or concerned; some people are placing the blame on police in part.
This is bad, but we shall hope that God straightens everything out at some point . . . Presumably it is not a good idea to make extra work for God when it comes to straightening things out.
I see that I get to watch kiro or king or someone at 11 for more discussion of the situation.
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