“Monterey Park police shot and killed a man outside the Carls Jr. fast food restaurant near East Los Angeles College Monday morning. Four police officers responded to a call at 9:30 am reporting that an adult male was breaking windows at the fast food restauranton Cesar Chavez Avenue. When police arrived, several patrons ran out of the restaurant, followed by a man brandishing a three foot long lead pipe, according to the Monterey Park Police and the Sheriff’s Department.The man did not listen when officers ordered him several times to drop the pipe, and an attempt to taser him produced no effect, say authorities. The man then approached one of the police officers, swinging the lead pipe twice at him. He was subsequently shot by another police officer, who was “fearing for their safety,” according to a Sheriff’s report. A video posted by a witness on YouTube shows the as-yet unidentified man wielding the lead pipe getting shot eight times by a police officer.”
As many of you know, we are 626 Locals. I have frequented this exact Carl’s Jr several times while living down in that area. You can imagine it is a all too real experience knowing this happened in our community. What do you guys think of this type of situation? It’s pretty shitty all around, but does this justify the use of lethal force? I am not one to point fingers, but my readers can discuss their point of views on the subject in the comment box below.
via Ivy League East