First off let me say This was a 100% preventable TRAGEDY and in my humble opinion $3 Million Dollars for the life of an innocent white man with no criminal record is UTTERLY DISGRACEFUL. Along with this the fact that none of the Officers involved were FIRED is telling of the systemic system of deficient training and discipline at work in most law enforcement agencies across the nation.
Having said that, we are living in dangerous, edgy times when the Armed Citizen cannot TRUST anybody and that includes Law Enforcement. I say this not because I am anti-law enforcement across the board but because from a practical personal safety standpoint, Law Enforcement training nationwide has proven to be way too deficient and inconsistent to take any chances.
So What can the Armed Citizen take away from this?
Don’t Plan on Calling 911. No seriously, Just don’t plan on doing it. Why? Because you are INVITING Law Enforcement into a situation that has a very high probability of going badly. As I have said many times on this blog when it comes to your personal safety and the safety of your Home and Family, YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN. DO NOT PLAN ON ANYBODY COMING TO HELP OR SAVE YOU.
Before you open your door, know who is on the other side not just via a peephole but with a strong verbal challenge. “WHO IS IT!?”
Never Open any Door Holding a Weapon with Police on the Other Side. Regardless if you are on your own property or not. It is obvious Police training and Mentality in this area is highly deficient so just NEVER DO IT!