commented on Two-Year-Old Boy Second Amendments His Eleven-Year-Old Sister to Death
@33: Making a blanket statement--as you did in #6--about single moms and live-in boyfriends is not productive. You're talking about a lot of men who are decent enough, and cause no serious problems. Address the real issue of some men (and women) making terrible choices, sometimes with horrific consequences.
commented on The Man Seattle Police Killed Yesterday: 26-Year-Old Chef Cody Spafford
I absolutely side-eye most police shootings. It seems like most of them could be avoided by using de-escalation tactics instead of multiple officers screaming orders at someone.
But they don't shoot to wound, nor should they. You aim for anything but center mass, it's that much easier to miss. People get amped up in stressful situations, and it's hard to shoot straight.
If Spafford was moving forward with the knife, refusing to drop it, then the detective was within bounds to shoot him. It's sad, and I'm curious about what pushed Spafford to the edge that he did these seemingly out of character things, but IF he charged the cop holding the knife, the cop was acting to preserve his own life.
commented on Every Child Deserves a Mother and a Father
Thanks, Pope. Dan did that for a bunch of these, but it looks like he forgot this time.
Minor quibble: The boy in the second story, Zachary, was killed by his mother and his mother's boyfriend. His bio dad is not in the picture.