BorisK1

BorisK1

Lives in United States West Bloomfield, MI, United States
Works as a Software engineer
Joined on May 7, 2004
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Equipment:
Bodies: Olympus E-3, E300
Lenses: 11-22mm / 50mm / 14-45mm / 40-150mm (rev. I)
FL-36 flash
4:3/OM adapter
OM bodies: OM 4Ti, OM 4
OM lenses: 28mm 3.5 / 50mm 1.8 / 135mm 3.5
T32 flash
Pentax Optio 43wr (pretty much dead now)

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  • It's in the article: "Deputy Chief Ed Tomba of the Cleveland Division of Police told reporters early Sunday. But he did reach for the weapon , Tomba said. " The officers ordered him to stop and to ...
  • We're talking about "pointing a gun at random" that was reported by the 911 caller.  It happened before the police arrived, and wouldn't be in the video.
  • Of course not.  But that's not what happened in the case we're discussing. The 911 call, from the link you posted: " There's a guy in there with a pistol , you know, it's probably fake, but he's like ...
  • "Pointing a gun" at somebody is a grave threat.
  • Why do you feel the need for personal attacks? The officers merely saw him puling it out, in reply to the challenge. The 911 call, from the very link that you posted, stated that the boy had ...
  • Quite rare, actually.  Which is why it's on all the news channels. If the person reported as wielding the weapon doesn't cooperate with the police *immediately*, and instead, reaches for the said ...
  • "Far to rapidly?"  If you have an armed male at the playground is pointing a gun at people at random, how long do you wait? The police were called to *protect* the children from an armed male.  Any ...
  • Correct. Asses the whole situation, prioritize the threats, formulate the action plan, act on it. Yes, they *had* to assume the threat was real. It's their *job*. Had the gun been real, walking up ...
  • Here, the cops had reasons to be concerned for the other kids at the playground.  They were called about an armed male, "pointing a gun at everybody".  The worst-case scenario in their ...
  • Quite possibly.  But the police had to assume that the threat was real. Quite possibly. But the police had to assume that the threat was real. But had the gun was real, other children's lives ...
  • My very first phrase was "if the situation unfolded as described in the article".  How can I be any clearer than that? Had the gun been real, every second would've been putting the other kids at ...
  • As far as I know, most (if not all) schools have policies, many of them "zero-tolerance", that prohibit toy guns and toy knives. In recent months, there were news stories of kids getting suspended ...
  • Unfortunately, he *appeared* to be a lethal threat to the other children at a playground.  That is not a crime, just like stepping in front of a moving bus is not a crime. They did. The situation ...
  • I thought your point was that the boy's death cannot be blamed on the missing orange tip, to which I answered that the orange tip was not all that significant, though it could've made the tragedy s ...
  • I'm simply quoting the article. If you wish for me to use the exact quote "a guy", instead of "a man", I can do so, but it won't change anything. According to the article, they were called in to ...
  • If the situation unfolded as described in the article, the police did not have time to react intelligently.  Human intelligent reaction time (when you actually think and make a decision based on ...
  • The missing orange tip was not the cause of the tragedy.  It was a small detail - but it made things worse. From the report, it appears that the cause (though not necessarily the fault ) was bad ...
  • The 911 transcript says "a guy", and later on "possibly a juvenile". Notice the word "possible".  Anything prefixed with "possible, maybe" is bound to be disregarded in a critical situation like this.
  • Unfortunately, there is a whole lot of things that can get you killed when you're doing things that are just slightly not right.  Here are some examples: Ignoring a traffic light on a road ...
  • I do agree with you, at least partially (not sure what you find to be LOL-ing matter though). I don't think the police were afraid for themselves . From the article, it appears that they were ...
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