Sunday, April 25, 2010
“DA: Officers who killed two bank robbers justified” by the Denver Post talks about two officers that fired more than a hundred rounds into two bank robbers. Someone did a PLN presentation on this article and I thought it was very interesting. His question for discussion was if these two officers were justified or not, and I believe they are. Their job is to keep themselves and everyone around them safe, no matter what it takes. If these two robbers were dangerous, which they were because they were firing back, then the police did a good thing. Other than the two robbers no one was killed or injured, so the officers did their job and did it well. A point was brought up that the officers weren’t the only ones that were firing; they were being shot at so they fired back. Both officers were hit, one in the leg and one in the arm, so they had to stop these two dangerous robbers. These two officers are justified in their actions because they were only doing their job and did it to the best of their abilities.