If I shout at someone during an argument I imagine they would shout back, If I punch someone I would expect to be punched back, If I took someone on in a knife fight I would expect to be stabbed, If I bring a gun to the party well there is a fair assumption that I might get shot once it all goes down.
This could be the Mark Duggan shooting all over again and lets not forget what an innocent lovely chap he was, a proper upstanding non drug dealing non gun carrying good all round bloke.
Have to agree. Cannot understand why someone jumps to the conclusion that 'a planned operation' equates to an assassination! I suspect there are plenty of planned operations involving the police firearms that don't result in someone getting killed. In 12 months up to March 2016 police weapons were only discharged on 7 occasions yet they were deployed on over 12,000 occasions. Jumping to conclusions about a brief news report is exactly what contributes to further problems like the riots after Duggan was shot
No law abiding citizen has a reason to carry a gun other than for game shooting or similar in which case it should be carried in a suitable secure case to avoid any confusion. Armed response officers are usually placed in a position whereby it is them or us and I know which action I would take in such a situation.
Oh, that was aimed at me - Ages since I was accused of being a sweet young teen, that's kind of weird you know.
Okay, so if we're have a mature discussion, my issue with your post is as follows:- You've taken an established fact in that he was acquitted of a serious charge (it was attempted murder, not murder) and casually implied that basically he was guilty. In fact, the judge in the case referred to the key witness as being 'one of the least compelling witnesses that he had seen in 35 years', the case was therefore thrown out.
Then rest of your post is full of hyperbole based on supposition using as a source that I made an educated guess to be our old friend the Daily Mail. You've then concluded that acquittal of crime + allegations of drug dealing + having expensive cars + having a DIY home security setup = Death sentence.
You may, or may not, be a Daily Mail reader (I think you are), but your post is a classic DM reader summary.