BostonBK7 wrote:Why he fired it in the first place is beyond me. Deadly force can only be used in extreme situations; to me, a bottle dropping on the ground is nowhere near that. On the other hand, trying to control a mob of thousands of people is easier said than done, I just think there could have been better ways of doing it. Although I also think that putting the pictures on the front of the Herald was an awful judgment call, if anything good comes out of it it's the shock value that would get a response. Maybe next time people will think before they act, although that would only be in a perfect world. In my opinion, the reality of the situation is that if the Red Sox went on to win the World Series, I can't imagine what would happen. The riots certainly would not be more passive, they would be exactly the opposite.
Well the pellet gun used is by no means deadly force. It's comparable to a bean bag gun, which is another method used as non-deadly force. But it's just one of those subjects where you don't really know what to say. I can see how difficult the job is in that situation, but on the other hand this girl didn't do anything wrong. It was others who were acting up. It's a sad story.
And can you imagine what it's going to be like if Boston has game 7 at home on Halloween?
Man I hope they lock up everybody and anybody the second they start acting out of control. This certainly is not typical of Redsox fan.