Illegally crossing an international border and committing theft of tax dollars? No longer a crime.
But minding your own damned business, shopping, and exercising the Constitutional rights that you have put your own life on the line for? Apparently a capital offense, at least in Sin City. Come to think of it, that may be the only thing you can get in trouble for in Vegas.
If the same rules of engagement placed on our military were placed on the Las Vegas police, this guy would have gone home that night and slept in his own bed. And if more people exercised their Constitutional right to pack heat like this poor soldier did, the police wouldn’t have to be so aggressive when responding to a scene – the Citizenry would have already gotten things under control.
I am a huge supporter of the police, almost all the time. It’s an extremely difficult and largely thankless job under horrible conditions. This, however, definitely sounds like a bit of a hair trigger, IMHO.
Rest in peace, sir. I have a sinking feeling that a lot more of us won’t be far behind.