I know at least 5 people who witnessed this first hand. The streetcar was emptied of people when the cops murdered him. He did not threaten the driver. The driver even asked him (when it was just the 2 of them together) if he wanted to call anyone. The man said he would like to talk to his father. The man had a very small knife and was not a threat to anyone on the empty streetcar or the 20 heavily armed police officers. After 3 shots, the man hit the ground, yet the police continued to fire at least 6 more into him, THEN taser him.On its face seems disproportionate, but let's remember there's been some FREAKY stuff people on transit vehicles with knives have pulled off.
I think this will turn out to be the frailty of an individual cop panicking, but we don't know anything - so we're all just spitballin' here
No doubt the thin blue line will mean some time before we get a better idea of what went down
1 shot is overkill when your suspect is armed with nothing more than a swiss army knife and is not a threat to anyone. The streetcar was empty. Cops are trained to take down a suspect without using guns, right? Or have our cops gotten so useless and lazy that this is ok?9 shots is not overkill if you don't hit your target centre mass, like you're suppose to. that's what they train for, during the TPS college, and through out their tenure with TPS.