A little late to the discussion, but this post just popped up on my radar.
I think there are a lot of good points being brought up in this analysis of the case. As with any situation dealing with lethal force, training plays an important role. The training discussion here is good.
A few good points made:
In the end, it comes down to the individual and the decisions they make. (Guns don't kill people, etc etc...)
Also, sorry to steer away from the OP topic, but I do have to address this "no empty-hand training" business.
Black Knife, didn't we cover your recurring, un-informed bad-mouthing problem just last year?
- Guard 5
- Receiver Sets
BTW, This quote is the best!
Anyone who knows the Atienzas' background, growing up in Jamaica, Queens, would find the assertion that they have no empty-hand pretty funny.