Originally Posted by Sugandaraja
I'm appalled. People are paying £35 for Joop!?
What's the world coming to...
As for the guard. Excessive force? Yes, but it might not be out of malice. Security guards are paid to use their strength prevent people stealing and making trouble. Wise judgment and careful thinking are not job requirements to be a mall cop; there's no guarantee the guard was the sharpest melon baller in the kitchenware shop, if you catch my meaning. He could have just been doing what he thought of as his job.
Exactly. It's like these idiots who commit crimes and then get tased and have a heart attack and then their family tries to sue the police for murder-- despite the fact that they were high on cocaine, pcp, etc, and had a history of heart problems...Or situations of air rage where somebody freaks out on an airplane and has to be restrained and then dies--same thing. It's like the Monday morning quarterbacking that goes on any time somebody attacks a cop with a knife and gets filled with lead-- you always see a bunch of know-it-alls saying "well, they could have shot him in the leg" or something. Come on.
None of us were there-- I doubt the security guard tried to kill him, he could have had health issues--also, I believe the article stated that the thief tried to physically resist being apprehended. It's sad that the guy died-- no doubt about it-- but if it's in anyway "tragic", it's only tragic that he only considered his own life worth $35. The thief was only a victim of his own poor judgment. I'm anything but heartless, but people have to be responsible for their own behavior. Nobody thinks we should live in the times of the Bloody Code, but seriously, criminals shouldn't expect the red carpet either.