seriously. the guy is cutting himself, he's a danger to no one. Cops show up, suddenly he a danger to THEM, and they shoot him
Let’s play this through. I’m not saying you are wrong, just a mental exercise.
If you saw a guy in jump out a window and start cutting himself with glass and a machete, would you
A. Ignore it and go about your day
B. Call police
C. Try and intervene yourself
My initial instinct is to call the cops. I want to help the guy, but he’s obviously batshit crazy and armed so I’m not going near him unless I know him personally.
I think calling the cops was the right decision because it’s reasonable to think the guy is also a danger to others in the area. If he hacked up some kid walking by, I’d feel horrible about not trying to do something.
Aside from a few full retard cases, all of these mental police “Victims “ would have been fine if they didn’t attack the police. Also, the fact that he chose to attack the police (who everyone k owns are armed) lends certainty to the thought that he posed a danger to the public.
Unless he only went after the cops so they would shoot him, but I wouldn’t gamble my life on it.