In Washington County, a young man has been shot and killed by police. Apparently Lukus Glen came home from a party at 3 a.m. and was drunk. He and his father began to argue, according to corp news, and the father called police. Lukus got ahold of a knife and the officers "felt their lives threatened", so tried to stop him with bean bag shots. That did not work, so they shot Lukus. This is very sketchy right now, but I was watching corp news and saw interviews of neighbors who were in shock. They said that they had watched Lukus grow up and could bot believe that he had been shot. This very is similar to what happened to Fouad Kaady, except, of course, that Fouad was not drunk or armed. Still, on the surface, I have to wonder about the way each of these young men died.
Once again someone called for help and that call ended in death.
I understand that tasers are issued to Washington County officers, but that they are not required to carry them. Whether or not these officers had these weapons within reach, I do not know. Though I do not feel that tasers are an answer, I would wonder if they might have been enough to stop Lukus. Anything seems better than shoothing him to death.