Many servicemembers leave the armed forces and begin a second career track in law enforcement. A helmet-cam in Albuquerque captured the take down of a homeless camper after a brief confrontation.
According to The Nation,
“Police shot James Boyd, 38, on March 16, after they tried to detain him for sleeping in an unauthorized area. Helmet camera footage shows Boyd finally cooperating after three hours of confrontation, picking up his belongings and approaching the officers, when one of the officers lobs a flashbang at his feet. Disoriented, Boyd appears to pull out two knives, makes a threatening gesture and then briefly turns his back to the officers. At that moment, two officers fire multiple live rounds at Boyd, hitting him at least once.
Boyd falls the ground. Blood can be seen on the rock above his head. He died at a hospital the next day.”
See the exchange for yourself and weigh in with your expertise in military training. Was this a justified shooting? WARNING: Disturbing Content.