I agree with you regarding the definition of “lawful force.” Ozanne did not impress me as much of a human being if he thought everything was just hunky dory on the FORCE issue.
And now I would like to take everybody else involved to task too.
According to DA Ozanne there were 911 calls regarding Tony trying to choke someone, punching somebody else in the face, running into and disrupting traffic. One of the 911 calls, possibly the first one, was made by a friend of Tony. Lest we forget, Tony was a convicted felon. This does not put Tony in the best of lights, now does it. With concern for the safety of other potential victims of young Mr. Robinson, Officer Kenny did his duty as a police officer to try to prevent more violence by entering the house. Tony attacked him with a punch to the head. Tony was being stupider than stupid. HE ATTACKED A COP!! He was wrong, dead wrong. And let’s stop using the excuse that Tony was on shrooms. The law does not excuse your actions if you are drunk. And guess what? It does not excuse shroomies either. If anything, Tony has clearly earned a Darwin Award, adding credence to the Gumpism that “stupid is as stupid does.”
Now, putting that aside, let me say this:
PUMPING SEVEN BULLETS into and/or through him was truly EXCESSIVE UNLAWFUL FORCE, and nobody can convince me otherwise. I grew up watching Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, the Lone Ranger, et al shooting the gun out of the bad guy’s hand, NOT PUMPING 7 BULLETS into him! There is a big difference between self-defense and PUMPING 7 BULLETS into somebody. Kenny freaked out as if he too was on shrooms!
2 Questions: Was Kenny blood-tested after the shooting? Who decided that Shoot to Kill, PUMPING 7 BULLETS into somebody, is now the law of the land?
Next, it is time to scold Common Dreams. Please, everybody, take a good look at the picture CD chose to head the article. There’s Tony in his ‘Sunday-go-to-meetin’-clothes.’ Doesn’t he look all sweet and innocent?! This holy image of him is clearly BS, but since it probably came from his family or friends, it’s understandable. But CD is using this angelic image of the convicted felon who was on a violence spree to try to sway your opinion of what happened here in Madison. If Tony wore that suit to anything other than his high school prom or graduation… Sorry, folks, that was not the real Tony. The evidence clearly shows otherwise. On this one, CD fails the test for “Truth in Advertising.” No more subliminals, CD.
I’m done ranting now.