Federal Judge Sides with Portland Police in Fatal Shooting of John Elifritz

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1

Shocking given he was white, however, apparently cops kill black people and mentally ill people in equal measure.

2

Sounds correct. Basically comes down to two things [1] can the police safely walk away? Attempted carjacking and threats of physical violence to others... answer no.
[2] Are the police over reacting to threat to themselves or others? Wanted for a violent felony, threatened others, presently armed, less lethal force ineffective in bringing situation under control, moving to confront police or others... answer no.

3

Looks like the ex and her crotch-dropping won't be getting their payday.

4

1 - ridiculous comment. The police couldn't just leave him in there to calm down on his own because there were several other civilians in the room. Second, they tried non-lethal force, and third, he charged them with a knife. Open and shut case. The video is out there for all to see. If anything, I would blame the people who stayed in the room meandering around near the guy. If they weren't present, a totally different response could have been undertaken.