Originally Posted by Gibonius
I'm sure it's reasonable to ask for an answer to that question.
C'mon. I want to know what Wilson could have done with a 300lb guy charging at him and an accomplice who may or may not decide to turn around and join the fray. You might, somehow, say he's probably (that means his odds are better than 50%!) going to prevail because he's a cop with a little stick and a can of pepper spray, but if you're going to be honest, you're going to say that his best chance of ending the situation peacefully is to point the gun at Brown and tell him to stop
Unfortunately if Brown keeps on charging, that die is cast, and there's no time to put the gun away and try something else.
Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin
Did you see a different video than the rest of us?
I often wonder that myself. The video I saw shows the cop pulling Garner down by his shoulder and only choking him for a few seconds, if he did it at all.