It’s Just a PS 3

231 Many of our Blurb reporters have been closely following a local current event, which saw a teenager named Peyton Strickland killed by police, who had come to arrest him for reportedly stealing a Playstation 3 video game system from another college student.

The police reportedly heard pounding–which they thought was gunshots–when they arrived.  That’s when they opened fire.

So our critical question is were the police right to open fire when they arrived at Strickland’s house?  Do police have the right to protect themselves or is the responsibility to be sure that everyone is safe more important?

Here’s what we think:

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So what do you think?  Leave us a comment to share your thinking, and join us again here on The Blurb.

Signed,
Malibu Barbie and Friends.

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3 Responses to It’s Just a PS 3

  1. Ramona says:

    I thought the job of government was to “serve” the people. Ministry whether secular or church means to serve and that service should be to the people not to the government official or government agency.
    Somewhere we have removed ourselves from the “serving the people” part and have begun to serve our own needs at the expense of the people we are to serve. Law enforcement seems to have set itself up in a role of “us” against “them” operating in a time frame of immediacy, “I have to get off soon so lets break the door down.”
    Why wasn’t this young man’s apartment/house observed over a period of days if not a couple of hours? Why did they go in such force to recover a play station that may or may not have been his? Didn’t they ever think of saying “show me a receipt, please?” And by the way, did they recover a stolen playstation? I am sure that this young man’s father will sue since he is a lawyer and hopefully everything will come out in the light of day.
    Ramona

  2. Henry Gregg says:

    This is a terrible tragedy, but highlights once more the incompetence of the american police forces.
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  3. THE JOKER says:

    I can’t belive some one would go through all that just to get a PS 3. Because can’t he just buy 1 him self? I think that kid is crazier then well me(in the cartoons)!
    -your favorite cartoon clown THE JOKER

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