The local FOX News affiliate here in Austin has obtained and broadcast surveillance camera footage from a local McDonald's restaurant showing Daniel Rocha ---the guy who was fatally shot by a cop last month during an arrest on suspicion of drug dealing--- snatching an old woman's wallet and running out the door.
It was for this crime that a felony theft warrant was issued for Rocha on 3 June 2005. Six days later, when he and some buddies are pulled over, he decides to fight the arresting officer. That's when he gets shot.
Since Rocha was apparently not high or drunk during his arrest, the natural question is what would have caused him to resist arrest. Because one of his friends had made off through the neighborhood and left him behind to take the rap? Maybe Rocha thought he could make a break for it, too.
After all, both he and the arresting officer knew that he was in trouble for the robbery at McDonald's. Maybe Rocha didn't want to do time for stealing from an innocent person.
I mean, you have to want to do that. You have to be standing there and thinking that you have some right to snatch an old woman's money and personal effects from her in broad daylight.
Quit making excuses for him. Quit acting as though the warrant wasn't relevant and neither was the underlying crime. That young man had a reason to run. Because he knew he was going to jail.
It's time to pass judgement, idiotas. Time to acknowledge that the cops aren't to blame; your shit parenting skills are.