I am always sorry for a father who loses a son, but honestly what kind of fool defends his son charging police with knives?
42-year-old Michael Habay slipped on motocross armor and allegedly armed himself with a pair of knives (pictured above) when Boulder Police came to check on the welfare of his live-in girlfriend after neighbors saw him with the knives, and heard him making threats. When a police entry team breached the door, Habay allegedly charged, and was deflected by the police point man carrying a ballistic shield. Habay then charged a second officer, who shot and killed him.
Habay’s father has taken issue with the shooting.
Noting their officers took “reasonable measures” to protect lives, Boulder police officials on Monday defended the actions of the 14-year veteran who shot and killed a man over the weekend, saying the officer had reason to believe the knife-wielding suspect was about to stab him.
But the suspect’s father placed the blame on police, saying the officer-involved shooting that claimed his son’s life was a “murder.”
The Boulder County Coroner’s Office on Monday officially identified the shooting victim as 42-year-old Michael Habay.
His father, William Habay, of Illinois, told the Daily Camera on Sunday that his son was renting the unit at Wimbledon Condominiums, 3009 Madison St., from him.
When reached again by phone Monday, William Habay called the shooting a “murder.”
“He had knives, they had rifles,” he said. “That’s murder.”
Because no one has ever used a knife to kill right? What does daddy expect a cop to do? Get stabbed THEN defend himself? Or maybe police should have to engage in a knife fight if their attacker is “only” charging them with knives? The fact is his son should have heeded some sage advice. Never bring a knife to a gunfight.
I would argue that eventually, the Left wishes to ban all guns, then other instruments of “violence” like knives. Of course, they would not go after all knives first. No, they would treat that as they did with guns, Dianne Feinstein wants to have a new assault weapons ban”, because the first one was a complete flop, and Democrats LOVE to reintroduce failed policies, because that is being progressive or something. So, just as Democrats will start with guns that look mean, they would start with knives that look mean too.
A&E doctors are calling for a ban on long pointed kitchen knives to reduce deaths from stabbing.
A team from West Middlesex University Hospital said violent crime is on the increase – and kitchen knives are used in as many as half of all stabbings.
They argued many assaults are committed impulsively, prompted by alcohol and drugs, and a kitchen knife often makes an all too available weapon.
The research is published in the British Medical Journal.
The researchers said there was no reason for long pointed knives to be publicly available at all.
Hmmm, in the UK they started with gun control, and now………….. Ultimately, they will run out of weapons to ban, so they will get around to criminalizing self-defense.
Combine zero-tolerance with zero common sense and you get…………….
Ashley Smithwick said she had never gotten in trouble before and was surprised when the principal opened her lunchbox and found the knife.
The teen was initially given a 10-day suspension, then received notice that she was suspended the rest of the school year.
The knife in question? A very small knife, one you might use to peel an apple. So, one stupid, gutless principal might ruin this girl’s life, and her chance at college over this? Take common sense out of the equation, and judgment out as well, and this is the type of thing you end up with. A good kid treated like a common thug.