'In a society where all adventure has been destroyed, the only adventure left is to destroy that society.'
I think about this quote pretty often
On Jan. 5, Keith had picked up a small screwdriver and was scaring her. She asked her husband to call 911. Two officers arrived, she said, and started calmly speaking with the 18-year-old. Then, she said a third officer from another police force showed up and escalated the situation, which quickly spiraled out of control. Less than a minute later, Keith had been tased and was struggling with the first two officers to arrive.
“Then, I heard the gun go off and saw my son start bleeding,” she said.
The third officer, Bryon Vassey of the Southport Police Department, had shot her son. Keith died in an ambulance on the way to the hospital. Vassey was indicted for voluntary manslaughter. His attorney said his client had to make a split-second decision and was protecting the lives of the other officers.
“When a child gets killed, you not only grieve for their loss, but you also grieve for everything that should have happened,” said Wilsey, explaining through tears that she’ll never see her son graduate, or get married. “What ended up happening is my son ended up dead because this individual was not trained to handle a mentally ill person.”