We received an anonymous submission with a link to this video posted on YouTube by user marysol torres. While we aren't able to verify the legitimacy of the video and its source yet, we were surprised to see so few views on the video after it has been public for two weeks.
What is worth discussing though is the sheer amount of gunfire unleashed by law enforcement as heard in the background of the video. Many question the tactics, and sometimes restraint, when it comes to the use of firearms by officers in the heat of the moment. We're reminded of the event that unfolded at the Empire State Building almost a year ago where NYPD wounded nine bystanders in an attempt to stop a shooter that had fired upon a coworker, were the tactics utilized by officers there justified? (Source).
Some question if law enforcement officers require additional training with regard to discharging their firearms while others feel that the use of lethal force in certain circumstances is completely necessary given the evils that on-duty officers face daily. Without adding speculation to fuel the fire, what are your thoughts on the demonstration of force by local and national law enforcement agencies during the events that followed the Boston Bombing that ultimately led to the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?