Mentally-Ill Man Commits Suicide By Cop at Georgia Tech, Becomes Martyr for Antifa Violence
There is no greater victory for the left than when a martyr emerges for their causes. One such cause is the supposed non-acceptance of individuals suffering from gender dysphoria, a condition that has maintained a tragic 40% suicide rate in the transgender community. Such deaths are often overlooked or blamed on so-called intolerance, and now, law enforcement can also be blamed.
Late Sunday night, 21-year-old Georgia Tech student Scout Shultz decided after struggling with his gender identity for years he'd suffered enough.
From the Washington Post:
Georgia Tech Police officers responded to the area and eventually located Schultz, who was armed with a utility knife. What happened next is tragic:
In the video, Schultz can be seen advancing on police officers, ignoring commands to drop his weapon. At one point, Schultz yells at the officers "shoot me!" and eventually, a single shot rings out, followed by crying and screaming.
Schultz died from his injuries. Subsequent investigations deemed his death a classic "suicide by cop."
Almost immediately, Schultz's family and local Antifa terrorists placed the blame squarely and solely on law enforcement.
The following night, Antifa invaded the Georgia Tech campus, attacking police officers and torching a patrol vehicle. In the end, three people were arrested for inciting a riot and battery on a police officer:
Naturally, law enforcement makes an excellent scapegoat for incidents like these. In a tearful press interview, Schultz's father addressed the police, asking "Why did you have to shoot? Why did you kill my son?" It seems it took the death of his son to realize that Schultz was not 'non-binary' after all, just a mentally-ill young man that needed help.
Scout Schultz's parents failed him, as reports indicate they were generally supportive of his misguided views, even using his 'preferred' pronouns of 'they' and 'them' to further push him to dissociation. The left encouraged Schultz to embrace his mental illness and because of that, he never got the help he needed.
Mainstream news outlets are claiming that the reason for Schultz's death stem from responding officers' supposed lack of mental health training. This is patently false, and in fact, would have had little bearing on the tragic outcome:
- Police did not use excessive force. Police agencies nationwide accept that an edged weapon is considered deadly force and must be met with such. The alternative is much bloodier.
- Schultz gave police no other choice but to use deadly force when he continued advancing well within 21 feet of officers. The 21 foot rule is the minimum distance by which an officer has a good chance of surviving a sudden knife attack. Anything closer places the officer at a deadly disadvantage.
- Contrary to some reports, responding officers did try to de-escalate and did use EDP (emotionally disturbed person) response techniques, such as creating distance and asking Schultz his name and phrasing instructions differently. Unfortunately, such techniques are not infallible.
- Similar to de-escalation techniques, less lethal weapons like Tasers or chemical agents would've been inappropriate. Suspects have been known to fight through both successfully and cause severe injuries as a result — again, deadly force must be met with deadly force.
Schultz's family issued the following statement:
Too little, too late. The left will never learn.
Stay alert. Stay alive.