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The link comes back 404 not

The link comes back 404 not found. I wanted to see the connection between 'fatally shot' and 'gaffe'.

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I wanted to see the

I wanted to see the connection between 'fatally shot' and 'gaffe'.

Yikes.

Try 'er now.

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Follow-up on this infuriating

Follow-up on this infuriating case mentioned earlier:

Defense attorneys argued in court that the deputies were acting in self-defense after Few allegedly rammed his car into a deputy's vehicle, CBS News reports. However, the new police video doesn't appear to show Few move his car toward the deputies, and the state's lead agent testified that there was no physical evidence of a collision, according to the Advertiser.

Graphic video shows shooting of boy, 6, by police

Horrifing.

Nobody at the scene attempts to help Few or Jeremy, either saying they have no gloves or asking for some.

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An unarmed 73-year-old man

An unarmed 73-year-old man whose family said was in the initial stages of dementia was shot and killed early Monday by a Bakersfield police officer, authorities said.

When police arrived, a witness pointed to a man in the driveway of a residence. An officer fired several rounds at the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the call was prompted by a report of a man with a firearm, but investigators canvassed the area after the shooting and did not recover a gun, Carruesco said. Police searched the family’s home and cars and did not recover a firearm, Rogelio Serna said.

It’s unclear why Serna was outside or why the officer opened fire.

73-year-old man with dementia fatally shot by Bakersfield police

Well... I donb't know why the fellow was "outside."

But I can guess why the hyped-up cops blew him away.

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He begins to explain, but the

He begins to explain, but the officers order him to keep his hands up. Others scream at him to get on the ground.

He turns and, in an instant, five officers sprint toward him. They drive him back several feet, kneeing him to force him to the ground and striking him with open hands to make him comply, a police spokesman said later.

“Stop resisting,” an officer yells as another strikes Crosby’s thigh.

“I’m cooperating. I’m cooperating,” Crosby replies.

Video shows police tackling and beating a black man suspected of stealing a car. It was his.

Classic - the cops hit all the high points here - shout confusing and conflicting commands at citizens, then take him down for not following instructions, and beat him to jelly shouting "Stop Resisting!"

Good thing for the citizen it was on video!

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Louisiana officer convicted

Louisiana officer convicted of manslaughter in 6-year-old autistic boy’s death

MARKSVILLE, LA.: A Louisiana law enforcement officer was convicted Friday on a lesser charge of manslaughter in a shooting that killed a 6-year-old autistic boy, a gruesome encounter captured on tape by another officer’s body camera.

Jurors found Derrick Stafford guilty of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter charges, multiple news outlets reported. He had faced charges of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in the case.

Stafford, 33, and another deputy city marshal opened fire on a car — killing Jeremy Mardis and critically wounding his father — after a 2-mile car chase in Marksville on the night of Nov. 3, 2015.

Video from a police officer’s body camera shows the father, Christopher Few, had his hands raised inside his vehicle while the two deputies collectively fired 18 shots. At least four of those bullets tore into Jeremy, who died within minutes.MARKSVILLE, LA.: A Louisiana law enforcement officer was convicted Friday on a lesser charge of manslaughter in a shooting that killed a 6-year-old autistic boy, a gruesome encounter captured on tape by another officer’s body camera.

Jurors found Derrick Stafford guilty of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter charges, multiple news outlets reported. He had faced charges of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in the case.

Stafford, 33, and another deputy city marshal opened fire on a car — killing Jeremy Mardis and critically wounding his father — after a 2-mile car chase in Marksville on the night of Nov. 3, 2015.

Video from a police officer’s body camera shows the father, Christopher Few, had his hands raised inside his vehicle while the two deputies collectively fired 18 shots. At least four of those bullets tore into Jeremy, who died within minutes.

more here: http://www.ohio.com/news/nation/louisiana-officer-convicted-of-manslaugh...

Finally murderous cops get convicted.

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Holland - startled by the

Holland - startled by the officers' guns and confused by their street clothes - apparently thought they were targeting him for a robbery, so he made a break for his gold Ford Taurus parked nearby, a police source said.

As Holland tried to drive away, the officers, fearing that he was trying to hit them with his car, opened fire. Holland was wounded three times, police said - in his forehead, neck and leg. He did not have a weapon.

Cops shoot deliveryman after 'tragic misunderstanding'

Classic - plainclothes cops pull their guns on a delivery driver and start shouting at him, however, not identifying themselves. He's thinks he's being robbed, starts running and they unload on him.

"It's a tragic situation. They didn't know this guy was a pizza-delivery driver," said Lt. John Stanford, a police spokesman. "You have him on one side, possibly thinking, 'What the hell's going on?' because it's not the safest job, being a deliveryman. . . .

Actually, if you look at a list of the 10 most dangerous jobs, deliveryman is right there. Police officer? Not even on the list.

As infuriating as that is, here’s where the luck comes in: If it wasn’t for three lawyers who witnessed the shooting from a car just feet away — it would have been His word against Theirs—and we all know how that goes. It definitely wouldn’t have ended with the largest police settlement in city history.

With lawyers as witnesses, police shooting victim prevailed

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Police in a Dallas suburb

Police in a Dallas suburb have changed their story on the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of a teenager outside a house party over the weekend.

Haber said body camera footage of the incident showed the car was driving forward, away from the officers, not reversing toward them.

Cops change their story after an officer kills a teen outside a party

It's all fun and games until the video comes out.

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Addictions come in many forms

Addictions come in many forms, don't they.

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I think David French had it

I think David French had it right. The cop asks him for his license and registration, Castile volunteers that he has a gun — lawfully, per a concealed-carry permit — then the cop tells him not to pull it out. At that moment Castile’s caught between two commands: Reach for your documents but don’t reach for your weapon. He obeyed the first command (or was he reaching to show the cop his permit?), the cop thought he was violating the second, and in a matter of seven seconds he’s emptying his pistol into Castile.

Dashcam footage: The shooting of Philando Castile

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MINNEAPOLIS – A woman shot

MINNEAPOLIS – A woman shot and killed by Minneapolis police had called 911 to report a possible crime near her home, a source who knew her said.

Justine Ruszczyk called 911 on Saturday night because she thought a sexual assault might be taking place in a back alley near her home, the source said.

But, after Minneapolis police arrived, an officer shot and killed Ruszczyk.

Woman shot, killed by police after she called 911 to report a crime

Police still haven't explained why.

Well, that speaks volumes. Don't you think if there was strong exculpatory circumstances we would have heard them by now?

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And the shooter was sitting

And the shooter was sitting in the passenger seat of cruiser and shot past his partner to kill her. Shooter has been on the force since 2015 and already has 3 questionable incidents. Oh did Say that he was a Somali?

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Never call the cops unless

Never call the cops unless you want someone dead and it might just be you.

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Diversity training is

Diversity training is yielding dividends with the Minneapolis PD.

I heard commentary earlier tonight that suggested there is nothing unusual about the body cams being off as both cops were still in the car. I have known cops and I can attest that much of what they talk about isn't anything they'd want to see aired on the evening news.

That said, shooting anyone, let alone the concerned, citizen caller, across the partner's body is going to take some explaining.

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Australian woman shot in

Australian woman shot in Minneapolis called twice to report an assault

SOURCE

. . Minnesota investigators continued to search for a potential witness spotted near the scene of the shooting, hoping he may shed light on the shooting . .

. . Agents interviewed Harrity on Tuesday but Noor has declined to be interviewed. Noor's lawyer, Tom Plunkett, did not respond to a request for comment on Wednesday. Harrity's attorney, Fred Bruno, told the Star Tribune on Wednesday

"it's certainly reasonable" for the officers to fear they could be the target of a possible ambush. Bruno could not be reached for comment by Reuters.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has ruled the shooting a homicide.
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I think they picked the wrong headline. Something along the lines of 'Cops Need a Witness as Shooter Refuses to Cooperate'

And ambush has been added to the playbook, apparently. OK, it happens. And it only takes one to perceive the threat.

I don't know so I'm guessing the ME chose homicide for a reason.

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First the Castile execution

First the Castile execution and now this Damond murder. Seems Minnesota has a problem with poorly trained affirmative action diversity hires killing innocent civilians.

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http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/18

http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/18/us/mohamed-noor-minneapolis-police/

Somali you say…….?

Department records indicate he had three complaints filed against him, the details of which are not public. One was closed without any disciplinary action and two are still open.

So….whats up with the complaints, eh?
http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/18/us/mohamed-noor-minneapolis-police/
Somali you say…….?

Interesting……
Noor joined the Minneapolis Police Department in March 2015, a city official said. After completing field training in 2016, he became the first Somali-American assigned to the Fifth Precinct, which covers Southwest Minneapolis. Hundreds of people attended a May 2016 meet-and-greet to introduce him to the community.
Department records indicate he had three complaints filed against him, the details of which are not public. One was closed without any disciplinary action and two are still open.

So you begin service about May 2016……after a year and about 2 months you have 3 complaints?
This does not make sense…..

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If he's qualified, then he

If he's qualified, then he should get the job.

However, if he is LESS qualified than other applicants, and got the job BECUASE he is Somali, then the politicians chose votes over the lives of their own citizens.

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Close to midnight on Sunday,

Close to midnight on Sunday, Southaven, Miss., police arrived at the wrong house to serve an arrest warrant and shot a man dead in his own home, according to reports.

But the police were supposed to be across the street to serve an arrest warrant for Samuel Pearman, who was wanted on an assault charge, reported WREG.

"Someone didn't take the time to analyze the address," said Murray Wells, the attorney representing Lopez's family.

Mississippi police kill man while serving warrant at wrong house

Disputed facts - police say he opened the door with a gun in hand (which I think might be expected for a knock around midnight with a violent neighbor across the street,) but family members say he did not have a gun in his hand. Based on the fact pattern, I think the family will be shown to be right, here.

Either way, and innocent citizen acting in a legal and rational manner was killed by hyped-up police.

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It's obvious to those who can

It's obvious to those who can see through the PC crap. Noor has figured it out. Become a cop and you can kill anyone you wish and claim "afraid for my life" and there is always a ringer on the jury who will have "reasonable doubts" It's Minn. where you cannot find a jury without at least one Muslim to be on it. End of story.

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Rebecca,

Rebecca,

I'm curious. Is it just Muslim cops with this MO, or all cops?

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The officers commanded him to

The officers commanded him to lower the weapon, and fatally shot him when he did not comply, Champion said.

Mississippi police who fatally shot man had wrong house, DA says

Ah, yes, the classic police lie we see time and time again.

Show up unannounced in the middle of the night, shine a line into he citizen's eyes so he can't see you, then scream at him.

When he looks confused, blow him away.

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Is this kind of thing

Is this kind of thing happening more frequently, or is it just showing up on the news more (because body cams don't allow for cover-ups)?

If the former, why? Is it because of poor training, or are we hiring stupider cops than before?

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Video shows Utah nurse

Video shows Utah nurse screaming, being dragged into police car after refusing to let officer take blood from unconscious victim

"Interfering with a police officer," "Resisting arrest".

It's all fun and games until the video comes out.

Is this kind of thing happening more frequently, or is it just showing up on the news more (because body cams don't allow for cover-ups)?

It's always happened, and police would give the same tired lies that would automatically exonerate them. However, now that many of these incidents are being recorded, the cops' word is no longer enough.

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A_C. Does this answer your

A_C. Does this answer your question about cops being stupid? We all want to respect the service but why should we when they act like this and then try to cover it up?

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Body cams for everyone. They

Body cams for everyone. They'll protect both us and the cops.

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FOLLOW UP:

FOLLOW UP:

Payne wrote in a police report that he grabbed Wubbels and took her outside to avoid causing a "scene" in the emergency room.

I think his "report" is rapidly losing credibility.

Wubbels said she had been told of other hospital employees being harassed by officers and this footage proved their claim. She has not pressed charges yet but would consider it if police did not change their ways.

Based on Wubbels' calm and rational behavior in the video, I give her the highest veracity. I think, then, that her claim of routine and systemic harassment by police, as illustrated in this single incident, is very plausible.

On Friday, Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown said in a statement that "within 24 hours" of the incident police began reviewing the footage and taking action...

"I am sad at the rift this has caused between law-enforcement and the nurses we work so closely with. I want to be clear, we take this very seriously," Brown said.

(1) This has been happening routinely, and (2) he only put the officers on "administrative leave" when the video was released to the public.

The only thing he is "sad" about is that the abuse was caught on video.

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What do you suppose the

What do you suppose the reaction would have been had the nurse been black?

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What do you suppose the

What do you suppose the reaction would have been had the nurse been black?

It would have been Trump's fault.

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