posted on Apr, 3 2014 @ 06:14 PM
As I'm sure most of you are aware, there is an ever increasing trend of deadly violence on the part of LEO's against innocent people in the US. We are
bombarded day after day by stories of police officers shooting first and asking questions later.
There is also a well established process by which the officers in question get paid administrative leave, while the police force inevitably finds that
they followed procedures and protocol...and are found not guilty of wrongdoing.
In the spirit of the above...I give you this from the "Are you F&*%&ing kidding me" files...
The cop who can’t shoot straight who killed an innocent Hofstra University student while a wanted felon was holding her at gunpoint has been
completely cleared of wrongdoing.
I know what you're thinking....no way!! To that I say....yes way.
The incident occurred in May 2013 when Delton Smith, wearing a black ski mask and carrying a gun, went into a house near the Hofstra campus shared by
Rebello, 21, her twin sister and others. It was about 2:30 in the morning.
So...Mr.Smith takes these girls hostage and demands money to pay back what the article describes as some "Russian guy".
Being not very bright, Mr.Smith allows one of the girls to go get $700 out of an ATM for him...guess what she did next?
According to the report, Smith allowed the roommate to leave for the cash. When she did, she promptly called 911.
Good girl! The cavalry is on the way to save the day right?.....ummmm...not exactly.
Not content to let a robbery situation end without anybody dying, Budimlic fired a flurry of shots. He shot Smith seven times, killing him.
Budimlic also shot Rebello in the head. She later died at Nassau University Medical Center.
So the police officer that responded....ordered the perp to let the girl (Rebello) go...he didn't so he shot at Mr. Smith...hitting the victim of the
hostage taking in the head killing her.
She was only 21 years old.
I don't know about the rest of you, but I am sick to death of reading about tragedies like this. Whatever happened to police always acting with the
utmost regard for human life?
How could something like this be in line with police policy? What are we going to do about this continuing violence against innocent people?
This situation shouldn't have ended like this, nor do I believe that this officer should be able to walk away from this with zero consequence. I'm
absolutely disgusted with LEO's.
What do you think ATS?
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