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Dearborn, MI police officer shoots, kills unarmed man

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posted on Dec, 23 2015 @ 07:40 PM
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A Dearborn, Michigan police officer got in to a foot pursuit with a subject and wound up shooting him. Detroit PD is assisting in the investigation, as it appears the shooting took place near the jurisdictional line.

Police say the officer observed the deceased walking and recognized him as the same subject who had escaped from officers after committing a larceny earlier in the day, as well as having an active misdemeanor warrant. The police say the officer exited his vehicle, the subject fled again and the officer gave chase. They wound up in a back yard, where police say a struggle ensued and the subject was shot. Unclear as to whether the subject died at the scene or in hospital.

Police say "an obvious" struggle took place, with officer being transported to hospital with unspecified injuries. Police also say the officer's gear was "in disarray."

Surprising absolutely nobody, the first "black lives matter" comments have already been unleashed. The deceased's family states he was on medication for schizophrenia and that he was clearly murdered because he would've just gotten in the car if the officer had asked. Meanwhile, the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality took a more even keeled tone, stating that they would be looking in to the shooting, and that they will be monitoring how both Detroit and Dearborn PDs handle the investigation.

www.freep.com...

detroit.cbslocal.com...




posted on Dec, 23 2015 @ 08:22 PM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

Of course, it is all as clear as mud at this time. But the police have made a bad rep for themselves these last few years.

If this Officer's life was in danger, he has bad cops to blame for the premature reaction.


eta: And for those that will post after 'he got away earlier' or he was 'wanted on a misdemeanor', I don't care. He wasn't on the top 10 Most Wanted List. This should focus on the struggle that happened and we await details.

edit on 23-12-2015 by reldra because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 23 2015 @ 08:32 PM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

If it went down as the cop said it did, then good on him, good that he's safe. However, in this day and age, don't expect me to take his word for it. In fact, in this day and age, I will indeed look on his word as suspect... and he has only those who have worn the badge and lied before him to blame.



posted on Dec, 23 2015 @ 09:12 PM
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originally posted by: reldra

If this Officer's life was in danger, he has bad cops to blame for the premature reaction.



Why not blame it on prejudice since that's what you're saying it is? He is being judged without complete information for something others have done. It's prejudice and I see no reason to defend it.



posted on Dec, 23 2015 @ 09:14 PM
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a reply to: Blazemore2000

That's all well and good, and I certainly understand the sentiment, but personally I tend to look at people as people instead of looking at them through a filter comprised of the actions of others.

A teacher in Texas was just arrested for sleeping with two of her students. I don't suddenly suspect that all teachers are sleeping with their students.



posted on Dec, 23 2015 @ 09:17 PM
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a reply to: reldra

I'm sure somebody will come along with the "got what he deserved" type comments but I won't be one of them. So no disagreement on that point.

You hit the nail on the head with your first comment: it's as clear as mud. That's why I posted the Coalition's statement. I thought it was sound and reasonable, as compared to the immediate default of "black lives matter." Yes, black lives do matter. But it's a bit premature to trot that out already, imho.



posted on Dec, 23 2015 @ 09:21 PM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

Teachers sleeping with their students isn't quite the epidemic that police malfeasance has been/become. So that's not a very logical comparison.



posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 12:56 AM
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I seem to keep seeing my states name pop up more and more recently in the news, ATS, etc... not a good thing.

I live about an hour from dearborn thanks for the heads up. Nobody was talking about this at the pub tonight, obviously. a reply to: Shamrock6



posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 05:29 AM
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originally posted by: Shamrock6

The police say the officer exited his vehicle, the subject fled again and the officer gave chase. They wound up in a back yard, where police say a struggle ensued and the subject was shot.





The deceased's family states he was on medication for schizophrenia and that he was clearly murdered because he would've just gotten in the car if the officer had asked.


If the deceased would have just gotten in the car had the officer asked politely, how did they both end up in a back yard?
Did they both just haaaaapen to show up in the same back yard, what are the odds of that? Maybe they were both invited to the same BBQ.
Also the deceased was on medication for schizophrenia, what does that have to do with anything? Is that why he ran, or why he committed a crime earlier in the day?

Other than possibly not being able to understand information and use it to make a decision , and People with the disorder may hear voices other people don't hear. They may believe other people are reading their minds, controlling their thoughts, or plotting to harm them. This can terrify people with the illness and make them withdrawn or extremely agitated.( which sounds like 85% of ats) I can not see nor understand how having this illness is an excuse to act a fool. ( I mean that term loosely), AND if this person DID have BOTH or even ONE of these symptoms why the heck was he out unsupervised. I'm not saying that mental illness is cause for being kept hidden away, but if some of the symptoms of any kind of illness may cause an individual to harm themselves or others, they need to not be alone if it is not controlled by medication. which brings me to, if he was out and about doing whatever it is he does, then someone must not have worried about him and his illness, which may mean it could possibly be safe to say that the illness was managed by medication ( which they said he was on) .

Schizophrenia

ok, now the other side

Why did the police officer chase a guy who was running away (supposedly) for such a minor infraction? Maybe it was a slow day and he was bored, it still falls within his job description, and he was "on the clock" so technically he was doing his job. I'm sorry I really don't have anything else at the moment to argue this side with. maybe I need more coffee.






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