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Originally posted by elevatedone
Officer Kills Man Allegedly Beating Baby
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TURLOCK, Calif. -- A man who allegedly beat an infant to death in the middle of a roadway Saturday night was shot and killed by a Modesto tactical flight officer, police said.
Originally posted by Waitingsolong
And other motorists did "nothing?" What is wrong with you people.
Originally posted by Ox
I'll say it again..
This officer made a decision and acted, he did his job when others stood and watched.... This man is a hero for acting.. He should be commended.
Originally posted by ZindoDoone
While that thought is very true. I believe alot of folks in this country are sick and tired of paying more per year to house scumbags like this than most of us make.
Originally posted by TLomon
I read several reports on this incident to try to get more of the story.
1) The toddler will have to be identified via DNA because there wasn't enough left of the poor soul to identify visually.
2) They don't know if the guy was his dad or what ever. No reports of missing children in area.
3) Police typically are placed on administrative leave with pay after a shooting.
4) Several passerbyers were trying to tackle the guy, but he just throw them off himself, and went back to the child.
It really is a tragic case.
Originally posted by Ox
reply to post by jimmyx
There was more than just the 60 year old.. And they just stood there. These people should have over powered this nut job..
By the time the ambulance had left the scene, Singh said, almost a dozen people had witnessed some part of the incident, with at least two trying to physically stop the suspect.
"The two officers on the helicopter, they were pretty shook up about it," Singh said. "We have to kind of expect this in our line of work. But for people who were just driving home, they weren't prepared for this. They're watching a helpless baby die in front of them and they're trying to intervene, but all their efforts aren't doing anything."
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
If this had happened somewhere else besides California, an armed citizen might have been able to have saved the child's life.
[edit on 2008/6/15 by GradyPhilpott]