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Police became aware of a traffic crash that happened in the 800 block of East 79th Street and attempted to curb a car witnesses sad was involved in the accident, according to a police statement.
The man’s vehicle was stopped at a nearby gas station and when officers attempted to order him out of the vehicle, he instead began moving his vehicle in an attempt to hit one of the officers, the statement said.
The officer was placed “in fear of his life” and discharged his weapon, fatally wounding the man, the statement said.
Originally posted by Aquarist
It happens all the time...
Don't try to hit a LEO, don't get shot.
Crap happens, people die, sometimes rightfully.
EDIT: The name of this thread is misleading. I thought FEMA was starting to deport "terrorists" to death camps.edit on 1-1-2011 by Aquarist because: Correction
2nd Edit: And using that logic, should a father protecting his family from an armed buglar be prosecuted for shooting him? Should a police officer be arrested for shooting first, if the suspect is armed and points the weapon at him? After all, a vehicle can be used as a weapon.edit on 1-1-2011 by Aquarist because: Point
Originally posted by gladtobehere
Incidents like these are becoming more and more common. I suppose this is whats meant by a police state.
I cant help but to wonder how many of these cops are returning vets. In Iraq, Afghanistan, its kill first ask questions later. A lot of cops seem to have a general disdain for the average citizen, not sure why.
Originally posted by adifferentbreed
reply to post by gladtobehere
Way to figure out how to slam our troops in a thread having nothing to do with them. If you have to stray off topic just to display you craven opinion, maybe nother thread would be better for you. After all plenty of cowardly liberal back slapping star and flag threads doing that at any given moment. This is about a criminal trying to run over a cop and gtting shot.
Originally posted by againuntodust
They are becoming more common, and that is why it is important we start questioning them and holding officers accountable for their actions. Most people would read this story and think, "Well the guy shouldn't have tried to run the officer over!" I read the story and say, "Someone died? That calls for an investigation. I want PROOF this person tried to run the police officer over and that killing him was the only option the officer had to safe his own life."