Originally posted by kaidec
Makes me sick!! Of all people to not make sure a gun was secure. I didn't read in the article about him being allowed to be at home to grieve. If he
was then I agree with you. Just another case of special treatment. I feel for them, they will have to live with it. To live knowing it's your fault
your child is gone. Don't know that I would or could handle that. Sad, sad, sad!
Its in the updated article- here-
Rand said the deputy is taking an indefinite amount of time off.
"He needs to attend to family issues," he said.www.mlive.com...
Our Sheriffs generally carry .45 automatics.... There weapons require the chamber to be loaded and safety turned off to fire- The information I have
is that Officer Easter left the gun on the table (which was "locked and loaded with the safety OFF) and left for work... Within minutes the child
found the weapon and pulled the trigger.
-People here are really spolit and MLIVE (our local "print media") is going censor crazy... We are angry that parents have done far less and been in
far m ore trouble. How could a trained officer not realize his service weapon was not with him-Plus, why was it "locked and loaded with the safety
Now, once again- I am not trying to stir up any "gun debate" I am FOR the 2nd amendment and feel this whole thing is tragic- I also DO think this was
totally an "accident" (avoidable, but an accident nevertheless) and that the parents are going through hell right now.
-MY ISSUE is with the double standard in how this is being handled along with the fact this isnt making national news because it does NOT fit an
agenda of Gun Control (because this is a Sheriff, he would be exempt from losing his weapons and we are supposed to believe theese people are the only
ones responsible enough to carry.)
EVERYTHING I said here is true- The investigation has said NOTHING and they are going to stall because once they come out and admit the child was
killed by Officers Easters Service weapon and that he "forgot it" at home, it is going to reflect TERRIBLY on our Sheriffs dept.
The "State Police" are handling the investigation but they are all buddies even housed pretty much together in Downtown Jackson.
-Once again I would also like to state- Our Sheriffs (and local police) are really good guys overall. I have lived all over the nation and never met
Law Enforcement even close to what we have here- They are generally "nice" and "not out to get you". When the Stanley Cup came to downtown. the
Sheriffs were on Horseback (crowd Control) and allowed everyone to "party"[edit: and left everyone alone to have fun unless they became] violent...
They even posed for pictures with my wife, other people, etc..etc... I do not "hate them" I just want equality among how we are all treated.
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EDIT: Our County has LOTS of corruption- Sadly we had some "good corruption" as well, and they stopped that ...We had a Judge here who was AWESOME. He
would not give "fines" to poor people - Instead he asked them to write "book reports". He actually was quoted as saying (paraphrase) something like "
These people do not have the money for fines, they come to me and I cannot very well take what little they have".. Long story short, they ran him off
the bench by scrutinizing everything he did and found he had been "writing off speeding tickets" for people he knew- BUT (honestly) they didnt care
about that since all our Judges do that- They just wanted a reason...And he was pretty well LOVED by the people.
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