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the LEO stop taking each case on an individual basis, it is the first steps into hard core tyranny against the masses and a direct lack of empathy for human beings which are without empathy, reduced to commodities, animals.
At 107 he should have been sheltered against this type of harm. Just like we do not condone nor chastise a 2 year old who finds a gun and uses it in a harmful way because they do not have the ability to discern nor the experience to comprehend, the same goes for care of the elderly.
According to a police report released Sunday night, police responded to a domestic disturbance call. When they arrived, Laurie Barlow told police she had "come by the house to pick up [Isadore] to take him to his new home they had just got through cleaning up." According to the report, Isadore locked himself in his room and refused to come out, and that when his granddaughter finally got him to open the door he pointed a gun and her and stated, "You better stop breaking into my house." Police arrived and attempted to make contact with Isadore, according to the report. During the attempt, Isadore fired one shot in the direction of an officer. The report states the officers then retreated and waited for a negotiator to arrive. When the negotiator was unable to make contact, S.W.A.T. was called. S.W.A.T. officers inserted a camera into the room and confirmed Isadore had a handgun. They released gas into the room in hopes Isadore would surrender peacefully. Once gas was released into the room, the suspect fired at the S.W.A.T. officers. Shortly after, a S.W.A.T. team entered the room and Isadore continued to shoot. Officers fired back, killing him. The investigation is still ongoing. Pine Bluff Police Department is expected to hold a press conference on Monday to shed more details about this eye-opening situation.
By Tracy Connor, Staff Writer, NBC News The 80-year-old Arkansas woman who called the police on her 107-year-old roommate says officers had no choice but to shoot and kill him. Pauline Lewis told Little Rock station THV 11 Monday that she invited Monroe Isadore to move in with her last month — but he went ballistic when she suggested he find a new apartment on Saturday night. "He was very angry. He got hostile," she said. "He was going to kill somebody." She said Isadore barricaded himself in a bedroom, with the gun pointing out. "If you want to live, you better get away from this door," he threatened, according to Lewis. She said she had to call police. "I couldn't do nothing else with it," she said. Officers from the Pine Bluff Police Department attempted to negotiate with Isadore, who would not cooperate, officials said. A SWAT team pumped tear gas into the room and he started firing at them through a window, police said. They fired back and he was killed. The incident is under investigation, but Lewis said police were not out of line. "He shot first," she said. "I think they didn't have a choice ... They tried, but they just couldn't do nothing."
Seems convenient that this took 2 days to come out.
But friends and fellow church members say that Monroe Isadore was legally blind and nearly deaf and shouldn’t have died that way.
“I’m in shock today,” Larry Smith, who attended church with Isadore at New Direction Baptist, told KLRT-TV. “He couldn’t hear,” Smith said. “Somebody should’ve told the [police] he couldn’t hear.”
Friends told KLRT that Isadore was also legally blind and believe Isadore must have been confused.
“For that to happen and like that… had to be,” Smith said. Isadore was a God-fearing man who grew vegetables and gave them away at church, according to those who knew him.
“That’s the kind of man that our police department killed,” said Pine Bluff resident Gary Wilson to KLRT.
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Be sure to check out update #3. Now THAT is the perspective I have sensed from the very beginning.
The plaintiff in error was convicted in April, 1899, in the circuit court of the United States, in South Dakota, of the murder on March 13, 1899, of John Kills Back at the Pine Ridge Indian reservation, in South Dakota, and sentenced to be hanged. The case is brought here on writ of error to the circuit court.
Both the deceased and the plaintiff in error were Indians and policemen, residing on the reservation at the time of the killing.
Cornell University Law
At common law, if a party resisted arrest by an officer without warrant and who had no right to arrest him, and if in the course of that resistance the officer was killed, the offense of the party resisting arrest would be reduced from what would have been murder if the officer had had the right to arrest, to manslaughter. What would be murder if the officer had the right to arrest might be reduced to manslaughter by the very fact that he had no such right. So an officer, at common law, was not authorized to make an arrest without a warrant, for a mere misdemeanor not committed in his presence.
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA v. JAMES MCKINLEY BRANCH
Defendant had the right to use such force as reasonably appeared necessary to prevent an
unlawful restraint where an officer attempted to extend a traffic stop beyond the time required to
check license and registration without reasonable suspicion, but reacted with more force than was
necessary when he accelerated rapidly with the officer hanging from the passenger door. Officers
then had probable cause to arrest defendant for assault and to search the vehicle pursuant to that
(c) The use of force to resist an arrest or search is justified:
(1) if, before the actor offers any resistance, the peace officer (or person acting at his direction) uses or attempts to use greater force than necessary to make the arrest or search; and
(2) when and to the degree the actor reasonably believes the force is immediately necessary to protect himself against the peace officer's (or other person's) use or attempted use of greater force than necessary.
(d) The use of deadly force is not justified under this subchapter except as provided in Sections 9.32, 9.33, and 9.34.
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Needless to say, I think, this does change things. He was a roommate in that home, invited there. Was asked to leave, and resisted. Pulled a weapon, and fired, upon others and then the police. Sorry, Antar. I dislike as much as you, if this is true, that it was 107 yr. old man....but no matter your age, this is where this behavior gets you......
Assuming it is true.....
This story is so screwed up, so the cops get the call about a domestic situation. The couple who called remained in the house even after the 107 year old man went to his bedroom. Obviously they were not so scared for their lives...
The cops get the 2 out of the house, go to the mans bedroom and tell him to come out. He says no.
He supposedly fires a shot but then the cops go back and place a camera under his bedroom door, obviously the cops were not very afraid either at that point. Did the shots make it through the door? Then why get a camera device to prove he actually had a gun in his bedroom in his home...
After they discover that he does indeed have a gun,,,,,, they come back and place a smoke bomb under his door which at this point the 107 year old man begins to shoot.
The cops then go in guns ablaze and kill the 107 year old man in his bed.
Okay, so what I'm getting from the story is this, cops were called and the 107 year old man and someone else, police arrived, man locked himself in his house and continuously aimed his gun at the officers? No offense to anybody on this forum, and this is just my opinion. But why are all of you getting so frustrated with this? A.) This man was more than likely going to die soon anyways.. B.) How do you know this man was not mentally ill? Were the police not called because he was threatening somebody with a gun? C.) They tried tear gas, and the guy still wouldn't come out of his "barricade". D.) He kept pointing his weapons at the officers. -.- Don't get me wrong, I really hate police officers, especially in my town. But to me, they figured they'd take the first shot instead of waiting for him too.