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An unarmed, emotionally disturbed man shot at by the police as he was lurching around traffic near Times Square in September has been charged with assault, on the theory that he was responsible for bullet wounds suffered by two bystanders, according to an indictment unsealed in State Supreme Court in Manhattan on Wednesday.
A curious crowd grew. Police officers arrived and tried to corral Mr. Broadnax, a 250-pound man. When he reached into his pants pocket, two officers, who, the police said, thought he was pulling a gun, opened fire, missing Mr. Broadnax, but hitting two nearby women. Finally, a police sergeant knocked Mr. Broadnax down with a Taser.
Another case of cops shooting first. That's what cops do these days. Cops have no regard for human life, at least here in America. Land of the free. Free that is until a cop decides to kill us without justification. Scary, yes?
The police opened fire believing the man could pull a gun.
The two police officers, who have not been identified, have been placed on administrative duty and their actions are still under investigation by the district attorney’s office, law enforcement officials said. They also face an internal Police Department inquiry.
reply to post by projectbane
All in all the cops did the right thing and its just a shame too women got injured in the incident. However, I have noticed that people are the dumbest creatures on the planet, when they see a potentially dangerous situation happening they form a crowd...Not so smart....ask the two women.