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Posted on 10/27/2012 6:44:49 PM PDT by Altariel
A sensitive and peace-loving 16-year-old boy from an affluent Georgia suburb was fatally gunned down by a police sniper in his own house after he threatened to kill himself following a bad day at school.
Young Andrew Messina cracked after receiving a bad grade and upon returning home he grabbed his parents .357 Magnum and told his mother he wanted to end his life.
Panicked, she called the police to come and talk him down, but instead, an army of deputies, an armoured tank and a sniper arrived at their Towne Lake home....
However, the Messina's attorney Chuck Pekor believes that the police had no justification to shoot the suicidal teen.
'There is nobody in there with him. There is nobody at risk except himself. You just give it time, just wait,' Pekor said about the standoff which had lasted a little more than an hour.
'Not a single officer out there, not a one, ever saw the gun come through the hole where the break was.'
Furthermore, Pekor finds irregularities with the account that he was directly threatening the negotiating team.
This is because he was shot sideways through his abdomen, with the bullet entering his right side and exiting the left.
This meant that the right handed boy would have been facing the opposite direction to the police team when he was shot.
Furthermore, Yarbrough had only been on the scene for less than 20 minutes and has admitted he didn't even know if there was a hostage with the boy.
An internal investigation by the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office and the district attorney both found there was no criminal wrongdoing by Yarbrough.
However, the Messina's are in the process of filing a lawsuit againt the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Dogs. Kids. What’s the big whoop?
Yet another example of the police making a bad situation worse.
Shooting dogs must be getting old.
On the bright side they prevented the kid from committing the crime of suicide.
You give the cops ninja uniforms and arm them like storm troopers and they just can’t wait to try their new toys out.
Sixteen-year-old Andrew Messina died from a single shot fired by a sheriffs deputy after the troubled youth threatened suicide, held his mom at gunpoint and attempted to set fire to their home.
...and this incident is responsible for at least one individual deciding she will never call the police:
“Would this make you hesitate to call the police?” Saltzman asked neighbor Leeanna Tucker.
“I would never call them for help now,” she replied.”
Was he threatening anyone when they shot him? Was his mom still at gun point?
“was on antidepressant medication and partaking in under age drinking to cope”
yes a kid is dead obviously thats reason for a few jokes
“Andrew did NOT hold his mother at gunpoint!!That was a flat out lie reported by Garrison’s office that he later admitted was not true.”
“Andrew did NOT hold his mother at gunpoint, nor did he ever threaten to shoot her. His mother’s concern was for her son’s safety, not her own. She was never worried that he would harm her. I wonder if Garrison would have handled the situation any differently if it had been his own son who was going through an emotional breakdown?”
Both posted by a “Towne Lake Mom”
Do you have any evidence, aside from the claims of Garrison, the government employee, that the boy threatened his mother at gunpoint?
And according to forensic evidence, the officers lied about what the youth was doing at the time of his death:
How do you explain the bullet entering the right side of his abdomen and exiting his left?
His friend said this....
9:27 AM May 3-10
the gun was pointed @ the negotiators that were trying 2 talk2 him & calm him down . Looking @ the comments his close friends were making on the different pages it stands out 2 me 2B be a case of “suicide by cop” here is 1 of the posts:
Austin Wile 5:54 pm on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 You guys are stupid. Andrew was always depressed, he has tried committing suicide several times and he was scared to. He was a smart kid and knew that if he made an aggressive action that he would get shot. He had no intentions to actually harm anybody but himself. He would never hurt his mom, he loved her. He just wanted out. It wasn’t some maniacal rage induced by alcohol and his lack of medication. He took anti-depressants, insomnia medication, and methylphenidate which is an ADHD medicine. Not taking those wouldn’t make him do this, he wanted to die so he got himself killed. It’s as simple as that
Apparently their new job is ensuring Obama has new voters for the rolls.
The kid will be voting, now.
Something for those who are defending the police officers’ actions in this case to think about:
You’re defending government employees who just gave Obama another *guaranteed* vote.
Still willing to defend them?
Well then its ok for the cops to shoot anyone who threatens suicide.
And yet another comment from your link states:
7:04 AM May 26
“Austin W needs to educate himself on the FACTS. He does not know what he is talking about. He is only looking for attention. “
Why are you attempting to justify the government employees adding another Obama voter to the rolls?