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'They brought in an army to take out a 16-year-old boy'
DailyMail ^ | October 27, 2012 | James Nye

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....

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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 ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 2012; assholecop; corruption; donutwatch; georgia; killswat; militarizedpolice; policestate; rapeofliberty; swat; waronliberty
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To: Altariel

Give the local cops sniper rifles, armored vehicles and ballistics equipment - and they will eventually want to use them.


21 posted on 10/27/2012 7:13:59 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Altariel

The police, just like the government, are not your friend.


22 posted on 10/27/2012 7:14:22 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: kcvl

He obviously had some serious issues, and needed much more help/intervention that he was getting, not killing. RIP.


23 posted on 10/27/2012 7:14:46 PM PDT by carriage_hill ("0bummer's a towering figure" - even a Garden Gnome casts a long shadow at sunset.)
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To: kcvl

He obviously had some serious issues, and needed much more help/intervention that he was getting, not killing. RIP.


24 posted on 10/27/2012 7:15:06 PM PDT by carriage_hill ("0bummer's a towering figure" - even a Garden Gnome casts a long shadow at sunset.)
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To: kcvl

He obviously had some serious issues, and needed much more help/intervention than he was getting, not killing. RIP.


25 posted on 10/27/2012 7:15:18 PM PDT by carriage_hill ("0bummer's a towering figure" - even a Garden Gnome casts a long shadow at sunset.)
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To: carriage_hill

Oooops, sorry; was trying to fix a typo, and *multi-posted*.


26 posted on 10/27/2012 7:16:30 PM PDT by carriage_hill ("0bummer's a towering figure" - even a Garden Gnome casts a long shadow at sunset.)
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To: Altariel

Andrew Messina’s mom called Cherokee 911 when her son threaten to kill them both in their Eagle Watch home in Towne Lake.

Lisa describes her son’s medications, past counseling, how he obtained the gun she believed to be locked in their home, what she said triggered his actions and how he threatened to kill them both to the 911 operator.

Listen to the recordings divided into four segments above.

http://woodstock.patch.com/articles/911-call-from-messina-s-mother


27 posted on 10/27/2012 7:23:25 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Altariel

Well, the police took charge and prevented the kid from committing suicide.

Never call the police to “help” a disturbed family member.


28 posted on 10/27/2012 7:39:27 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: kcvl

The kid was likely looking for attention. Someone really *determined* to commit suicide doesn’t wait until he has his mother’s, father’s and the police’s attention.

That kid wanted to be *talked down*, based on his actual behavior that day.

Are you done justifying the addition of another Obama voter to the rolls, thanks to certain government employees?


29 posted on 10/27/2012 7:44:13 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

... teaching Americans that police are not your friends, one bullet at a time.


30 posted on 10/27/2012 7:54:46 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Altariel

The cop that shot that boy will one day stand before Christ.


31 posted on 10/27/2012 8:01:53 PM PDT by alphamainetv.net
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To: Altariel

Towne Lake is not an affluent Georgia suburb It’s in Cherokee County. For Woodstock, GA In 2000, the median income for a household in the city was $58,506, and the median income for a family was $65,740.


32 posted on 10/27/2012 8:33:25 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: kcvl
Andrew Messina’s mom called Cherokee 911 when her son threaten to kill them both in their Eagle Watch home in Towne Lake.

Where does she say he threatened to kill them both?

Listen from about 1m35s to 1m55s on the first tape. She flat out says she does not think he's going to shoot her. She says she's afraid he'll shoot himself.

33 posted on 10/27/2012 8:37:53 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: SampleMan
"Never call the police to “help” a disturbed family member."

You can't say that enough. They will make a bad situation worse.

34 posted on 10/27/2012 8:39:16 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Willie Stark for president.)
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To: SampleMan

The best thing to do is never call the police—period.


35 posted on 10/27/2012 8:40:46 PM PDT by sport
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To: kcvl
From the article:
Cherokee County Sheriff Roger Garrison said that the 16-year-old boy had made an aggressive gesture by smashing through a glass window pane in the front door near to the negotiating teams.

'We would still be sitting there today if it weren't for that very, very aggressive act that he made of ramming the gun and a pistol straight through a glass door at our officers,' said Cherokee County Sheriff Roger Garrison, the day after the shooting.

Suicide by cop.
36 posted on 10/27/2012 8:56:18 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Altariel

Must be this family didn’t have a dog.


37 posted on 10/27/2012 9:42:07 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Altariel

We need to get rid of SWAT teams now, period. I don’t like the idea of militarizing law enforcement, especially with tanks and stuff.


38 posted on 10/27/2012 9:45:34 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: Altariel

Good shot. The punk won’t be killing any unsuspecting law abiding citizens. Officers involved should get a medal and bonuses for saving taxpayers future court costs and incarceration costs


39 posted on 10/27/2012 10:02:39 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Rebelbase
Did the family have a dog for the police to shoot? If they are called to an address they are given the opportunity to shoot someone there but a dog is the primary target. Every house should ave a dog to give the police something suitable to shoot in order to spare your family more serious trauma. It is hard to part with a family pet but parting with a child or a husband is worse.

When I was a kid men knew to never run from the police. If you ran you were subject to being shot as a fleeing felon. We did not complain about this or have demonstrations. It was a fact of life and people did not run when police told them to stop unless one had committed a crime punishment for which was deemed to be worse than the chance of the cop being a good shot. Children learned from their parents to respect police and to stop when spoken to by police and co-operate. Now that is mus\ch less the case.You learn to clam up and request an attorney if a cop says anything more than "Hi." You avoid police even if you witnessed a crime or an auto accident. Policemen hshould be regarded as IEDs with unreliable triggers.

40 posted on 10/27/2012 10:06:26 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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