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Face-attacker's mother: My son 'was no zombie'
cnn.com ^ | May 31,2012

Posted on 05/31/2012 10:19:09 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

The mother of Rudy Eugene, who was shot and killed by a police officer as he chewed the face off a homeless man in Miami, says her son was "a nice kid" who could have been subdued with a Taser rather than gunfire.

"He was a good kid. He gave me a nice card on Mother’s Day. Everyone says he was a zombie. He was no zombie. That was my son,” the mother, who asked that her name not be revealed, told CNN affliate WFOR.

Eugene, 31, was killed by a police officer on Saturday after an 18-minute attack on a homeless man, identified by police as 65-year-old Ronald Poppo. Video of the incident shows Eugene coming across Poppo on a sidewalk along Miami's MacArthur Causeway, stripping clothes off him and eventually chewing on his face.

Police said Poppo lost 75% of his face in the attack. He was in critical condition at a Miami hospital.

Eugene's mother said police didn't need to shoot her son.

"They could have tased him," she told WFOR. "I saw what happened on TV and I started crying.”

(Excerpt) Read more at news.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bathsalts; faceeater; faceeatingzombies; zombieapocalypse
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1 posted on 05/31/2012 10:19:17 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m guessing there wasn’t a taser available...


2 posted on 05/31/2012 10:21:22 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live athrough it anyway)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rudy didn’t do nothin he was turning his life around /s


3 posted on 05/31/2012 10:22:27 AM PDT by omega4179 ( el 0bama comio un perro)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
He was a good boy.... he was just turning his life around....

I'm so sick of hearing this garbage from the family members of these modern-day monsters. They're all good boys who just got caught up with the wrong people...yada, yada, yada. The police shouldn't have shot her son? I wish I was the reporter she was talking to, I'd have asked her if she'd be willing to have someone chew off 3/4 of her face while I just tase them.

4 posted on 05/31/2012 10:24:24 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No he was a moron desperate to fry his brain, that’s worse. Zombies have an excuse, dumb is just dumb.


5 posted on 05/31/2012 10:24:24 AM PDT by discostu (Listen, do you smell something?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yeah- he was a “good, nice kid” who chewed someone’s face off. Ok, sure...


6 posted on 05/31/2012 10:27:48 AM PDT by richmwill
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To: Free ThinkerNY
He was no zombie

OK Mombie

7 posted on 05/31/2012 10:30:28 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Vendome
Faced with breaking up a deadly violent assault, pulling a taser when by yourself is pretty risky to both the victim and the officer. While this guy wasn't armed he was inflicting life threatening injuries to his victim.

We had a local deputy try to taser a nut with a hammer. The taser failed and the deputy got hit in the head with a hammer to the tune of a severe concussion and 40 staples in his melon. The only thing that saved him was two back up officers and 12 rounds of .40 cal.

8 posted on 05/31/2012 10:34:02 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Did he have skittles in his pocket?

Oh, I forgot... no pocket...


9 posted on 05/31/2012 10:35:08 AM PDT by samtheman (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2888480/posts?page=2#2)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All

Personally, a tazer would have been the farthest thing from my mind at that moment. Good work, Officer.


10 posted on 05/31/2012 10:36:24 AM PDT by Havisham
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To: Vendome
I’m guessing there wasn’t a taser available...

The gunfire barely worked.

11 posted on 05/31/2012 10:36:24 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
If Obama had a son, he would look just like -—
12 posted on 05/31/2012 10:45:28 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“My son ‘was no zombie’”

Apparently wasn’t a vegetarian either


13 posted on 05/31/2012 10:48:25 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Kansas58

He could have won the “ Have dinner with obama, mmm, mmm.


14 posted on 05/31/2012 10:48:50 AM PDT by gunner03
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Maybe he was a 'good kid' when he wasn't whacked out on whatever he was taking, or before whatever happened to him that sent him on that rampage. Sadly for him and his victim, the 'good kid' stops when you are chewing someone's face off.

If it was drugs (most likely), maybe the mom should be campaigning against that particular substance.

No doubt his mom is horrified, too. No one raises their kid to go chew people's faces off.

It's pretty crappy all around.

15 posted on 05/31/2012 10:50:13 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I don’t feel any sympathy for him.


16 posted on 05/31/2012 10:51:31 AM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: richmwill

“wouldn’t even hurt a fly”


17 posted on 05/31/2012 10:51:40 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over...)
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To: liberalh8ter

Enabling is a form of child abuse. Time after time you hear these parents (usually mothers) who make excuses for their children (usually sons) after they commit crimes— even murders. This is obviously a life long pattern that begins at a very young age. “My Johnny can do no wrong”. We have all run into these parents at some time .


18 posted on 05/31/2012 10:57:07 AM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Me thinks the victim would think otherwise Mommy san. Of course his limited interaction with your “nice kid” put him in the hospital fighting for his life and if he is blessed enough to have more time he will have only the use of 20 % of his face and that was left just because apparently your son does like to eat beard.


19 posted on 05/31/2012 10:58:20 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Smokin' Joe
He was probably Haitian, and Haitians really do believe in zombies, and they believe that people can be turned into zombies by witchcraft. This is what his girlfriend said:

It wasn’t him, that was his body but it wasn’t his spirit. Somebody did this to him,” WFOR quotes her as saying.

The police, however, seem to think it was bath salts, which apparently is all the rage among druggies now and does cause hallucinations and violent reactions.

20 posted on 05/31/2012 10:58:33 AM PDT by livius
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Me thinks the victim would think otherwise Mommy san. Of course his limited interaction with your “nice kid” put him in the hospital fighting for his life and if he is blessed enough to have more time he will have only the use of 20 % of his face and that was left just because apparently your son doesN’T like to eat beard.


21 posted on 05/31/2012 10:58:48 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He was a quiet person. He didn’t over eat. What is a half of a face?


22 posted on 05/31/2012 10:59:28 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"He was no zombie, that was my son"

Nice tagline

23 posted on 05/31/2012 10:59:53 AM PDT by Larry381 ("Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yeah, just a “nice kid” with a serious case of the munchies. Who hasn’t had that?


24 posted on 05/31/2012 11:01:31 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Um, a tazer? Multiple gunshots to the body didn’t work. It took a headshot to kill this monster.

Eating people? Check. Impervious to pain? Check. Gunshots to body ineffective? Check. Headshot needed to kill? Check.

Sure sounds like a zombie to me!


25 posted on 05/31/2012 11:02:18 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
From 2008: Obama Says "Argue With Neighbors, Get In Their Face"

I thought that both men were white. Now that it is known that the attacker was a black man and he was shot to death by a policeman.. well I can imagine the rest. Screams of "Racism!" from the Victims Industry.

This horror is nothing to joke about. But I did remember Obama's words from 2008. Obvious he did not mean anything like what happened.

26 posted on 05/31/2012 11:02:30 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

you NEVER taser zombies

then they turn into fast moving zombies.

much worse


27 posted on 05/31/2012 11:04:02 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Somebody posted a propoesed headline on a thread yesterday, something to the extent of “Hungry Black Man Murdered by Racist Cop”.


28 posted on 05/31/2012 11:05:44 AM PDT by rhoda_penmark
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To: livius
He was probably Haitian

According to a story that I read yesterday morning but is no loger available online, the family is Haitian but Zombie Guy was born here.

29 posted on 05/31/2012 11:11:44 AM PDT by jboot (Emperor: "How will this end?" Kosh: "In fire.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Mother of the Year, no contest.


30 posted on 05/31/2012 11:13:10 AM PDT by Argus
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Looks like Hornaday was Johnny on the spot with their Zombie Max ammo. And to think that I thought it was just a clever marketing ploy.
31 posted on 05/31/2012 11:23:50 AM PDT by atomic_dog
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To: Free ThinkerNY
He was a good boy....he may have noshed on an occasional homeless face or two......but he was still a good boy.....
32 posted on 05/31/2012 11:27:43 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. - Prov 22:3)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Was the cop racial profiling? Send in the mediots to try this case.

Pray for America


33 posted on 05/31/2012 11:29:41 AM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: John Semmens

This article screams for your attention. :)


34 posted on 05/31/2012 11:31:09 AM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Another one of Obama’s sons, a victim of this racist society. He coulda been a brain surgeon if the system hadn’t ruined him with drugs.


35 posted on 05/31/2012 11:34:11 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: gunner03

Just having a friend for dinner . . .


36 posted on 05/31/2012 11:35:22 AM PDT by Library Lady
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I swear I thought this was satire.....


37 posted on 05/31/2012 11:43:51 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Doogle

LOL


38 posted on 05/31/2012 11:44:42 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; RandallFlagg

Ya gotta eat through the face to get to the brains.


39 posted on 05/31/2012 11:46:52 AM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Mah baby boy never did nuthin' to nobody!
40 posted on 05/31/2012 11:48:01 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Moms name not released.....Well is it not the same as the face munchers....what is it with these “families” these days such as Little Travey Martin...no ones got the same last name?!?!


41 posted on 05/31/2012 11:49:45 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: t1b8zs
what is it with these “families” these days such as Little Travey Martin...no ones got the same last name?!?!

The reasons are:

1. Probably multiple "baby daddies" and

2. "My benefits"

42 posted on 05/31/2012 11:51:49 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Vendome
I'm guessing the whole Haitian family is in the USA illegally?
43 posted on 05/31/2012 11:57:25 AM PDT by angcat (GO YANKS!)
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To: gunner03

I wonder if Pelosi’s face tastes like plastic?


44 posted on 05/31/2012 12:04:14 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: gunner03

I wonder if Pelosi’s face tastes like plastic?


45 posted on 05/31/2012 12:06:38 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“wouldn’t even hurt a fly”

Apparently he wouldn’t eat one either.


46 posted on 05/31/2012 12:10:28 PM PDT by Chainsawj (Looks like I have NOBODY to vote FOR, I'll just vote againest the dems.......AGAIN.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Shown a younger photo of Rudy Eugene in a hoodie, Obama commented that he could have been his son.


47 posted on 05/31/2012 12:10:30 PM PDT by broken_arrow1
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“wouldn’t even hurt a fly”

Apparently he wouldn’t eat one either.


48 posted on 05/31/2012 12:10:30 PM PDT by Chainsawj (Looks like I have NOBODY to vote FOR, I'll just vote againest the dems.......AGAIN.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Face-Chewing-Attackers-Girlfriend-Says-it-Was-Voodoo—155942045.html


49 posted on 05/31/2012 12:12:47 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Bitsy

“...Pelosi’s face...”

Disturbing mental image. Yuk.


50 posted on 05/31/2012 12:16:36 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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