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Naked college freshman, 18, shot dead by campus police after he 'charged at officer' (Alabama)
dailymail ^ | 6 October 2012 | By James Nye

Posted on 10/06/2012 6:23:12 PM PDT by dennisw

In a tragic and bizarre incident a University of Alabama student who was naked has been fatally shot after charging a campus police officer early on Saturday morning.

University officials said that the confrontation occurred after the officer went outside the police station to investigate a banging noise that was coming from his office window.

Confronted with 18-year-old Gilbert Thomas Collar who was acting erratically and wearing no clothes, the officer shot the student once in the chest after he repeatedly charged.

Authorities said that the officer attempted to retreat several times in an attempt to defuse the situation but that the officer was left with no choice but to shoot when Collar made one final charge.

Collar, who had only recently enrolled at the University of South Alabama was shot at 1.30 a.m. on Saturday moening outside the USA Police Department on Stadium Drive .

'We can't comment beyond the statement,' said Ayers after he read a prepared statement during a news conference this afternoon on the campus.

'University of South Alabama Police report that an officer shot and killed an individual at approximately 1:30 a.m., Oct. 6, after the man attacked the officer just outside the police department on Stadium Drive The deceased has been identified as a USA student.'

The former high school wrestler's coach could hardly speak when interviewed by his hometown newspaper The Wetumpka Herald this morning.

'I remember the first time he walked into the wrestling room,' said Jeff Glass.

'He was such a natural. He was the only wrestler I coached who wrestled varsity for six years. That takes more heart than I can tell you. We began our tenure in Wetumpka wrestling at the same time. He was a physical, spiritual and mental warrior. And I love him like my own.'

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KEYWORDS: alabama; donutwatch; jbt; leo; lsd; uofsouthalabama
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To: RegulatorCountry

You’ve discussed a topic outside the scope of your experience.

Deal with it.

..and I don’t like doughnuts.


81 posted on 10/07/2012 10:20:03 AM PDT by military cop (I carry a .45....cause they don't make a .46....)
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To: military cop

Your perceived self interest has placed you in the position of trying to defend the indefensible instead of the public.

Time for some serious soul searching on your part, if you can find it.

82 posted on 10/07/2012 10:27:51 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

Let me guess....

Health nut? Work out guy?

You seem to be jumping to conclusions without the benefit of all the facts.....

With the post AND with the self interest jab....


83 posted on 10/07/2012 10:38:03 AM PDT by military cop (I carry a .45....cause they don't make a .46....)
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To: military cop

Your mad profiling skilz need more than a little work, too. Haven’t seen the inside of a gym in over a decade, carrying a few extra pounds. I eat what I like. Groupthink does not compel me at all, unlike yourself.

84 posted on 10/07/2012 10:44:09 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: dennisw

Gilbert Thomas Collar

85 posted on 10/07/2012 10:55:45 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Verginius Rufus

Oh, just damn . . .

86 posted on 10/07/2012 11:13:09 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: SeminoleCounty
Thanks for the information--I had no idea what their mascot was, just wanted to set up the Groucho Marx line about Tuscaloosa.

According to Wikipedia, the Jaguars football program was started only in 2009 (the university dates from 1963).

87 posted on 10/07/2012 11:16:42 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Emperor Palpatine
hang around an ER long enough for some space-out hopped-up psycho to show up. Watch several big burly guys struggle to subdue the crazy until the doc comes with the knock-out shot.

You'd be surprised how much a psycho can do if he's filled with the right drugs.

That said, I wonder why no tazer?

88 posted on 10/07/2012 6:13:35 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: All

I put down a crackhead who tried to sucker punch me 6 months ago. I intervened when a pill head was trying to beat down his wife, not long before that.

Both of them were all hopped up. I ended up having the crackhead in a chokehold from behind, and even when his eyes were rolled all the way up into his skull showing nothing but white, he was still swinging although there was no longer anybody there. I’m very familiar with dealing with people who are high on drugs.

It’s a matter of training. Either you know how to put people down on the ground, or you don’t. Even if they had to break bones at least he’d be alive.

89 posted on 10/07/2012 6:46:18 PM PDT by Tuanedge (Warriors victorious in a hundred battles, flee when a tiger enters their tent.)
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To: RegulatorCountry
You reap what you sow. One of these days you’ll rue this day. Someone you know, someone you love will suffer some form of dementia, become aggressive and get blown away with no forethought, no mercy and no attempt to humanely subdue by calling for backup, by either a jacked up, overly aggressive, well-muscled ‘roid cop or some chicken$hit, manhating, chunky buzzcut lesbian who should never have been within 100 yards of a police uniform and a position of authority, let alone brandishing a firearm at a member of the public she was hired to protect, not kill. This is the stuff of police states a-borning and you, an erstwhile conservative, are cheering it on. Here’s to the hope that you experience a no-knock “dynamic entry” in the middle of the night with no fatalities due to the endemic “wrong address” to wake your stupid self up. This was wrong and you refuse to see it. If anything is being spit upon here you’re doing it. You’re spitting on the grave of a college freshman, somebody’s son, no record, no nothing, just this one episode. No mercy, just blam. Dead. And all you have are rationalizations. There will come a day. Snap out of it, you fool.

Oh my. I pray you haven't lost someone to a bad shoot. If you haven't, you obviously overreacted because I wasn't justifying what went down - I was merely pointing out that we don't really know all the facts and there is a possibility that the guard actually felt endangered. I also mentioned that most reported cases of self defense appear to be legitimate. Unless you lost someone or know more facts than what was put out, your post is irrational in its "fervor".

90 posted on 10/08/2012 2:59:16 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: RegulatorCountry

91 posted on 10/11/2012 9:11:58 AM PDT by military cop (I carry a .45....cause they don't make a .46....)
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