Skip to comments.Naked college freshman, 18, shot dead by campus police after he 'charged at officer' (Alabama)
Posted on 10/06/2012 6:23:12 PM PDT by dennisw
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Another useless doper disposed of!
That does sound like a possibility. (I'm glad someone else said it first.) The article says he was "acting erratically"; he "repeatedly charged" and "rushed in a threatening manner..." That sounds like he never made physical contact.
Maybe he intended to do harm. Or maybe not. Were there no other witnesses?
“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.”
Bizarre. If that’s the way it really went down, and I had to guess, I’d say meth or “bath salts” may have been a factor. PCP can sometimes cause that sort of behavior too, but I don’t know if Dust is all that popular these days.
Sad story, either way.
Shooting him made it the final charge
Well, the lid did have a gun. ;-)
Other than that, I agree with you.
Call for backup...??
Flashlight upside the head....
There are many may many many....
....non-lethal options for a campus cop dealing with a drunk kid...
Idiot reporter alert. Starts out at the University of Alabama, ends up at USA, and no connection in the story between the two schools. It’s clear that no editor saw the story, but you’d think the reporter would read back over it.
” I felt my life was threatened.”
I’m fine with this, but only if EVERYONE can use this line while carrying a gun. Crime would very, very quickly drop to almost nothing.
I’m not fine with police doing this when they’re trained in nonlethal means of subduing individuals who are acting in a strange or threatening manner. There are any number of reasons why a decent, law-abiding person could become disoriented and/or aggressive, from a bad reaction to prescribed medication to mental illness to a brain tumor. Such individuals should not be shot to death, particularly when not in possession of a weapon of ant kind. Trigger happy paranoids should not be in law enforcement.
I look back upon all the uproar over Rodney King and other highly publicized police beatings in amazement. Now, they’d all just be shot to death. Officer felt his life was in danger.
“Im fine with this, but only if EVERYONE can use this line while carrying a gun. Crime would very, very quickly drop to almost nothing.”
Crime would drop, so would everything else.
Watched TJ Hooker did ya?
“At the University of Alabama the tusks are looser’’<. “I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas I don’t know. Later on we shot for bigger game. I shot two bucks. It was the biggest game I shot all day’’.
"Well, when I see a naked man chasing a woman down an ally with intent to commit rape, I shoot the bastard. That's my policy." Harry Callahan.
"Intent? How did how did you determine that?" Mayor.
Well, when I see a naked man with a meatcleaver chasing a woman down an ally, with a h**d-on, I figure he isn't out collecting for the Red Cross." Harry Callahan.
I agree. Female officers escalate to lethal response more readily than males.
I'm not looking for hysterical second-guessing here, it just seems that a non-lethal shooting might have been plausible.
I guess the cops didn’t have any dogs to shoot on a college campus.
Once again some trigger-happy donut-muncher acts like the coward that most of these ‘roided out thugs are.
I hope this kid’s parents sue everyone in sight and clean up big time.
A true conservative always has contempt for governmental authority.
I guess you’re another “conservative” that’s actually an authoritarian statist at heart.
I have no respect for steroid-pumping, shaved head JBT’s who shoot family dogs and old ladies, raid wrong houses and terrorize innocent citizens at gunpoint with no apologies or explanations, and just come onto people’s private property with no warrant.
To Hades with ‘em all....and their boot-lickers, too.
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