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Police Shoot Dead Grandfather, 72, While Searching the Wrong Home for Burglar
http://www.theblaze.com ^ | 07/27/2013 | Jason Howerton

Posted on 07/26/2013 9:30:35 PM PDT by redreno

Police in Fort Worth, Texas, are blaming “poor lighting” after two officers went to the wrong home in search of a possible burglar and ended up shooting a 72-year-old man dead in his garage. The officers, who are both in their first year with Fort Worth PD, were responding to a burglary alarm on May 28 when the tragic mistake occurred.

“Due to poor lighting conditions, and officers attempting to arrive on the scene undetected,” the cops approached the home of Jerry Waller by mistake, according to an affidavit. The house they were actually supposed to go to was across the street.

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TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: banglist; donutwatch; fortworth; guncontrol; guns; jbta; justiceforjerry; moronwithbadge; policeshooting; poorlighting; rookiemistake; sourcetitlenoturl; standyourground; texas; warriorcops; wronghouse; wronghouseagain
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1 posted on 07/26/2013 9:30:35 PM PDT by redreno
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To: redreno

Sounds like the police really did act stupidly...


2 posted on 07/26/2013 9:32:32 PM PDT by Errant
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To: redreno

Wonderful. /s


3 posted on 07/26/2013 9:33:02 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: redreno

They shot a dead man?

//I know I know


4 posted on 07/26/2013 9:33:18 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: redreno

I clicked on this thread because I wanted to read how the shot a dead grandfather.


5 posted on 07/26/2013 9:33:57 PM PDT by TheMom (Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts!)
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To: redreno

I guess we won’t be seeing any “Justice for Grandpa” rallies in 100 cities though, huh?


6 posted on 07/26/2013 9:34:45 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Amnesty. The DemocRATS' payback for the 2010 elections.)
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To: redreno
Police Shoot Dead Grandfather, 72, While Searching the Wrong Home for Burglar...

What I'd like to know is, if the Grandfather was dead, why did Police shoot him?

7 posted on 07/26/2013 9:35:26 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: redreno
poor bastard might be alive if he only had a dog...
8 posted on 07/26/2013 9:36:03 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: redreno

Sounds justified. He probably drew down on them. /s


9 posted on 07/26/2013 9:36:10 PM PDT by South40
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To: C210N

Practice?


10 posted on 07/26/2013 9:36:34 PM PDT by South40
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To: redreno

So they shot a dead guy? (what horrific writing)

Do they have an editor of any kind? Do they read their “work” before submitting it?


11 posted on 07/26/2013 9:36:48 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: South40

Did they get the dog too???


12 posted on 07/26/2013 9:37:35 PM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: C210N

Stupid headline writers can at least be entertaining


13 posted on 07/26/2013 9:38:09 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: redreno
But the officers got to go home at the end of their shift, that's the important thing. </sarc>
14 posted on 07/26/2013 9:38:32 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: GeronL

I thought it was just an example of some form of vicious homicidal necrophilia


15 posted on 07/26/2013 9:39:24 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: redreno; a fool in paradise

What’s the news then, if the grandfather was already dead?


16 posted on 07/26/2013 9:40:39 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: redreno
Oh, if only someone would invent a device which can provide a map for the police. Or maybe the cops could remember the even/odd pattern most cities follow for the sides of the streets.
17 posted on 07/26/2013 9:40:55 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: South40
Practice?

Obamacare.
18 posted on 07/26/2013 9:42:09 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: redreno

Who shot Jason Howerton’s editor?


19 posted on 07/26/2013 9:42:45 PM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: redreno
Is this the actual title? It says in the title that they shot a Dead Grandfather. While horrible to contemplate, it is not nearly as tragic as what they actually did in shooting an innocent man, a grandfather, dead because they went to the wrong house.

This type of thing happens far too often. Growing up in the late 50s through the 60s, you almost never heard of any such thing. Even the 70s and 80s it was rare. Now it seems to happen all the time.

20 posted on 07/26/2013 9:43:02 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: redreno

I'm sure the cops had conditioning training to not hesitate.

21 posted on 07/26/2013 9:45:18 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: redreno

Charge them with first degree murder, and lock them up. Maybe it will make the next cop think before killing some innocent civilian.


22 posted on 07/26/2013 9:46:48 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Mouton

There was no dog so they had to shoot something, the grandfather.


23 posted on 07/26/2013 9:47:30 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: pallis

First degree is pre-meditated. They should pay a price, but I highly doubt they planned to kill him before arriving.


24 posted on 07/26/2013 9:50:43 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: redreno

Bookmark


25 posted on 07/26/2013 9:51:21 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: redreno; All

It used to be that to be a cop you had to read at least at the 5th grade level , WTF has happened to that very very low standard?


26 posted on 07/26/2013 9:51:45 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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To: TheMom
I clicked on this thread because I wanted to read how the shot a dead grandfather.

Publik skoolz.

27 posted on 07/26/2013 9:56:18 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: EEGator

They could not have killed a man who was already dead.


28 posted on 07/26/2013 9:56:56 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: redreno

Cops don`t know which side of the street the even-numbered houses are on? What morons!


29 posted on 07/26/2013 9:56:58 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: Revolting cat!
What’s the news then, if the grandfather was already dead?

Hey, they shoot a dead man....After going to the wrong house....

Welcome to Texas.

30 posted on 07/26/2013 9:58:00 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: GeronL

That is what I was wondering.


31 posted on 07/26/2013 10:00:31 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: redreno

A horrible situation for all involved. Sending prayers for the families and loved ones of the victim and the police officers.


32 posted on 07/26/2013 10:00:51 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Jeff Head

No actually it does not say they shot a Dead Grandfather. It says they shot dead a grandfather. Saying someone was “shot dead” is pretty standard English, though maybe it is from old time westerns. I will agree the way the term “Shoot Dead” is used in the headline allows for confusion. A simple article as in “Police Shoot Dead a Grandfather, 72, While Searching....” would have avoided the possibility of this confusion. Braver police would have avoided the need to write such a headline all together.


33 posted on 07/26/2013 10:02:26 PM PDT by JLS
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To: redreno

DUMBASSES


34 posted on 07/26/2013 10:03:06 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: redreno

It was Fort Worth. They probably thought he was a cow.


35 posted on 07/26/2013 10:03:17 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: redreno

Did he growl at them or bare his teeth? Maybe he leaned toward them. Maybe he was holding a hammer in his garage when the cops broke in and charged toward him. You just never know.


36 posted on 07/26/2013 10:03:21 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: KarlInOhio

Everyone should send their local PD a phone book.


37 posted on 07/26/2013 10:06:46 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: redreno
“The family has also accused the police department of “misrepresenting details of the incident” in media interviews.”

It was previously stated, but I will repeat. This type of incident is happening more often and we must find a way to avoid this type of tragedy.

38 posted on 07/26/2013 10:06:51 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Once a Republic, since then a State in the US, but it is Still Texas where I live.)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE
DUMBASSES

COPS

39 posted on 07/26/2013 10:10:28 PM PDT by LouAvul (In a state of disbelief as to how liberals destroyed America in a mere 40 years.)
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To: redreno

Motion detector-triggered lights around your house, including under-eaves lighting. Tie it into an alarm inside the house; not a siren, just an alert that someone is outside. Maybe add in cameras that begin recording once the lights go on.

Half the reason these idiots get away with this kind of thing is that they’re able to get into the house before anyone is ready. I realize that such is their intent, but they can’t avoid everything. Get them lit up and exposed, IOW completely remove the element of surprise, and they will have a harder time following the rest of the scenario.


40 posted on 07/26/2013 10:19:01 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: redreno

Sounds like the dead guy’s widow needs to be fined for not having better lighting....


41 posted on 07/26/2013 10:23:33 PM PDT by freebilly (Creepy and the Ass Crackers....)
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To: redreno
Well I'll be!

The training works!


42 posted on 07/26/2013 10:24:54 PM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

That’s what I get for not reading the whole thread before posting...


43 posted on 07/26/2013 10:26:52 PM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: redreno

Due to poor lighting conditions, and officers attempting to arrive on the scene undetected,”


Next time it would be a good idea to be able to see who you are shooting before firing.

That poor man’s family, friends and neighbors. : (

We would go to jail for killing the wrong guy at a crime scene. The excuse of “I could not see who I was shooting” probably would not go over real big.


44 posted on 07/26/2013 10:29:53 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: null and void

My bad.

I should have pinged ya...


45 posted on 07/26/2013 10:31:23 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: redreno

Grandpa was probably shot while shielding his dog.


46 posted on 07/26/2013 10:32:47 PM PDT by Right Brother
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To: redreno

Why am I reading so many stories of police getting the address wrong before going in all gung-ho?

Is it really that hard to get a simple address right? I mean, really?


47 posted on 07/26/2013 10:39:18 PM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007 (Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst.)
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To: Little Pig

Dumb cops. If that happened to a family member I’d track them down later. I have motion-triggered security lights, and video cameras with sound. So my wife would know if they announced a warning or not. Just hope she would be able to hide the camera hard drive so the cops don’t steal it. The lights come on just about every night, mostly racoons and skunks but they might catch killer cops someday.


48 posted on 07/26/2013 10:42:23 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: Slings and Arrows

Well, he was exceedingly post-natal.


49 posted on 07/26/2013 10:47:43 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

>> Is it really that hard to get a simple address right? I mean, really?

Even if the address was correct, what’s the justification for the killing?


50 posted on 07/26/2013 10:48:44 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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