Skip to comments.Parents call police for help, cops show up and kill their 18-year-old son
Posted on 01/05/2014 9:05:36 PM PST by servo1969
Two North Carolina parents are in shock after local police shot and killed their 18-year-old son in their own home, while they watched helplessly.
The family called police because they were worried about their son, Keith Vidal, who is schizophrenic and suffers from depression, according to local news. Vidal, armed with a small screwdriver, was apparently having a psychotic episode. Mark Wilsey, Vidals father, called the authorities to help deal with the situation.
An officer from the Brunswick County Sheriffs Office and another from the Boiling Spring Lakes police department showed up to the house soon after. Eventually, a third officer from the Southport police department entered the home as well, and ordered the use of tasers to subdue Vidal. According to Wilsey, Vidal was pinned on the ground by two of the officers when a third said, we dont have time for this, and shot Vidal, killing him.
Vidal had just turned 18, and weighed a mere 90 pounds. He couldnt have hurt anyone with the screwdriver, and had no history of violence according to family and friends.
There was no reason to shoot this kid, said Wilsey in a statement. They killed my son in cold blood. We called for help and they killed my son.
After her son was killed, Vidals mother suffered a mental breakdown and was treated by medical staff.
The New Brunswick County Sheriffs Office told The Daily Caller that no statement has been released yet, but the district attorney and state investigators are looking into the shooting.
A similar thing happened to a Georgia family in October. (RELATED: Family calls 911 for medical help, cops show up and kill son)
It’s almost always a bad idea to call the police.
yeah don’t call the cops unless you want someone killed or arrested
It’s not ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ any longer.
The cops who come to your house don’t care about you or your loved ones or your property. They take over and do what they want. If your dog gets in their way they will shoot it. If you get in their way they will arrest or shoot you.
It’s like having the UN show up at your house.
At least the cops went home safe./s There is going to come a time.
Really sad. He was a really talented artist who later committed suicide.
My father is a retired police officer, and I have known retired sheriffs, active cops, prison guards, etc., and know something of their mentality. They’re more concerned with being falsely accused of something, or giving people opportunity to accuse, since it is very common for people to make false accusations even in the midst of tragedies. I find it truly hard to believe that a cop just went over there and said “We don’t have time for this,’ and shot a person for no reason. It is more likely that the family invented this statement in order to set the stage for suing.
Without more details about the family, actual information about where the guy was shot, and what the police officers have to say in their defense, I would hesitate in condemning our men.
When it comes to loved ones it is always a bad idea to call the police. The moment that call is made all control over that situation by the caller is lost, and the police, unlike the caller, have zero affection for that loved one.
They had him restrained. That sounds like 1st degree murder right there. Are the parents going to press charges?
MEMO to the decent officers out there: CLEAN THE COWBOYS AND THUGS OUT OF YOUR RANKS OR THINGS WILL GET MUCH, MUCH WORSE FOR US ALL — INCLUDING YOU!!!!
I noticed before leaving that cops in America were morphing into jack-booted thugs. It has been a dramatic change, beginning in the 90s, or earlier.
Just like shooting the dog.
The cops spent their handling-the-mentally-ill training money on one of these.
“I would hesitate in condemning our men.”
They may be YOUR men, they are not mine. For that matter, they are not men, they are animals...
I’m going to say again what I’ve said before in some of these situations. If 3 men cannot restrain and unarmed man, or woman, without killing him or her, they do not have proper training or procedures in place.
Cops need to have video cameras on them and operating during all paid time. That will keep both sides honest.
Ultimately, they’re all just bureaucrats if they work for government and lack perception.
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