Skip to comments.Suspect yelled “I’m not going to jail” before charging at officer
Posted on 01/17/2014 9:13:06 AM PST by smokingfrog
HOUSTON -- A suspect was shot and killed by an officer with the Houston Police Department late Thursday.
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Smith said a uniformed officer was working security when he saw a young man looking in the windows of a bicycle shop. The officer believed the man was casing the business and approached the suspect, who then got on a bike and started riding away.
The officer got in his personal vehicle and stopped the suspect, police said. As he was being detained, police said the suspect shoved the officer and ran across the parking lot to get away. The officer chased the suspect behind the building.
The officer said the suspect stopped and put his hands in his pants as if he were grabbing at something. He then charged at the officer, yelling Im not going to jail!
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Is he in jail now?
He was right.
And proved it.
Im not going to jail!, He’s RIGHT, He(his soul) is in Hell and his body is in the Morgue,
We’ll never know the details of this incident, but suffice it to say that these days if a cop demands you whistle dixie you do it, smiling and in any key he asks.
Since when is “window shopping” and scratching your privates a crime? I’m sure he was a good boy and aspiring rapper that had been in trouble in the past but was starting to turn his life around.
Of course, if he didn’t have a gun, knife or other weapon, it could be bad news for the officer, and Quanell X protests will ensue.
So...the guy was doing NOTHING wrong, and the HPD officer winds up shooting him dead.
Where’s a taser happy cop when you need one?
Where’s a taser happy cop when you need one?
Suuuuuure he did.
Stupid move on the dead guy’s part. There is nothing illegal about looking at bicycles in a window.
“So...the guy was doing NOTHING wrong, and the HPD officer winds up shooting him dead.”
Exactly what I was thinking. Defy a stasi officer these days and you end up dead.
“...Defy a stasi officer these days and you end up dead.”
And I guess that applies, as apparently in this case, when the officer is off-duty working an extra job.
we really don’t know if he was casing the store, or just looking inside.
prsonally i’d say both sides over-reacted and fed each others’ over-reactions. now one is dead and looking in a store window, without anything else, is not justifiable for a shooting.
i guess in 2014 don’t look inside a store’s windows with a cop/security guy who assumes you’re doing something wrong until proven otherwise.
His career as a fortune teller ended way too quick.
It wasn’t looking in the store window that got him shot - if true, it’s that he charged the officer in the manner he did. I will wait for more info before passing judgement here.
So I suppose if a person goes grocery shopping and does a little price comparison, that`s also cause to be harassed? So let me ask the love your local "officer friendly" types who agree with this kind of jackbooted thuggery a question.
If just looking at bikes are just cause for harassment, what if you post signs that are pro-second amendment and "officer friendly" comes to your door and hassles you, then demands to see your guns for "verification of compliance" with the regime`s "laws", is that just cause?
Considering the rash of recent videos catching LEOs killing citizens and then lying about it, these situations have become suspect to me.
yes but the officer was the one who kept this going by chasing the guy in his car. for looking in the window.
i think that is excessive. he wasn’t a cop and doesn’t have the same powers or mission of a cop when he’s one store’s security guard. if the guywas going to run away he could have let him run away and if necessary reported it to on-duty police.
Natural selection wins again.
I guess he got that right.
HPD said the owner of the shopping center recently hired officers to work security due to break-ins at the businesses.
My guess is we will find out the dead man had at least one warrant out for his arrest. If this had happened to me, I would have been sitting still and figuring out how much I could sue the shopping center for unlawful arrest - not shoving the officer, running away and then charging him in such a manner.
I think we'll find out he has a warrant or two out for his arrest.
Still, you are not required to give your name and to show your papers to a police officer if you are doing nothing illegal.
Well, he did more than just refuse to give his name.
probably true. i would have done the same as you if it got to that point.
i think though the guy was in cop mode rather than security guard mode and the cop escalated this into a situation that he believed allowed him to shoot the guy.
There are many uses of excessive force out there, but if the basic story holds up I don't think this is one of those.
So looking in windows is illegal in Houston?
These steroid addicted cops are out of control.
They also have slightly different statements. One has the suspect saying "I'm not going to jail" and the other says "I'm not going BACK to jail".
Still not worth getting shot over.
Zimmerman never cornered the guy anywhere. Looking into private residences with a bag of tools (a break-in bag) and someone looking into a store window that purposely displays items in those windows, are not the same thing.
A security guard (who is also a cop) is not a guy who decided NOT to be a cop but was just a ccw neighborhood watch volunteer, not even on volunteer time, running an errand at the time, is not the same thing.
This guard reverted into COP mode. Security guards are not cops and the jurisdiction is different and hunting perps down off the mall in an alley is I believe, over the top. I believe it showed he was in COP mode and not security guard mode andymore.
And I would also add to the not worth getting shot over, not worth hunting the guy down and shooting him.
In referring to Zimmerman, I am saying that one does not need to actually see a weapon to have reason to fear for one’s life in such a situation.
Well, I guess that he won’t be going to jail indeed.
I agree, but the situation wouldn’t have gotten that far if the guard wouldn’t have chased him down into an alley like a COP. For looking into a damn store window. Why have windows on the store displaying the bikes, then if you’re gonna go after anyone who stands there and looks at the bikes?
The mentality of cops today is so different. They are not peace officers. Fifty years ago cops would not let a situation get to this point and they’d know how to deal with it without having to kill a person.
Now wait a minute. Here we have a thread where the anti-LEO do not call proponents of the final result, boot-lickers. How can that be?
” Fifty years ago cops would not let a situation get to this point and theyd know how to deal with it without having to kill a person.”
Fifty years ago they just went around wacking with billy clubs,had no Miranda warnings,and some detentions could be brutal.
That’s better than being shot for looking into a store window. It’s better than now “Officer Safety Above All Else, Including Your Rights”. It’s better than now where all dogs are potential target practice. Even the ones fenced in in their own back yards.
That’s the badgemonkeys story and he’s sticking to it.....at least as long as no video appears to prove