Skip to comments.Disabled Vietnam vet, 70, shot in the stomach by police
Posted on 02/27/2014 9:09:04 AM PST by Teotwawki
A disabled Vietnam vet was shot in the stomach by police in South Carolina as he reached for his cane during a traffic stop...[snip...The 24-year-old deputy believed the elderly man was trying to grab a rifle from the back of his pick up truck and fired at him, with one bullet striking Mr Canipe.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Comment: Fortunately the cop was able to make it home safely to his family and that's what really matters.
up till now Barney was limited to practicing his quick draw in front of a mirror.
OR how about “We don’t know the whole story.” That’s a favorite with the cops suckers
“Mr Faris described the incident as ‘very unfortunate,’ and added: ‘It does appear, at this time, that Deputy Knox’s actions were an appropriate response to what he reasonably believed to be an imminent threat to his life.’”
Uh huh. Reasonable. NOT.
Did this cop actually SEE a rifle. Or just THINK he thought the man was reaching for a gun. Just reaching and not seeing is no reason to pull out his weapon and fire. He has to have seen a weapon, thus believing his life in jeopardy. But, swinging a rifle around to point it out the window of a pickup truck would have been a feat in its own right.
Any logical reason why this was being reported by a UK paper and not from the US?
I don’t get stopped very often; but when I do I turn off the engine and place both hands on the steering wheel. Any other movements are signaled to the police before I move. Heard this advice on one of those cop shows on TV.
Trigger-Happy Cop Meets
Now that`s a Fair Fight!
Oh I forgot-
trigger-happy cops don`t go after criminals-
they go after unarmed law-abiding citizens -
Sorry- never Mind....
It’s beast not to reach for anything if covered by cops.
I haul my 2 labs around with me all the time. I would truly fear for their safety during a traffic stop. I want nothing to do with today’s police at all. They can go to blazes.
The Deputy lost control of the situation from the get-go. Mr. Canipe should have been instructed to remain in the truck.
Since when does an officer’s safety override every other possible concern, such as the life of a non-violent civilian pulled over for a simple traffic stop? So the officer feared for his life. What if that fear isn’t rational? Maybe someone who handles rifles more often than me can explain it, but what chance would someone have of grabbing a rifle, pointing it, and firing it accurately at a policeman who already had their weapon pulled and carefully aimed at said person? You’d think the officer could wait a few milliseconds to see if that rifle was in fact...a cane.
That may be the right answer, but it ain't logical...
We dont know the whole story.
That’s actually appropriate when the story seems contradictory or is missing key details. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case here.
There were earlier threads on this incident. The fact that he was disabled and happened to be a Veteran was, for some reason omitted. But that is neither here or there. The important thing was that the deputy got to shoot someone and got home safe.
> All the good guys must not want to be cops anymore.
Why would any honorable good guy want to be one of Darth Vader’s Storm Troopers?
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