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Police stop 70 year old man for expired tags, shoot him for holding a cane (video)
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Posted on 03/13/2014 1:04:29 PM PDT by Dallas59



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YORK, SC -- A senior citizen was shot during a traffic stop when a police officer stopped him for expired tags and mistook his walking stick for a gun.

Mr. Canipe, a veteran of the Vietnam War, stopped his truck when signaled. Without being prompted, he then proceeded to step out of his pickup truck to see what the problem might be.

Lacking the strength to walk properly, Mr. Canipe then reached into his truck to pick up his walking stick, as he had done countless times before. But this time was different. Canipe was in the presence of a police officer. The disabled Vietnam veteran was listed in fair condition on Wednesday night.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Local News; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: cane; coplies; cops; donutwatch; policecorruption; senior; shooting
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1 posted on 03/13/2014 1:04:29 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

When did they start hiring pussies to be cops?


2 posted on 03/13/2014 1:08:38 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Do I really need ot use the sarcasm tag?)
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To: Dallas59

With police, do what you are told when told, nothing more, nothing less. Especially with these militarized thinking police.


3 posted on 03/13/2014 1:10:37 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Dallas59
Speaks volumes for the man's wife who went over and comforted the police office that shot her husband.

Prayer up for his recovery.

4 posted on 03/13/2014 1:13:54 PM PDT by mware
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
When did they start hiring pussies to be cops?

When affirmative action became mandatory.

5 posted on 03/13/2014 1:15:13 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: DonaldC
“With police, do what you are told when told, nothing more, nothing less. Especially with these militarized thinking police.”

Here's the really stupid part of this - there is NO standardized protocol for traffic stops. For years the Texas Highway patrol demanded that you step out of your car. They would approach no closer than the back bumper till you were outside. A few years ago they suddenly decided that you MUST stay in the car until they walk up to the window. Now it is about half and half. When you are stopped you really have no idea what they want you to do.

If the police can't even standardize on something as simple as are you to stay in the car or get out, it is no wonder they are consistently inconsistent on everything else.

6 posted on 03/13/2014 1:15:32 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: Dallas59

Well, at least the cops got to go home safe that night.


7 posted on 03/13/2014 1:16:23 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Dallas59

Good thing the ignorant cop was a lousy shot.


8 posted on 03/13/2014 1:16:35 PM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: Dallas59

It really sucks to wear a uniform, be a Highway Patrol, Trooper, Policeman.

Because all the problems coming from Obama down is falling upon the LEO, and they know the people of America are snapping back.

America is frustrated because they cannot remove Obama, so they are lashing back at ANY authority.

And the cops are too high strung.


9 posted on 03/13/2014 1:23:44 PM PDT by Spartan302
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To: Dallas59

Something is causing this irrational fear of being shot or otherwise attacked in LEO’s these days. I suspect that they’re being constantly briefed on how bad things are getting and how bad they can expect things to get.

If they’re this trigger happy now, it’s frightening to imagine how they’ll behave once “civilians” start defending themselves.

I retired from law enforcement in So. Cal in 1987, and what passes for justified shootings nowadays would have landed you in prison back in my day.


10 posted on 03/13/2014 1:23:52 PM PDT by Nacho Bidnith (The Govt's war on drugs was the setup for war on the American People)
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To: Dallas59
Truck well illuminated, not far away at all, cop was a panicky, slow thinking, untrained coward or had very bad vision.
Maybe all of the above.

Makes me think a little when I have to use a cane when my knee acts up, could get a person shot now days by an idiot cop.

11 posted on 03/13/2014 1:24:01 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: Spartan302
America is frustrated because they cannot remove Obama, so they are lashing back at ANY authority.

You really think so? I just think it's under trained, over scared cops.

12 posted on 03/13/2014 1:29:24 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Dallas59

Good thing this cop went through all of those training classes about firearm restraint and situational assessment. Those classes make him a professional - certified in the proper use of firearms under stressful conditions, in full accordance ith the law.

That training certification and professional experience is precisely why he can own and carry fully automatic weapons, and you cannot.


13 posted on 03/13/2014 1:30:56 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Spartan302
It's not they are too high strung. It's prohibition has made criminals out of half the population.

They are basically at WAR with half of America. End prohibition, and it takes the target off the backs of half of the citizens, and the Popo.Then they can get back to protecting and serving, instead of Nazi storm-trooping Constitutional rights stomping oppressors.

14 posted on 03/13/2014 1:31:00 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: SampleMan

I can only speak for my locality being Alaska, and the Alaska State Trooper to me is of the highest standards, yet they too still have to draw guns, a suspected DUI driver tried to run down a Trooper last weekend and a local PD, they shot and killed him, the driver was actually on an Alaska TV reality show I think, so it happens everywhere, many are good and honorable but many are just tools to gather fines, code enforcement fees etc.

And some are just sadistic monsters who get off subjugating others. We have all arguably ran across that kind of a person in life.


15 posted on 03/13/2014 1:40:08 PM PDT by Spartan302
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To: Dallas59

It’s a different country now. The man knew a country in which you respected cops, and they didn’t live in fear of citizens.

Today, a lot of low-lifes hate cops and the cops don’t know what’s coming next.

So, an innocent man meets a suspicious and wary cop, and this is what happens.

It’s a very different country now. I know it is, but I think of elderly people I know who haven’t realized what has happened, and who see nothing wrong with holding a TV remote or a cell phone while speaking with a cop.

Is the country I knew ever coming back?


16 posted on 03/13/2014 1:41:32 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Dallas59
"I told him don't move but he pulled it out anyway." - crying police officer telling the other police officer his story.

BS! All the officer said was "Sir. HEEEEYYYYYYY" and then shot the guy a few time. Never said don't move or anything.
17 posted on 03/13/2014 1:43:24 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: Talisker

Yeah,and I guess all the 9-12 year olds in the Middle East that carry AK’s all the time are as trained as them.


18 posted on 03/13/2014 1:44:33 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: Dallas59

Who cares about an old useless feeder?
The only thing that matters is that the Law Enforcement Officer got to go home that night!
/sarc


19 posted on 03/13/2014 1:45:07 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

They always have. Some are Freepers.


20 posted on 03/13/2014 1:46:52 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Dallas59

This is an officer who should not get to go home safe.


21 posted on 03/13/2014 1:47:55 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

About 25 years ago.


22 posted on 03/13/2014 1:48:05 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: I want the USA back

23 posted on 03/13/2014 1:50:15 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Renegade
Yeah,and I guess all the 9-12 year olds in the Middle East that carry AK’s all the time are as trained as them.

So you're saying that non-cop adult Americans are comparable in maturity, responsibility and intelligence to 9-12 year olds in the Middle East?

You sure you're on the right website?

24 posted on 03/13/2014 1:51:14 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Dallas59

I guess he is lucky the cop didn’t handcuff, taser, and beat him, too.


25 posted on 03/13/2014 1:53:01 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

No dogs in this one.


26 posted on 03/13/2014 1:54:32 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: Dallas59

Not sure I understand what the problem is.

I don’t see a dead dog....


27 posted on 03/13/2014 1:56:22 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Dallas59

Maybe that’s why the poor old man got shot, I mean something needs to be shot.

“Have gun, will shoot”.


28 posted on 03/13/2014 2:17:28 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Dallas59

Yup, look the same to me, and I always jam the end of the gun into the ground when I take it out of my truck. < /sarc>

29 posted on 03/13/2014 2:34:06 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Talisker

No! I’m saying that you don’t need mucho training in order to work with a full auto weapon. Stupid laws in this country punish law abiding citizens from owning full auto which is a crock of $hit.BTW,FYI , I don’t trust any LEO’s in this country since they all went Rambo.The way LEO’s have been going rogue lately because of power trips or whatever leads me to believe there are probably many 12 years olds in the Middle East that have more common sense than many law officers in this country.


30 posted on 03/13/2014 2:47:33 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: Renegade

Ah, my mistake. Sorry. In fact, I completely agree with you.

What I worry about most is that this is a two-part problem. The first part is, obviously, reining in the rogue LEOs who are looking to harm or kill on the slightest pretence, and thereby spread fear in the population.

But the second part is just as important - the loss of genuine peace officers. I often say I believe in that “thin blue line” because it’s true, and something people need to reflect on. We NEED good cops. We can’t throw the baby out with the bathwater here, or just “get rid of” the police. That would, literally, be suicide.

So by poisoning the minds of the people against cops generally, recovery back to a balanced and trusted police by the citizenry is made all that much harder. It’s an absolutely insidious undermining of the public trust by the Left. Evil, in fact.


31 posted on 03/13/2014 3:21:04 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: I want the USA back

A lot of low-lifes ARE cops now. When I first became a firefighter the cops we worked with - older guys who were about to retire and served in Vietnam or middle aged guys from the first Gulf War were stand up guys. Peace Officers. But about 15 years ago the new recruits started going all Barney on us. Fully half of the cops I know now I wouldn’t trust to guard a turnip.


32 posted on 03/13/2014 3:29:51 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Spartan302

No, it is the cops’ own actions that is turning people against them. Obama has nothing to do with this.


33 posted on 03/13/2014 3:36:03 PM PDT by LevinFan
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To: Dallas59

I thought cops were to shoot to kill. Shooting to wound is just in the movies. This guy blew it.


34 posted on 03/13/2014 3:46:08 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: DonaldC

Right. Stay put and keep your hands still when stopped by police. If a cop feels threatened you could be blown away.


35 posted on 03/13/2014 3:47:39 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: luvbach1
If a cop feels threatened you could be blown away

So how about if a citizen feels threatened by a cop?

36 posted on 03/13/2014 4:03:09 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Dallas59

Lemme guess . . . the rectal cavity wearing the uniform “felt threatened.”


37 posted on 03/13/2014 4:20:50 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: Spartan302

What did the poor soul that almost got killed do to lash out at the cop? I say almost, because the cop shot to kill him, that he did not kill him is not for lack of trying.


38 posted on 03/13/2014 4:27:48 PM PDT by sport
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To: The Cajun

Shit, breathing around a cop now can get you shot. The best thing is to avoid them like the plague. You get to celebrate more birthdays when you do that.


39 posted on 03/13/2014 4:30:14 PM PDT by sport
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To: Nacho Bidnith

You were one of the good guys. Thank you.


40 posted on 03/13/2014 4:31:19 PM PDT by sport
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To: doorgunner69
So how about if a citizen feels threatened by a cop?

Same thing: Stay put and keep your hands still.

41 posted on 03/13/2014 5:44:54 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: Dallas59
Without being prompted, he then proceeded to step out of his pickup truck to see what the problem might be.

With all due respect to Mr. Carnipe, there's the action that started a tragic and unnecessary course of action.

First rule of thumb is to remain in one's vehicle with hands clearly visible on the steering wheel, and wait for the officer to give you instructions.

It seems every time one of these things happens it's because people either don't know what to do/how to act when they get pulled over (as is I suspect the case here) or they just act like idiots because they think they can.

42 posted on 03/13/2014 5:51:15 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: luvbach1
Same thing: Stay put and keep your hands still.

So, if a cop "feels threatened" he is free to gun you down?

But if you are a citizen and feel the cop is threatening your life, just sit there and hope he does not execute you?

43 posted on 03/13/2014 6:03:40 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: doorgunner69
But if you are a citizen and feel the cop is threatening your life, just sit there and hope he does not execute you?

That's about it. Because if you make a sudden move he may shoot you. I'm not saying the cop is in the right.

44 posted on 03/13/2014 6:19:11 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: doorgunner69

That is the primary justification for cop shootings: “The officer felt threatened.” Doesn’t matter whether the threat was real or not.


45 posted on 03/13/2014 6:20:34 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: I cannot think of a name

That is one of the saddest posts I have seen on FR. Good enough place to bump the thread.


46 posted on 03/13/2014 7:58:33 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: LevinFan
No, it is the cops’ own actions that is turning people against them. Obama has nothing to do with this.

Exactly right. Blaming Obama is a diversion from where the responsibility lies.

47 posted on 03/13/2014 8:31:20 PM PDT by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: I cannot think of a name

there is NO standardized protocol for traffic stops.
***How about this? A bumper sticker that signals to cops that the person who is stopped will act in a pre-described fashion, whether that is getting out or staying in with your hands on the wheel or whatever is proscribed by the 0rganization described y the bumper sticker. And as far as I’m concerned, whatever that cooperation is, it also includes video surveillance of the scene.


48 posted on 03/13/2014 8:31:47 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: luvbach1

“Stay put and keep your hands still.”
AND, make sure the cop can see BOTH of them.....


49 posted on 03/13/2014 9:11:30 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Kevmo

I suppose that would work, but I really don’t understand why there can’t be ONE standard throughout the country. When you are pulled over by the police do this:(stay in your car; get out of your car; put your hands out the window.)Just decide dammit and stick to it!


50 posted on 03/14/2014 5:28:05 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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