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Philadelphia Police Officer Shot in Head at Dunkin' Donuts Dies
Fox News ^ | 11-01-2007 | Fox

Posted on 11/01/2007 3:06:50 PM PDT by Westlander

A police officer shot in the head by a doughnut shop robber died Thursday morning, the police commissioner announced.

The gunman went into the shop and demanded money just before Cassidy opened the door, said Sandra Kim, a Dunkin' Donuts employee who was behind the counter at the time. He then spun around and shot the officer as he held the door.

Cassidy was a regular customer who came in twice a day for a large coffee with cream and sugar, Kim said. "He's always nice to all the employees," she said. "The officer was just coming in for a cup of coffee like normal."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: donuts; leo; murder; officer; officerdown; philadelphia; quagmire

1 posted on 11/01/2007 3:06:52 PM PDT by Westlander
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To: Westlander

Send in the UN peacekeepers.


2 posted on 11/01/2007 3:12:31 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: Westlander

Quote from the article:

“Cassidy, a 25-year police veteran, was shot in the forehead as he walked into a Dunkin’ Donuts shop at around 10:30 a.m Wednesday.”

25 years. 25 years, and now murdered by some scumbag. What a shame.


4 posted on 11/01/2007 3:14:38 PM PDT by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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To: Westlander

RIP.


5 posted on 11/01/2007 3:18:41 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: Westlander

I wonder why they didn’t release a description of the robber. That might actually help someone catch him.


6 posted on 11/01/2007 3:35:37 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Westlander

The robber must be high on drugs to rob a donut shop instead of a bank. He would have encountered less cops if he robbed the evidence locker at police headquarters.


7 posted on 11/01/2007 3:42:28 PM PDT by Reeses (Leftism is powered by the evil force of envy.)
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To: Bon mots
That might actually help someone catch him.

Just a thought but, perhaps they were more worried about being called racists.

8 posted on 11/01/2007 3:42:35 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Westlander

Prayers for his family. This is so sad.


9 posted on 11/01/2007 3:43:17 PM PDT by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: Bon mots
I wonder why they didn’t release a description of the robber. That might actually help someone catch him.

Same reason as usual. The perp is something other then white. If he was a white it would have been mentioned in the first couple of paragraphs.

10 posted on 11/01/2007 3:46:55 PM PDT by Bullish ( Reality is the best cure for delusion.)
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To: Bullish

“If he was a white it would have been mentioned in the first couple of paragraphs.”

Are you kidding? It would probably be the headline.


11 posted on 11/01/2007 3:59:22 PM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (A vote for ron paul IS a vote for hillary)
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To: 2CAVTrooper

Bookmark


12 posted on 11/01/2007 4:01:20 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Bon mots

They have a videotape of the robber (it was on Phila. news last night) and they think he was the same man who robbed the same Dunkin’ Donuts store in Sept. (obviously not caught then). He wears a dark hooded sweatshirt way down over his face and even with a video, it’s very difficult to describe his looks.


13 posted on 11/01/2007 4:11:23 PM PDT by randita
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To: randita

I am willing to bet if he gets caught he will have a record that should have kept him in jail


14 posted on 11/01/2007 4:21:35 PM PDT by uncbob (m first)
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To: Westlander

I heard the scumbag mayor of Philthadelphia on my radio today talking about doing something about “these guns”. That’s right - - not a word about the perp, just a finger of blame pointed at the gun. It was the gun’s fault the officer was shot.


15 posted on 11/01/2007 4:26:27 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Westlander

Prayers for Officer Cassidy, his family and friends.


16 posted on 11/01/2007 4:28:04 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: uncbob

The police commissioner should have been retired long ago. He is 3 points above plant life. Mayor Street keeps him on for what? Philadelphia is a mess. The mayor told supporters at a meeting a few years ago that the “brothers are in charge” and that is certainly true. Total charge.
Many folks we know refuse to go to Philadelphia for any reason. Things have become that bad. It is open season on humans.


17 posted on 11/01/2007 4:37:50 PM PDT by oldironsides
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To: randita
They have a videotape of the robber (it was on Phila. news last night) and they think he was the same man who robbed the same Dunkin’ Donuts store in Sept. (obviously not caught then). He wears a dark hooded sweatshirt way down over his face and even with a video, it’s very difficult to describe his looks.

Yes, with video it's hard.
But there were people in the store, it was broad daylight, and you can very easily see someone's face under those circumstances. I'm sure the witnesses might be able to tell more... they usually can...

18 posted on 11/01/2007 4:43:16 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Westlander

He should have known better than to live in the violent city of brotherly love


19 posted on 11/01/2007 4:45:46 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Moveon is not us...... Moveon is the enemy)
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To: Westlander
Gee, Lynne Abraham is and has been DA all these years, and Fast Eddie is Governor and was mayor. In all their time on watch Philly has sank into a bloody hell. And all they yap about is "guns".

Well guns are the answer. The best thing a Governor is such a situation can do is to "call out" the unorganized militia. Start a program to encourage and train sane, upstanding citizens to carry guns openly. Pay citizens say $500 for attending ten sessions of an "How to Open Carry" course and then agreeing to carry their guns openly for 18 months while in the City.

20 posted on 11/01/2007 4:49:10 PM PDT by bvw
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To: oldironsides
Many folks we know refuse to go to Philadelphia for any reason. Things have become that bad. It is open season on humans.

Certain areas have become extremely dangerous. A female officer was shot, not fatally, over the weekend at a "club." The news report stated that "at least four" of the club-goers were shooting at the police. That's what a corrupt city government, run on patronage, gets you. Even Rendell did a better job of running the city. And it hurts to say that - because he's such an inept, pompous jackass.

21 posted on 11/01/2007 4:52:27 PM PDT by floozy22
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To: floozy22

4 officers have been shot in the last 6 weeks...


22 posted on 11/01/2007 5:03:41 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Aztlan My Azz: La Raza is Spanish for Tan Klan)
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To: Bon mots
I wonder why they didn’t release a description of the robber.

They have. The local media has been constantly broadcasting a description since this happened. The suspect is a young black male, heavy set, with a spider or spiderweb tattoo on his left hand, and a limp. Is that enough for you?

23 posted on 11/01/2007 5:05:27 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (Scrape the bottom, vote for Rodham!)
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To: Fresh Wind

If he ever is caught and convicted he can become the next poster boy for Holloywood and the rest of the braindead left. He should get his own radio show, grow some dreadlocks and we can all but t-shits with his face on it.


24 posted on 11/01/2007 5:11:40 PM PDT by marlon
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To: Bon mots
I read or heard a description of the perp (something to do with a spider tattoo) but was left wondering, "Was this guy black or white?" because in spite of the fact that this was supposedly a description there was absolutely no mention of race whatsoever.

So then I figured, well, it must've been a black guy, because if he had been white, they would've mentioned his race.

25 posted on 11/01/2007 5:12:03 PM PDT by Luke Skyfreeper
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To: Westlander

25 year veteran. That’s a shame.
Rest in peace Bro.


26 posted on 11/01/2007 5:20:34 PM PDT by Cap'n Crunch (Rush Limbaugh, the Winston Churchill of our time)
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To: Westlander

Ah, yes, Philadelphia, cradle of liberty, birthplace of our republic, turned into a 3rd world hell hole by Democrats.


27 posted on 11/01/2007 5:27:14 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (Don't taze me, bro!!)
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To: Westlander
Unsportsman like.

Shooting over a baited field.

28 posted on 11/01/2007 5:30:32 PM PDT by woofer (Earth First! We'll mine the other eight later.)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

But we’re safe from trans fatty food.


29 posted on 11/01/2007 9:02:01 PM PDT by chiefqc
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