Skip to comments.2 West Memphis Police Officers Shot to Death (suspects killed also)
Posted on 05/20/2010 12:33:09 PM PDT by Cedar
Just happened in the last hour or so. One of the killed police officers is the son of the Chief of Police.
A third officer has been shot, as well.
BREAKING: illegal immigrants involved. “Hispanic man dead on scene”.
Any chance the perpetrators were angry TEA Party members? Amish? NRA members? Militia? Heterosexuals? Christians? Catholics?
You answered my question - I am sure we will hear a full report on the State-run media regarding their “illegal status” on the evening news.
Other news source mentioned a high-powered rifle...probably a drug run.
Middle aged married white fathers would be the safe guess.
I can’t really answer that, but it gets quite a bit of traffic from people traveling on I-40.
Raw video of the shootout that ended the manhunt. From WMC-TV, the NBC affiliate in Memphis:
If Drudge headlines it and Rush talks it up - who needs the MSM.
The racial makeup of the city was 55.93% Black or African American, 42.16% White, 0.21% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.01% of the population.
Van had a license plate from Ohio...they traced it to New Vienna, Ohio. Not sure if I spelled that right.
Once again, Mr. Wright was being a cynic. I realize how bad the State-run media reports. I have not watched any of them in the last 7 or more years - - I get my NEWS from FOX and RUSH. Screw the State-run media - unless or until they get objective, they too, may kiss my white ass!!
Connects to Memphis, Tn.
Remember this. Everything about Race is now OK? If the alleged CIC can make everything racial, then so can we as citizens of this GREAT country. I now make everything racial.
Hussein Obama is responsible for me taking this position on issue.
I misread your question. No, West Memphis is an alright area.
Probably some middle aged white guy that doesn’t like the health care bill or something.
Not really...a few rough places along I-55, but it’s nothing compared to some of the notorious neighborhoods in SW Memphis, like Orange Mound. That area would be a fitting “sister city” for East Saint Louis.
In decades past, a lot of people moved to West Memphis (and further north in Crittenden County) to get away from Memphis. More recently, the suburbs in northern Mississippi are booming.
When I was a kid, I used to visit my aunt and uncle in Whitehaven, the portion of Memphis that lies along the Mississippi state line. Back in those days, it was a nice suburb. These days, Whitehaven is looking more and more like Orange Mound. Everyone who can afford to has moved into northern Mississippi, or the eastern suburbs of Memphis (Germantown, Collierville), or into Fayette County.
Damn illegal SOBs.
Was it a white van?
One of those officers killed was the son of the West Memphis Chief of Police. Another was a relative.
I got a little nervous watching all those officers surrounding the van with guns drawn. If they needed to fire their weapon and missed, they’d probably hit each other. Fortunately, the suspects were already deceased.
Yes, pictures show a white van.
How do you know he’s illegal? Just because he’s Hispanic?
Yep, I remember back in the 60s and early 70s it lived up to its name.
I don't know anything....just reporting what my police scanner and live radio are telling me.
Sitting in memphis right now and first I heard of this. Both Andrew Clark SR and Ben Ferguson will hopefully be talking about this at 4 pm.
If they are illegal, their deaths IMHO, are attributed the Federal Govt., illegal supporters, open borders crowd, Barry Obama, Calderon, etc. They have BLOOD on their hands.
No, not at all.
So, did the scanner or live radio say, "illegal immigrants involved"?
That’s Andrew Clarksenior not Sr. I just hope that Andrew is all right.
“...More recently, the suburbs in northern Mississippi are booming....”
They have the former Memphis mayor King Willie Herenton to thank for that.
live streaming on TV
Is he still on the force there? He works at 600 7 days a week it seems.
Actually we have FORCED BUSING to thank for white flight.
Homeschoolers, no doubt.
Prayers for the families of all our law enforcement heroes.
Yes, he’s still a PO., but only on 600 weekdays. Kenny Bozak is back on with the weekend show.
May God be with the families of these brave men who died and/or were injured in the line of duty.
St. Michael the Archangel, please defend in the battle all our law enforcement personnel.
Saw 3 videos about the incident, didn’t hear a description and couldn’t tell what race the drug runners were.
Drudge, Rush and FR - no MSM at all. Keeps me clean from propaganda. ;)
2 police fatally shot in West Memphis, Arkansas
By Tom Watkins, CNN
May 20, 2010 3:20 p.m. EDT
(CNN) — Two police officers were fatally shot and another two were wounded Thursday in two separate shootings allegedly by the same suspects in West Memphis, Arkansas, police said.
The suspects, who were using an assault weapon, were themselves fatally shot.
The incident began around 11:40 a.m. (12:40 p.m. ET), when police made a traffic stop on a white minivan traveling eastbound on I-40 at Airport Road, said Inspector Bert Shelton, who is assigned to city hall for the West Memphis Police Department.
The occupant or occupants of the van shot two police officers and sped off, he said. One of the victims died at the scene; the other was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died, Shelton said. One of the two fatalities was the son of the city’s chief of police, he added.
A short time later and about a mile away, in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart, two deputies searching for the suspects came across a white minivan and were shot and wounded as they approached the vehicle, Shelton said.
“The suspects were using an assault rifle,” he said.
The suspects themselves were then fatally shot by other responding officers, he said.
I supposed Flippy Calderone will blame this on the US and our evil 2nd Amendment.
Police chief Bob Paudert said his son Brandon was one of the officers killed. The other dead officer is Bill Evans. The chief said the officers had pulled over a vehicle with an Ohio license plate along Interstate 40.
West Memphis Police Officers Brandon Paudert & Bill Evans, Fatally Shot During Traffic Stop
Officer Brandon Paudert, 39, son of West Memphis Police Chief Bob Paudert, was shot in the back of the head, according to WTVM. The other officer who died is being reported as Bill Evans.
Count Hickory Ridge too...
Thank you. Sure wish there was a way - all these LEO families could do a class action suit against the gov’t for not doing their job and protecting our borders.
Hell, not even CCW permit holders, of whom there are 270,000 in Tennessee.
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