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Cop on leave in grandpa shooting
Boston Herald ^ | 7 Jan 2011 | Herald Staff

Posted on 01/06/2011 11:48:54 PM PST by smokingfrog

A Framingham SWAT team member yesterday was placed on administrative leave for fatally shooting a 68-year-old grandfather of 12, police said, as relatives struggled to cope with the sudden and violent death.

“I was shocked,” said grandson Andrew Wilkins, 23, of Springfield, who fondly recalled playing pickup basketball in Cambridge with Eurie Stamps. “I just didn’t understand what transpired. What exactly caused a situation like that to happen?”

Early Tuesday morning, police raided the home at 26 Fountain St. as part of a multiweek drug investigation and shot Stamps, who was not the target of the investigation, according to police reports. Two 20-year-old men were arrested on drug charges. No weapons were recovered at the scene.

Framingham police declined to release any details about the officer on leave.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: banglist; drugraid; euriestamps; jbts; shotthewrongguy; swat

1 posted on 01/06/2011 11:48:59 PM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

I’m thinkin’ that by the time I’m 67 I’m going to stop with the crack house stops.


2 posted on 01/06/2011 11:52:06 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: smokingfrog

how could something like this ever go down in a liberal utopia?


3 posted on 01/06/2011 11:59:11 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: smokingfrog

This damn swat crap has got to stop. There is no reason for this shit. Neither person had a record, the only thugs involved here are the ones carrying the machine guns.


4 posted on 01/07/2011 12:05:54 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: smokingfrog
Early Tuesday morning, police raided the home at 26 Fountain St. as part of a multiweek drug investigation and shot Stamps, who was not the target of the investigation, according to police reports. Two 20-year-old men were arrested on drug charges.No weapons were recovered at the scene.

Sounds like someone/swat team member murdered the wrong person who was defenseless.When is this nonsense going to stop in America?

5 posted on 01/07/2011 12:06:56 AM PST by taxtruth (Don't end the fed,jail the fed!)
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To: org.whodat

uhhh well, one was on parole, how do you do that without a record... still it was most clumsily executed.


6 posted on 01/07/2011 12:11:21 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: smokingfrog
It will take three to four weeks “to determine the justifiability” of the shooting, and the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office will release its findings in a statement, said DA spokeswoman Jessica Venezia Pastore. Until then, the office won’t release any more information, she said, including whether Stamps did anything to provoke the shooting.

It's funny how the DA protects cops/the gangsters but when it comes to a citizen they would be in jail with a half million dollar bond.Mistakes are crimes also Mr.DA.

7 posted on 01/07/2011 12:14:51 AM PST by taxtruth (Don't end the fed,jail the fed!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The man was out on bail that normally means a charge not a conviction. They stormed the house after they arrested the clown out side.


8 posted on 01/07/2011 12:24:08 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: org.whodat

I’m sure you forgot the ‘sarcasm’ tag.


9 posted on 01/07/2011 12:27:31 AM PST by Peacekeeper357 (Liberal Judges are a direct cause of Police Brutality)
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To: taxtruth

It happens all the time! We have had several innocent people killed. One was a wood carver and another was a older gentleman was killed in his corvette when officers fired a taser at him and his corvette lurched forward away from the police the police officer fired his weapon and killed him. The victim was intoxicated I might add and he had not left the establishments parking lot! The wood carver was crossing the street when an officer yelled at him to drop his knife at which time the officer shot and killed him!


10 posted on 01/07/2011 12:28:20 AM PST by tallyhoe
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To: tallyhoe

Cops are gun happy.


11 posted on 01/07/2011 12:31:01 AM PST by taxtruth (Don't end the fed,jail the fed!)
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To: Peacekeeper357
No if you fired every swat officer in America today it would be a great savings of tax payer funds and get a not of low IQ cops off of the street.
12 posted on 01/07/2011 12:37:15 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: smokingfrog

This crap has to stop. Don’t these morons realize that people actually leave their houses? Arrest them outside.

SWAT should only be used for hostage situations, bomb threats, and acts of terror.


13 posted on 01/07/2011 1:14:18 AM PST by scott7278 ( "...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked." BHO)
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To: smokingfrog

I guess there wasn’t a dog on the scene to shoot.


14 posted on 01/07/2011 2:38:28 AM PST by PalmettoMason (It's easy being a menace to society when WAY OVER half the population is happy being sheep.)
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To: taxtruth

It well stop when we do away with this stuip war on drugs.
The war on drugs has been respondsible for a huge decline in are rights.


15 posted on 01/07/2011 3:37:13 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: scott7278
There was a phychology study that proved people who are allowed to wear masks are about 10 times more ruthless and remorseless than people whose faces are visible to a "victim".

The study was done by having a "panel" apply what they thought was a painful electrical shock to a volunteer test subject. When they were face-to-face with the subject, there was a lot of stress. When they wore masks, they didn't hesitate.

16 posted on 01/07/2011 4:26:55 AM PST by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: riverrunner
It will stop when we do away with this stuip war on drugs.

No it won't. You'll never be able to take away the tanks, machine guns, kevlar, grenades, etc. The cat is out of the bag and from now on, it will be "us" against "them", a police state.

17 posted on 01/07/2011 4:50:07 AM PST by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: smokingfrog
so it was grandpas house, and the cops brought 20 guys with all sorts of gear designed to kill large numbers of people, and we're surprised when grandpa gets dead ???

the fact that they caught at least one, OUTSIDE the house BEFORE commencing entry tells me they were determined to practice a forced entry and terrorize the old guy for the audacity of tryin to be a grandpa and helpin his family...

i wonder if the cop went to vegas for the weekend, with 'administrative leave' pay of course...???

18 posted on 01/07/2011 7:39:46 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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almost forgot...IBFReedumbwarrior enlightens us and sniffs cop jocks...


19 posted on 01/07/2011 7:41:16 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Gilbo_3

Yes. I’m wondering the same thing. Why do they need an army to arrest a couple of crack heads?


20 posted on 01/07/2011 8:07:34 AM PST by smokingfrog (Do all the talking you want, but do what I tell you.)
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To: smokingfrog
Why do they need an army to arrest a couple of crack heads?

perpetual fed,state,& local funding for new GI Joe toys ???

when i had the maturity of an 8 yr old, i loved to play 'guns' and 'army' too...

21 posted on 01/07/2011 8:51:29 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: tallyhoe

In addition...the wood carver was deaf....


22 posted on 01/07/2011 2:52:01 PM PST by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance,applied with extreme incompetence..)
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To: Crim

Sometimes I wonder if they screen their personnel good enough!


23 posted on 01/07/2011 10:45:46 PM PST by tallyhoe
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