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Cops gun down man for legally carrying firearm
WND ^ | June 2, 1012 | Jeff Knox

Posted on 06/02/2012 2:55:56 PM PDT by Daffynition

Erik Scott was a West Point graduate who went on to serve honorably in the Army, get his MBA from Duke and establish a lucrative career in real estate and as a sales rep for a medical device company. He was 38 years old when he was gunned down in 2010 in the portico of a Las Vegas area Costco store by officers from the Las Vegas Metro Police Department. While it was 7 bullets from the only people we’re supposed to trust with guns that snuffed out Erik Scott’s life, what really killed him was an irrational fear of firearms – hoplophobia

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: banglist; costco; donutwatch; erikscott; standingarmy
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1 posted on 06/02/2012 2:56:03 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition
The Permit


2 posted on 06/02/2012 3:02:03 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

I can’t believe media didn’t jump all over this when it happened in 2010

Those cops were so dirty
and that wanna be at costco who stirred the vops up needs to be shot. just a little, mayvbe in the leg


3 posted on 06/02/2012 3:02:17 PM PDT by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: RWGinger
"and that wanna be at costco who stirred the vops up needs to be shot. just a little, mayvbe in the leg"

or maybe....just a little higher up.

4 posted on 06/02/2012 3:07:58 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: RWGinger

“I can’t believe media didn’t jump all over this when it happened in 2010.”

First I’ve ever heard of this; they buried/ignored it, bigtime.


5 posted on 06/02/2012 3:13:07 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: NoGrayZone

or maybe....just a little higher up.

I like your thinking

It is hard to believe this fine man who served our country so well would get gunned down by other citizens

and then the cops were allowed to plant a gun and get a judge to clear them

I wonder if it is too late to see these cops charged with something


6 posted on 06/02/2012 3:13:20 PM PDT by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: carriage_hill

Ignored? This was in the news and especially prominent here on FR at the time. The investigation and coverup was monumental. Not sure how anyone paying attention could have missed it.


7 posted on 06/02/2012 3:17:29 PM PDT by rickomatic
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To: Daffynition

I am definitely interested in reading the permit!


8 posted on 06/02/2012 3:23:24 PM PDT by Dr. Pritchett
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To: rickomatic

That was well before my time here, r. I didn’t see or read it anywhere else on the Net.


9 posted on 06/02/2012 3:29:30 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Daffynition

Holy Crap !!

I remember this.


10 posted on 06/02/2012 3:33:25 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Daffynition

The first stages for being a police state is already in place. Those cops should be charges with murder.


11 posted on 06/02/2012 3:34:28 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: carriage_hill

“That was well before my time here, r. I didn’t see or read it anywhere else on the Net.”

See what you missed!!! This got extensive coverage at FR


12 posted on 06/02/2012 3:40:22 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: Daffynition

“As the officer began yelling and Scott realized he was the subject of the commands, he turned, lifting his hands, and apparently tried to follow the legal requirement to immediately inform an officer that he was an armed weapons permit holder, but he didn’t have time.”

“The officer’s frantic orders lasted for a slow count of 3 and were immediately followed by the two gunshots, a momentary pause, and a volley of several more shots.”

Chickens*** cops!


13 posted on 06/02/2012 3:42:04 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: Delta 21

If we had a *search* function here, that really worked ...I would have found previous stories posted.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2601801/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2617317/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2579595/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2597044/posts


14 posted on 06/02/2012 3:43:10 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

Links:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2601801/posts?page=1

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2591097/posts

http://confederateyankee.mu.nu/archives/306409.php


15 posted on 06/02/2012 3:44:20 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (A conservative can't please a liberal unless he jumps in front of a bus or off of a cliff)
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To: Daffynition

Ya beat me to one of ‘em...

;>)


16 posted on 06/02/2012 3:45:51 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (A conservative can't please a liberal unless he jumps in front of a bus or off of a cliff)
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To: RWGinger

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010/sep/23/officer-deadly-shooting-says-man-pointed-gun-didnt/

17 posted on 06/02/2012 3:50:02 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (A conservative can't please a liberal unless he jumps in front of a bus or off of a cliff)
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To: Daffynition

That story is a complete distortion of the truth. Eric’s dad is the author, and he has written a piece of fiction. It would not be nearly as interesting if the truth was told.

I live here in Vegas and have followed the story very closely, including all the testimony at the inquest.

Eric had more than a dozen prescription drugs in his system, some at lethal levels. As someone who has taken paid meds for years, Eric had probably devolved a tolerance for the drugs and was using way to high of safe dose. This may have impaired his judgement.

His girlfriend was stealing prescriptions from the doctor she worked for. When confronted, she fled the state and has not been heard from since. She more than likely kept him supplied with the meds. Last I heard was the investigation into her was at a standstill, but it does appear she only provided meds for Eric and no one else.

Eric got into an argument with a COSTCO employee over his concealed carry pistol (It seen by a customer and an employee). COSTCO is private property and in Nevada you can be asked to leave for ANY reason, failure to do so on the spot is trespass.

The employee who called the cops escalated this by calling in a man with a gun. The report claimed Eric was violent and erratic, witness contradict this to some degree. Costco ordered an evacuation of the store (fire alarm). Where the cops were waiting. Someone also followed Eric out of the store and when he was at the exit they yelled “He’s the One” or “He has a Gun” witnesses heard both.

Lead officer gave him commands that can be clearly heard on the tape, but other commands and voices can also be heard.

Eric assumed the position (hands up) and reached for his gun, and removed it and the holster (gun never came out of the holster) and he was shot.

The holster was an Uncle Mikes type cheapie nylon. I have one and you could put you finger in it and fire the gun easily while it was holstered.

On the audio tape played at the inquest, I believe there was more than one command given to Eric by the cops. It sounds like multiple commands, witness say there was a lot of confusion, many people were VERY close to officers, the additional voices heard may not even be police.

If Eric had never touched is gun and remained with his hands up he would be alive today.

He was not even facing arrest at this point, 99% of trespasser’s are told to leave and not return. End of story.

The search of Eric later did found a second gun. This not uncommon in Vegas. I have carried two in many occasions.
Eric’s second gun was not registered properly with Clark County, again no big deal. They take it, you get it back after a fine and paperwork. It happens all the time to law abiding citizens.

It is a shame Eric died, I find the majority of fault with him and the employee who called it in. The police acted appropriately based on the information they were given and based on the actions of Eric.


18 posted on 06/02/2012 3:53:40 PM PDT by JimBianchi11 (The 2A is the cornerstone of our free society. Those that don't support it, oppose it.)
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To: Daffynition
why weren't these scumbags sued into oblivion in civil court for wrongful death???
19 posted on 06/02/2012 3:54:43 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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I-Team: Father of Man Shot by Police at Costco Speaks

George Knapp a Las Vegas newsman probably has done more about this story than anyone else. Mr. Knapp is also the host on the Sunday edition of the popular late-night radio show CoastToCoastAM. When it happened Mr. Knapp spent a lot of time reporting about it on C2C.

20 posted on 06/02/2012 3:55:05 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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