Skip to comments.Outrage as police shoot and kill the wrong man in hunt for attempted murder suspect....
Posted on 07/16/2012 12:59:03 PM PDT by Student0165
An innocent man was shot dead by police after deputies mistook him for an attempted murder suspect. Lake County, Florida officers showed up at the Blueberry Hill apartment of Andrew Scott at around 1.30am on Sunday Roused from his bed in the middle of the night by an unknown presence at his property, Andrew Scott answered the door holding a gun. Officers had not announced who they were because they did not want the man they thought was inside, Jonathan Brown, to escape.
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This is not the first time. They shot a marine dead who answered his door with a gun in hand.
No knock warrants should not be allowed. period. worried he’s gonna jump out the back window? here’s a wild idea.. Put some cops back there to catch him BEFORE you knock.
If only he had a dog for them to shoot instead, he’d still be alive today.
The only problem with your idea is the fat, doughnut eating pigs wouldn’t be able to catch him after he jumped, or shoot him unless he was a helpless canine trapped in the home. Even then it would take about 30 or 40 rounds.
Gestapo in action
They admitted they didn’t identify themselves? Well, that’ll be one monster settlement to the dead guys family. Hopefully a couple of cops will now be exploring other job opportunities. With any luck the words “would you like fries with that?” will be part of their new careers.
They better not be looking for new jobs... they better be in jail for murder.
Unbelievable! Cops seem to think that any movement on your part that causes them to question your motives, gives them cause to shoot you, and that includes shoot to kill, as in this case!
This reminds of when the police killed the Hispanic out in Azizona last year, inside his home, after he returned home from work. And his wife and boy were inside the house with him.
Agree! They need to be charged with at least manslaughter.
Tough to say what the right response should be, but one might be not to answer the door if you don’t know who is on the other side. If they start breaking down the door without identifying themselves (even then you don’t know for sure)it is decision time.
There’s a hell of a 42USC1983 action here, too. Those cops are toast.
When cops fly.
Cops just seem too trigger-happy these days. The fact is, they killed a guy who was obeying the law. If the cops are unwilling to take SOME risk, they need to get off the force. These bully-boys give pigs everywhere a bad name!
We’re from the government and we’re here to help,...bankrupt the taxpayers.
The only problem with your idea is the fat, doughnut eating pigs wouldnt be able to catch him after he jumped, or shoot him unless he was a helpless canine trapped in the home. Even then it would take about 30 or 40 rounds.
I'd agree that they should be relocated to a setting where shakes and fries are involved, but McD's isn't quite what I have in mind.
Terrible thing to happen...but look at the bright side...with the right lawyer, somebody's going to get rich!!
No one will get rich off of this, lawsuits will go nowhere. There will be no loss of $ or career for the individuals involved, and no one will go to jail.
Just another murder by police that will soon be forgotten until the next one.
They are supposed to be cops, not ninjas....
sheriff’s spokesman Lt. John Herrell said their silence was ‘tactically advantageous’.
Another case of middle-aged wannabe’s mistaking themselves for Seal Team 6 and the SAS.
Sadly, its happening over here too. A national newspaper recently published an article written by two SAS officers who’d been involved in training (or attempting to train..) armed response UK cops.
It was highly critical, to put it modestly.
The first criticism was the lack of real physical standards.. a selection process that weeds most of the wannabe’s out.
The second was that most of ‘em were hotheaded mongs whose first question once they had one of their SAS chaperones sit down for a drink was some variation “Sooo.... ya’ killed anyone?”
Third was a description of an exercise where the officers were instructed to use minimal force, with SAS guys playing the aggressors and purposely running a scenario in which the hostages could be freed without use of lethal force. The cops, of course, jsut stormed in and shot everyone.
The last criticism was related to number 3, that the lack of tough selection.. both physical and psychological.. professionalism and training led to situations where once the adrenalin got pumping all the stuff they’d been taught went immediately out of the window in favor of the most violent response possible.
It will be ‘justified’, the police never admit they are wrong.
DON’T ANSWER THE DOOR IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT!
You better figure out WHO is on the other side WITHOUT OPENING THE DOOR!
YOU have the disadvantage of having to take a second and evaluated the “visitor”, before deciding to shoot.
The visitor only needs to see the crack in the doorway....
What's a "mong"?
Context tells me I don't want to be one, and I don't want to be anywhere near one ...
Urban dictionary to save the day.
(n.) Short for mongers.
Describing people who bring something,usually a bad feeling or comment to a setting or arena.
Indeed. If any non-officer shot an innocent man, he would already be jailed for murder.
I suppose Knights of the Realm are to be given special privileges not afforded to mere peasants.
Context tells me I don’t want to be one, and I don’t want to be anywhere near one
Mong = short for mongoloid.. the old term for someone with Downs Syndrome. A bit like moron but more politically incorrect and therefore more fun use, which probably explains why its still the insult of choice in many parts of HM’s Armed Forces.
Cops murder wrong guy...
Nothing to see here. Move along.
Nothing will be done to the cops except they might get rewarded with extra vacation with pay.
This is just bullsh1t policing.
All these knobs ought to be fired. If they are going to be running around with lethal weapons and are so freaking indifferent to getting things wrong, heads must roll. They are murdering innocent citizens under color of law.
This sh1t has to be stopped and I hope the next cop team that gets it wrong get taken down by the innocent citizen defending himself.
These cops should have NO PROTECTION for not announcing. What the hell is an innocent citizen to reasonably assume? Not the freaking COPS busting in that’s for damn sure.
In my state if they come in unannounced the homeowner is protected if they fire on them. Of course they may claim they announced even if they did not. That’s where a person’s security cameras and recording gear have to come into play. And its unfortunate you have to have it but nowadays you do.
Of course, too, the new rule is if you don’t have plans for someone coming over, you don’t open the door for anyone.
If they claim they are cops you call 911 and confirm it.
Other job opportunities?
How about jail time for murder?
Almost every department has shifted rules of engagement so that they can do whatever they deem necessary to prevent officer injury.
Preventing officer injury trumps anything else now. This is why they shoot first and figure out their f*ck-ups later.
Yes but in the middle of the night he may have not been thinking as clear as he may normally did when he was fully awake and alert.
I would not have opened the door, would have had my gun and been confirming they were actual cops.
Wait and see if the "hot pursuit" thingee is invoked.
You got that right. “Officer safety” is now the mostest importantest thing of all. As long as they followed “procedure” they’re in the clear. Nobody ever asks if “procedure” is depleted uranium density stupid or not.....
You got that right! Anyone remember when the FBI agent shot the Eagle Scout for wearing a seatbelt? Then his bosses intimidated the investigators.
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