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Off-Duty Cop Hits 4-Year-Old Girl With Motorcycle Then Shoots and Kills Angry Dad
The Blaze ^ | 8/16/2012 | Jason Howerton

Posted on 08/16/2012 1:17:03 PM PDT by Former Fetus

Moments after his motorcycle struck a 4-year-old girl, an off-duty Chicago Police officer shot and killed the girl’s irate father after he allegedly attacked the officer, the Chicago Sun Times reports.

Fraternal Order of Police Spokesman Pat Camden identified the officer as a 43-year-old veteran of the Chicago Police. The officer was headed home on Saturday evening when the horrifying incident occurred.

As he was driving home, the officer says he saw a child unexpectedly run into the street. In order not to strike the girl directly, the cop jumped off his motorcycle, pulling it down on its side on the pavement. However, the motorcycle skidded and flipped, hitting the 4-year-old girl and her 18-year-old cousin, John Passley.

As the officer attempted to provide aide to the girl, her father, identified as Christopher Middleton, 26, came running out of a nearby restaurant and aggressively approached the officer and began shouting, officials said. The cop argues that he identified himself as a police officer but Middleton still hit him in the face and knocked him to the ground before striking him repeatedly.

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If there's an award for misleading title, this article is at least a finalist!

So, the real story is that a middle age man (43 year veteran in the police dept.) with a broken leg and shoulder is attacked by 2 young African-Americans (18 and 26 years old). About to lose consciousness, he shoots and mortally injures the 26 year old! Anybody want to guess the race of the cop?

1 posted on 08/16/2012 1:17:11 PM PDT by Former Fetus
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To: Former Fetus

That must have been later in the article, but, wow...

that’s a completely different story than the excerpt.

The man seems to have made every effort to avoid hitting the kids, was attacked, and rather than let himself be killed, uses his sidearm to defend himself.


2 posted on 08/16/2012 1:20:32 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: Former Fetus

Crap headline. Should read ...

“Off duty cop crashes motorcycle, breaks leg trying to avoid jaywalking 4yo, and was forced to shoot her thug father to avoid being beaten to death”

SnakeDoc


3 posted on 08/16/2012 1:21:13 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: Former Fetus

so you’re saying that “never waste a crisis” is now the journalists’ creed?


4 posted on 08/16/2012 1:23:10 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (At what point does an escalated effort to remove this traitor commence, and what form does its take?)
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To: Former Fetus

Yeah, another Travon Martin case for the corrupt MSM to blow up and inflame racial hatred. Well... if it helps Obama...


5 posted on 08/16/2012 1:23:22 PM PDT by Obadiah (If Reagan had another son he would have looked like Paul Ryan.)
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To: Former Fetus; waterhill; ixtl
Anybody want to guess the race of the cop?

If you have to ask..........

Have the riots started yet? (((ping)))

6 posted on 08/16/2012 1:23:35 PM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
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To: Former Fetus
O.K., the little girl's father freaked out, which is understandable, but when the cop identified himself the father should have backed off. Punching and kicking the already-injured cop was stupid and the cop shooting the father, while unfortunate, was self defense.

This is an echo of the Travon Martin - George Zimmerman case where an unnecessary beating (possibly race-based) leads to a fatal shooting.

7 posted on 08/16/2012 1:23:46 PM PDT by Jim Scott (Obama must be defeated)
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To: Former Fetus

For sure, it is totally misleading.


8 posted on 08/16/2012 1:24:29 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Former Fetus

It’s not very clear what the reporter was attempting to report on, the actions to save a child from extreme bodily injury or an off duty cop is attacked by two angry people. Would anyone care to take a guess as to the race of the cop??? Surprise,,,it’s in Chicago.


9 posted on 08/16/2012 1:24:36 PM PDT by bramps
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To: the invisib1e hand

“so you’re saying that “never waste a crisis” is now the journalists’ creed?”

Whatever keeps the messiah from the top headline until November 6.

Someone pulling Hussein’s strings thinks he can still win by “running out the clock”.

The media is pushing all the non-directly political news it can now, unless it’s outrageous lies about Mitt or the Tea Party.

FU Hussein and the media whores you rode in on!


10 posted on 08/16/2012 1:27:57 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Former Fetus
Could have been a hot-shot on the motorcycle, aka "reckless driving."

That's my guess.

11 posted on 08/16/2012 1:28:53 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: Former Fetus

From the link;

Middleton’s sister, Tina Middleton, said her brother lived in Elgin with the mother of his daughter and was visiting relatives in Maywood, where he grew up. “He was a good person,” she said. “I know for sure he wasn’t out to harm the man. My brother would never harm anybody. I could understand him [the officer] being upset, but two wrongs don’t make a right.”


12 posted on 08/16/2012 1:29:08 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: SnakeDoctor

Not to speak out of turn, but both you and I are making an assumption as to the state of mind of the father. This assumption, of course, is based on past experience and other related incidents where race was involved.


13 posted on 08/16/2012 1:29:47 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: Former Fetus

So the Dad is in the restaurant while his 4 year old little girl is running into the street.

I’ve had kids run out of the house before when my back was turned. But at that age, I always knew exactly where they were when we were at a restaurant.


14 posted on 08/16/2012 1:31:13 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

“I know for sure he wasn’t out to harm the man. My brother would never harm anybody.”

Doesn’t fit the description of the incident.


15 posted on 08/16/2012 1:31:13 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: SnakeDoctor

The old saying “if it bleeds it leads” comes to mind.

The headline will be above the fold on the front page and the details will be on page 11 buried in commercial adverts.

If it were me, my first concern would be my daughter.

If the cop really dumped the motor to avoid the child good for him.

And why was a child crossing the street while dad was in an eatery?


16 posted on 08/16/2012 1:31:36 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: Former Fetus

Kane County court records show that Middleton completed supervision satisfactorily on a 2006 misdemeanor charge of resisting an Elgin police officer. DuPage County court records seem to show Middleton being sent to prison in 2005 for a theft/receiving stolen goods felony.


17 posted on 08/16/2012 1:32:21 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: OldNavyVet

“Could have been a hot-shot on the motorcycle,”

He’s a 43 year veteran, making him over 60, I would think.


18 posted on 08/16/2012 1:32:26 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Former Fetus
In order not to strike the girl directly, the cop jumped off his motorcycle, pulling it down on its side on the pavement...,

As a fellow motorcycle rider, I applaud this officer for such a quick-thinking and gutsy move to try and protect the little girl - wow!

19 posted on 08/16/2012 1:32:49 PM PDT by Buffalo Bob
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To: Former Fetus
So now for Chich-fil-A to have 'Chicago Values' they not only have to shoot a hundred customers a month - killing a dozen or so BUT they also have to hurt young children and kill the child's father if he objects?

I don't know if Chich-fil-A can 'do' Chicago Values - all that killing would take too much time away from making chicken...

20 posted on 08/16/2012 1:33:02 PM PDT by GOPJ (Freeper Neveronmywatch's convinced: Put a compass in the hands of a liberal it'll point south.)
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To: SnakeDoctor

Off duty cop crashes motorcycle, breaks leg trying to avoid jaywalking 4yo,

Why was she on the street anyway? The father comes out of the restaurant? What’s that all about oh, I know another white devil killing a holy, young black man who was a perfect father and husband.


21 posted on 08/16/2012 1:34:27 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Former Fetus

It’s the CHICAGO WAY...........


22 posted on 08/16/2012 1:35:00 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: DannyTN

The 4 yr old was with an 18 yr old cousin, it appears.
The 18yr old should have been more responsible, or the dad should have known the 18 yr old was responsible enough to trust the child with.


23 posted on 08/16/2012 1:35:21 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: Former Fetus

Christopher Middleton, 26. (Source: Facebook/thegrio.com)

From the Article

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Middleton’s sister, Tina Middleton, said her brother lived in Elgin with the mother of his daughter and was visiting relatives in Maywood, where he grew up. “He was a good person,” she said. “I know for sure he wasn’t out to harm the man. My brother would never harm anybody. I could understand him [the officer] being upset, but two wrongs don’t make a right.”

Middleton was due to be married Aug. 18th, his sister said. Besides his daughter who was injured, Middleton also had a 6-year-old son and an unborn child, his sister said.
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24 posted on 08/16/2012 1:36:17 PM PDT by deport
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To: glyptol

Sounds like he tried to low-side it, but didn’t keep it down, and then it grabbed, high-sided and snapped over right into them.


25 posted on 08/16/2012 1:37:26 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

“43 year old veteran...”


26 posted on 08/16/2012 1:38:02 PM PDT by pingman ("Human history seems logical in afterthought, but a mystery in forethought." (Strauss & Howe))
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

It says 43-year-old veteran, not 43 year veteran.


27 posted on 08/16/2012 1:38:34 PM PDT by Lucas McCain ("The day may come when the courage of men will fail, but not this day.")
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To: Former Fetus

There really doesn’t seem to be much question that the cop did everything he could to avoid hitting the little girl, that he did everything he could to defuse the father who attacked him, and that he finally shot him in pure self defense.

The headline is disgusting.


28 posted on 08/16/2012 1:38:34 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
The article says "as a 43-year-old veteran". His age is 43.
29 posted on 08/16/2012 1:39:18 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (A deep-fried storm is coming, Mr Obama.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

The article clearly states that the officer was a 43-year-old veteran, not a 43 year veteran.


30 posted on 08/16/2012 1:40:29 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: Former Fetus

I was driving in my truck, with traffic, at about 50mph, at night. Suddenly, I see just a bit of white sock in front of me and slam on the brakes. This “dark complexioned” person was dressed in black from head to toe, and decides to jaywalk. The guy was not reflecting any photons. If I hadn’t seen his sock, he’d be dead.

So he flips me the bird.


31 posted on 08/16/2012 1:41:24 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Former Fetus
knocked him to the ground before striking him repeatedly.

So, if this cop gets off, does that mean Zimmerman walks, too? Will Al Sharpton weigh in on this one?

32 posted on 08/16/2012 1:41:34 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Former Fetus

I have a feeling that this tragic incident is about to blossom into another Trayvon issue with the help of the liberal media, the reactionary members of the African-American community (Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Jackson-Lee, New Black Panthers, et al) and far-left wingers. We need to keep the facts at hand to defend the truth against what I think will be coming.


33 posted on 08/16/2012 1:41:51 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: Cicero

FWIW, In the riding classes I have taken, “I had to lay it down” is rider-speak for “I panicked”. Evasive maneuvers are all about NOT laying the bike down.


34 posted on 08/16/2012 1:44:49 PM PDT by H.Bowman
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To: Former Fetus

The most surprising part of the story is that the black gangsta actually knew that was his daughter.


35 posted on 08/16/2012 1:45:25 PM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: Former Fetus

If there’s an award for misleading title, this article is at least a finalist!

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Agreed. The headline editor must have forgotten to add that the cop first had to shoot the family dog before the angry dad.


36 posted on 08/16/2012 1:53:45 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: H.Bowman

“In order not to strike the girl directly, the cop jumped off his motorcycle, pulling it down on its side on the pavement”

From the OP. There must be something wrong with that description. Sounds like a movie stunt


37 posted on 08/16/2012 1:54:35 PM PDT by winodog
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To: H.Bowman

Unless there are parked cars on your right and oncoming traffic on your left.

Up is not an option either.


38 posted on 08/16/2012 1:56:07 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: winodog

The first thing to do is to avert your eyes from the child. Too many bikers zero in on the obstacle in the road assuring they will hit it. but I cant see any situation where I would jump off the bike.


39 posted on 08/16/2012 1:58:32 PM PDT by winodog
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What a terrible tragedy, but I can’t really blame the officer in this situation. All around awful—2 people are dead, including a child, and one man will have an awful burden to bear for the rest of his life.


40 posted on 08/16/2012 2:04:50 PM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: Arkansas Toothpick

From the story, it appears the child is not dead.


41 posted on 08/16/2012 2:09:51 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Former Fetus

Yes whatever “journalist” (using that term very loosely) wrote that headline ought to lose their job.


42 posted on 08/16/2012 2:15:41 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: Jim Scott

The cop should have understood the level of distraughtness in the father. You’d think someone on the force for that long would know that.

Simply identifying himself as a cop doesn’t give him a pass from anything.

Cops are not special, even though they and the contingent of JBT-loving boot-lickers here on FR think they are.

Let ‘em eat donuts.


43 posted on 08/16/2012 2:21:21 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!!!)
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To: Former Fetus

Chicago


44 posted on 08/16/2012 2:23:56 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: Former Fetus
"In order not to strike the girl directly, the cop jumped off his motorcycle, pulling it down on its side on the pavement."

I only rode a bike for about five years but it's hard for me to understand that maneuver as a way to maintain control of the bike. Was there a sobriety test done?

45 posted on 08/16/2012 2:24:48 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Legalize Freedom!!)
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To: OldNavyVet

“Could have been a hot-shot on the motorcycle, aka “reckless driving.”

That’s my guess.”


Yeah, I’m wondering about that too. Makes me wonder if he was splitting lanes or weaving around traffic or something similar which is why he didn’t have time to brake and had to dump the bike.

OTOH, I can say from experience, that with the influx of blacks from New Orleans after Katrina, Phoenix has become a third-world style city where people wander around in the middle of six lane streets with posted speeds of 45MPH where the actually average speed of travel is usually close to 55 and they act like they own the street.


46 posted on 08/16/2012 2:25:04 PM PDT by RatSlayer
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To: Envisioning
Couple months yet . . . /sig
47 posted on 08/16/2012 2:28:43 PM PDT by mykroar (October race riots bring November martial law. Voting postponed for your safety.)
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To: Former Fetus
Why wasn't the father running to his 4 year old injured daughter instead of attacking the cop that broke his shoulder and leg laying down his bike while trying to avoid the child?
48 posted on 08/16/2012 2:32:13 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Former Fetus

Instead of assisting his injured daughter, the father attacks the off-duty cop. I could understand this if the girl was killed in the accident, but apparently, she was not. What kind of person would ignore his injured child?


49 posted on 08/16/2012 2:34:01 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Former Fetus
Anybody want to guess the race of the cop?

Watch the movements of the "Runnin' Reverends" for the next 12 hours and it will become apparent.

50 posted on 08/16/2012 2:34:49 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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