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Man shot by state trooper at cemetery is business owner with no criminal record(FL)
tampabay.com ^ | 12 September, 2012 | Dan Sullivan

Posted on 09/13/2012 4:25:35 AM PDT by marktwain

PINELLAS PARK — The man shot by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper Monday morning at a Pinellas Park cemetery was the cemetery's owner — a Tampa man who lives in a 7,000-square-foot home, has no criminal history and has held a concealed-weapons permit.

Clifford F. Work remained hospitalized in fair condition Tuesday at Bayfront Medical Center as questions remained about why Trooper Daniel Cole, a 13-year FHP veteran, shot the 48-year-old businessman.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting, which is the latest in a string of incidents throughout Cole's career in which his actions have been scrutinized.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; cemetary; fl; police
I do not see any indication that the stolen motorcycle was at the cemetary.
1 posted on 09/13/2012 4:25:43 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

LoJack boxes on motorcycles can be easily removed and slapped on another passing vehicle.


2 posted on 09/13/2012 4:30:28 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: marktwain

Cemetery ownership is a “business”


3 posted on 09/13/2012 4:32:50 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf

What else would you call it?


4 posted on 09/13/2012 4:34:25 AM PDT by sport
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To: knarf

Of course it is. Clients are just dieing to get in there.


5 posted on 09/13/2012 4:38:36 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: marktwain

Defense attorney to jury:

“My client acted according to his training and because of the environment in which the incident took place, he was resonably afraid for his life.”


6 posted on 09/13/2012 4:41:09 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: marktwain

Once again, paramilitary forces masquerading as cops behaving badly.

And he won’t even get a brand on his thumb.


7 posted on 09/13/2012 4:47:52 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.yoututbe.com/watch_popup?v=tCAffMSWSzY#t=28)
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To: marktwain

I am most definitely investing in concealed lightweight under clothing ballistic body armor.


8 posted on 09/13/2012 4:50:00 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: ZULU

This is the same trooper who tased a handcuffed woman who tried to run away. The woman’s head bounced off the pavement and put her into a coma. I remember that one.
He was too fat to run after her - seriously.

Let’s see if the good ol’ boy network covers for him again.


9 posted on 09/13/2012 5:21:18 AM PDT by LFOD (Formerly - Iraq, Afgahnistan - back home in Dixie.)
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To: marktwain

The policeman had good reason to be afraid. There were dead people all around.


10 posted on 09/13/2012 5:21:56 AM PDT by jim_trent
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To: marktwain
"There have been officers before who go their whole career and never draw their gun," Gaskins said. "And then there's officers that get in multiple shootouts with multiple suspects."

A "shootout" implies shots being traded. He shot an unarmed man in the hand in 2001, tased a handcuffed woman last year, and now shoots this legally armed business owner. Sure, OK.

11 posted on 09/13/2012 5:27:42 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: LFOD

Don’t worry about that, they will if they haven’t already. In addition to them, the cops-can-do-no-wrong crowd wil be along shortly to opine how the man deserved to be shot.


12 posted on 09/13/2012 5:32:10 AM PDT by sport
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To: marktwain

The article states, “Just because he acted properly or improperly in the past doesn’t make this incident proper or improper”. WTH? Of course it does! Why would the article mention that the graveyard owner has no previous arrests? Previous behavior is an indicator of future behavior... sounds to me like the police department is already covering its butt. IMHO.


13 posted on 09/13/2012 5:35:53 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: marktwain

Glad the guy didnt have a dog.


14 posted on 09/13/2012 5:40:24 AM PDT by bikerman (Obama lied,economy died.)
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To: marktwain

The mention of the size of his house in the article puts everything into perspective for me.


15 posted on 09/13/2012 5:47:46 AM PDT by Jimmy4Toes (this tagline space is available.)
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To: sport
...the cops-can-do-no-wrong crowd...

Who are every bit as distasteful as the cops-are-never-right crowd.

As long as cops are required to be human, there will be heroes and thugs. The heroes need to be backed when they out the thugs, not attacked by the union.

16 posted on 09/13/2012 6:17:24 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: LFOD

I think she (Danielle Maudsley) was declared brain dead and has never recovered.


17 posted on 09/13/2012 6:21:30 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: knarf

Cemetery ownership is a “business”


It’s the only dead business that is profitable.


18 posted on 09/13/2012 6:22:54 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: marktwain

“Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting, which is the latest in a string of incidents throughout Cole’s career in which his actions have been scrutinized.”

How many incidents does it take to make a string? And how many incidents before he’s removed from LE?


19 posted on 09/13/2012 6:26:25 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia ("Together we will unite America and get this done" - Paul Ryan - August 11, 2012)
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To: marktwain

Shooting people at the graveyard is simple efficiency, now if the undertaker just had his business there too huge amounts of gasoline could be saved each year.


20 posted on 09/13/2012 7:34:28 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: JimRed

When is the last time the good ones outed the thugs. I know it used to happen, but I can’t recall the last time it has.


21 posted on 09/13/2012 8:19:38 AM PDT by sport
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To: sport
When is the last time the good ones outed the thugs. I know it used to happen, but I can’t recall the last time it has.

There are the whisleblowers in the ATF, that are being retaliated against...

22 posted on 09/13/2012 10:37:34 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

In the article, the victim was “armed” what does that mean specifically? Was he wearing a holster? Was he with weapon in hand? Just what reason did the cop have to shoot an “armed” man?


23 posted on 09/13/2012 1:04:45 PM PDT by Manly Warrior (US ARMY (Ret), "No Free Lunches for the Dogs of War" (my spelling is generally correct!))
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“Just what reason did the cop have to shoot an “armed” man?..”

Hey, Peon, doncha unnerstand that simply being armed is an indication of needing/justifying to be shot? By The Law. /s


24 posted on 09/13/2012 1:11:36 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Safetgiver

I need a stiff drink.


25 posted on 09/13/2012 7:29:21 PM PDT by Redcitizen (What's on your end of the world music playlist?)
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To: Redcitizen

Let’s go get a cold one.


26 posted on 09/13/2012 8:03:15 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Safetgiver

That will get them old bones loosened up. =)


27 posted on 09/14/2012 10:02:48 PM PDT by Redcitizen (What's on your end of the world music playlist?)
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