Skip to comments.Protest over S.F. cop shooting parolee
Posted on 09/22/2012 10:33:48 AM PDT by SmithL
A San Francisco police officer shot and wounded an armed 22-year-old parolee in the city's Mission District late Thursday, prompting a protest by dozens of people hours later, authorities said. Another group gathered in the area Friday night, vandalizing banks and a restaurant.
A plainclothes officer, part of a curfew enforcement team, shot the man after he allegedly pulled a Tec-9 assault-style pistol in the 200 block of 14th Street at 8:06 p.m. Thursday, police said.
The wounded man, whose name was not released, was taken to the hospital. Police said his injuries were not life-threatening. Police described him as a felon previously convicted of assault with a firearm.
According to Sgt. Michael Andraychak, a police spokesman, two gang task force police officers were working with two probation officers when they spotted a pair of men they recognized as gang members.
As one officer approached, Andraychak said, one of the suspected gang members fled, pulling a pistol as he ran.
As the suspect turned toward the officer and began to raise the pistol, the undercover officer opened fire, Andraychak said. The man was hit twice.
. . . Two hours after the shooting, several dozen people began protesting outside the Mission District Police Station on Valencia Street. During the protest, someone spray-painted graffiti reading "Killers" on the front doors of the station and damaged some windows,
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Was it equipped with the factory standard 16” bayonet, series 3 night scope and belt feed?
Instead, they should be marching in celebration of the fact that the cop allowed the dumb@$$ to survive...
“There are only a couple of demographic groups who are stupid enough to riot to protest a LEO shooting a punk who pulls one of these on him:”
I was reading the comments at the article. One guy said he was passing by, and that the rioters were “Occupy-types,” and were drunk.
LOL! Cute HTML trick ro prevent hot-linking their image...
the cop definitely needs a bigger gun....hit twice and no life threatening injury????
Yes, as long as they’re not law-abiding citizens with concealed carry permits. This is, after all, California.
I could understand the protest if they once again shot someone’s dog because it was playing in its own yard.
I cannot understand protesting cops shooting an armed felon attempting to raise a gun at an officer. SF stands for Stupid F**kers apparently.
For a second I thought S.E. Cupp shot somebody!
I was personally robbed by a uniformed officer of that precinct 2 years ago —guy asked for my wallet, ran my ID, and my wallet came back sans cash.
I have no doubt the guy they shot was a bad perp, but with the knowledge I have (it’s still hard for me to believe) to me this case is just:
Gangster on gangster.
I thought that type of thing happened only in places like MEXICO —NOPE....!
Suspend the cop without pay...
...until he learns to hit the target.