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Hofstra student shot in head by cop while being used as human shield during home invasion
NY Post.com ^ | May 18, 2013 | KIERAN CROWLEY, KENNETH GARGER and KATHIANNE BONIELLO

Posted on 05/19/2013 7:42:58 AM PDT by KeyLargo

Hofstra student shot in head by cop while being used as human shield during home invasion

By KIERAN CROWLEY, KENNETH GARGER and KATHIANNE BONIELLO

Last Updated: 11:13 PM, May 18, 2013

Andrea Rebello (r.), here with her twin Jessica in an Instagram photo, was killed by the friendly fire of a police officer during a shootout with home invader Dalton Smith.

The Hofstra University student killed during a home invasion robbery was the victim of friendly fire from a veteran cop who unleashed a barrage of bullets when the armed intruder pointed a gun at him, Nassau County police announced tonight.

Andrea Rebello was accidentally shot in the head while career criminal Dalton Smith had her in a headlock and used her as a human shield while trying to escape out the back door, Det. Lt. John Azzata said.

The unidentified cop fired eight rounds, seven of which struck and killed Smith, and one of which hit Rebello, he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; guns; secondamendment; statesrights; tyranny

Don't rely on police marksmanship to save you.


1 posted on 05/19/2013 7:42:58 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Not very friendly of Officer Friendly.


2 posted on 05/19/2013 7:47:34 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: KeyLargo
> The unidentified cop fired eight rounds, seven of which struck and killed Smith (the perp), and one of which hit Rebello (the victim)

8 rounds?!?

What happened to the new law that you're only allowed to have 7 in a gun? Oh right this was a cop.

What a damn shame. If he'd only had 7, the victim would still be alive.

4 posted on 05/19/2013 8:02:51 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: KeyLargo

Thank God she was being protected by a trained LEO, think how bad it could have turned out for her if it was a homeowner with a gun! A truly sad ending.


5 posted on 05/19/2013 8:03:08 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: KeyLargo
> The beloved sorority girl ... was rarely seen without her twin sister, Jessica, friends and teachers said. “They were always together — like Velcro,”...

So, more than likely, the cop killed TWO girls, because that surviving twin's life has been destroyed as well. Twins share all sorts of special connections, and no doubt the survivor will never regain the happiness she could have had with her twin alive.

This is sad in so many ways... Prayers up for the surviving twin and her family.

6 posted on 05/19/2013 8:08:38 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: KeyLargo

It’s the victim’s fault. She shouldn’t have been in her own home to begin with. /s


7 posted on 05/19/2013 8:10:49 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: KeyLargo

I’d like to know why 6 shots didn’t bring him down. Did the cop miss him altogether and only one shot hit him? I know the perp had her close to him but couldn’t they wait until they had him at a better angle. Her sister and parents’ life are destroyed now as well as this officer’s life because of this hardened criminal.

So much for Gov Cuomo’s background check for the gun the criminal had. He was only released from jail earlier this year. I’d like to see some blame go to Cuomo - since they rushed the bill through in the heat of the night to make himself look ‘tough’. He’s such an arrogant POS.


8 posted on 05/19/2013 8:10:54 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: dayglored; KeyLargo

“The first shot struck Andrea square between the eyes and she fell to the floor giving the officer an open field of fire”


9 posted on 05/19/2013 8:14:24 AM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: dayglored

You’re assuming she was killed with the last shot......could have been the first or any of the seven that followed. Better question is why he did not know what he was firing at....I realize it was a stressful environment but what is the training for. Job one when rescuing a victim is not to kill the victim!!!!


10 posted on 05/19/2013 8:15:39 AM PDT by ontap
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To: dayglored
If he'd only had 7, the victim would still be alive.

My question is - was it the 7th that killed her? The perp was holding her close to him. So the 8th round finally got him? This is so sad for all concerned there are no adequate words for it.

11 posted on 05/19/2013 8:21:04 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: KeyLargo
Take the guns from the police. As Joe Biden said “If it only saves one life . . .”
12 posted on 05/19/2013 8:43:41 AM PDT by ricmc2175
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To: presently no screen name

The REAL, real question is why this animal was out roaming the street in the first place? - a 14 year track record of violent crimes and the ‘justice’ system somehow so fit to let him continue to wander the streets hunting for more prey....

It must be New York’s, 101 strikes and you are out law....

...probably wasn’t his fault anyway, after all his great-great-great-great-great grandmother may have been a slave.


13 posted on 05/19/2013 8:45:11 AM PDT by qwerty1234
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To: KeyLargo

Police are armed for THEIR protection, not yours. They are under NO legal obligation to protect you from the ‘bad guys’. Unfortunately the officer in this instance apparently ‘sacrificed’ the victims life to protect his own.....but as in the words of a VERY smart, VERY ethical political icon—”What difference does it make now?”


14 posted on 05/19/2013 8:47:32 AM PDT by yadent
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To: KeyLargo

What’s the over/under that the uLEO’s first shot was purposely to the head of the girl, immobilizing the “hostage” situation, then 7 crisps taps to the felonious black man?


15 posted on 05/19/2013 8:52:04 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: KeyLargo
Any doubt?

Dalton Smith of Hempstead, NY, the alleged home invader involved in the fatal slaying of a New York college student early Friday. (AP Photo/Nassau County Police Department)

16 posted on 05/19/2013 8:53:07 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

Looks like Obama’s son.


17 posted on 05/19/2013 8:54:44 AM PDT by qwerty1234
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To: bigheadfred

Where did you hear/read it was the first shot that killed Andrea?


18 posted on 05/19/2013 9:00:12 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: KeyLargo

If only the policeman had been shooting Joe Biden’s magic “chocolate bullets”!


19 posted on 05/19/2013 9:00:34 AM PDT by The Duke
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To: bigheadfred
“The first shot struck Andrea square between the eyes and she fell to the floor giving the officer an open field of fire”

That may be the policy...

20 posted on 05/19/2013 9:05:35 AM PDT by Iscool
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To: presently no screen name
Where did you hear/read it was the first shot that killed Andrea?

occams razor

21 posted on 05/19/2013 9:07:59 AM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: KeyLargo

How did this cop pass the background check? Maybe he bought his gun at one of those unregulated gun shows.


22 posted on 05/19/2013 9:10:15 AM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Am I missing something here? Why are Freepwra assuming the cop would purposefully hit the hostage and hit her first?


23 posted on 05/19/2013 9:24:56 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: qwerty1234

I agree. To have an already hardened criminal serve only 8 years for attempted armed robbery is inexcusable IMO.


24 posted on 05/19/2013 9:28:20 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: KeyLargo

last thing i want is to be next to whatever a cop is firing at.


25 posted on 05/19/2013 9:28:23 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: qwerty1234

I agree. To have an already hardened criminal serve only 8 years for attempted armed robbery is inexcusable IMO.


26 posted on 05/19/2013 9:30:01 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: bigheadfred

story no longer loads from source, anymore, it’s gone.


27 posted on 05/19/2013 9:30:28 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: qwerty1234

Never mind, belatedly I get it.


28 posted on 05/19/2013 9:31:18 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: KeyLargo

Well if the student was a Chistian, Libertarian, Othodox Jew, Libertarian, Conservative, or Constitutionlist, the cop was just following government policy. If she wasn’t, the cop will get another shot at it next time.


29 posted on 05/19/2013 9:32:25 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est.)
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To: KeyLargo

Dreadful. RIP.


30 posted on 05/19/2013 9:35:59 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 9YearLurker

The real question is why was the officer in a position of exposure to an armed suspect with a hostage thus creating two hostages? This all assumes of course that the story is accurate...


31 posted on 05/19/2013 9:43:42 AM PDT by yadent
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To: TexasCajun

Why in the hell was this sack of infected pus out on parole? THAT is what really killed this lovely young lady. Liberal parole boards.


32 posted on 05/19/2013 9:49:52 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: Secret Agent Man

Try this link:

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/in_clutches_of_hofstra_fiend_rjnoueHdwcsuLrLvFTDjYN


33 posted on 05/19/2013 9:50:03 AM PDT by LucyT
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To: LucyT

reading the story it appears the third or fourth shot was the one that hit the girl.


34 posted on 05/19/2013 9:58:35 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: presently no screen name

Actually in hostage situations the proper training of law enforcement is for the officer NOT place himself in a standoff situation where the perpetrator can easily shoot the officer which forces the officer to use deadly force which could have been avoided with proper procedures.

Hostage negotiations are not like on TV ‘Dirty Harry’ where the negotiator stands in view of the perpetrator.

The officer wrongly put himself and the hostage in a deadly position where the officer could not then retreat when the perpetrator pointed a gun at him resulting in the death of the hostage.


35 posted on 05/19/2013 10:29:20 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: bigheadfred

you a sharp one brother


36 posted on 05/19/2013 10:41:36 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Secret Agent Man

“Minutes later, two police officers arrived at the home and found Rebello’s twin sister Jessica running out of the front door and the male guest hiding behind a couch on the first floor, Azzata said.

One of the officers entered the home and encountered Smith holding onto Rebello in a headlock, coming down the stairs”

The lone officer should have backed up and waited for additional officers to have an experienced supervisor negotiate with the offender rather than corner the offender like a trapped rat where the offender had no where to go but confront the officer directly.


37 posted on 05/19/2013 10:43:40 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Fightin Whitey

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3021361/posts?page=3#3


38 posted on 05/19/2013 10:50:08 AM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: bigheadfred

Now that’s just going too far!

Don’t you know that even acclaimed Investigative Journalist Carl Bernstein has stated that “We Have To Assume The President Isn’t Involved In Any Nefarious IRS Activities”??

And yet here you are piling it on intermentably!


39 posted on 05/19/2013 10:59:06 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Fightin Whitey
hahaha bernstein is a

just like obama

40 posted on 05/19/2013 11:02:35 AM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: KeyLargo

Cop must have seen too many movies

Will the cops be charged?


41 posted on 05/19/2013 11:08:43 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: KeyLargo
The officer wrongly put himself and the hostage in a deadly position where the officer could not then retreat when the perpetrator pointed a gun at him resulting in the death of the hostage.

There's no question about that now. I doubt if he was the only cop on the scene - yet, no cop to get him from the back door? I agree. Poor training and/or perhaps being over zealous to 'get him' and 'not get her' seems to be the problem and/or protect himself first.

I was wondering why he went to the burbs and left NYC - too dangerous for him? It's all so horrible and if someone had/allowed protection in the house this wouldn't have happened. He let a girl go to the ATM - he wanted money but the criminal, himself, had protection. This needs to be smeared in Cuomo's face - and the cop would gain some grace if he did it himself. But trained to 'protect himself' - I can forget that.

42 posted on 05/19/2013 11:12:34 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: bigheadfred

Obviously he needed to shoot her first in order to get an open field of fire. A victim should know better than to get between a cop and a criminal.


43 posted on 05/19/2013 11:23:18 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
What’s the over/under that the uLEO’s first shot was purposely to the head of the girl,

My first thought here.

44 posted on 05/19/2013 11:25:19 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: Iscool

Consider that they practice now with targets that look like women and children in order to properly desensitize them. A deliberate shoot to “clear the field of fire” makes sense.


45 posted on 05/19/2013 11:27:11 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: KeyLargo

Just an observation: Notice there’s no question as to how a convicted felon got a handgun...in NY of all places.


46 posted on 05/20/2013 5:33:02 AM PDT by logi_cal869
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