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New Jersey police officer accused of shooting man dead in road rage incident
Fox News ^ | 10 June 2013

Posted on 06/10/2013 4:44:58 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

A New Jersey police officer is being held on $1 million bail after he allegedly shot and killed a man in an apparent act of road rage while traveling with his family in Maryland. My FoxNY.com reports police say 40-year-old Joseph Walker, a sworn officer with the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office in New Jersey, shot and killed 36-year-old Joseph Harvey Jr. after an altercation on the shoulder of an interstate Saturday night.

Officials in Maryland say they were told that a road rage incident had happened between the two vehicles before they pulled over. Harvey had one passenger in his car at the time and Walker's wife and three children were in his minivan.


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Well, this begs a long discussion...right in front of his children. The other guy, keeps walking toward a guy with a gun in hand. Wow.
1 posted on 06/10/2013 4:44:58 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Probably was aiming for his dog and missed.../ S


2 posted on 06/10/2013 4:48:55 AM PDT by Popman (Godlessness is always the first step to the concentration camp.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

No death penalty in Maryland thanks to O Malley.

This guy will even be able to vote when he gets out.


3 posted on 06/10/2013 4:49:51 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Medication of some type being used by the shooter. I’d bet on that.

Note, around the same region about three years ago...we had some guy in a dump truck upset a guy driving in a pick-up with his kids. The pick-up truck guy got all aggressive and the cops were called to pull this guy over.


4 posted on 06/10/2013 4:50:47 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Well, as the cops-can-do-no-wrong crowd are sure to opine, if the police officer killed him, he deserved to be killed, he had it coming.


5 posted on 06/10/2013 4:51:07 AM PDT by sport
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Hard to pass judgment on this story. The off-duty officer may have felt his family was at risk.


6 posted on 06/10/2013 4:52:46 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Police officers are allowed to carry unconditionally in any state?


7 posted on 06/10/2013 4:58:56 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: BlueStateRightist

Hard to pass judgment on this story. The off-duty officer may have felt his family was at risk.
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Oh, give me a break. The cop shoots and kills an unarmed man. And he does this after stopping on the side of the road with his family in the car. If he felt concerned about the safety of his family, he wouldn’t have stopped.

I suspect that when and if the truth comes out in this case, this out-of-control cop likely shot the unarmed man simply because he felt “dissed”.

But, not to worry, this is Maryland and the murderous cop is black. If the shooting victim is white, jury nullification will raise its head and the cop will either walk or have a small sentence.


8 posted on 06/10/2013 5:08:47 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

It sounds like a case of self defense to me but in Maryland? The cop is toast.


9 posted on 06/10/2013 5:09:59 AM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: pepsionice

>> Medication of some type being used by the shooter.

Steroids?


10 posted on 06/10/2013 5:23:32 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Yes, police officers can carry in any state. This per federal law passed after 9/11.


11 posted on 06/10/2013 5:25:14 AM PDT by bike800
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To: House Atreides
Perhaps he stopped because he was concerned for his family's safety.

I have pulled over a couple of times because an aggressive driver was zipping around lanes like a moron behind me, and I wanted to wait until he was 10 miles down the road before getting back on the highway.

12 posted on 06/10/2013 5:28:08 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake
I do the same thing, go have a coffee and let the crazy move along.
One time the crazy wouldn't let me go though and I had to call the police
and tell them I was armed, and if the Crazy ran me off the road I would
be forced to defend myself. The police arrested the guy. But I did manage to
get away and avoid any conflict according to self defense laws in VA.
13 posted on 06/10/2013 5:34:25 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: House Atreides

Cops murder citizens and dogs every day and use the “I felt my life was threatened!” defense as their free get-out-of-jail-free card.


14 posted on 06/10/2013 5:37:37 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Give that cop a donut, better yet - a dozen donuts. Those busy cleaning the gene pool deserve an appropriate reward.

The ‘dear departed’ walks back to engage in beating up another driver, and discovers said ‘beating victim to be’ is:
A) Armed
B) Angry
C) Identifies himself as a police officer

Mr. Departed then continues to approach said officer, with a friend who it is reasonable to assume will help Mr. Departed in administering the impending beating.

Two to one is considered “preponderance of force” and thus justifies use of deadly force.

Call the Darwin Awards Committee.


15 posted on 06/10/2013 5:37:56 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam is antithetical to, and Islam is irreconcilable with, America. Therefore - Islam Delenda Est)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
Walker then allegedly exited his car, brandished his gun and announced he was a police officer. Harvey continued to approach Walker in a allegedly aggressive manner, and Walker fired at Harvey, fatally wounding him, MyFoxNY.com reports.

This is the unintended consequence of people carrying firearms.

Introduce a firearm into an "altercation" between two people and the chance of one of them dying goes up tremendously.

Those who think having a gun is always a good thing are relying on the invalid assumption that there is always an obvious and clear distinction between an aggressive perp and a defending armed citizen.

No specifics of the "road rage incident" are given, but MANY "altercations" arise when two guys are both behaving badly.

No gun, and there is a fistfight and maybe some relatively minor injuries. Add a gun, for either person, and a struggle immediately becomes a matter of life and death, since whoever doesn't have control of the gun is likely to die.

16 posted on 06/10/2013 5:43:07 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Cops murder citizens and dogs every day and use the “I felt my life was threatened!” defense as their free get-out-of-jail-free card.
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They do indeed...and it shouldn’t be allowed to happen.


17 posted on 06/10/2013 5:49:09 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: GladesGuru
The “Darwin Awards Committee” suggests that you take an IQ test. And also, while you're at it, consider the meaning of “Assumption is the Mother of all F*** Ups”.

If you would do a modicum of research before espousing the views of an uninformed idiot, you might come to a different conclusion. This was not a “two to one” situation. And it was not a Zimmerman situation where a perp was pounding the innocent person's head into the concrete and that innocent person pulls a weapon in self defense.

PS - After your IQ test, please consider the possibility of having yourself sterilized.

18 posted on 06/10/2013 5:56:44 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: GladesGuru

I know an NJ cop, Chief of Police, in a small NJ town.

He stalked a friend of mine. A married friend. He’d wait till her hubby left for work and then park his car at the end of her driveway forcing her to walk up to him to ask him to move. Whereupon he’d inform her he’d just seen her hubby leave and did she want to join him in extracurricular activity.

When she refused him he’d threaten her.

The family eventually had to move. Who do you report the Chief of Police to when they’re abusive?


19 posted on 06/10/2013 6:00:35 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

This would seem to be one of those “better to be judged by twelve than carried by six” moments.


20 posted on 06/10/2013 6:10:57 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: Black Agnes
Who do you report the Chief of Police to when they’re abusive?

The state's attorney or the FBI.

21 posted on 06/10/2013 6:11:00 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake

It was NJ. State’s attorney didn’t want to hear about it.

Easier to move. NJ is so corrupt you just don’t know who is connected to whom. And how. Better to just move than end up a victim yourself.

I wondered what was up when this particular friends hubby answered the phone there at 8:30 one morning. I couldn’t get her on her cell phone (this was early cell phone days) so I tried her house. He’d parked his car in the neighbors driveway and stayed home from work that morning. When he walked out and casually asked the cop if there was some sort of problem the cop nearly peed himself. Then threatened to write him a ticket for parking in someone elses driveway (that’s a crime?) and interfering with police business when he asked if that was a crime. THEN, asked him if consented to have his car searched and called for backup. FORTUNATELY my friends neighbor was a corporate lawyer and still at home.

Complete steroid driven wackjob.

I’m sure you can understand why they just moved instead. My friend was very pretty and this wasn’t the first stalker kind of person she had encountered in life. It WAS the first LEO stalker though. It sucked for their kids as they had to change schools in mid term.


22 posted on 06/10/2013 6:20:33 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes
Who do you report the Chief of Police to when they’re abusive?

County Sheriff's Department, maybe?

23 posted on 06/10/2013 6:28:31 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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In NJ. LOL.

There was a town in NJ where the ENTIRE police department was so corrupt even the NJ state police didn’t want to deal with it. They just called in the feds.

Turned out crime in that town was VERY organized. Prostitution, drugs, gambling, B&E. Very Very organized.

Organized by the police department!

IIRC all of them ended up doing time.


24 posted on 06/10/2013 6:30:32 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: JimRed

http://www.nytimes.com/1999/04/01/nyregion/ex-chief-tells-of-widespread-police-corruption.html


25 posted on 06/10/2013 6:31:19 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

I can understand where Maryland drivers make you want to shoot them, but you still shouldn’t.


26 posted on 06/10/2013 6:35:48 AM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Black Agnes

“The family eventually had to move. Who do you report the Chief of Police to when they’re abusive?”

I’d recommend a talk with ones lawyer, followed with a talk with a judge. Newspaper/TV talks after that, but be sure to video Chiefie Poo first.

Sue the bachelor’s child!


27 posted on 06/10/2013 6:43:56 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam is antithetical to, and Islam is irreconcilable with, America. Therefore - Islam Delenda Est)
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To: GladesGuru

This was prior to wide availabilty of cell phone video and most peeps didn’t have video cams ‘just because’.

NJ cops are crazy and ‘connected’ by and large. Sure there are probably a lot of decent and honest ones too. They’re usually not labeled for type though :P So’s ya just never know.

I gave all of them a wide berth. Just prudent.


28 posted on 06/10/2013 6:49:04 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: House Atreides

My, my - what a nasty attitude. The Whaaambulance must be busy saving another Liberal from “Knotted Knappy” syndrome. Life is rough, but you can survive the wait.

As for your “The “Darwin Awards Committee” suggests that you take an IQ test.” - I was tested, by a past president of APA and found to be at the high end of the bell curve. But, what is such a finding compared with your opinion.

Based on the article, a man with his wife and children was dealing with two males. Where in the article did I err?


29 posted on 06/10/2013 6:50:29 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam is antithetical to, and Islam is irreconcilable with, America. Therefore - Islam Delenda Est)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Based on what is written in the story it is hard to fault the cop.

He identified himself as the two, Harvey and his “passenger” approached.

While I tend not to believe the cops, who have a sorry history of lying, there is still too little information presented.


30 posted on 06/10/2013 6:51:22 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: Black Agnes

I have never seen a road rage incident that can’t be defused by just moving over to the slow lane and doing 5 mph below the speed limit. You typical road-rager is angry because he is in a hurry, and will not be able to drive that slow. After a few minutes, he will be speeding off to torment his next imaginary enemy.

But to get back to NJ cops...

In my town, the cops started doing off-duty security at the local grocery stores, and were permitted by the stores to take groceries as part of their compensation. Well, the situation escalated, and by the time all was said and done, the cops were diverting one in three trucks making deliveries to the two local grocery stores to their own warehouse. They operated their own grocery store, called Groceries for Less, with a big sign out on the road, and everything.

The Feds finally came in and broke it all up. But this went on for a years.


31 posted on 06/10/2013 7:11:37 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gun Control Haiku: Say "Registration" / And they call you paranoid / So say "Privacy")
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To: Haiku Guy

Visit the link on the nj cops I posted from the nytimes. They had it all figured out.

And every driver on the GSP during rush hour is a road rage driver. We didn’t call it the deathrace 2000 for nothing.


32 posted on 06/10/2013 7:14:28 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

I didn’t get shot, but I was chased for 15 miles by an off duty Nevada State Police officer in his personal truck because “I cut him off.”

I stopped several times to let him pass, did what I could (legally passing others) to put distance between us, called 911, and he would not relent.

Finally I saw all the cops, and was relieved. Turns out he called his buddies, and they were there for ME!

Cost me $1500 to have the absurd reckless driving charge dismissed, and he has suffered no consequences.

I’m lucky because I was smart enough and wealthy enough to fight it, instead of having a borderline criminal conviction.


33 posted on 06/10/2013 7:20:48 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Universal Background Check -> Registration -> Confiscation -> Oppression -> Extermination)
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To: Black Agnes

It’s not just the GSP! LOL


34 posted on 06/10/2013 7:28:06 AM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Sherman Logan

During incidents like this, “introducing” a firearm is a step to defend your life and life of another.

I would not bet my life, or the life of my family, that the enraged doofus coming at me was unarmed.

And, ala George Zimmerman, are you willing to bet your life that the enraged doofus wasn’t going to beat and kick you to death?

Are you willing to bet your life and the life of your family the enraged doofus, after killing you or knocking you senseless, would not do the same to your family?

That is why we have concealed carry—for the lawful person to defend themselves and their families.

“No gun, and there is a fistfight and maybe some relatively minor injuries.”

Like this is some sort of junior high school-yard fistfight? And like I said before, you want to bet your life that all that is going to happen is a “minor” injury?

“Add a gun, for either person, and a struggle immediately becomes a matter of life and death, since whoever doesn’t have control of the gun is likely to die.”

Good for George Zimmerman and countless others that have saved their life or the life of another by using a firearm responsibly.


35 posted on 06/10/2013 7:37:46 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: House Atreides

Just a quick question: Do you have to wait until you are getting your head smashed into the pavement before you can take steps to defend yourself with a firearm?

And if so, just how are you assured you will be conscience enough to act defensively if you take a hard hit that drives you to the ground?

View the videos and you can see all it takes is one punch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YATxHB8IlIk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJx_rO972Ws


36 posted on 06/10/2013 7:43:58 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: Black Agnes

http://www.nytimes.com/1999/04/01/nyregion/ex-chief-tells-of-widespread-police-corruption.html
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Thanks for the posting Black Agnes. This (Hudson county) is the same New Jersey jurisdiction that the cop who just recently shot the Maryland man is from. I get a little irritated at supposedly rational individuals who AUTOMATICALLY assume that when a cop shoots an unarmed man, it just MUST HAVE BEEN JUSTIFIED. And the irrational “thinker” goes on to gloat and revel in the dead man’s death. And as part of their irrational thinking, they automatically assume facts about the case that appear, from multiple news sources, to be not facts at all.

This is the same irrational thinking that automatically assumes the States Attorney in Florida would not prosecute a clearly innocent man (Zimmerman) for murder.


37 posted on 06/10/2013 8:01:29 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: BlueStateRightist

The only reason his family was at risk was because he stopped and exited the vehicle to confront the other guys. I’ve driven over a half million miles in the last 33 years and have never and will never stop my car to avoid or confront an aggressive driver. Actually, I can think of only one valid reason to stop. That would be to let the other driver exit his vehicle and approach - giving me a chance to take off with a head start. The shooter’s family was in the car. He was looking for a confrontation. (IMHO)


38 posted on 06/10/2013 8:07:12 AM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: Hulka
The problem is that in this case we do not know (at this point) whether he used the firearm responsibly.

We also do not "know" that Zimmerman used his firearm responsibly, though the MSM version of events doesn't seem very likely to be the truth.

Let's look at it the other way. What about if the other (now dead) guy had also got out of his car with a gun, and he won the gunfight? Would he have "acted responsibly?" Did he not have reasonable cause for fearing his life was in danger? Doesn't that bring the issue of moral culpability down to a matter of luck and/or skill, neither of which has anything at all to do with right or wrong?

In other words, if two guys get into an armed fight, should the survivor be automatically assumed to have acted in legal self defense? If so, then I guess dueling is legal again.

That is not actually the case, even in Florida. The aggressor cannot claim self-defense, even if the "victim" is armed or if he had genuine reason to fear for his life at the time he pulled the trigger. May not be 1st degree murder, but he definitely shouldn't walk.

My point is that distinguishing between perpetrator and victim is not always easy to do. As you would know if you'd ever seen a barfight escalate.

39 posted on 06/10/2013 8:09:05 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Black Agnes
Who do you report the Chief of Police to when they’re abusive?

Videotape him and put it on the web.

He'll be out of a job.

40 posted on 06/10/2013 8:10:19 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Black Agnes

“The family eventually had to move. Who do you report the Chief of Police to when they’re abusive?”

Mssrs. Smith and Wesson.


41 posted on 06/10/2013 8:11:12 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker

This was NJ. Guns are illegal in NJ without permission from (drum roll) the chief of police.


42 posted on 06/10/2013 8:12:52 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Sherman Logan

This was before easy and inexpensive availability of digital video recorders.

Plus, in NJ, the fire union might take offense and your house might mysteriously burn.

You don’t muck with LEOs in NJ. For a lot of reasons.


43 posted on 06/10/2013 8:13:59 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Jack of all Trades

The only reason to stop is to confront the other guy.

IOW, it’s the equivalent of “taking it outside.” An irresponsible thing to do anytime, with family in the car it’s beyond irresponsible.

That said, there is nowhere near enough info in this story to assign responsibility.


44 posted on 06/10/2013 8:14:48 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

You are a wise man for reserving judgment on this suspicious killing. If may turn out to have been a justifiable self-defense shooting, but it appears that there’s a better chance that it was a killing by an enraged, out-of-control individual needlessly killing another human being. But I’m sure more information will be coming out on this.


45 posted on 06/10/2013 8:16:35 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Sherman Logan

True.


46 posted on 06/10/2013 8:29:40 AM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: House Atreides

Situations like this are one reason I think there was a good bit of wisdom in the common law requirement of “duty to retreat.”

A whole bunch of conservatives have the idea that this is some sort of modern invention, whereas it is actually an ancient part of the common law. Goes back many centuries, 1532 in fact.

If you choose to get into a confrontation when you have the opportunity to avoid it, you cannot later claim that you acted 100% in self-defense.

I can actually see both sides on this issue, and possibly there is some reasonable way to reconcile them. But getting into a confrontation or fight out of anger or pride or revenge is not a justifiable reason for killing someone.


47 posted on 06/10/2013 8:45:55 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Black Agnes

I would write a comprehensive letter of complaint and send multiple copies to the city council, the mayor, the deputy cheif of police, the county sheriff, the local DA, the state patrol, the governor, the state AG, your state and federal representative and senator, all county and state judges, the FBI, the regional Federal Attorney General and the local and regional news media and the pus buckets wife, mother, siblings and adult children, if any.

Do it all in writing, having taken pics of car blocking driveway and recorded conversations. Send copies to all with a cc at bottom indicating everyone who received a copy so they all know everyone else knows, simultaneously and create a sh!t storm.

He would be the one moving.


48 posted on 06/10/2013 8:50:45 AM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can’t solve a problem with brute force, they’ll find a way to fix it with brute forc)
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To: Valpal1

You’ve never lived in NJ have you?


49 posted on 06/10/2013 8:51:10 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Sherman Logan

“...But getting into a confrontation or fight out of anger or pride or revenge is not a justifiable reason for killing someone.”
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It definitely is not a justifiable reason for killing someone. And, in this case, I’ve heard that the cop first shot him in the leg. Apparently that was not enough to satiate the rage he was feeling, so he then proceeded to fire the fatal shot.

I’m going to be very pissed if they give this cop a paid vacation (known to “entitled” government employees as administrative leave) while the investigation proceeds. As it is, even if the investigation finds sufficient justification for a trial, there’s a good chance that the cop will not be convicted (the cop is black, this is in Maryland and jury nullification of black defendants is all the rage here). They’d probably also sit a relatively low bail for this killer.


50 posted on 06/10/2013 8:58:09 AM PDT by House Atreides
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