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Man snatches toddler from shopping cart, holds her hostage (Video of snatching & police shooting)
KHOU.com ^ | June 28, 2013 | KHOU Staff

Posted on 06/29/2013 2:37:07 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi

MIDWEST CITY, Oklahoma -- A man was shot and killed after he snatched a 2-year-old girl out of a shopping cart and held her hostage in an Oklahoma grocery store.

The man removed the child from the shopping cart, held a knife to her and made crazy demands.

Officers spent 30 minutes negotiating with the man.

An officer shot the man in the head at point-blank range when he pulled the knife closer to the girl’s throat.

“He thought the child was being harmed and stabbed at the time he did the shooting,” said Midwest Police Department Chief Brandon Clabes.

The girl was not harmed.

Family members of the suspect said he had a long history of mental illness.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: crime; marksman; oklahoma Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

“An officer shot the man in the head at point-blank range when he pulled the knife closer to the girl’s throat. “

Give that officer a medal.


2 posted on 06/29/2013 2:38:55 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Family members of the suspect said he had a long history of mental illness.

And

He wasn't getting in-patient treatment because the liberals insisted that actually, you know, treating mental patients violates their civil rights.

3 posted on 06/29/2013 2:39:49 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Justified shot.


4 posted on 06/29/2013 2:43:14 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: lowbridge

bump


5 posted on 06/29/2013 2:45:05 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

A Katrina refugee?


6 posted on 06/29/2013 2:52:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

The LEO did an excellent job.

I love happy endings.


7 posted on 06/29/2013 2:56:25 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
I hope nobody will object to this police shooting.
8 posted on 06/29/2013 2:57:45 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: null and void
And He wasn't getting in-patient treatment because the liberals insisted that actually, you know, treating mental patients violates their civil rights.

and cuts down on their essential voting base
9 posted on 06/29/2013 2:59:06 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

What were the ‘crazy’ demands?


10 posted on 06/29/2013 3:05:29 PM PDT by VietVet (I am old enough to know who I am and what I believe, and I 'm not inclined to apologize for any of)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

He has no mental illness now.


11 posted on 06/29/2013 3:18:41 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Hope that little girl doesn’t have permanent hearing loss from that.


12 posted on 06/29/2013 3:24:18 PM PDT by Sparticus (Tar and feathers for the next dumb@ss Republican that uses the word bipartisanship.)
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To: VietVet

The general public will probably never know. Even the officer’s report might not include specifics.


13 posted on 06/29/2013 3:24:54 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

We used to live in Midwest City. Good job, officer!


14 posted on 06/29/2013 3:43:11 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I want shrimp tacos.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Was he a member of the New Black Panther Party?
Or just following their leaders suggestions to kill some cracker babies?


15 posted on 06/29/2013 3:43:42 PM PDT by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

“shot and killed “

He deserved it.


16 posted on 06/29/2013 3:45:23 PM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I feel better already!

But the “president” will be furious that one of his base was offed


17 posted on 06/29/2013 3:46:39 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

More details:

http://www.okcfox.com/story/22711134/midwest-city-police-talking-about-officer-involved-shooting

“Captain David Huff shot and killed Sammie Wallace...”

“Investigators say Huff negotiated with Wallace for about 30 minutes before shooting him.

“Police say the shooting came as Wallace was counting down to kill the child.”


18 posted on 06/29/2013 3:48:39 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

He shot Obama’s son without justification! Charge the creepy-ass cracker with murder and try him, St. Skittles style!


19 posted on 06/29/2013 3:55:54 PM PDT by twister881
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Thanks for the added details. Captain David Huff should be commended. I feel bad for the mother and daughter for having to go through such a traumatic experience.

I wonder if the below mindset in anyway motivated the perp...

www.‘IF ZIMMERMAN GET OFF, IMA GO KILL A WHITE BOY’.com

20 posted on 06/29/2013 3:55:58 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: Sparticus
Hope that little girl doesn’t have permanent hearing loss from that.

My first thought too.

21 posted on 06/29/2013 3:58:09 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

OMgosh! I can’t imagine what the mother went through. In the video, it looks like the man grabbed the two-year-old from a cart a young girl was pushing while the mom was turned reaching for something. The young girl looks on in shock as the man grabs the baby.

Thank God for the Good Samaritan who blocked the kidnapper with his cart, keeping him pinned near one place until the police came.

The video (thankfully) is not graphic at the end. Thank God that the police officer calmly did what he had to do.


22 posted on 06/29/2013 4:00:32 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: VietVet

Don’t reckon he was barking for Kibble and Bits......

Sorry as heck of me, but just couldn’t help myself.


23 posted on 06/29/2013 4:03:16 PM PDT by X-spurt (I'm copywriting creepy ass cracker, send royalties to BR549)
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To: Sparticus

no offense, but if you consider the alternatives I think a little loss in hearing is a better outcome.

Coming from someone who hate hearing aids, but I’m still standing.


24 posted on 06/29/2013 4:06:04 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: VietVet

For the cops to shoot him?


25 posted on 06/29/2013 4:15:29 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (Qui pacem, praeparet bellum.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Wait a minute...where are the roided up SWAT team, rolling up in their armored vehicle, sealing off the building, shooting any stray dogs.../ S

Great police work by the officer...he truly did "serve and protect"

26 posted on 06/29/2013 4:19:18 PM PDT by Popman (Godlessness is always the first step to the concentration camp.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Well at least they didn’t shoot a dog.


27 posted on 06/29/2013 4:20:20 PM PDT by CityCenter (Pleading the 5th is just so 1972.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

How about that brave little girl (Her sister?)who went after that POS. That little girl deserve a medal also.


28 posted on 06/29/2013 4:30:10 PM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2013! Geaux, Pack, Geaux!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

It’s nice reading about a LEO doing good and not doing what more and more seem to be doing—such as shooting dogs for the hell of it or shooting or beating citizens because the LEO was “disrespected”. Props to the officer—he showed good judgement and decisiveness.


29 posted on 06/29/2013 6:13:12 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Sparticus

Good argument for equipping LEOs with suppressors that can be added in close situations...


30 posted on 06/29/2013 6:55:13 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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To: lowbridge

I love a happy ending!


31 posted on 06/29/2013 7:24:19 PM PDT by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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To: null and void
He wasn't getting in-patient treatment because the liberals insisted that actually, you know, treating mental patients violates their civil rights.

Ain't that great?

Preserve his precious HIPPA right to privacy etc but place him in a situation where his attempt to deprive the right of LIFE to another deprives him of his live.

32 posted on 06/29/2013 7:46:25 PM PDT by lightman (Prosecute the heresies; pity the heretics.)
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To: lightman

Well, actually I was referring to the great emptying of the insane asylums in the 1970’s, but it was done by the same ilk.

Odd how the precipitous decline in society followed shortly thereafter.


33 posted on 06/29/2013 7:53:28 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: null and void
Well, actually I was referring to the great emptying of the insane asylums in the 1970’s, but it was done by the same ilk.

For one thing, we never had a problem with the "homeless" until after the "great liberation".

34 posted on 06/29/2013 8:02:40 PM PDT by lightman (Prosecute the heresies; pity the heretics.)
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To: lightman

Exactly.


35 posted on 06/29/2013 8:05:01 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Sherman Logan

On the surface, this one looks clean to me.


36 posted on 06/29/2013 8:06:25 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker

Clean as a whistle.

Could be some pretty bad PTSD for the little girl’s family.


37 posted on 06/29/2013 8:13:53 PM PDT by lightman (Prosecute the heresies; pity the heretics.)
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To: lowbridge

Good shooting officer! My wife and I have preset signals in the event she is ever being held as a shield. Hopefully it never occurs, but we have signals that will maximize an opportunity to do what the officer did.


38 posted on 06/30/2013 4:22:13 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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Bookmarking


39 posted on 06/30/2013 4:38:15 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: null and void
FWIW

The graph below shows how the deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill during the 1970's caused an increase in the prison population. At the time, better medications allowed for people with mental illnesses to live more normal lives so involuntary commitments became a thing of the past.

One factor that wasn't taken into consideration was that many mentally ill people won't continue to take their medication unless they are being monitored. So, we have a number of people who should be treated for mental illness living on the streets. When they go off the meds, they get arrested

Over 50% of the men and 70% of the women in prison have mental health issues. And they don't get treatment in prison and eventually they get released and the cycle starts again.


40 posted on 06/30/2013 6:03:57 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: KosmicKitty

That is a very telling graph.

Thanks!


41 posted on 06/30/2013 8:28:18 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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