Skip to comments.SWAT team shoots and kills 107-year-old man in standoff
Posted on 09/08/2013 9:06:40 AM PDT by moonshinner_09
PINE BLUFF (KATV - A stand-off on Saturday left one man dead. S.W.A.T. Officers shot and killed the suspect after a standoff at a Pine Bluff home.
Lt. David Price told channel 7 that when officers arrived at the home they learned that an aggravated assault had occurred against two people. The suspect, Monroe Isadore, who authorities say is 107-year-old old, pointed a weapon at them.
Authorities asked the two victims to leave the home and walked up to the bedroom door where Isadore was supposed to be. When officers identified themselves to the suspect he shot at them through the door but no officer was injured. Police then asked for backup. Police supervisors began negotiating with the suspect as soon as they arrived. Meanwhile, S.W.A.T. was also called out.
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'Course I am more and more inclined NOT to believe the authorities' side of the story.
I'll sit patiently by to hear, as Paul Harvey used to say, the rest of the story.
One the one hand: When someone is shooting at you, their age is a non-factor.
One the other hand: Seems like they could have waited him out if he wasn’t randomly shooting and endangering people while holed up.
He’s 107, how long can he stay awake?
“Hes 107, how long can he stay awake?”
If he was a veteran, he probably could sleep with one eye open.
Hardly a shootout.
He was shortly thereafter MURDERED by armed invaders with stinking badges.
“If SWAT is called out, something or someone must die.”
Must have been a Christian gentleman.
Used to be, anyway.
Darn right, I'd plug their asses too if they farted in my room. Especially if they tip over my soaking dentures or upset my diaper bucket.
“If SWAT is called out, something or someone must die.
Yup. Or “we’re SWAT dammit. You call us we shoot the sh*t out of someone”
They could have backed off—they got the people out— and the dude gone to sleep. 107 year old people sleep alot. You send in a bomb squad guy fully protected and nobody gets hurt. You do not kill an old, old man. Real machismo, and real chicken-crap way to do it. It has happened before, with old ladies with pistols firing off way out in the country in FL— only a harm to themselves.
If this was “in-town” then understand the greater threat to neighbors. But really— 107 years old... that is pretty fragile physically and mentally.
At 107, how long can he stay alive??
So SWAT is now a ‘backup’ call-in? What weapon or tactic was needed to wait out a 107yr old??
Anyone else have a problem with any part of this scenario?
You’re an idiot. You must be a Paultard.
Hot Flash: Keep slaughtering all these civilians. There will NEVER be a backlash, walking into an ambush, or an IED for a Crown Vic.
Lynchings after murdering one little old lady too many, when you attacked the wrong address are not possible...
And self-defense is not Murder.
SWAT did not just rush in once they got there. They tried to talk the old bastard out. And they tried to gas the old guy out.
You can not just leave some nut job with a gun because he is 107. What if he walks over to the neighbors house. Or has a rifle and starts picking off the kids on the sidewalk? Than all of you will be pissed that the Cops didn't do their jobs.
Just more Police bashing on FR. Place is more like DU everyday.
Thank you. Thank you for following FR's TOS.
"Please: NO profanity, NO personal attacks, NO racism or violence in posts."
It must be boring in the basement today?
So quick to leap to it in such a short time. Well I'm sure you would have thought of something more cleaver if Mom was home to help?
“If this happened the way the officers SAY it happened, it seems justified.”
Why? Back off and wait him out, unless he mounts a frontal assault on their position. He’s 107 years old, he’ll nap out pretty quickly.
“If this happened the way the officers SAY it happened, it seems justified.”
Same can be said for Waco.
“They can’t wait to get that green light from Ubama.”
If it gets that bad they won’t last 30 days unless they hide. The homeys will get somr in the big cities and an aggravated citizenry will account for more in the countryside. They’ll have to call in help because all their armor and swagger and high-fiving isn’t going to help them.
It seems surprising that it was necessary to shoot a 107 year old man. Did he have a criminal history? I haven't been able to find any information that indicated this. Most likely he was having some type of medical problem that impaired his judgment. This does not appear to have been a situation with a violent criminal who was likely to begin roaming the neighborhood shooting people.
It is most likely that what we had was a group of incompetent small town police who used poor judgment and tactics. Fortunately the police that I work with strive to handle situations in a calm way that deescalates a crisis situation with as little violence as possible. I hate to be an arm chair quarterback, but twenty five years of experience tells me that the situation could have been handled in a way where no one would have been seriously injured or killed.
These guys must really be proud of themselves
There are just too many police shootings these days. What kind of man can even shoot a 107 year old guy?
Somehow the avalanche that hit the MSM on the death of Trayvon Martin, does not seem to arrive. Perhaps I am wrong and Isadore was white.
As for someone shooting in your "general direction". You do realize that bullets come out of the end of the guns and can kill you? They don't care if the guy was point directly at you or in your "general direction". Go stand at the end of a rifle range than tell me what you think of that?
What lead up to a 107 guy to go off and start blasting away? All of you basement dwelling IA guy's have it figured out. Sounds like most of you must have been on the entry with the SWAT team?
Had a live feed of the action? Interviewed the parties involved? Anything?
Or are you just jumping to conclusions and making assumptions that you have no knowledge of? Bet you still think Zimmerman stalked Trayvon and gunned him down in cold-blood.
Since you had a live feed of the situation, why not post it?
Oh you didn't have a live feed either, and are doing the same thing you are castigating others for doing?
Most LE are not bloodthirsty criminals. Almost all LE are not bloodthirsty criminals.
Calling in SWAT teams almost always leads to DEATH. Justified or not. DEATH. DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH....
The simple solution is to NOT call in the SWAT DEATH Squad! Or better yet disband and defund the SWAT DEATH SQUADS.
You said the N word first. You lose.
You can run on for a long time...
They tried to talk the old bastard out.
At 107 maybe he didnt have his hearing aid in or batteries dead couldnt hear what the hell a swat team is yelling. they should have waited and as they already had a camara in the room just sit back and wait for nap time then bust in a take him.
I also don't have all of the facts just like you and the rest of the lynch mob.
If it turns out that the SWAT team just finally said "F*ck it let's cap this turd so we can get back to the diner", than I'll be calling for them to be thrown into PoundMeInTheAss Prison.
But until than I'm not going to get upset about it. And it doesn't at this time seem that the people the old bastard assaulted are too upset he's dead either.
And your statement "Most LE are not bloodthirsty criminals. Almost all LE are not bloodthirsty criminals. doesn't make any sense. Because then you say "the SWAT DEATH SQUADS" you must not realize that LE stands for Police Officers. And SWAT teams are made up of Police Officers. Or are you trying to divide by zero?
rawcatslyentist wrote:As I stated "Nazi reference".
Just more Police bashing in doors, wiping with the Constitution, and murdering the citizenry on FR. Place is more like DU everyday, excusing fascist behavior.
I didn't say you said or wrote Nazi.
Do police everywhere a favor and demand professionalism and in time good cops won't be drug down by the trigger happy thugs that play commando.
But they work for you. Get your A$$ and everyone else's A$$ down to City Hall and demand the Police to Police themselves. If they don't do it demand the City Council/Mayor/City Manager to do their job.
I was a LEO for close to 10 years. And the thing that pissed me off the most was bad Police Officers that should never have been issued a uniform. And yes we let our Brass know about.
We have our own awful set back for police public relations in Canada a few months ago. A hitherto quiet teen male got on a Toronto Street car and brandished a knife. He exposed himself as well. The street car operator did a great job. He halted his transport and got everyone off safely.
A police officer jumped on board. He screamed "drop the knife" then he pumped three shots into the youth. The youth hit the deck and then the officer pumped six more shots into him. Then he hit the youth with the taser.
The youth died. Only a public outcry brought about charges for the officer. We are waiting to hear his side of the story. Nobody wins here.
Excuse this ramble, but I went to my Ancestry.com and traced the records of Monroe Isadore. He was a human being.
My quotation marks were fouled up because we are sold a "bilingual keyboard". Hit the caps lock twice and that is what we get. (Sad smile).
I have made my views clear on the subject and will continue to do so at every opportunity. Like everything else, it just takes the few bad eggs to ruin things for everyone. Unfortunately, these bad eggs are armed to the teeth and like to kill. The culture needs to be changed from within.
They murdered a legally blind and nearly deaf 107 year old man.
PINE BLUFF, Ark. (TheBlaze/AP) A 107-year-old man is dead after SWAT officers shot back at him during a standoff at a home in the southeast Arkansas city of Pine Bluff, police say.
But friends and fellow church members say that Monroe Isadore was legally blind and nearly deaf and shouldnt have died that way.
Im in shock today, Larry Smith, who attended church with Isadore at New Direction Baptist, told KLRT-TV.
He couldnt hear, Smith said. Somebody shouldve told the [police] he couldnt hear.
Friends told KLRT that Isadore was also legally blind and believe Isadore must have been confused.
For that to happen and like that had to be, Smith said.
Isadore was a God-fearing man who grew vegetables and gave them away at church, according to those who knew him.
Thats the kind of man that our police department killed, said Pine Bluff resident Gary Wilson to KLRT.
The Pine Bluff Police Department declined to comment on the case until Monday, KLRT said.
Pine Bluff Lt. David Price tells KATV-TV that police officers called to the home Saturday were told Isadore had pointed a weapon at two people there.
107 Year Old Man Dies in Shootout with SWAT Team
Officers had the threatened pair leave the home and approached a bedroom. Police say Isadore shot through the door at officers but missed hitting them.
More officers were called, including a SWAT team that inserted a camera into the room and confirmed Isadore had a handgun.
Police say SWAT officers released gas into the room when negotiations didnt work. They say Isadore shot at officers who KATV reports entered the room, and the officers fired back, killing Isadore.
Heres a report from KATV-TV:
(Video and image at link)