Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Fury after mentally ill 18-year-old was killed by police in front of his mortified parents
Daily Mail UK ^ | 1/8/14

Posted on 01/16/2014 7:48:02 PM PST by Arthurio

An 18-year-old mentally ill boy who was killed by police was 'shot to death like dog', a close family friend said today.

Keith Vidal was already restrained by two police officers when a third officer shot him in the chest on Sunday after allegedly saying 'I don't have time for this'.

The officer was preparing to fire a second shot when he was grabbed by the victim's step father.

Vidal, who was having a schizophrenic episode, did not pose a threat to any of the officers - who had been called to help by his family, friends said.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2535424/Fury-schizophrenic-teen-Keith-Vidal-shot-dead-Southport-Police.html#ixzz2qckt79Rw Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: donutwatch
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-62 next last

1 posted on 01/16/2014 7:48:02 PM PST by Arthurio
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

Waiting for all the usual jackboot lickers to defend the action by the “officer.”

If Kelly Thomas is any indication, this murdering pig will walk as well.


2 posted on 01/16/2014 7:50:12 PM PST by Arthurio
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Arthurio

Why should this surprise anyone...


3 posted on 01/16/2014 7:52:46 PM PST by babygene ( .)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Arthurio

As our nation turns into a third world nation our cops become death squads.


4 posted on 01/16/2014 7:53:01 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Alaska Wolf

5 posted on 01/16/2014 7:54:41 PM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Arthurio
Waiting for all the usual jackboot lickers to defend the action by the “officer.”

The only concrete fact...or *potential* fact...I see in this article (I didn't click on the link) is that the victim *may* have been a schizophrenic.If,by chance,he was I can say this:

In 20+ years working in a major hospital's ER I encountered many,many,many,*many* schizophrenics,male and female.And I can guarantee you that the males were,at times,capable of some very,very disturbing,violent acts.I won't elaborate...too many stories to tell.

That's all I'm sayin'

6 posted on 01/16/2014 7:57:44 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Arthurio

Well he did say he did not have time for this apparently.


7 posted on 01/16/2014 7:59:24 PM PST by JLS
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Arthurio

That cop should be on death row by now


8 posted on 01/16/2014 8:00:14 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: null and void

Love that graphic. It really kicks and! Oh wait...


9 posted on 01/16/2014 8:02:39 PM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: bobby.223; null and void

Ping


10 posted on 01/16/2014 8:04:24 PM PST by sport
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Arthurio

If the cops from the other department are smart, they’ll tell the truth.


11 posted on 01/16/2014 8:05:59 PM PST by PAR35
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gay State Conservative
And I can guarantee you that the males were,at times,capable of some very,very disturbing,violent acts.I won't elaborate...too many stories to tell.

How many did you she killed because they "didn't have time for this shit"?

12 posted on 01/16/2014 8:07:43 PM PST by GingisK
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Arthurio

I know from personal experience that if you want to make a bad situation like this worse, call the police.


13 posted on 01/16/2014 8:09:53 PM PST by Diamond (He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Diamond

Never invite the Man into your life...


14 posted on 01/16/2014 8:13:28 PM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Gay State Conservative
I can guarantee you that the males were,at times,capable of some very,very disturbing,violent acts.

If the officer cannot deal with such individual, he should (a) leave the room, (b) lock the door, and (c) summon a doctor who can administer a proper drug.

It's possible that the individual will hurt himself while not controlled; but that's still better than being dead.

By looking at many cases of police misdeeds, it appears that they are not taught to retreat. They always barge ahead, they always fight to the last drop of blood of their victims; they always must be in control and on top, no matter what. That police captain in the theater simply could not tolerate the thought that some "civilian" is refusing to obey his orders! So he shot him for that.

15 posted on 01/16/2014 8:17:01 PM PST by Greysard
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Arthurio
I hope they learned a lesson. The lesson? Never, never, never involve the cops in anything. No matter how bag=d it is initially, involving the police makes it exponentially worse.
16 posted on 01/16/2014 8:17:52 PM PST by sport
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Arthurio

In my 64 years, I’ve never run into a bad cop. I know they’re out there, from reading too many other stories like this, but I have no firsthand experience with any of them. That said, if what the shooter-cop said was true, he ought to be in detention for what he did. He’s a clear and present danger to the public. RIP, young man.


17 posted on 01/16/2014 8:22:53 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: D-fendr

“Never invite the Man into your life...”

Correct. This goes for divorce, etc. as well. If you can’t run your own life, don’t expect those people to make it any better for you.


18 posted on 01/16/2014 8:31:36 PM PST by jocon307
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Arthurio
Do an internet search, as there are multiple versions of this story floating around. The initial report was that the stepfather said that the officer came in and said "we don't have time for this.....taze him." and that the 18 year old started resisting at that point. The two officers that were "holding the boy down" have already been cleared and issued statements saying that have no doubt that upon a full review that the shooting will be justified.

Just be careful of how this is being spun. There are definitely at least two sides to this story.

19 posted on 01/16/2014 8:32:42 PM PST by cincinnati65
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Arthurio

Another example of the threat posed by government to individual freedom.


20 posted on 01/16/2014 8:34:56 PM PST by JimSEA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-62 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson