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NC man reaching for cane shot in SC traffic stop
AP via [Myrtle Beach] Sun-News ^ | February 26, 2014

Posted on 02/26/2014 11:02:34 PM PST by Slings and Arrows

CLOVER, S.C. — York County deputies say an officer shot a 70-year-old man reaching for a cane during a traffic stop because he thought the man was grabbing a rifle from the bed of his pickup truck.

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Sheriff's office spokesman Trent Faris said Knox stopped 70-year-old Bobby Canipe (kah-NYP') of Lincolnton, N.C., for an expired license plate Tuesday evening. Investigators say Canipe got out of his pickup and reached into the truck bed for his cane and Knox fired several shots, hitting Canipe once.

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Faris says the shooting was unfortunate, but appeared to be appropriate because Knox felt an imminent threat to his life.

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G-dd-mn it.
1 posted on 02/26/2014 11:02:34 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: upchuck

SC ping.


2 posted on 02/26/2014 11:02:57 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Faris says the shooting was unfortunate, but appeared to be appropriate because Knox felt an imminent threat to his life.

Well, at least the officer made it home to his family that night.

And that is all that truly matters.

3 posted on 02/26/2014 11:04:25 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Good thing his dog stayed in the truck.


4 posted on 02/26/2014 11:05:57 PM PST by matthew fuller (I don't think Obama is subhuman.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

He is expected to recover - I sure hope so.

Are registration tags worth a life? There is no real purpose to registration tags...oh yeah, except revenue, and revenue trumps everything.

What ever the settlement, he should get free vehicle registration for life, and the officer that shot him should put the tags on his plates every year.


5 posted on 02/26/2014 11:08:37 PM PST by GilesB
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To: null and void; Alaska Wolf

Ping


6 posted on 02/26/2014 11:09:25 PM PST by sport
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To: Slings and Arrows

Bookmark


7 posted on 02/26/2014 11:09:33 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That is the catch-all justification for cops’ use deadly force. “The officer felt threatened.” At least the cop went home safely.


8 posted on 02/26/2014 11:10:01 PM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: luvbach1

Does the legal term “reasonable and probable grounds” not apply in SC?


9 posted on 02/26/2014 11:13:45 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Faris says the shooting was unfortunate, but appeared to be appropriate because Knox felt an imminent threat to his life.
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LEO pulls the old man over for simple expired tags, never sees a rifle, yet shoots the man saying he feared for his life?


10 posted on 02/26/2014 11:14:01 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Slings and Arrows

What the heck is going in this country? Just what kind of people are being hired to be policemen? I have never heard of so many shootings by police.


11 posted on 02/26/2014 11:14:23 PM PST by MamaB
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To: Lazamataz

I do note that no dogs were available for target practice...


12 posted on 02/26/2014 11:14:33 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: sport

LOL!


13 posted on 02/26/2014 11:15:03 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The public is not going to tolerate these trigger happy jackasses much longer.


14 posted on 02/26/2014 11:15:05 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
during a traffic stop because he thought the man was grabbing a rifle from the bed of his pickup truck.

How could the LEO think it's a rifle, if he never ever saw a rifle?

15 posted on 02/26/2014 11:16:25 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Maybe it is time for a new FR ping list: “Jack-Booted thugs”.
It seems to be a growing problem in the states.


16 posted on 02/26/2014 11:16:32 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Slings and Arrows
Faris says the shooting was unfortunate, but appeared to be appropriate because Knox felt an imminent threat to his life.

Wow, what an incredibly arrogant attitude by the department. I'm deeply shocked.

What's interesting to me is that this is the kind of knee-jerk reaction that liberals predicted concealed carry proponents would unleash, when those laws gained in popularity, yet it is perfectly appropriate when done by law enforcement. Well, unfortunate, but appropriate.
17 posted on 02/26/2014 11:18:37 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Are this many just set on stupid? Unbelievable.


18 posted on 02/26/2014 11:21:26 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: MamaB

“What the heck is going in this country? Just what kind of people are being hired to be policemen? I have never heard of so many shootings by police.”
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I blame a lot of it on the current cop movies and TV shows.
The cops today grow up seeing TV/movies with cops in full swat gear, yelling “Get on the ground. Get on the ground NOW”.
There seem to be very few “good old boys on the beat” today.


19 posted on 02/26/2014 11:21:42 PM PST by AlexW
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To: dragnet2

Uh, yeah.

A rifle is pretty hard to swing from a vehicle to “On target”.

Does the camera show him delivering an order to stop?

If you walk up on the guy and shine a light in the vehicle on approach and inspect the cab wouldn’t you see a cane?

Maybe it was an AR-15 walking stick, with a magazine attached.

Did the officer demand he exit the vehicle for some reason?

Was the officer high on something? Tired?

Dumb as hell?

Heck, I once pulled my Mom over for driving with Jesus stickers on her front bumper.

Soon as she figured out it was me she came right out of the car and the officer I was with offered to mace me for the prank if she wanted it done.

Was pretty dang’d funny.

I walked up on plenty of vehicles as a “Sheriff Explorer” learning how to approach and ascertain safety.

This seems stupid and very flawed judgement...


20 posted on 02/26/2014 11:23:45 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I take it that no newspaper delivery chicks were available to shoot? Anyone care to guess if this department uses video shoot or don’t shoot training? Seems like that program leads to a number of overly quick shooting reactions. I could see drawing the weapon, but without actually being targeted, I see no justification for firing. You or I do this, we go to jail.


21 posted on 02/26/2014 11:25:26 PM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: AlexW

I never thought of that. But, if that is the reason, why didn’t my generation grow up like that? After all, there were many shoot em up shows in the 50’s and 60’s. There were the wild west shows, too. We were taught morals back then. I am just thinking out loud. We did not have all the drugs back then either. I think some are on a power kick, too.


22 posted on 02/26/2014 11:27:59 PM PST by MamaB
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To: Vendome
Well, based on the article, it seems the old man after being stopped, reached in the bed for his cane and the LEO opened up on the old guy, before ever actually looking to see what he had in his hand...Bang bang...

Scary stuff..

Can't imagine being 70 years old and being shot because he reached for his cane....

Deputies say Canipe is expected to recover.

Well, I guess the old guy should feel fortunate he didn't die at the scene...gezzz

23 posted on 02/26/2014 11:34:30 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Faris says the shooting was unfortunate, but appeared to be appropriate because Knox felt an imminent threat to his life.

Are you kidding me!

24 posted on 02/26/2014 11:37:44 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: kingu
You or I do this, we go to jail.

No problem, I'll just say that I felt an imminent threat to my life.

25 posted on 02/26/2014 11:38:57 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: GilesB

Remind me to put a sign on my car that says “Two canes, one almost totally disabled woman, and one man with Defibrilator/pacemaker in car. Do Not Shoot”.

And that dog is a K9 (retired) and my son is a police officer so don’t shoot them either.


26 posted on 02/26/2014 11:39:09 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: dragnet2
How could the LEO think it's a rifle, if he never ever saw a rifle?

He doesn't really have to think it's a rifle; he merely needs to feel threatened.

27 posted on 02/26/2014 11:41:50 PM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: dragnet2
How could the LEO think it's a rifle, if he never ever saw a rifle?

When you're trained to think of the public as the enemy, any action is a threat.

28 posted on 02/26/2014 11:42:55 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: luvbach1

lol...


29 posted on 02/26/2014 11:46:24 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Slings and Arrows

A statement is available at the sheriff’s website: http://www.yorkcountysheriff.com/publicServices#/-1/

You can comment here on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/YorkCountySheriffSC

Has anybody started a “trigger-happy/dead dog” database yet? Seems like things like this are happening a couple of times a week lately!


30 posted on 02/26/2014 11:48:44 PM PST by Drago
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To: Drago

Read the last line....

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YORK COUNTY, SC – After an initial review of the car video from the incident, we can report that on February 25, 2014, at approximately 7:30 p.m., York County Sheriff’s Deputy Terrance Knox made a traffic stop on a vehicle with an expired license plate at Highway 321 and Motseller Street north of the town of Clover.

The driver of the vehicle, Bobby Dean Canipe, 70, of Lincolnton, North Carolina, exited his vehicle and reached in his truck bed, raised what Deputy Knox perceived to be a long barrel weapon. Deputy Knox was forced to make a split second, life or death decision and fired his weapon several times striking Canipe once. Canipe had grabbed a walking cane from the bed of his truck. Deputy Knox rendered aid to Mr. Canipe until EMS arrived.

At Sheriff’s Bryant’s request, The State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is investigating the incident and will report their findings to the 16th Circuit Solicitor.

The situation is very unfortunate. It does appear, at this time, that Deputy Knox’s actions were an appropriate response to what he reasonably believed to be an imminent threat to his life; however, a full internal investigation will be conducted.

Deputy Knox has been placed on paid administrative leave pending a full investigation. We have had contact with Mr. Canipe’s family and understand that he is expected to recover. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Canipe and his family as well as Deputy Knox and his family.


31 posted on 02/26/2014 11:51:46 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Drago; AlexW

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/donutwatch/index


32 posted on 02/26/2014 11:52:37 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

So when I reach in my pocket for my license and in the glove box for the registration if the LEO feels threatened I get shot?

The next time I get pulled over the license and registration will be in my hand and my hands will be out the window.


33 posted on 02/26/2014 11:53:22 PM PST by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: dragnet2

Hmmm, looks like AP just reprinted the press release (last line excepted).


34 posted on 02/26/2014 11:54:09 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/donutwatch/index

Nice, thanks! I've seen that keyword before, but I thought it might include pastry reviews or something! ;-)

35 posted on 02/26/2014 11:57:40 PM PST by Drago
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To: dragnet2

Yet the Dunn guy got convicted of attempted murder for essentially the same thing.


36 posted on 02/26/2014 11:59:24 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Faris says the shooting was unfortunate, but appeared to be appropriate because Knox felt an imminent threat to his life.

Well as long as the cops feel safe I guess it's okay.
37 posted on 02/27/2014 12:00:19 AM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: Eagles6

Excellent point...


38 posted on 02/27/2014 12:01:04 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Drago

Has anybody started a “trigger-happy/dead dog” database yet? Seems like things like this are happening a couple of times a week lately!


We’re going to need a bigger DB!


39 posted on 02/27/2014 12:15:15 AM PST by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: dragnet2

Looks like Mr. Canipe got a lesson from the School of Hard Knox.

Life or death decision for who?


40 posted on 02/27/2014 12:17:27 AM PST by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: dragnet2

Deputy Knox has been placed on paid administrative leave pending a full investigation.


Shoot an unarmed old man. Get a paid vacation. The PD seems to be encouraging this sort of behavior.


41 posted on 02/27/2014 12:18:57 AM PST by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: Drago

Well, if you’re looking for donut reviews, who better to ask?


42 posted on 02/27/2014 12:19:28 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Eagles6

The Law of the Lords is not the Law of the Serfs.


43 posted on 02/27/2014 12:20:58 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Right...freaking idiocy... crazy on parade from LE.


44 posted on 02/27/2014 12:28:21 AM PST by antceecee (Bless us Lord, forgive us our sins and bring us to everlasting life.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’m staring to suspect there is some process, or a collection of processes used on trainees that serves to DESENSITIZE these new officers to the power of empathy, sympathy, analytical skills, presumption of innocence, respect for the physically or mentally disabled. There is some way the officers are trained to see EVERY CIVILIAN AND DOMESTICATED PET AS A DIRE THREAT TO THE OFFICER’S LIFE. This is the way you act when you are flailing, and afraid for your life. Scattershot. They are teaching our newest officers to be deeply replused, disengaged from, disgusted with, contemptuous of everyday Americans. This is being drummed into them. Maybe a certain ERIC SNOWDEN could offer some explanation. The truth will come out. This overly WAR LIKE behavior is now pandemic in this country.


45 posted on 02/27/2014 12:35:11 AM PST by lee martell
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To: Lazamataz

Clearly it wasn’t the officer who should have felt threatened...


46 posted on 02/27/2014 12:56:25 AM PST by Crim (Palin / West '16)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Trigger happy coward who should not be a cop.
Getting seriously tired of these weak kneed, slow thinking, proned to panic bastards.
47 posted on 02/27/2014 12:56:30 AM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Starting to wonder if gun control isn’t the answer after all. No guns for government workers. None. Nada. Period.


48 posted on 02/27/2014 12:57:05 AM PST by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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To: dragnet2
For that matter, who carries a rifle in the bed of their pickup? I can't think of a better place to get it wet, dinged up, and full of crap.

Either the story is BS, or the cop doesn't have any common sense.

49 posted on 02/27/2014 1:00:39 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
citizen target practice (citizen endangered, Barney Fife alert)
..no dogs/cats/cattle /horses/caged Parakeets involved.

50 posted on 02/27/2014 1:11:41 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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