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L.A. County deputies fatally shoot man by mistake
LA times ^ | 4/10/14 | Joseph Serna, Cindy Chang and Ruben Vives

Posted on 04/11/2014 4:01:06 AM PDT by from occupied ga

Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies mistakenly shot two hostages, killing one, earlier this week as the men fled a knife-wielding captor in West Hollywood, officials said Thursday ...

The Sheriff's Department's initial news release the day after the shooting made no mention of the mistaken identity and said the two people shot had "aggressed the deputies."

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: donutwatch; innocent; kill; police
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OUR HEROES MAKE ANOTHER GOOD SHOOT!

a police officer's greatest nightmare," Interim Sheriff John Scott said at ...

Pretty big nightmare fot the innocent guy they killed too I'd say. Still the "deputies got to go home to their families at night", and that's all that really counts, and the deputies felt really bad about it - not as bad as they'd feel if they were prosecuted for manslaughter as you or I would be, but I guess "We don't know the whole story."

1 posted on 04/11/2014 4:01:06 AM PDT by from occupied ga
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To: from occupied ga

I wonder how long this post will survive before being pulled or moved to chat.


2 posted on 04/11/2014 4:02:03 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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“said the two people shot had “aggressed the deputies.””

they ran out of the building in the unfortunate direction of the police.

thats agression apparently


3 posted on 04/11/2014 4:05:04 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

I lost track of the number of times someone behind the wheel was killed because they were “driving right at the officers”. Now I guess they’ve dropped the car requirement.


4 posted on 04/11/2014 4:07:27 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: driftdiver
thats agression apparently

Obviously the victims' fault. They should have know better than run from the guy trying to kill them to the police (who actually were successful in killing one of them.)

5 posted on 04/11/2014 4:07:56 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: from occupied ga

6 posted on 04/11/2014 4:08:49 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: from occupied ga

FR should have a “jack booted thug alert” ping list.
The good old boy on the beat has morphed into the thug looking for a hit. They are nothing like the neighborhood police of past years. I blame much of hit on the TV cop shows with all cops in full swat gear, shouting “Get on the ground, get on the ground NOW”.


7 posted on 04/11/2014 4:10:16 AM PDT by AlexW
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8 posted on 04/11/2014 4:12:24 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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Oppsie daisy...

I am numb to this. The cops are out of control.


9 posted on 04/11/2014 4:14:40 AM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: from occupied ga

When I first heard this story I wanted to support the police. It could have been confusion in a fast moving incident.

They shot the hostage in their zeal to shoot the unarmed guy behind the hostage. They shot two unarmed people for the simple act of ‘running at the police’.

Afterwards the chief defended their actions. He didn’t say “we’re investigating”, he said the two unarmed people “aggressed” the police.


10 posted on 04/11/2014 4:15:01 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

That’d get you shot for sure.


11 posted on 04/11/2014 4:15:24 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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When they tell lies like this, that’s what bothers me most about these incidents. I understand that mistakes can happen in violent and chaotic situations, but this kind of reflexive lying casts doubt on the veracity of police statements in general.


12 posted on 04/11/2014 4:16:34 AM PDT by Monmouth78
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To: from occupied ga

Ridiculous shooting by three officers, all too quick on the trigger. The actual attacker was arrested without a scratch. Ridiculous.


13 posted on 04/11/2014 4:16:48 AM PDT by catbertz
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To: from occupied ga

The police can say whatever they want. It will be reported, and used in a court of law. The citizen has no recourse.

We are already in a police state.


14 posted on 04/11/2014 4:17:53 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: from occupied ga

Moral of the story. Don’t run to the police for help. You’re safer with criminals than the police


15 posted on 04/11/2014 4:20:48 AM PDT by 4rcane
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I think I know where these cops come from...

That butterfly is clearly "aggressing" the poor future policeman.

16 posted on 04/11/2014 4:21:12 AM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: AlexW
On a thread a few days ago someone was worried about 0bama leading foreign troops (UN) into the USA to conquer us. We're already in occupied territory, and the occupier is NOT foreign, but the growing cancer of government

"He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:

I seem to remember reading something like this sometime before, but today's welfare parasites who voted for "the annointed one" seem happy with the situation

17 posted on 04/11/2014 4:23:48 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: 4rcane

The larger moral is don’t live in LA


18 posted on 04/11/2014 4:24:40 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: from occupied ga

Well, at least the cops made it home safely. That’s the important thing.


19 posted on 04/11/2014 4:25:22 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: from occupied ga

I started reading the newspaper in the late ‘50’s. I read all the crime reports which were much more detailed then. They tended to give age, race and profession of everybody involved. The cops shot darned few people. Some of that may have been because everybody had a revolver then. (Remember Manix, Cannon, Hawaii Five-O? Six shooters all.) I know if I only had six shots I’d be darned careful with them. Another element might be those ludicrous Hollywood shoot’em-ups. Hundreds and hundreds of rounds fired to a thumping good rock beat. Fun, fun, fun. Also, my impression of the cops then was they were citizens in uniform, always willing to help. What we have now are under-trained paramilitary troops with delusions of Chuck Norris and Bruce Willis. The ones I’ve dealt with in recent years seem spring-loaded in the rude position. I get the impression they’ve divided the public into us/them.


20 posted on 04/11/2014 4:26:47 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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