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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
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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To: from occupied ga

“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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To: from occupied ga
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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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To: from occupied ga

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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To: driftdiver

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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To: from occupied ga
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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To: from occupied ga

I’m sure they were high-fiving themselves all night —


21 posted on 04/11/2014 4:29:56 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: driftdiver

Damned if you do and damned if you don’t.

Run toward the police, get shot for aggression.

Run the opposite direction, get shot for fleeing from the police.


22 posted on 04/11/2014 4:31:14 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: driftdiver

They were safer with the perp


23 posted on 04/11/2014 4:32:49 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Teacher317

Reminds me of a guy I went to high school with.

He had grown up in the city.

He was over 6ft tall but would almost kill himself running from a dragonfly.


24 posted on 04/11/2014 4:35:07 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: from occupied ga

Why can’t they just zap em with a long range taser?


25 posted on 04/11/2014 4:36:41 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be," -Epitap)
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To: from occupied ga

We no longer have police officers. We have Monsters in body armor and trained in SWAT.


26 posted on 04/11/2014 4:38:26 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Freedom isn't free; nor is it easy. END ALL TOTALITARIAN ACTIVITY NOW.)
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To: from occupied ga

Oops! My bad. Sorry ‘bout that dude.


27 posted on 04/11/2014 4:39:55 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: House Atreides
Well, at least the cops made it home safely. That’s the important thing.

Well everyone knows that. And, a big plus, they got to kill someone. Nothing like the thrill of killing someone and knowing you'll get away with it.

28 posted on 04/11/2014 4:40:15 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: BuffaloJack
We no longer have police officers. We have Monsters in body armor and trained in SWAT.

And until they are criminally prosecuted and held PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE for their actions this trend will accelerate.

29 posted on 04/11/2014 4:42:40 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: catbertz
three officers, all too quick on the trigger

What would happen to one of us peasants if we shot and killed someone running towards us I wonder?

30 posted on 04/11/2014 4:44:34 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: I want the USA back
The police can say whatever they want

Reminds me of something that happened at least 25 years ago in Ellicott City, maryland. A jewelry store was getting robbed and the owner tripped the alarm. The police arrived before the robbers escaped, so they took the owner hostage. The robbers demanded a car which they got, and came out with the owner. The cops took the shot killed the store owner, and the robbers escaped and were never caught, nor were there any consequences to the heroes who made the shot.

31 posted on 04/11/2014 4:49:03 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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32 posted on 04/11/2014 4:49:14 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: GeronL

That’s because the criminal justice system is there to protect the criminal from the law-abiding...really!


33 posted on 04/11/2014 4:52:31 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: BuffaloJack

AKA death squads.


34 posted on 04/11/2014 4:52:56 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: from occupied ga

Where was the dog in all of this? Seems he got away bullet-free!


35 posted on 04/11/2014 4:54:13 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: driftdiver
"L.A. County deputies fatally shoot murder innocent man by mistake"

There. Fixed it.

36 posted on 04/11/2014 4:58:26 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Jack Hydrazine
... dog ...

Probably went out and shot one later.

37 posted on 04/11/2014 5:06:07 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: from occupied ga

I read somewhere about a study of when a private citizen (concealed carry) shoots during a deadly situation vs when law enforcement shoots during a deadly situation. Turns out you/me/we (as bystanders) are far safer when it is the private citizen ending it.


38 posted on 04/11/2014 5:28:16 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: from occupied ga

Well-trained, highly-skilled peace officers save the day.


39 posted on 04/11/2014 5:39:13 AM PDT by moovova
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To: from occupied ga

They don’t carry guns to protect you.


40 posted on 04/11/2014 5:42:55 AM PDT by wordsofearnest (Proper aim of giving is to put the recipient in a state where he no longer needs it. C.S. Lewis)
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To: moovova
Well-trained, highly-skilled peace officers save the day.

I'm sure it will be a "good shoot." (aren't they always?)

41 posted on 04/11/2014 5:45:06 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Chode
Officer Howard.


42 posted on 04/11/2014 5:45:28 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: wordsofearnest
They don’t carry guns to protect you.

Might be why some people are rumored to carry handloads with pointy nosed tungsten carbide cores

43 posted on 04/11/2014 5:47:27 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: bert

“The larger moral is don’t live in LA”

We moved our business and home out of there a long time ago...due to government corruption.


44 posted on 04/11/2014 6:09:51 AM PDT by WhiskeyX
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To: Alas Babylon!
i see now the cops are charging the suspect with murder because THEY shot and killed a hostage...
45 posted on 04/11/2014 3:01:51 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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