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Police Overkill (killed 95-year-old WWII vet)
http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/06/23/68943.htm ^

Posted on 06/23/2014 9:30:04 PM PDT by chessplayer

CHICAGO (CN) - Suburban Chicago police shot a 95-year-old WWII veteran to death with bean bag rounds at short range because he refused to go to the hospital, his stepdaughter claims in court.

"On July 26, 2014 [sic], John Wrana, Jr., was twelve days shy of his 96th birthday and a resident at the Victory Centre of Park Forest Assisted Living Center located in Park Forest, Illinois. On that date, Mr. Wrana was alone in his room, suffering from what the facility's staff believed were symptoms indicative of a urinary tract infection in an elderly person," the complaint begins. Victory Center employees tried to get Wrana into an ambulance to go to the hospital for treatment, but he allegedly refused to leave his room. The defendant officers responded to employees' 911 call, and also were unable to persuade Wrana to leave his room and go to the hospital. The officers conferred and decided to seize Wrana by force, according to the complaint.

Upon entering the room, defendant Taylor fired "five rounds of bean bag cartridges from a 12 gauge shotgun within a distance of approximately only six to eight feet from Mr. Wrana, far less than the distance allowed for discharging that shotgun, and, consequently, savagely wounding and killing Mr. Wrana," the lawsuit states. "Mr. Wrana bled to death as a result of the shotgun wounds inflicted upon him by defendants. The Cook County Medical Examiner ruled that Mr. Wrana's death was a homicide caused by blunt force trauma to his abdomen as a result of shots fired from a bean bag shotgun."

After shooting Wrana, the officers handcuffed him, took photos of his injuries, and put him in a four-point restraint before transporting him to the hospital, the complaint states.

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1 posted on 06/23/2014 9:30:04 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

This is incredible.


2 posted on 06/23/2014 9:31:56 PM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: chessplayer

JACKBOOTED THUG ALERT.
This is what American cops have been morphing into over the last ten+ years. To “SERVE and PROTECT” went out the window long ago.


3 posted on 06/23/2014 9:35:59 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: chessplayer

This is just amazing and sad. People have the right to refuse to go a hospital. Truly I hope these police are fired.


4 posted on 06/23/2014 9:37:13 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: headstamp 2

Five effing times they shot him!!! They executed him.


5 posted on 06/23/2014 9:38:08 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

I sure wouldn’t want to be caught jaywalking in suburban Chicago.


6 posted on 06/23/2014 9:39:20 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: AlexW

This is what American cops have been morphing into


This is what American PIGS have been morphing into


7 posted on 06/23/2014 9:40:03 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: headstamp 2

“This is incredible.”

Not really. People are now being more regarded by the JBTs as dogs and treated accordingly like we’ve been seeing happening with increasing frequency.


8 posted on 06/23/2014 9:40:55 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: chessplayer
Obviously Chicago police believe UTIs are not something to be trifled with.

Cr@phe@ds.

9 posted on 06/23/2014 9:41:00 PM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: MarMema

I hope the shooter gets life in prison (the death penalty was abolished in Illinois).


10 posted on 06/23/2014 9:42:52 PM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: chessplayer

six to eight feet from a 12 gauge shotgun. !!
SIX TO EIGHT FEET !!!
May officer taylor rot in Hell. ( and soon )


11 posted on 06/23/2014 9:43:48 PM PDT by Pompah
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To: ConservativeMind

They were so terrified by an almost 96 year old man with a cane they had to kill him.


12 posted on 06/23/2014 9:43:49 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
Six police officers needed a shotgun to subdue a 95 year old world war two vet?

I know that he was a member of the greatest generation, but I had no idea. RIP Mr. Wrana.

13 posted on 06/23/2014 9:46:33 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: chessplayer

These are Obama’s goons, Rham Emanuel’s Schutzstaffel - AND THIS IS what every veteran can expect from the fascist federal pigs.

And John Q. Public, will get the same treatment en mass ... just as soon as the little dictator gets the mandatory gun registration list that the SCOTUS just delivered giftwrapped. (Thank you Justice Anthony Kennedy, you swine)

Keep in mind that police departments all across the nation have lowered their recruiting standards, in addition to becoming militarized “us vs them” jack-booted thugs. The rank and file of the “new blue” did not qualify to enter the U.S. Armed Forces, so they opted to practice playing “war” on civilians ... This is how they get their jollies - using a 12-gage shotgun on a 95 year-old WWII veteran ... Now just think what they must have in store for you younger citizens whom choose to resist these government sanctioned fascists!


14 posted on 06/23/2014 9:49:53 PM PDT by WTFOVR (I find myself exclaiming that expression quite often these days!)
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To: chessplayer

When a very conservative site such as this gets sick of thugcop brutality, the cops should just maybe take a look in a mirror?

Probably won’t though given the militarization of far too many of the police as statist enforcers...


15 posted on 06/23/2014 9:50:17 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Pompah

And the police officicals are of course defending Taylor for killing Wrana,,,saying he was forced to “defend” himself.


16 posted on 06/23/2014 9:50:33 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: WTFOVR

“And John Q. Public, will get the same treatment en mass ... just as soon as the little dictator gets the mandatory gun registration list that the SCOTUS just delivered giftwrapped. (Thank you Justice Anthony Kennedy, you swine)”

Been slammed the last few weeks trying to make a business work. Missed this item. Can you post a link or some info? Thanks.


17 posted on 06/23/2014 9:52:45 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: chessplayer
Good God almighty, tell me this is not true. From the article..." Park Forest officials told the Chicago Tribune claim that Wrana brandished a knife or cane, which justified the officers' response. But Wrana's stepdaughter says that Wrana needed "a cane or a walker to stand up, support him, and to walk," and he could not have been a threat to the officers. The estate seeks punitive damages for violation of due process, excessive force, unreasonable seizure, failure to train and supervise, conspiracy, wrongful death, assault and battery, and emotional distress. The estate is represented by Nicholas Grapsas, of Inverness, Ill." I hope the family OWNS the police dept.!
18 posted on 06/23/2014 9:55:11 PM PDT by ASouthernGrl (BHO sucks - literally or metaphorically, you decide.)
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To: piytar

When a very conservative site such as this gets sick of thugcop brutality, the cops should just maybe take a look in a mirror?


Yup. Everyone is disgusted by the pigs,,,the left, the right, the middle,,,whites, blacks, whatever. They have finally managed to turn EVERYONE against them.


19 posted on 06/23/2014 9:59:37 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Will Mayor Rham be held accountable for this murder of an innocent WW2 Vet?


20 posted on 06/23/2014 10:01:34 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: chessplayer

God bless this WWII vet. The country he fought for killed him. He didn’t deserve that. He’s home now.


21 posted on 06/23/2014 10:02:12 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: chessplayer

Shooting veterans, slitting pets’ throats - yep, the police are your friends.


22 posted on 06/23/2014 10:03:02 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: chessplayer

Just for folks to see what it’s like to get hit by one of these “bean bag” rounds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idXlzfPuyZM

Note the range of the first shot, the age and physical fitness of the officer, and the area he was hit (the buttocks).

Now, if one shot from that range to the backside is enough to bring down a bull moose of a guy, how can there possibly have been the need to fire FIVE almost point-blank shots against a 96 year old guy half out of his head from infection?


23 posted on 06/23/2014 10:03:22 PM PDT by DemforBush (A repo man is always intense.)
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To: chessplayer
For all the visual learners here.

Mr. Wrana deserves to be remembered and honored for his service to our country. What a terribly sad story.


24 posted on 06/23/2014 10:07:18 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (The dogs bark; the caravan moves on!)
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To: chessplayer

Off the pig!


25 posted on 06/23/2014 10:11:19 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: WTFOVR

Wrana’s final “reward” in this life for serving in WWII,,,execution by Pig.


26 posted on 06/23/2014 10:11:48 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: piytar

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3171263/posts


27 posted on 06/23/2014 10:16:15 PM PDT by WTFOVR (I find myself exclaiming that expression quite often these days!)
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To: piytar

Crap! Wrong story! Here is the right link ...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3168374/posts


28 posted on 06/23/2014 10:17:30 PM PDT by WTFOVR (I find myself exclaiming that expression quite often these days!)
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To: DemforBush

Now, if one shot from that range to the backside is enough to bring down a bull moose of a guy, how can there possibly have been the need to fire FIVE almost point-blank shots against a 96 year old guy half out of his head from infection?


Military service rejects who wanted to prove how “tough” they are.


29 posted on 06/23/2014 10:19:41 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Jack Hammer

“To Protect and Serve” ... themselves.


30 posted on 06/23/2014 10:27:39 PM PDT by WTFOVR (I find myself exclaiming that expression quite often these days!)
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To: chessplayer; null and void

Sadly, JBT alert required.


31 posted on 06/23/2014 10:31:38 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: chessplayer

The judgement against the city should be at least ten Billion dollars.


32 posted on 06/23/2014 10:31:47 PM PDT by matthew fuller (gopetition.com/petitions/request-for-immediate-texas-border-control/sign.html#se)
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To: Fiji Hill

Deserter Bergdahl welcomed back as a hero. WWII vet Wrana executed by the Pigs because he didn’t want to go to the hospital.


33 posted on 06/23/2014 10:34:38 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

They’re not “militarized,” and they’re as civilian as any other “civilians.” People who don’t ingest brainwashing garbage from television can understand that.


34 posted on 06/23/2014 10:41:18 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: matthew fuller

It’s unreal. Even if he “threatened” them by waving his cane at them, it’s one 96 year old man against 5 young, heavily armed Pigs wearing body armor.


35 posted on 06/23/2014 10:42:11 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

And what’s worse, nothing will be done to the uniformed Nazis.
Unions, ya know.


36 posted on 06/23/2014 10:46:42 PM PDT by matthew fuller (gopetition.com/petitions/request-for-immediate-texas-border-control/sign.html#se)
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To: chessplayer
Now, if one shot from that range to the backside is enough to bring down a bull moose of a guy, how can there possibly have been the need to fire FIVE almost point-blank shots against a 96 year old guy half out of his head from infection?

They must have just about cut him in half - and THEN - instead of getting him to the hospital = they TAKE PICTURES - and THEN put him a 4-point restraint.

RESTRAINT??? They must have all but cut him in half with FIVE!!!

ANIMALS

37 posted on 06/23/2014 10:52:01 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: chessplayer; null and void

The cops all went home safe that night, that is all that matters.


38 posted on 06/23/2014 10:54:51 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: WTFOVR; Graewoulf

To be fair, this was NOT in the City of Chicago. This was in a suburb, Park Forest, which has its own police department.


39 posted on 06/23/2014 10:55:37 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Born and raised in the city of Chicago)
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To: doorgunner69

The cops all went home safe that night, that is all that matters.


And probably brag about it over some beers.


40 posted on 06/23/2014 11:00:26 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
how can there possibly have been the need to fire FIVE almost point-blank shots against a 96 year old guy half out of his head from infection?

The obvious answer is the cops were getting their rocks off.

After all, so dogs in the area, so the old man would have to do.

41 posted on 06/23/2014 11:02:26 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Charles Henrickson

It is still the all-pervasive statist attitude, the elitist “us vs them” training that is instilled into the adepts of the fascist machine ... It may not be Chicago per se, bu it is the “Chicago way,” best represented in the persons of Rham Emanuel and Barack Obama.


42 posted on 06/23/2014 11:04:57 PM PDT by WTFOVR (I find myself exclaiming that expression quite often these days!)
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To: maine-iac7

They must have just about cut him in half - and THEN - instead of getting him to the hospital = they TAKE PICTURES - and THEN put him a 4-point restraint.

RESTRAINT??? They must have all but cut him in half with FIVE!!!


Yup. After shooting him multiple times with the 12-gauge, they still felt they had to restrain him. The only thing they didn’t do to him was take out their sticks and start clubbing and stomping on him.


43 posted on 06/23/2014 11:07:25 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
OK—did anyone read the article? The man was shot with bean-bag cartridges, from a range much closer than advised for that type of armament. He was not, however, almost cut in half. This was still a brutal, uncalled for killing, but take some time to read what actually happened.
44 posted on 06/23/2014 11:11:01 PM PDT by binreadin
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To: chessplayer
The cops in Sacramento killed a 22 year old with a butcher knife. The LAPD waited one hour for a guy with a knife to come down. He had stabbed three relatives.
45 posted on 06/23/2014 11:13:11 PM PDT by Domangart (Tho I walk Through the valley of Wall Mart, I fear no man.)
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To: chessplayer

bookmark


46 posted on 06/23/2014 11:23:46 PM PDT by kelly4c (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2900389%2C41#help)
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To: chessplayer

Officer Craig Taylor, who shot the vet.

More here.

47 posted on 06/23/2014 11:41:07 PM PDT by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: TChad

He needs to go to prison for murder.


48 posted on 06/23/2014 11:53:52 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
He needs to go to prison for murder.

Assuming the story is correct, that's the minimum punishment he should receive.

49 posted on 06/24/2014 12:38:20 AM PDT by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: chessplayer

Stop resisting! >BLAM!< Stop resisting! >BLAM!<


50 posted on 06/24/2014 12:39:21 AM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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