Skip to comments.Stepson of man killed by Aurora police recounts shooting [Decorated Vietnam Vet] [TR]
Posted on 08/02/2018 1:25:31 PM PDT by beaversmom
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But watch the video at the story link, too, as it gives more of the interview and more info.
So the officer was involved in a shooting (fatal) in June, too.
My son and I were one block over when this all went down, outside of my mom's house. We heard the homeowner getting shot. Thought it was firecrackers as they have been ongoing in the neighbourhood before and after Independence Day. And we saw the rush of cop cars going West on Montview to the scene.
Heartbreaking to listen to the stepson recount what happened. Makes me angry that they pushed the son away as he was caressing his stepdad's face.
This man, Richard "Gary" Black needs some more medals in addition to the ones he received for her service in Vietnam. He did the community a HUGE favour.
Not trying to bash cops. I know they have a very hard job in these times, but the cop goofed up big time here.
They have identified the intruder. I don't have his pic, but my mom said they showed him on the TV news. It won't come as a shock.
Richard "Gary" Black
Stepson of man killed by Aurora police recounts shooting: ‘He lived a hero; he died a hero’
So the man was defending his family/home and the cops shot him?
Yes. But the homeowner killed the crazed intruder just moments before. The guy is a BIG hero...no doubt.
BANG! BANG! BANG!
Drop the gun!
Gary Black's stepson
And the intruder that started the horrible chain of events.
Unfortunately police are NEVER held accountable to the same standards as ‘non police’ are held.
They will circle the wagons and protect their own....just like they always do.
The DA’s will look the other way and clutch at pearls and declare ‘it is such a tragedy’ and the people the police have victimized will get a pound of flesh from the tax payer *but* the police will suffer no harm.
The police may not be your enemy.....but they certainly are not your friend or protector.
Thanks. You beat me to it.
Someone quoted in a Denver Post article said it was like a horror movie. It truly is.
Aurora has a few trigger-happy cops. This was totally preventable and reckless.
But they’ll let him walk....just watch.
Personal financial and criminal culpability for the Officer that shot Gary. Same goes for the supervisor and trainers. Until LEO are held personally financially culpable this will happen again. Oh. We should stop venerating this institution and the officers who work the job. They are not soldiers. They are not heroes. The are the strong men for politicians and the Deep State. Unionized thugs. Don’t tell me this instance is unprecedented but sad. This incident is common as dirt and makes nobody sad but the insurance companies who will pay out.
That neighborhood has been in serious decline for a long time. Wish he had moved out before this happened.
In many cases, an individual shot by an officer will be left to bleed out, even without applying first aid.
The man was identified to police as an innocent homeownwer, they should have reacted accordingly, uncuffing him, and applying first aid.
I suppose it good advice to call the police after the conflict is past, then do so from cover, cover is stuff that stops bullets. Maybe I should be glad that my SD is 30 min away at best.
“You shot my baby....”
Something is telling me that this officer is one of those roided-up cops. We all know the ones.
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