Man, "Hopped up on Mushrooms," Killed by Police
Posted 04 August 2003 - 09:35 PM
i wonder if they bothered to do an autopsy and see what it really was
Posted 04 August 2003 - 09:59 PM
and there may well have been some mental problem before he even dosed.
Posted 04 August 2003 - 10:01 PM
Posted 05 August 2003 - 01:22 PM
Posted 05 August 2003 - 01:51 PM
i'd shoot him, too.
and there's no such thing as shooting to wound,
even a hit in the leg can easily be fatal.
but i'll agree that the police need a non-lethal way to disable dangerous lunatics without killing them.
Posted 06 August 2003 - 10:48 AM
Posted 06 August 2003 - 12:14 PM
I know these guys were armed and dangerous, but with the history around here you can forget a trial if you kill a cop weather self defence or not.I'm never going to believe more than 10% of anything I read in the papers and will figure thats the wrong ten % any way. there's no way of knowing the truth of anything anymore in this ORWELLIAN society. all hail big brother
Posted 06 August 2003 - 03:08 PM
Posted 07 August 2003 - 06:36 AM
spraying a loonie with pepper spray is just going to piss him off.
and it only takes a split second to run up and stick someone bad with a blade.
i really don't blame the cop for taking the guy down,
instead i blame the society that puts him out on the streets with guns as his only real defense.
Posted 07 August 2003 - 08:36 PM
I don't think ordinary citizens should be allowed to own guns, apart from maybe rifles and shotguns for sport or farming. It is too easy to kill someone with a gun if you are extremely angry with them, and too easy to kill yourself if you are suicidally depressed. I'm sure a large number of murders and suicides would not happen if the person concerned didn't have access to a gun.
Posted 07 August 2003 - 08:46 PM
people kill people, not guns alone.
a gun is a tool, like a hammer.
both can be misused to kill an innocent human.
but we don't blame hammers.
the world is a far too dangerous place, full of madmen and deviants, to disarm the citizens,
if anything, the govt. needs us now more than ever to shoulder the responsibility of protecting ourselves, our families, and our neighborhoods.
a side note--
the swiss require every male head of house to own and keep ready a real military-issue rifle in case they are needed to defend their countrymen.
Posted 07 August 2003 - 08:47 PM
Posted 07 August 2003 - 09:16 PM
Posted 07 August 2003 - 09:31 PM
Posted 08 August 2003 - 06:04 PM
Posted 08 August 2003 - 06:42 PM
Here's the article
And here's Seattle's finest at their best:
TUESDAY, JULY 10 After years of playing the heavy (shopping for police chiefs, flogging rioters, shooting brown people), today the Seattle Police Department offered up a bit of whimsy, putting on a show of almost Keystone Kop proportions this morning on north Capitol Hill.
The yuk-fest began with two police cars (henceforth known as Car #1 and Car #2) hot on the trail of a stolen police vehicle. Car #1 had the stolen car in its sights, but lost it while stopping briefly at an intersection. Car #2 soon came upon the same intersection, and, mistaking Car #1 for the stolen vehicle, rammed into Car #1.
The driver of Car #1, having been rammed by a maniac in a cop car, understandably assumed he was being attacked by the stolen vehicle and started shooting. All in all, three officers (two in one car, one in the other) fired more than 39 rounds at each other before discovering their error, while the stolen car zipped away on northbound I-5.
Thankfully, no one was hurt, and a firearms review board will investigate whether the officers are horrible shots or just really good duckers.
Posted 08 August 2003 - 10:08 PM
Posted 09 August 2003 - 10:40 AM
Posted 09 August 2003 - 10:46 AM
any firearm saavy person can tell you,
rule #1 you ALWAYS make sure of your target before opening fire.