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Another 'just turning his life around fatality'

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Dave Workman, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Wednesday’s fatal shooting of an armed man by King County sheriff’s deputies assigned to the Shoreline Police Department is getting lots of coverage, and it did not take long for someone who knew the dead man to insist that he “was trying to turn his life around.”

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  2. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle Oregon Active Member

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    "just turning his life around" is simply the PC way of describing a bottom feeder! I get so sick of this stuff on the news. I truly feel sorry for the officers in these suicide by cop situations. They have to deal with the aftermath of these no win situations.
     
  3. iusmc2002

    iusmc2002 Colville, WA Active Member

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    No matter the circumstances, shooting someone isn't easy. My thoughts go out to the LEO's involved in this one.
     
  4. Armed

    Armed Coupeville, WA New Member

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    The Seattle Times article today inferred that this might be a "suicide by cop" situation. At least none of the officers were injured before they did what they were trained to do. I second what iusmc2002 said!
     
  5. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    It's the whole obituary phenomenon:

    While I was reading the paper (opened to the obituaries), a friend dredged up the old quip: "I'm changing my name to Zimmerman!" I'd forgot the joke, and so bit: "Why?" He replied, "Well, as you can plainly see, right there in the newspaper, all these people died in alphabetical order!" I countered quickly with, "Well, I'm going one better: I'm gonna start being an a**hole! None of these people (according to what is written here about them) is an a**hole!"
     
  6. The Quiet Man

    The Quiet Man rural Washington County, Oregon Active Member

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    Had it been in the Portland paper, it would have included two additional quotes from friends and family.
    1. "He wasn't a gang member".
    2. "He was a wonderful person and always made me laugh".

    Other than that, it's the same story we consistently get from the Portland media outlets.
     
  7. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Should have turned sooner...