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Man cleaning dissasembled airsoft gun before work shot by police

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by chariot13, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. chariot13

    chariot13 Near Eugene/Springfield Well-Known Member

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  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    I smell a sizable law suit!!
     
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  3. chariot13

    chariot13 Near Eugene/Springfield Well-Known Member

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    I agree but lawsuits don't change what happened and it wont change any future things like this from happening. The money from the lawsuit will come from tax payers not the officer, the same taxpayers that are threatened to be arrested if they don't pay these officers salary's (taxes). Basically you as a citizen are being forced to pay cops to shoot you in return. And after you prove they unjustly shot you (if you're alive), you can have some of your money back. Nice refund policy....Not. That is a corrupt government if I've ever heard of one.
     
  4. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Bad cop, and he will most likely be suspended or fired. The police chief should get reprimanded for his officer not following procedure. the officer involved didn't follow proper procedure, he shot an unarmed man without cause, his career is essentially over. He watched this guy for an hour without calling it in? There has to be more to this that we aren't seeing, but right now the multi million dollar law suit should suffice. Yakama is not that big of a town and I would think the Mayor is really pissed at the chief right now!!
     
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  5. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Those are the ones I worry about makin a traffic stop and wanting to take my legally possessed CC, for his safety. ...
     
  6. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    It sure appears like a shoot first and ask questions later...also, no call for back up and thus no witnesses against the police. Who cares that a person with a toy gets popped? The police act like it was justified to shoot someone with a toy pistol. I hope his family owns the place after this. Probably profiling as well. Need a thorough investigation of this one. Where's Holder when we need him?

    Brutus Out
     
  7. bnsaibum

    bnsaibum Corvallis, OR Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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  8. mosinguy1

    mosinguy1 out by the ocean Active Member

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    Any bets the officer gets a slap on the wrist and an extra dozen donuts for a job well done?????

    I realize Yakima may not be the best of places and have Cartel problems, but I see way to many problems with this... First why no call for back up, if ya suspect a problem and have been watching for an HOUR one would think backup could get there without detection.

    It seems to convenient that there were no other officers there as witnesses.

    These are the kind of LEO's that we do not need but are the kind that are coming out more and more,, THE JACKBOOTED THUG TYPE, no regard to our rights and would shoot whoever they were told to.

    Just my .02
     
  9. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    So a police officer saw a Hispanic man in his car in the early morning. Snuck up on him. Surprised him by opening the guys door, and then seeing a 'gun' shot 4 times. Really?

    So you want what appears to be a legitimate case of racial profiling? TADA! Why didn't this officer drive up, flash his lights, call for back up, something? Surprise him by opening his door? Really?

    Oh, and the doom lights in most cars turn on when you open a front door? Right? They still do that right? So the entire interior of the car would be illuminated? Oh wait, the guy was working on his airsoft pistol already. Odds are he already had the light on in the car.

    What the hell. This is nuts man. Talk about allowing your lizard brain to take over and just fight, fight, fight.

    Being a LEO is a hard job, and I don't want to do it. But come on. How does anything in this whole scenario make any sense?
     
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  10. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I could see if the guy was parked in front of an all night liquor store and had on a ski mask.
    That to me would give the all clear to go full out Rambo on the guy, but to sit and watch him for an hour and then sneak up, yank open the passenger door, and then blast away at a totally surprised man.
    Sounds like he had to get his nerve up just to approach the car.
     
  11. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    Did anyone else catch the last part of the voice over? They are performing an investigation to find out where the other 3 rounds went...

    Seriously? You are less than 4 feet from this guy and you hit him once out of 4 times? Is that what they are saying?
     
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  12. Barefoot African

    Barefoot African Saint Helens Oregon Active Member

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    Straight up murder.
     
  13. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Since when is it illegal to sit in your own car and hold a pistol?
     
  14. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    Ohhhhhh . . . I am so . . . so . . . Sorry!?!?!?
    Maybe they should tie the officers shoelaces to the rear bumper of the car and drag him through the streets till the only thing left IS the shoe laces . . . And to balance the drag on the car, tie the chief's shoelaces to the other side of the bumper . . .
    Well they do like to defend one another . . . don't they?????

    Sheldon
     
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  15. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    There's no law against parking in front of an all night liquor store at any hour. There's no law against wearing a ski mask. There's no law against having an airsoft gun in your car in plain sight. There's no way to justify this.
     
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  16. mosinguy1

    mosinguy1 out by the ocean Active Member

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    It really makes me wonder if the two had a run in at some other time and this was the fix??????

    I have been running this thru my head and from any Leo or prior military point I run it thru it does not add up!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  17. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Oh well, Yakima. Interesting place.

    Not having been at the scene I am slow to judge, but this initial report sure looks bad with a severe case of CYA for a chaser.
     
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    G1990 Portland, Oregon Member

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    Maybe they are trying psychologically condition the public to expect to be shot at when they are doing things late at night and no one is around and the police have cause for anything you do late at night as suspicious.
     
  19. slingshot1943

    slingshot1943 salem or Well-Known Member

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    I think the cop knew this guy. Nothing here sounds like anything but murder.
     
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  20. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Another interesting thing about this story. As you move out of the local news source and the story hits (for example) the Seattle PI, the detail about the airsoft pistol being in pieces disappear, and he's no longer holding an airsoft receiver but an entire piece:
    That sounds a lot better, doesn't it?

    Maybe they were all nervous from the motorhome incident the day before, where the SWAT team had to shoot a guy.

    Anyway,
    Since the victim probably stopped working on the airsoft toy after he was shot in the head, it seems to me that whether the thing was not yet assembled would have become fairly evident in the following investigation. Doesn't seem to be much room for speculation there.