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Police Shoot, Kill 80-Year-Old Man In His Own Bed

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by ZigZagZeke, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    "Police Shoot, Kill 80-Year-Old Man In His Own Bed, Don't Find the Drugs They Were Looking For" Produced by Zach Weissmuller

    Video: Police Shoot, Kill 80-Year-Old Man In His Own Bed, Don't Find the Drugs They Were Looking For - Hit & Run : Reason.com

    Originally published on Feb 13, 2014. Original text is below:

    In the early morning hours of June 27, 2013, a team of Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies pulled up to the home of Eugene Mallory, an 80-year-old retired engineer living in the rural outskirts of Los Angeles county with his wife Tonya Pate and stepson Adrian Lamos.

    The deputies crashed through the front gate and began executing a search warrant for methamphetamine on the property. Detective Patrick Hobbs, a self-described narcotics expert who claimed he "smelled the strong odor of chemicals" downwind from the house after being tipped off to illegal activity from an anonymous informant, spearheaded the investigation.

    The deputies announced their presence, and Pate emerged from the trailer where she'd been sleeping to escape the sweltering summer heat of the California desert. Lamos and a couple of friends emerged from another trailer, and a handyman tinkering with a car on the property also gave himself up without resistance. But Mallory, who preferred to sleep in the house, was nowhere to be seen.

    Deputies approached the house, and what happened next is where things get murky. The deputies said they announced their presence upon entering and were met in the hallway by the 80-year-old man, wielding a gun and stumbling towards them. The deputies later changed the story when the massive bloodstains on Mallory's mattress indicated to investigators that he'd most likely been in bed at the time of the shooting. Investigators also found that an audio recording of the incident revealed a discrepancy in the deputies' original narrative: Before listening to the audio recording, [Sgt. John] Bones believed that he told Mallory to "Drop the gun" prior to the shooting. The recording revealed, however, that his commands to "Drop the gun" occurred immediately after the shooting.

    When it was all over, Eugene Mallory died of six gunshot wounds from Sgt. John Bones' MP-5 9mm submachine gun. When a coroner arrived, he found the loaded .22 caliber pistol the two deputies claimed Mallory had pointed at them on the bedside table.

    Mallory had not fired of a single shot. The raid turned up no evidence of methamphetamine on the property.

    To find out more about this case, including details about what the police did find, watch the above video, featuring Mallory's widow Tonya Pate. Pate has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, an agency plagued by prison abuse scandals, questionable hiring practices, and allegations of racial profiling and harassment in recent years.

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department declined multiple requests to comment on this story.
  2. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    P O S so much for honoring his oath. Now it seams they are just start saying drop the gun before they blaze away except this p o s forgot his line before squeezing the trigger.
  3. Trailboss

    Trailboss Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    It's difficult to keep the steps straight when you're there to assassinate the old man
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  4. slingshot1943

    slingshot1943 salem or Well-Known Member

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    It's anti drug terrorism and sometimes they forget the drugs and just go straight to the terrorism.
  5. Partsproduction

    Partsproduction Tillamook Oregon Active Member

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    So, should we fear criminals or the police?

    I'll answer that seriously. I happen to know a couple of police officers, they are not like the guys in the video. I don't know how one tells the difference though.
  6. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Only one way to handle that scene when you cannot determine the threat as cops or robbers... You will never get another chance either way.
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  7. ocarolan

    ocarolan Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    A "chemical odor" can justify a no-knock search warrant... on a senior citizen... with no criminal record??
  8. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Nothing short of murder !
  9. 3MTA3

    3MTA3 DMZ between Liberty and Tyranny Behind Enemy Lines Bronze Supporter

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    Despicable. How did I miss this on the news? Seems they are too busy talking about Justin Bieber and gay athletes to cover real news.
  10. JRuby

    JRuby St. Helens Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I really want to trust our LEO's but based on actions such as this I simply cannot. I cant take the chance that these are good cops when they may turn out to be one of few bad cops and when you get right down to it, if the good ones aren't culling the bad ones - doesn't that make them all bad at least due to complacency.
  11. DMax

    DMax Yamhill Well-Known Member

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    The real question is who or what is driving this new bad cop behavior. Ops no one wants to talk about that. Carry On
  12. 44mag2ndamend

    44mag2ndamend Round the ole tree stump, Down by the crick Well-Known Member

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    Murder? Self Defense? Whatever the outcome it is not justified in my eyes.

    You want me on the jury? Crock of bubblegum!
  13. JRuby

    JRuby St. Helens Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I think the reason the LEO's act like they do is lack of accountability. "If I screw up my department wont hold me accountable and I get a vacation out it. If I am found wrong I leave the department and go work for someone else. And if I get sued - it doesn't come out of my paycheck - its comes out of the taxpayers via the city's funds. On top of all this I get to do as I please because if someone pisses me off I might just have to serve a no knock warrant on them that I know wont end well for them." thinks and knows the modern day law enforcement officer.
  14. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Cold blooded, premeditated first degree murder. Welcome to the zio~matrix
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