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Old 28th September 2022, 04:14 PM   #1561
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Originally Posted by JoeMorgue View Post
Amber Alert called off after police shoot the kid they were looking for.


https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/l...alert/2993823/
'Tactical Gear' doesn't have the magical properties that dumb people ascribe to them eh?

I'd like to see the media grow the **** up, and stop using the names of these stupid 'suicide by cop' types.
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Old 29th September 2022, 01:08 PM   #1562
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Originally Posted by bluesjnr View Post
There's a tad more info relating to why they might have shot the kid though, isn't there?
Little bit.
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Old 30th September 2022, 10:03 AM   #1563
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Can we put this into the "media parroting copaganda" category?

The 15 year old Amber Alert victim shot by the police in San Bernadino ("San Berdue" according to Fletch).

Sheriff says she was "involved in the gun battle" and media shares his baseless claim that she shot at the police.

https://twitter.com/chadloder/status...75978961686528

Oh by the way, the only gun recovered from the scene was a rifle that was in the pickup with the father. Moreover, the media even reported the fact that the only gun recovered from the scene was a rifle that was in the pickup with the father. And they still swallowed the story that she was "involved in the gun battle" and parroted the claim that she shot at the police.

But now, in a "stunning twist" to the story, it's likely all ********.

Really? They are just coming around to that?

Everyone who heard the story from the start knew that. Except, apparently, for ABC7.
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Old 30th September 2022, 03:51 PM   #1564
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Originally Posted by pgwenthold View Post
Can we put this into the "media parroting copaganda" category?

The 15 year old Amber Alert victim shot by the police in San Bernadino ("San Berdue" according to Fletch).

Sheriff says she was "involved in the gun battle" and media shares his baseless claim that she shot at the police.

https://twitter.com/chadloder/status...75978961686528

Oh by the way, the only gun recovered from the scene was a rifle that was in the pickup with the father. Moreover, the media even reported the fact that the only gun recovered from the scene was a rifle that was in the pickup with the father. And they still swallowed the story that she was "involved in the gun battle" and parroted the claim that she shot at the police.

But now, in a "stunning twist" to the story, it's likely all ********.

Really? They are just coming around to that?

Everyone who heard the story from the start knew that. Except, apparently, for ABC7.
Of course if you spin it right, an innocent bystander shot by mistake is "involved" with a gun battle.
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Old 30th September 2022, 04:08 PM   #1565
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So...

Father is driving, and she is taking pot-shots at the police, using her father's rifle, while the father is driving?

And they're both dressed in tactical gear?

Clearly innocent of all charges then.
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Old 30th September 2022, 05:20 PM   #1566
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Originally Posted by crescent View Post
Screw that. Arm the kids.

As it is, they just sit around all day leeching off the system. Put those little monsters to work - armed patrols, digging trenches and other fortifications, PE at the rifle range. I mean if you finish fifth grade without a good working knowledge of overlapping fields of fire, the difference between cover and concealment, and light infantry enemy infiltration tactics, then what is the point of even sending them to school? (Maybe save the artillery and armor until middle school).
What a horrible, horrible idea.

It implies that armor and artillery are more complicated. I have been all three…..they are not.
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Old 30th September 2022, 05:45 PM   #1567
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Originally Posted by sarge View Post
What a horrible, horrible idea.

It implies that armor and artillery are more complicated. I have been all three…..they are not.
I'm reminded of anime. Middle/High school students with mandatory humanoid mecha training, in particular.
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Listen, go easy on the kids. They have to use shorter rifles to train and that makes the sight radius awful for a long arm. They're going to have less practical accuracy already.
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Old 30th September 2022, 06:21 PM   #1569
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Originally Posted by tyr_13 View Post
Listen, go easy on the kids. They have to use shorter rifles to train and that makes the sight radius awful for a long arm. They're going to have less practical accuracy already.
All this would probably be funnier if, well... we didn't have Republican politicians on record and gun anarchy folk (gun rights has to be a misnomer at that point) supporting arming children as young as 3. Kinder Guardians was a fake program, sure, but they didn't know it when they decided to support it.

Seriously, when we've got people who think that it'd be a great idea to create conscience-less child soldiers wielding real influence when it comes to gun legislation, that's a very bad thing for the US.
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Old 1st October 2022, 04:58 AM   #1570
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Originally Posted by novaphile View Post
So...

Father is driving, and she is taking pot-shots at the police, using her father's rifle, while the father is driving?

And they're both dressed in tactical gear?

Clearly innocent of all charges then.
Any evidence for this assertion?
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Any evidence for this assertion?
That's the only scenario that could make the victim actually guilty and deserving of being killed, so it's all-in I'm afraid.
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Originally Posted by Checkmite View Post
That's the only scenario that could make the victim actually guilty and deserving of being killed, so it's all-in I'm afraid.
Unfortunately, when the victim was shot she wasn't in the truck shooting at the police. So even assuming she had been doing it before, there was no reason to shoot her when they did.
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Old 2nd October 2022, 09:43 AM   #1573
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Originally Posted by sarge View Post
What a horrible, horrible idea.

It implies that armor and artillery are more complicated. I have been all three…..they are not.
I'll defer to your experience. But part of my reasoning was that

1:those shells are too heavy for the average 10 year old girl to lift, and
2: these kids are not old enough to drive yet - can't do the shoot and scoot thing if your feet can't reach the truck's gas pedal....

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Old 2nd October 2022, 10:30 AM   #1574
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Handy pamphlet on children and firearm safety:

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Woman was left to give birth alone on Maryland jail cell floor and ignored for 6 hours by nurses

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Old 4th October 2022, 07:34 AM   #1576
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An LAPD officer who was 'accidentally' beaten to death by fellow officers was investigating a gang rape by four LAPD officers, one of whom was there when he was beaten to death.

Arrest the lot who where there.

https://twitter.com/lukeoneil47/stat...jlXuEAA6A&s=19
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To poke at something a bit less violent than most of what's posted here... Apparently, police arrested a guy for having put up an obvious parody of them Facebook page for a day. Skipping over a bunch of things, The Onion has filed a very serious, yet also a parody, amicus brief in defense of freedom of speech.
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Originally Posted by tyr_13 View Post
An LAPD officer who was 'accidentally' beaten to death by fellow officers was investigating a gang rape by four LAPD officers, one of whom was there when he was beaten to death.

Arrest the lot who where there.

https://twitter.com/lukeoneil47/stat...jlXuEAA6A&s=19
Just to avoid the same confusion I experienced. He was beaten to death during a training exercise by these 4 officers, one of whom was under investigation, by him, for gang rape.
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Cop is called to a McDonalds, happens to see a car he is convinced is one that evaded him the night before. Car tries to run him over, hitting him, so he shoots and critically injures the teen driver.

Gets fired because the body cam shows the cop just walked up the car, opened the door, pointed his gun at the teen driver (who was just sitting there eating a burger) without identifying himself. Ordering the teen out of the car. Car rolls back, he fires at the teen. Teen drives off as the cop keeps firing at the car. No evidence the car ever touched the cop.

Teen is on critical but stable condition, thankfully his girlfriend who was in the car with him was not injured.

https://www.sacurrent.com/news/san-a...g-lot-30019308

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Old 7th October 2022, 08:52 AM   #1580
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Originally Posted by bonzombiekitty View Post
Cop is called to a McDonalds, happens to see a car he is convinced is one that evaded him the night before. Car tries to run him over, hitting him, so he shoots and critically injures the teen driver.

Gets fired because the body cam shows the cop just walked up the car, opened the door, pointed his gun at the teen driver (who was just sitting there eating a burger) without identifying himself. Ordering the teen out of the car. Car rolls back, he fires at the teen. Teen drives off as the cop keeps firing at the car. No evidence the car ever touched the cop.

Teen is on critical but stable condition, thankfully his girlfriend who was in the car with him was not injured.

https://www.sacurrent.com/news/san-a...g-lot-30019308
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/...085500155.html

Well, he is being charged with assault at least... Oh wait no that's the kid who was shot being charged. Also evading arrest, how dare someone flee for their lives after being shot at for eating a hamburger in their car.
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Just to avoid the same confusion I experienced. He was beaten to death during a training exercise by these 4 officers, one of whom was under investigation, by him, for gang rape.
That's not correct. He was had pushed for an investigation of four officers for gang rape when a victim came forward and pushed it up the chain as there was refusal to do so. One of those officers was at the training where he was killed. The claim of the police is that one trainee dropped him on the ground while holding his neck, and that caused a stroke or something. This is not supported by independent autopsy information (although the police corner obviously doesn't agree). The ADE was never deployed either.
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That's not correct. He was had pushed for an investigation of four officers for gang rape when a victim came forward and pushed it up the chain as there was refusal to do so. One of those officers was at the training where he was killed. The claim of the police is that one trainee dropped him on the ground while holding his neck, and that caused a stroke or something. This is not supported by independent autopsy information (although the police corner obviously doesn't agree). The ADE was never deployed either.
Do forgive me, it was this bit from your link that confused me.

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To poke at something a bit less violent than most of what's posted here... Apparently, police arrested a guy for having put up an obvious parody of them Facebook page for a day. Skipping over a bunch of things, The Onion has filed a very serious, yet also a parody, amicus brief in defense of freedom of speech.
The odd thing is that he spent time in jail. One can see a case where passing off your web site as a genuine police web site might be an offence. One can understand that if the police believed he had committed an offence he would be arrested and interviewed and if the prosecutor thought there was a criminal act then a trial would be reasonable (he was found not guilty). What seems odd is he spent four days in jail, this would in most of the world be a situation where he would never have been in jail.

I suspect this represents an issue with the US practice of plea deals, the police / prosecution probably felt by strong arming him, jailing him and threatening him with a trial he would do a deal. The use of plea deals has become a threat to justice.

https://www.aclu.org/news/criminal-l...-the-venom-out

https://www.fairtrials.org/campaigns/plea-bargaining/
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The odd thing is that he spent time in jail. One can see a case where passing off your web site as a genuine police web site might be an offence. One can understand that if the police believed he had committed an offence he would be arrested and interviewed and if the prosecutor thought there was a criminal act then a trial would be reasonable (he was found not guilty). What seems odd is he spent four days in jail, this would in most of the world be a situation where he would never have been in jail.

I suspect this represents an issue with the US practice of plea deals, the police / prosecution probably felt by strong arming him, jailing him and threatening him with a trial he would do a deal. The use of plea deals has become a threat to justice.

https://www.aclu.org/news/criminal-l...-the-venom-out

https://www.fairtrials.org/campaigns/plea-bargaining/
I think the issue with plea bargains affects police behaviour. With only 3 - 5% of crimes actually dealt with through a judicial system the rest dealt with by extra judicial plea deals the police rarely have to actually make a case that will stand up in court. They and the prosecutors can exagerate the strength of the case, ramp up bail requirements and hold people in jail, threaten unfeasibly severe penalties to strong arm a deal.

I saw the re-election website of a DA, claiming a 100% conviction rate. My first thought was that was a good reason to not vote for this person. anything 100% is suspect either she was only prosecuting sure fire things, and letting some guilty people get away because she could not be sure of a conviction or the trial system was rigged. Now I realise that very few cases would ever reach trial.
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Can we put this into the "media parroting copaganda" category?

The 15 year old Amber Alert victim shot by the police in San Bernadino ("San Berdue" according to Fletch).

Sheriff says she was "involved in the gun battle" and media shares his baseless claim that she shot at the police.

https://twitter.com/chadloder/status...75978961686528

Oh by the way, the only gun recovered from the scene was a rifle that was in the pickup with the father. Moreover, the media even reported the fact that the only gun recovered from the scene was a rifle that was in the pickup with the father. And they still swallowed the story that she was "involved in the gun battle" and parroted the claim that she shot at the police.

But now, in a "stunning twist" to the story, it's likely all ********.

Really? They are just coming around to that?

Everyone who heard the story from the start knew that. Except, apparently, for ABC7.
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After community leaders in a neighborhood in Kansas City in mid-September began trying to call media attention to what they said was a series of recent disappearances and killings of young Black women that seemed to be centered around a specific area, the Kansas City PD made their own press announcement strenuously denying the reports, calling them "completely unfounded rumors" - a statement that was simply accepted and promoted by most local and national media.

Last week, police in Kansas City were called to a home by the residents after a young Black woman wearing latex lingerie and a padlocked metal collar showed up at their door begging for help. She had, she said, been kidnapped in early September in the particular area community leaders had tried to raise awareness about and had been held, tortured, and raped over the last month in the basement of a house she had just escaped from, and said she'd had "friends" there who had been killed by the kidnapper. She had injuries consistent with her claims of torture and was able to lead police the house, which was verified to have some kind of torture-chamber in its basement.

A man, Timothy Haslett, Jr, was arrested and so far has been charged with the kidnapping and torture of the woman who was found. There's no information from police yet as far as murder victims having been found or investigated; but it's early in the process yet, and given how every other statement the victim made has been corroborated by direct physical evidence it is at least a good possibility that she was telling the truth about the kidnapper having other victims who were killed.

Police have defended their initial statements denying the disappearances the local leaders had been expressing concerns about were happening, essentially reiterating that if they don't have a formal police report of a disappearance on file then it effectively hasn't happened and there's nothing wrong with calling public concerns unfounded under those circumstances.
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Police have defended their initial statements denying the disappearances the local leaders had been expressing concerns about were happening, essentially reiterating that if they don't have a formal police report of a disappearance on file then it effectively hasn't happened and there's nothing wrong with calling public concerns unfounded under those circumstances.
I would bet that the cops are skilled at discouraging formal police reports: "You have to wait 48 hours," "You have to be a family member," "How do you know she's not on vacation?," "Maybe she just doesn't want to see you," etc., etc. And of course there's always "Ya know, you better be right. Filing a false report is a serious crime...".
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I would bet that the cops are skilled at discouraging formal police reports: "You have to wait 48 hours," "You have to be a family member," "How do you know she's not on vacation?," "Maybe she just doesn't want to see you," etc., etc. And of course there's always "Ya know, you better be right. Filing a false report is a serious crime...".
Probably not so much that as a general aversion.

Once we hit the point where a community as a general rule believes calling the cops will do more harm than good everything spirals into absurd places. This is a pretty good example of that sort of thing.

It's telling that the police bring up the lack of reports as a defense as if that is not ultimately totally their fault.

The people they are supposed to protect see them as only existing to make things worse. To the extent of not formally reporting disappearances. Which kinda implies it's more plausible to them that the cops are somehow in on it than being helpful in stopping it.

Which seems insane if you come from a background where cops mostly served your interests and not from one where the cops saw themselves as a hostile occupation force
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Can we put this into the "media parroting copaganda" category?

The 15 year old Amber Alert victim shot by the police in San Bernadino ("San Berdue" according to Fletch).

Sheriff says she was "involved in the gun battle" and media shares his baseless claim that she shot at the police.

https://twitter.com/chadloder/status...75978961686528

Oh by the way, the only gun recovered from the scene was a rifle that was in the pickup with the father. Moreover, the media even reported the fact that the only gun recovered from the scene was a rifle that was in the pickup with the father. And they still swallowed the story that she was "involved in the gun battle" and parroted the claim that she shot at the police.

But now, in a "stunning twist" to the story, it's likely all ********.

Really? They are just coming around to that?

Everyone who heard the story from the start knew that. Except, apparently, for ABC7.
That's EXACTLY why I didn't take the "Oh there's more to that story dontcha think LOL LOL" bait when I first shared the story.
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Old 23rd October 2022, 09:36 AM   #1590
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Marshall Project with an interesting story, priority is sniper rifles and tactical helmets for a town of just over 100,000 people. Is the USA really that dangerous?

...How A Suburb Spent COVID Relief Funds on Sniper Rifles, Tactical Helmets and Police Bonuses....

ETA: This might help explain why the bad apples have been allowed to spoil the barrel: We Surveyed U.S. Sheriffs. See Their Views on Power, Race and Immigration
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Originally Posted by Darat View Post
Marshall Project with an interesting story, priority is sniper rifles and tactical helmets for a town of just over 100,000 people. Is the USA really that dangerous?

...How A Suburb Spent COVID Relief Funds on Sniper Rifles, Tactical Helmets and Police Bonuses....
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The ridiculous militarization of the U.S. police over recent decades has been written about extensively. But in this case, the story says:
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But it did not stop the city council from making purchases of $2 million for the police department, including sniper rifles and ballistic helmets as well as bonuses for police officers.
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The biggest change the council made to the ARPA budget was to increase police bonus pay from $600,000 to $1.8 million.
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The council also reallocated funds for new equipment purchases: ballistic helmets, riot gear, sniper rifles, detention unit cameras, a radio tower camera system and a police dog.

It sounds like they spent $2 million on a lot of stuff, of which rifles and helmets were a small part. And helmets aren't just for shootouts; they'd be worn in any kind of crowd control situation.
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The ridiculous militarization of the U.S. police over recent decades has been written about extensively. But in this case, the story says:



It sounds like they spent $2 million on a lot of stuff, of which rifles and helmets were a small part. And helmets aren't just for shootouts; they'd be worn in any kind of crowd control situation.
The article says they spent £2 million on purchases. The bonus increase was separate to that. And again is this small town of just over 100,000 people so dangerous you need "more" sniper rifles and tactical helmets?
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Originally Posted by Darat View Post
Marshall Project with an interesting story, priority is sniper rifles and tactical helmets for a town of just over 100,000 people. Is the USA really that dangerous?

...How A Suburb Spent COVID Relief Funds on Sniper Rifles, Tactical Helmets and Police Bonuses....

ETA: This might help explain why the bad apples have been allowed to spoil the barrel: We Surveyed U.S. Sheriffs. See Their Views on Power, Race and Immigration
You never know when you might need a SWAT team to gun down a serial jaywalker!
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You never know when you might need a SWAT team to gun down a serial jaywalker!
Or to ignore kids getting shot up in a school.
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You never know when you might need a SWAT team to gun down a serial jaywalker!
About 20+ years ago, in Oak Hill, WV, a few cows wandered onto US19 in the middle of the night and decided they liked it there. US19 is a major north south corridor for people in large parts of the northeast rust belt to drive south. It gets a lot of high speed traffic.

So the local cops are called out, general hilarity ensues. Oak Hill is rural but more coal mine and hollow rural than farm rural. So they really didn't have solid plans on what to do.

Well, one of the officers who had just been away on sniper training took the initiative of setting up on an overpass about 300yds or so away. One of the officers trying to shoo the cows was telling me that the guy got on the radio saying something like:

"Clear shot. Permission to fire. Clear shot. Permission to fire. Clear shot. Permission to fire."

Until someone stopped laughing long enough to tell him to go home or at least go try to find a farmer or something.

It's a silly story, but really kind of terrifying.

ETA: I think Oak hill had maybe 8K people at the time. Not exactly a metropolis.

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Originally Posted by Suddenly View Post
About 20+ years ago, in Oak Hill, WV, a few cows wandered onto US19 in the middle of the night and decided they liked it there. US19 is a major north south corridor for people in large parts of the northeast rust belt to drive south. It gets a lot of high speed traffic.

So the local cops are called out, general hilarity ensues. Oak Hill is rural but more coal mine and hollow rural than farm rural. So they really didn't have solid plans on what to do.

Well, one of the officers who had just been away on sniper training took the initiative of setting up on an overpass about 300yds or so away. One of the officers trying to shoo the cows was telling me that the guy got on the radio saying something like:

"Clear shot. Permission to fire. Clear shot. Permission to fire. Clear shot. Permission to fire."

Until someone stopped laughing long enough to tell him to go home or at least go try to find a farmer or something.

It's a silly story, but really kind of terrifying.

ETA: I think Oak hill had maybe 8K people at the time. Not exactly a metropolis.
If they didn't have the capability to drive live cattle of the highway, I'm guessing they didn't have the capability to haul off dead ones either
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Salinas police: Off-duty officer cleaning gun mistakenly shoots self, kills bystander

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SALINAS, Calif. - An off-duty officer accidentally shot through his own hand and then hit and killed a 20-year-old man last week, according to the Salinas Police Department.

Santa Cruz officer Francisco Villicana was cleaning his personal gun Friday around 5:45 p.m. near the 1500 block of Antelope Drive when he mistakenly fired the single round that killed Luis Alfredo Ferro-Sanchez, police said.

When officers arrived to the scene they found Villicana with a gunshot wound to his hand, and Ferro-Sanchez to his upper torso. Both were taken to the hospital, where Ferro-Sanchez died.

"This tragic incident is devastating for everyone involved, and we acknowledge many people are grieving," said Santa Cruz Police Chief Bernie Escalante.
How much you wanna bet that he suffers nothing more than a slap on the wrist?
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Salinas police: Off-duty officer cleaning gun mistakenly shoots self, kills bystander



How much you wanna bet that he suffers nothing more than a slap on the wrist?
Impossible to prove of course, but I consider it likely that the self-inflicted hand would occurred after he shot the brown guy.
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Salinas police: Off-duty officer cleaning gun mistakenly shoots self, kills bystander



How much you wanna bet that he suffers nothing more than a slap on the wrist?
He might suffer a bit if they slap the right one hard enough.
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Impossible to prove of course, but I consider it likely that the self-inflicted hand would occurred after he shot the brown guy.
The officer himself is also brown... but geez I'm skeptical. When that type of accident happens IMO its one of lack of basic knowledge, drugs/alcohol, you weren't actually cleaning it but were showing off.

Did it happen in his apartment or at a gun range? Or out on the street? Forensics can likely tell if it was fired once or twice.
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