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Re: “Land of the Free and Uncomfortable

A California University journalism mass communication professor in a bubble? Out of touch with mid-western and southern states? Wonders never cease.

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Posted by KeyboardKommander on 05/07/2017 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Under the Color of Authority

"Mills has in the fight". Quite right. Mills was hired by a conservative city council and promptly attended prayer meetings. A liberal city council is elected and he organizes Martin Luther King marches no longer attending conservative prayer meetings. Mills is a political appointee, who serves at the pleasure of the city manager and council. He will do their bidding saying whatever is in the city's perceived current interests. The "Old Guard" instigators of Sergeant Laird's questionable and unprecedented persecution were also apparently quickly "retired". The only victims here appear to be the Sergeant and the taxpayer.

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Posted by KeyboardKommander on 02/17/2017 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Is This Criminal Assault?

No. If that is excessive force on a resisting gangbanger who's hands are out of sight and could still be armed, every cop on the force would be out of a job. Wasn't a 14 year old just arrested for having a gun, shooting someone, and robbing people?

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Posted by KeyboardKommander on 12/23/2016 at 3:06 PM

Re: “44

The suspect has been charged with attempted car jacking, carrying a stolen firearm, assault with a firearm. Sounds like someone who needed to be stopped before he hurt or killed someone. Glad he's in jail.

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Posted by KeyboardKommander on 12/16/2016 at 9:21 AM

Re: “44

The officers are responding to a call of help from CHP dealing with an armed fleeing suspect, period. They don't get the luxury to say wait time out what started this. I've seen no evidence even from the so called "eye witnesses" that anyone other then the suspect was in the line of fire. Yes gun shots are loud and scary and people hid under their desks while the women and men of EPD ran TOWARD the danger as they are asked to do by us. I'm waiting for the investigation's conclusion before castigating officers for doing their job in which only a dangerous suspect was hurt. What we do know is this was an armed felon whom more then one officer determined was a deadly threat requiring the firing of their guns in the defense of life NOT to apprehend a suspect. Only two shootings in 6 years that's amazing in this city with all the cops deal with. The suspect could have ended this at any time by dropping his gun and putting his hands up.

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Posted by KeyboardKommander on 12/15/2016 at 6:43 PM

Re: “44

Miss Loon, You are making assumptions supported by one fact: the chief said 40+ rounds were fired, And on this alone your personal inclination is to prejudge the police? I was at sole savers about two days ago and saw the bullet impacts on the wall of the shed and an industrial building. The only way to hit that shed and wall is to shoot northward away from and opposite any residential area. 6th street near A & B streets is also industrial on both sides except for the rental business. I bet many rounds impacted the suspect's vehicle. According to the article one of the witnesses had to dive out of the way to keep from being run over by the suspect which sounds like attempted murder. At what point do you think an officer should resort to deadly force to save lives and perhaps her or his own? Should they stop shooting after three rounds? Or as long as the danger remains? They could have shot him Wild West style on 5th street but didn't because he wasn't posing a present threat. Watch the embedded video. Officers approach and took a handgun out of his hand and handcuffed him! The ambulance, which the police had thoughtfully staged near by, then approached to save the suspect's life. They acted on our behalf putting their own lives on the line.

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Posted by KeyboardKommander on 12/15/2016 at 5:02 PM

Re: “44

Miss Loon, your concerns are certainly why this type of event is investigated by multiple agencies including the DA's office. In reading the article it seems that the only "heavily populated" area was where the suspect stopped running (on 5th Street / 101) and where apparently no shots were fired. The other parts of the foot chase are light industrial and specialty shops. It has not been revealed to us what the suspect was doing specifically to make that officer resort to firing toward him and who if anyone other then the suspect was in the line of fire.

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Posted by KeyboardKommander on 12/15/2016 at 3:32 PM

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