Posts tagged Police
Posts tagged Police
Jonathan Ferrell, 24, walked half a mile to find help. Instead, the unarmed man was fatally shot by an officer of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
The Charlotte Observer reports that the car crash was so severe that Ferrell likely had to “pull himself out” of the wreckage. He then walked to the nearest house, about a half mile away, to seek assistance. But the local resident whose home Ferrell arrived at was frightened that he was attempting to burglarize her after not recognizing him.
The resident then made a 911 call and three officers arrived at the scene.According to police accounts, Ferrell, who is African-American, acted “aggressively” and charged towards the officers.
Please, try to tell me race had nothing to do with this. Go ahead. A skinny white kid running towards the cops, grateful that someone was coming to help, would have fared far better. If I’d just been in a terrible accident, I might run towards police as well, thinking they were there to help.
At least the officer who shot him has been charged with voluntary manslaughter after investigators determined the use of lethal force was “excessive”.
Interim Police Chief Ruben Santiago taking a stand on the city council’s plan to criminalize homelessness in downtown Columbia, S.C. by pushing the homeless to a shelter just barely in the city limits.
According to The State, Santiago also said his department cannot transport homeless adults to the riverfront shelter to get services nor will police tell them they would be charged with a nuisance offense should they refuse. The law, which is likely unconstitutional, aims to bus the homeless out of the downtown area to a shelter that would have infrequent transportation services and require signing in and out.
The CBS News Roundup: The black boxes are recovered from the UPS cargo plane that crashed in Alabama; Wall Street nose-dives, after two blue-chip stocks lower their sales expectations; cops will handout Doritos at the world’s biggest pot festival in Seattle — all this and more. Nick Dietz reports on the news you need to know.
Not The Onion. Remember kids, even if Officer Friendly gives you a bag of Doritos, he’s not your friend.
According to The Boston Globe, “an explosive trigger was found on Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body at the morgue.”
Since the tragic bombing that took place in Boston on April 15, the Connecticut State Police has monitored all intelligence related to this investigation. Today, April 19, 2013, the Connecticut State Police received information from the Boston Investigation that a suspect vehicle could POSSIBLY be occupied by a wanted suspect. The vehicle is described by BOSTON AREA AUTHORITIES; the SUSPECT MAY BE OPERATING A: GRAY, HONDA, CRV Connecticut Troopers are posted strategically in our State and continue to communicate with Massachusetts authorities. THIS CASE REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION. ###END### LT. J. Paul Vance UPDATE: BOSTON POLICE HAVE REPORTEDLY RECOVERED THE VEHICLE ABANDONED, 10:29 AM EDT
This genuinely worries me — other schools who’ve experienced mass shootings had armed police or guards, and that did not stop a shooter. What about the Foot Hood shooting on a military base? This article is posing a very valid question about a concept I see many supporting, even those “gun-grabbing lefties” folks vilify.
Are more police the answer? To me, no — not when children are handcuffed for what used to be solved through a different kind of detention. Plus, I feel like schools should resemble a prison only if the school is in an actual prison. Read this article and decide for yourself.