Well, from what we're able to read in that article, you can't say he didn't have it coming. The criminal was using deadly force -- tried to run the cops over and had already rammed a cruiser. I would have shot him too, DRT!
That being said, I don't like seeing stories such as this one. It really is tragic. I wish all news was good news, but that's far from reality. Like you and me, cops have the right to defend themselves, and not all cops are corrupt. Granted, the handful of bad apples does seem to ruin the image of the entire bunch.
We had a rash of copper theft down here the past several years. I hate these guys because they are costing me $$$$ and replacement is always going to be much more $$$$ than they can get by stealing this crap.
Anyhow..........a story comes out about a copper thief down here that got fried. I post a pic of a turkey with a bikini tan in a local forum and get bitched out by a kid.
Supposedly this is his friend's father, and he's cool, he would never steal, he has "inside scoops," etc.
I call the douche on it and tell him I'll put up my life savings that this guy is guilty..........I mean who cuts copper wire into 3' pieces at 12:00AM on a Navy housing project?
Push comes to shove the guy is guilty. The people who phoned the popos to say something was up were his accomplices. Great bunch of guys (actually one guy and one chick), they call the popos and not the ambulance. They call the popos expecting that the popos will call the wahmbulance and that they would come off as concerned citizens. Bitches....
Now I'm just laid bad - G35Princess
I left my office at 10 am to run an errand and when I returned at 10:45, the block where my office is located was blocked off. The cops wouldn't let me go to my office to get my things. The event finally ended late afternoon when the guy came out of his house holding a gun, which forced the police to shoot him.
'03.5 Caribbean Blue 5at Sedan & '06 Autumn Copper FX35
ACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Workers arriving for the morning shift at a local sandwich shop saw feet dangling from the fryer vent.
According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the workers got to Shane's Sandwich Shop on Busch Drive around 6 a.m.
Investigators say it appears the man was trying to break in through the vent pipe, but got stuck. While it will take a coroner's report to verify cause of death, officers believe he died of asphyxiation.
The man is described as being in his mid-30s, but his identity has not yet been released.
It took a ladder truck from Jacksonville Fire and Rescue to get the man's body out of the pipe.
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