BCA: Bemidji officer shot teen twice

BCA: Bemidji officer shot teen twice

There are 98 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Aug 7, 2009, titled BCA: Bemidji officer shot teen twice. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A preliminary investigation finds a Bemidji police officer struggled with a knife-wielding 18-year-old before shooting the teen twice in the chest, killing him.

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black gran prix

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

#89 Aug 22, 2009
You know that lumping everyone into one group, such as all cops are like the one involved with the hockey player incident or all cops are dirty cops is just like saying all Indians are drunks. Not nice and not very open minded. Are we seeing a little reverse discrimination against the police???? How about focusing on the topic at hand instead of running off on a tangent that serves your purpose.
Karl wrote:
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IS THIS THE SHERIFF THAT RAPED THE GIRL IN BEMIDJI AND GOT AWAY???
oops

Woodland, WA

#90 Aug 22, 2009
chris wrote:
its a shame the officers were not injured
It's a shame your parents didn't abort you.

“Here I come to save the Day!”

Since: Jan 09

Gothem city

#91 Aug 22, 2009
chris wrote:
its a shame the officers were not injured
You are ill I hope you think this is a lame attempt at poor humor otherwise you need help.
family member

Gatzke, MN

#92 Aug 22, 2009
Once again people are using an unfortunate situation to make very rude comments to each other. I am not judging anyone but do ask that you stop and think about the whole situation before popping off comments that really have nothing to do with the situation. We all hope the real truth will come out in the end and maybe it would give some of you confidnece in the police system and other not so much. Remember he was a son, brother, cousin, nephew and a friend. Would you all like this stuff said about your family member. Let him rest in peace.
ok now what

Saint Paul, MN

#93 Aug 22, 2009
Look the adult 18 year old had a knife.
Law enforcement had a job to do.
Children were not far away it sounds like.
Why not be in law enforcement and find out what you are talking about before you judge the police ? Sure some are bad cops on the take or like the metro gang strike force, or those cops who abuse their power and do hurt or kill when they did not have to ; but you need to be in their shoes in a case like this. Had this young adult killed a child you would be on the cop in a heartbeat.
****** Also I want you to think how that officer feels about it ? You think he is sitting down at the bar and bragging ?
CassLaker

Northome, MN

#94 Aug 22, 2009
What was this guy doing calling for help, bleeding then attacking with a knife for? He cuts himself up then does that mental sht, pretty fcking stupid if you ask me.
CassLaker

Northome, MN

#95 Aug 22, 2009
he should have been in an institution, or somthing, where were his parents? why did they not know there was something wrong with this guy?
Witness

Bemidji, MN

#96 Nov 26, 2009
When you call 911 - you are supposed to get help. Am I right or wrong? Let me ask you some questions "Cass Laker - posted in Bemidji."
Where did you gather your information?
Were you there? Did you know someone there?
Oh let me guess? You read everything you thought you needed to know in the good ole boys Pioneer (bji Paper). Who writes that? Who publishes it? Let me ask you something, did you see ANY questions directed to the family, published in your paper? NO. So, what you read was ONE opinion! Was there other witnesses? Yes. Were their statements pubished statements? NO. So until it's all said it done - FIND ANOTHER HOBBY of hating someone else.
Witness

Bemidji, MN

#97 Nov 26, 2009
He was at home
MN Observer wrote:
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I can guarentee that things would have gone better for everyone if Robby chose to leave the knife at home.
NATIVE LIFE

Sioux Falls, SD

#98 Mar 30, 2010
St Paul Biker wrote:
Glad the cops didnt get hurt. sounds like deathwish by cop suicide to me.
a biker cares about a pig must be a snitch stay in the cities punk
NATIVE LIFE

Sioux Falls, SD

#99 Mar 30, 2010
cops are pure racist in this town all beltrami cops wanna b in that situation everyone of them even the punk a$$ criminal justice students at bemidji state university are pure racist they cry like little bths cause they have to take a native class crying like punks they are they even like blacks more than us cause there daughters have black kids and there wives want some, stupid native too,I don't think white people wanna challenge us not in public cause for damn sure no white man never said anything to me in a bar once, knocked him out and went jail,(DFA)
NATIVE LIFE

Sioux Falls, SD

#100 Mar 30, 2010
all racist men and women better watch it in bemidji i'll go to jail or prison again and again for you punkness hide behind your computers, im on the street
NATIVE LIFE

Sioux Falls, SD

#101 Mar 30, 2010
NATIVE LIFE, IT'S HARD, BUT WE GONNA SURVIVE, STAY STRONG, NATIVE PRIDE, Fk RACIST HONKEYS running mouths ain't $hit punk Shit
THE INFO

Bemidji, MN

#102 Jun 20, 2010
Are you glad?? Easy for you to judge - when the cop KNEW it was a suicide call - the BEMIDJI PIONEER failed to add that. WHY??
St Paul Biker wrote:
Glad the cops didnt get hurt. sounds like deathwish by cop suicide to me.
Obuma

Saint Paul, MN

#103 Jun 20, 2010
NATIVE LIFE wrote:
NATIVE LIFE, IT'S HARD, BUT WE GONNA SURVIVE, STAY STRONG, NATIVE PRIDE, Fk RACIST HONKEYS running mouths ain't **** punk ****
F off this P0S got what he wanted. NO INSURANCE money for moma.
THE TRUTH Again

Bemidji, MN

#104 Oct 9, 2010
Obuma wrote:
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F off this P0S got what he wanted. NO INSURANCE money for moma.
No one received insurance - his killers got what they wanted.
The only insurance received was that the Bemidji Police, culprits walked FREE for literally jumping the gun! They were afraid and did the only thing they learned how to do; shoot. Shoot what you are afraid of, not what you know. Robert Erle was just starting his life, as a young man, of age 18. Robert now lives in Peace, in a world of tranquility. What his killers learn is everyday is why did you take a young life? Robert lives in Peace. What kind of state do you live in today - day by day Killers?
THE TRUTH Again

Bemidji, MN

#105 Oct 9, 2010
St Paul Biker wrote:
Glad the cops didnt get hurt. sounds like deathwish by cop suicide to me.
That must be a caucasion move, apparently thats common in your 'culture'. What is your culture? LMAO
Patriot

AOL

#106 Oct 9, 2010
THE TRUTH Again wrote:
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That must be a caucasion move, apparently thats common in your 'culture'. What is your culture? LMAO
Don't bring a knife against people armed with guns. You will lose.

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