Cops flying down rt 20 toward Bluewell

Cops flying down rt 20 toward Bluewell

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true

United States

#1 Jan 29, 2012
What in the world happened Sunday evening?
A dozen cop cars blazing toward Bluewell. Troopers, Counties.
No fair

Bluefield, WV

#2 Jan 30, 2012
true wrote:
What in the world happened Sunday evening?
A dozen cop cars blazing toward Bluewell. Troopers, Counties.
apparently the police shot and killed little Jackie Spaulding. Such a tragedy I know that boy could've been dealt with differently but I doubt they care. To them he was nothing but to others he was a father, husband, son, brother, uncle and friend. It's not right that he was put in the mess he was in. His daddy always did try to make him an outlaw. Too bad he didn't follow his heart and stay away from here.
Some Dude

Bluefield, WV

#3 Jan 30, 2012
It's too bad we don't have a local newspaper or TV news station that would report on such things. If this chase happened in Beckley then it'd be front page breaking news.
FlowerPower

United States

#4 Jan 30, 2012
No fair wrote:
<quoted text>apparently the police shot and killed little Jackie Spaulding. Such a tragedy I know that boy could've been dealt with differently but I doubt they care. To them he was nothing but to others he was a father, husband, son, brother, uncle and friend. It's not right that he was put in the mess he was in. His daddy always did try to make him an outlaw. Too bad he didn't follow his heart and stay away from here.
You do NOT know that to be true! If you think for 1 minute that the police feel that way, I guarentee you that EVERY SCUMBAG around here would get shot by them and that IS NOT happening! That officer/officers will NEVER forget what they were forced to do in order to protect people or each other. It is not like swatting a fly you ignorant POS! And no, I'm not a cop nor one of their women so don't even try to go there. You people are so damn judgemental!
justifiable

Advance, NC

#5 Jan 30, 2012
Its hard to deal with someone differently when they are pointing a 12 gauge at you.From what I understand it was pretty much suicide by cops he was threatining to kill himself and pointed the gun at the cops ..So what should they have done said oh since you are a father,son, brother its ok for you to point that twelve gauge at us its ok if u kill one of us in your suicidal rage.No I don't think that is how it works.I hate it for the family but I Also remember this is the same guy who drug a woman from her car and nearly killed her because his neice ran out in front of the woman's car and got hit. He also beat a man in the face with brass knuckles because of a girl and messed him up bad for life.and him and his dad drug an unconscious drunk passed out Dinger guy from his bed and beat him till u couldn't tell he was a human being last week.So if u ask me if he pointed that gun at that trooper he was more than begging for what he got..
true

United States

#6 Jan 30, 2012
That's messed up.
Oh well, if you wanna die, there's people out there that will oblige you.
Usted es Idioso

United States

#7 Jan 30, 2012
No fair wrote:
<quoted text>apparently the police shot and killed little Jackie Spaulding. Such a tragedy I know that boy could've been dealt with differently but I doubt they care. To them he was nothing but to others he was a father, husband, son, brother, uncle and friend. It's not right that he was put in the mess he was in. His daddy always did try to make him an outlaw. Too bad he didn't follow his heart and stay away from here.
You're not the brightest bulb in the chandelier are you.
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BMP
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Since: Jan 12

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Jan 30, 2012
I wont suggest that police are not corrupt and power infused. (Total power corrupts totally) however if he made the choices he made, then it is as much his fault as theirs.
I KNOW

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Jan 30, 2012
HE made the choice when he pointed the gun at them...he made every choice to be where he was doing what he did--NO ONE made him!

BMP
Level 3

Since: Jan 12

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Jan 30, 2012
I KNOW wrote:
HE made the choice when he pointed the gun at them...he made every choice to be where he was doing what he did--NO ONE made him!
Still police can be excessive. The wallstreet protest proved that. pepper spraying an 80 year old woman and a vet on crutches, a pregnant mother 8 1/2 months in her pregnancy. Cops make their choices also. Jeffrey Lawson blew his brains out when his career and wife left him. So police are not perfect.
FlowerPower

United States

#12 Jan 30, 2012
BMP wrote:
<quoted text> Still police can be excessive. The wallstreet protest proved that. pepper spraying an 80 year old woman and a vet on crutches, a pregnant mother 8 1/2 months in her pregnancy. Cops make their choices also. Jeffrey Lawson blew his brains out when his career and wife left him. So police are not perfect.
Gimme a damn break! Montcalm is a far cry from Wall Street! The officer/officers here were PROTECTING the people around this person and each other....Huge difference here. And as far as Lawson goes.....he was a good guy BUT he also has some issues mentally and there is no way all policemen can or should be judged by him. Small minded people like you make me see why this area stays so lame!
FlowerPower

United States

#13 Jan 30, 2012
*had some mental issues going on
Yeah but

United States

#14 Jan 30, 2012
Not "all" of the cops in these parts are honest upstanding citizens themselves. I dont know what happened cause I wasn't there. I hope they had no other choice.
Jefferson

Rupert, WV

#15 Jan 30, 2012
Another loon, gone.

BLUEWELL — A man armed with a rifle was shot and killed Sunday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Bluewell following a stand-off with police. The suspect repeatedly refused to comply with law enforcement orders to raise his hands and instead reached for his weapon, officials said this morning.

Jackie Spalding Jr., 34, of Colorado, was fatally wounded at the cemetery, according to Sgt. M.T. Baylous, a public information officer with the West Virginia State Police.

Baylous said the Mercer County 911 Center received a call Sunday at 6:15 p.m. about the man holding a deer rifle to his chest at the cemetery. When officers with the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department and the West Virginia State Police Princeton Detachment arrived on the scene, the suspect initially fled from the officers, but was then located a short time later on a service road behind the cemetery’s mausoleum.

“As one of the troopers approached the vehicle with a deputy, they instructed him to show his hands,” Baylous said.“He failed to comply with their repeated commands, and instead reached down to grab the weapon. At that time, the trooper fatally wounded him.”
Helghast

United States

#16 Jan 30, 2012
Lawson was a corrupt cop. No doubt about it.

BMP
Level 3

Since: Jan 12

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Jan 30, 2012
http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/east/2003/1...
http://www.wvva.com/Global/story.asp...
Just a few more, Lawson was one of many. The fact that average people are afraid to admit police stare into the darkness of humanity and some blink.(To quote Batman) says the corruption is much worse than any can imagine for a comic book.
Read better

Bluefield, WV

#18 Jan 30, 2012
If you can read you see he was shot when he reached down to grab the rifle not that he had it in his hands or was in any way pointing it at the cop. He could've been stun gunned just as easy. Over use of their protection from prosecution they definitely jumped the gun by their own statement released........
Curious

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Jan 30, 2012
A gun is a gun unfortunatly he paid the price, a cop don't know if it's a stun gun BB gun or whatever. They R not that well trained to observe the reality of guns that quick, these people act on instinct and when they saw him reach 4 the gun well we know what happened. You got to remember these people have families same as we do, an they're not going to gamble on their lives with someone with emotional problems. I feel that you and I would do the same if someone came to our house, and you felt threatened by them to protect yourself and family.
pctn

United States

#20 Jan 30, 2012
It was WALTER Lawson.....get your names straight if you're gonna talk junk....geeeez!
Brain Surgeon

Princeton, WV

#21 Jan 30, 2012
Read better wrote:
If you can read you see he was shot when he reached down to grab the rifle not that he had it in his hands or was in any way pointing it at the cop. He could've been stun gunned just as easy. Over use of their protection from prosecution they definitely jumped the gun by their own statement released........
First, I would like to say I was not there and I do not know all of the facts. I can say Troopers do not have stun guns or tazers. Furthermore if a gun was in close proximity and if the person was reaching for it or even if the officer's thought he was reaching for it then they did what they had to do. It only takes seconds to grab a gun and pull a trigger. Anyone can say "they jumped the gun" would have to be there to make that decision not behind the safety of their computer. It is totally ignorant to think they needed him to actually grab the gun and try to kill them.

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