Etowah County Deputies Shoot, Kill Bo...

Etowah County Deputies Shoot, Kill Boaz Man

There are 34 comments on the WHNT News 19 story from Aug 30, 2010, titled Etowah County Deputies Shoot, Kill Boaz Man. In it, WHNT News 19 reports that:

Etowah County deputies fatally shot a Boaz man at his home when they went to serve several arrest warrants.

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Benny

Bay Minette, AL

#22 Aug 31, 2010
I guess the point I was trying to make was the question... did this guy "pull the gun" on the deputies, or did he come around the corner with it already in his hands? Does anybody else see the difference here? If you heard an intruder near your home, you might get your gun and go looking around because you don't know who is there. If you see the deputies and realize that they are deputies and then pull out a gun, then that is a very different situation. Did this guy have a chance to realize what was going on and lower his weapon? I understand that the police can't just wait to be shot, but this is why they have procedures about how to do certain things, like serve warrants.
Benny

Bay Minette, AL

#23 Aug 31, 2010
People say things all the time without understanding exactly what their words mean. In the case of a persons life or death, these things are important. This guy will obviously not be able to defend himself in court now or answer for any charges, even though he was not even the guy the warrant was for. That being the case, he might have had a legitimate reason for not expecting to see sheriffs deputies. To "pull a gun" implies yanking it out of a holdster, and I'm sure the phrase comes from the old West days when such an action meant that somebody was about to use a gun. But like I said, if this guy came around the corner with the gun already in his hand, then he didn't "pull it" on anybody. That is the point I am trying to make here. It's all just hypothetical though, since I don't know what actually happened, and neither does anyone else, just from reading this article.
MLR

United States

#24 Aug 31, 2010
Just maybe everyone should know all the facts before passing judgement! You only have one side of the story. You'll never know the other...
Its an obamanation

Birmingham, AL

#25 Aug 31, 2010
Benny wrote:
People say things all the time without understanding exactly what their words mean. In the case of a persons life or death, these things are important. This guy will obviously not be able to defend himself in court now or answer for any charges, even though he was not even the guy the warrant was for. That being the case, he might have had a legitimate reason for not expecting to see sheriffs deputies. To "pull a gun" implies yanking it out of a holdster, and I'm sure the phrase comes from the old West days when such an action meant that somebody was about to use a gun. But like I said, if this guy came around the corner with the gun already in his hand, then he didn't "pull it" on anybody. That is the point I am trying to make here. It's all just hypothetical though, since I don't know what actually happened, and neither does anyone else, just from reading this article.
You should read more carefully.

"As they were searching the scene for him, they encountered the subject with a weapon, he raised the weapon at the deputies, and at that point the deputies
opened fire on him."

He RAISED the weapon at the deputies.
runner

Havana, FL

#26 Aug 31, 2010
Its an obamanation wrote:
<quoted text> You should read more carefully.
"As they were searching the scene for him, they encountered the subject with a weapon, he raised the weapon at the deputies, and at that point the deputies
opened fire on him."
He RAISED the weapon at the deputies.
And as Benny said theirs is the only story to be told here. If just speculating the guy was holding the weapon beside him , and this happened would the press release say . The man came around the corner holding a gun by his side . I kind of doubt it. They say they have video of the shooting. Maybe they will release it after the investigation.
IKnow

Birmingham, AL

#27 Aug 31, 2010
Crackheads on both sides of the story
Its an obamanation

Birmingham, AL

#28 Aug 31, 2010
runner wrote:
<quoted text>
And as Benny said theirs is the only story to be told here. If just speculating the guy was holding the weapon beside him , and this happened would the press release say . The man came around the corner holding a gun by his side . I kind of doubt it. They say they have video of the shooting. Maybe they will release it after the investigation.
You need to think about what you're posting. You have people posting on here that may have gotten a ticket or whatever, and just for that minor reason developed a hatred for law enforcement officers to the extent that they will talk off the wall crap about them every chance they get. You want us to believe that two deputies going about their job, both just decided at the same time, to murder a man? Come on. People are killing cops left and right for no reason except they're cops. I'm not a policeman or in law enforcement in any capacity, but I don't care if you're the pope, you raise a gun at me and if I have a gun I will try my best to shoot you first. What type of person "patrols" their property with a gun anyway? Did he check to see who was on his property before he went out with that gun? Did he call the police about intruders? No, HE set off with a gun. Why did he have a gun if he wasn't intending to use it? And how could anyone not recognize a uniformed officer?
runner

United States

#29 Aug 31, 2010
First Obamanation Ive had one ticket my entire life of 50years and that was 20 years ago . But because of a 28 year old deputy making me leave my own home one time when I had done nothing(believe it or not) made me look at law enforcement thru a different set on glasses that I never would have beleived. I am as conservative as they come and know theirs a lot of good police. But because of what happened to me I am sometimes sceptical . Sorry that's just the way it is.
Its an obamanation

Birmingham, AL

#30 Sep 1, 2010
I don't know why you'd be ask to leave your home. I can only guess it had to do with domestic issues, and the deputy was doing what the law required whether or not he agreed. I said SOME can't handle getting a ticket or any kind of "dress down" from authority figures and it makes them go to the extreme of slingling childish insults about every officer in the country, even accusing them all of being murderers. Are all policemen good people? Of course not, just like in any profession there are bad people. But I don't think the officers we're discussing here just decided they'd go out and murder a man that day.
Common Sense

Warrior, AL

#31 Oct 27, 2010
I think this says it ALL???

What Are Policemen Made Of? By Paul Harvey

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Don't credit me with the mongrel prose: it has many parents-at least 420,000 of them: Policemen.

A Policeman is a composite of what all men are, mingling of a saint and sinner, dust and deity.

Gulled statistics wave the fan over the stinkers, underscore instances of dishonesty and brutality because they are "new". What they really mean is that they are exceptional, unusual, not commonplace.

Buried under the frost is the fact: Less than one-half of one percent of policemen misfit the uniform. That's a better average than you'd find among clergy!

What is a policeman made of? He, of all men, is once the most needed and the most unwanted. He's a strangely nameless creature who is "sir" to his face and "fuzz" to his back

He must be such a diplomat that he can settle differences between individuals so that each will think he won.

But...If the policeman is neat, he's conceited; if he's careless, he's a bum. If he's pleasant, he's flirting;if not, he's a grouch.

He must make an instant decision which would require months for a lawyer to make.

But...If he hurries, he's careless; if he's deliberate, he's lazy. He must be first to an accident and infallible with his diagnosis. He must be able to start breathing, stop bleeding, tie splints and, above all, be sure the victim goes home without a limp. Or expect to be sued.

The police officer must know every gun, draw on the run, and hit where it doesn't hurt.He must be able to whip two men twice his size and half his age without damaging his uniform and without being "brutal". If you hit him, he's a coward. If he hits you, he's a bully.

A policeman must know everything-and not tell. He must know where all the sin is and not partake.

A policeman must, from a single strand of hair, be able to describe the crime, the weapon and the criminal- and tell you where the criminal is hiding.

But...If he catches the criminal, he's lucky; if he doesn't, he's a dunce. If he gets promoted, he has political pull; if he doesn't, he's a dullard. The policeman must chase a bum lead to a dead-end, stake out ten nights to tag one witness who saw it happen-but refused to remember.

The policeman must be a minister, a social worker, a diplomat, a tough guy and a gentleman.

And, of course, he'd have to be genius....For he will have to feed a family on a policeman's salary.
not a booger eater

Cornersville, TN

#32 Oct 27, 2010
Cops are nothing but tax collectors, the long arms of the State. Basic common sense will tell you that.
Stan and Kyle

Knoxville, TN

#33 Oct 28, 2010
Looks like another horrible case of suicide
MawMaw

Selma, AL

#34 Nov 2, 2010
I have a son who is a policeman and I could not be prouder they risk ther life for all of us every time they stop somebody and I am sure the little deputy's mother feels the same way none of them goes out planing to kill somebody that day so until the video has been released than we should belive the story the deputy said because this is something he will have to live with the rest of his life and it wont be easy so give him a break,
just wondering

Cornersville, TN

#35 Nov 2, 2010
MawMaw wrote:
I have a son who is a policeman and I could not be prouder they risk ther life for all of us every time they stop somebody and I am sure the little deputy's mother feels the same way none of them goes out planing to kill somebody that day so until the video has been released than we should belive the story the deputy said because this is something he will have to live with the rest of his life and it wont be easy so give him a break,
Do you run on like that in real life?

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