Man just shot near Clay Street by BGPD
What

United States

#127 Aug 13, 2012
[QUOTE who=":-)"]<quoted text>
Those are some fine words you're posting. But they'd have more value in a face to face conversation. Why don't you pick a cop, any cop, and tell him those exact words. If you don't, you're just a blow hard who prays the police protect you through your gutless existence. How do you sleep at night? Must be a drug-induced state.[/QUOTE]You just proved your ignorance.
RX KC

Somerset, KY

#128 Aug 13, 2012
NINJER wrote:
I never said that Mr. Harrison didn't deserve respect or a funeral. NEVER SAID THAT! I simply said that faced with the situation this officer was faced with there is NO way in saying that he WASN'T justified to do what he did. It is completely tragic and unfortunate but totally justified. The officer will surely struggle with taking Mr. Harrison's life for the rest of his life. Nobody would ever want to be faced with a horrible choice of shooting another man/woman. I don't know his situation or life history and I'm not going to judge him by any means. But the officer was justified and had to take his threats seriously.
He won't struggle with taking someone's life. You have to have a conscience for that and Keith Cassada doesn't have one. He has been making up facts, twisting stories to fit his own assumptions for as long as he's been a cop here. I know several people from traffic accidents to more serious stuff who say he twists words and files false reports based on his opinion of something alone - not facts and not what's said to him. Only mentally ill people beg to be shot. Officers take an oath before God to PROTECT and Serve people. So much for protecting Mr. Harrison. How many more people is Cassada going to make up stories about to serve his own delusions? Someone's been playing to many video games and living in an alternate reality for too long. He should just go sit on the tracks for a while and think it over, especially between 4-6 am.
really?

Shepherdsville, KY

#129 Aug 13, 2012
I'm sorry for your loss. It was tragic and just all around bad situation for everyone involved. But when it comes to the police I have nothing but respect for them! It's crazy how I'm sitting here reading things like the cop was "trigger happy" or a "coward". Yes this situation is horrible but do you really think that if you were in this situation and the person has said that he had a gun and wouldn't show his hands and then moved toward the officer that you wouldn't do the samething? Of course you would! And you can't sit there and tell me you would do something different. The officer was right in the decision he made! And now he has live with this for the rest of his life. No one will ever know exactly what happened except for the officer and the deceased.
RX KC

Somerset, KY

#130 Aug 13, 2012
Convenient for one of them, isn't it.
HEY YO

Bowling Green, KY

#131 Aug 13, 2012
What wrote:
<quoted text>You just proved your ignorance.
Sorry not drug induced..I have messed up before but I got respect for cops and the stuff they have to deal with.
HEY YO

Bowling Green, KY

#132 Aug 13, 2012
RX KC wrote:
<quoted text>
He won't struggle with taking someone's life. You have to have a conscience for that and Keith Cassada doesn't have one. He has been making up facts, twisting stories to fit his own assumptions for as long as he's been a cop here. I know several people from traffic accidents to more serious stuff who say he twists words and files false reports based on his opinion of something alone - not facts and not what's said to him. Only mentally ill people beg to be shot. Officers take an oath before God to PROTECT and Serve people. So much for protecting Mr. Harrison. How many more people is Cassada going to make up stories about to serve his own delusions? Someone's been playing to many video games and living in an alternate reality for too long. He should just go sit on the tracks for a while and think it over, especially between 4-6 am.
Your ridiculous, " Only mentally ill people beg to be shot " The police don't know if he is armed plus mentally ill people can hurt officers as well. I am sure you do know people who dislike the police and maybe specifically the officer involved. If you listed their names I am sure we could see their beautiful picture on the jail website.
NINJER

New Albany, IN

#133 Aug 13, 2012
RX KC wrote:
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He won't struggle with taking someone's life. You have to have a conscience for that and Keith Cassada doesn't have one. He has been making up facts, twisting stories to fit his own assumptions for as long as he's been a cop here. I know several people from traffic accidents to more serious stuff who say he twists words and files false reports based on his opinion of something alone - not facts and not what's said to him. Only mentally ill people beg to be shot. Officers take an oath before God to PROTECT and Serve people. So much for protecting Mr. Harrison. How many more people is Cassada going to make up stories about to serve his own delusions? Someone's been playing to many video games and living in an alternate reality for too long. He should just go sit on the tracks for a while and think it over, especially between 4-6 am.
Well I'm sure we can all assume Officer Casada has arrested you a time or two! Officer Casada did PROTECT AND SERVE and will continue too! He also has to protect himself from someone who claimed to have a gun and wouldn't follow commands and charges him. You all are so ignorant to not be able to see Mr. Harrison asked to be shot when he couldn't follow commands and claimed to have a gun. If he was SO mentally unstable he shouldn't have been out on his own without supervision let alone drinking.
Krill2

AOL

#134 Aug 13, 2012
Greg Harrison had been arrested at least 19 times in BG, each time for an alcohol related incident (PI, disorderly conduct, etc). Obviously he had an alcohol addiction and from the discriptions of what happened was intoxicated pretty bad. What a waste of life. I understand and thank God I had the good sense to stop drinking years ago. It wasn't easy but I am thankful today I wasn't killed by a young BG cop. They're mean lil fellers anyway.
Greg W

Lewisburg, KY

#135 Aug 13, 2012
I am sick of reading "MENTAL ILLNESS" & "DRUNK", how about some personal responsibility here??? Guess that means if you fall into the "mental illness" & "drunk" category, you have a green light to do as you damn please, run completely over society. I think not, if you cannot, or choose not, to behave, act responsibly, there are places for you TO KEEP THE PUBLIC SAFE. Said it once, will say it again-the problem was initiated by him, he CONTINUED to make a choice to NOT do as he was told, and this is what happened. Whether it's BGPD, who the hell ever, THAT'S WHY WE HAVE LAW ENFORCEMENT. Don't start any shit, there won't be any,(with a few exceptions, I will admit). Again, a very sad, bad situation, but it could have been easily prevented. If all of you are so aware that your family member had these issues, why were you not responsible for his care. YOUR RIGHTS END, WHERE MINE BEGIN. Again, I do speak from the other side, because I have been there. The ones who complain, bitch, moan, are also the ones to run away the quickest when shit goes bad. To Bowling Green Police Department, Kentucky State Police, clearly an underappreciated, and UNDERPAID, profession-to deal with the worst of the worst on a daily basis. AGAIN, sympathy to the family of the deceased, prayers to the Officer and his family. There are no winners here, nobody takes pride in any of this.
Greg W

Lewisburg, KY

#136 Aug 13, 2012
Not sure why it posted twice, doesn't matter if it posts ten times. I would have said the same thing later today, next week, next month. The police are not always in the right, but THEY SURE AS HELL ARE NOT ALWAYS WRONG EITHER.If you don't like the "law of the land" planes leave 24/7 to other countries, how abt doing all of us a favor, and getting on one.
londin

United States

#137 Aug 13, 2012
Was the man that was killed trying to take the gun of the officer? If he was then I can see why he shot him, but if this coward cop just shot him because he charged at him, then this cop should rot in prison and then in hell.
RX KC

Somerset, KY

#138 Aug 13, 2012
No one, cops included, has the right to end another persons life just because they're drunk and shouting and not listening to them, no matter how many times he was arrested. Judging and exterminating someone who is not an asset to society is not a right given the police when they swear in. Anyone arrested that many times if obviously mentally compromised and the cops should be familiar with those type of people in the community. I don't want those type of people in my community either, but ending his life is not my right nor anyone else's. This is wrongful death.
Idiot redneck

United States

#139 Aug 13, 2012
TRIGGERHAPPYCOPS wrote:
I for one doubt that the trigger happy punk cop will never see justice. Only when he stands before the good Lord will he face certain punishment on the day of judgement. The only hope for justice in this world would be if the feds take it and build a case. The FBI and federal court justice system is the ONLY justice system poor people have when up against rouge, cowardly badge carrying trigger happy punks like we have here that shot a man and killed him in cold blood! Maybe a FBI agent or some other federal person will take it up. It's the only hope because nobody else is gonna give a crap.
Trigger happy punk cop huh? How bout the stupid drunk pulled out fucker that would not obey a man of the law and do what he was told? It's a shame he is no longer with us but if the idiot would have listened he would still be here today, probably back in jail for the 20th time. Maybe now people will think twice before acting like a dumb ass and pushing an officer to his limits. Didn't work out too well for this gentleman now did it?
Here it is

United States

#140 Aug 13, 2012
I am so sorry for the loss of ur family member I am also sorry for the officer involved I know this isnt a easy way to handle a situation like this but with force sorry it couldnt been different im just wondering if yall are saying his mind was 8 years old why was he always alone just that same day he was looking at another apt to move too hr was of his right mind only thing wrong he was a drunk and thats all he should have been somewhere so someone could have given him some help instead of the blame game because the system failed him for not getting him help and the family failed at the same may he rest in peace and god bless his soul now someone is takeing care of him
William

Owensboro, KY

#141 Aug 13, 2012
This shooting was not justified. The Bowling Green Daily News proved it in the article. No Weapon was ever seen, the officer was NEVER assaulted, a gun was never pointed at the officer. CASADA, you should burn in hell for what you did and God will remember this. It sounds like the BGPD were tired of fooling with his antics and decided to murder him.
Greg W

Lewisburg, KY

#142 Aug 13, 2012
Maybe, just maybe, you should know the law before you speak the law. The law states, "If you feel threatened by imminent physical danger or harm, you have the right to protect yourself, in whatever means possible". So, HELL YES, if the Officer, felt threatened, he WAS justified. The very same would apply to you, or I, whether I am inside my home, or in the mall parking lot. Once again, shift focus, BLAME everyone else, when things go bad. For the damn "record", THE BOWLING GREEN DAILY NEWS also says "Has a HISTORY With Police". One time is a mistake, 2/3 times is a habit, It's your lifestyle, "IT'S WHO YOU ARE"!!! If it had to go "bad", AGAIN, I am very glad, the one who caused the problem, is the one who didn't "GO HOME TO HIS FAMILY" THAT NIGHT!! Because someone continues to think it is his "right" to take over the town, do as he,(they), damn please, I think BGPD is standing strong, sending everyone the msg, HELL NO, WE will do whatever necessary to protect our Officers. Don't want any shit, don't start any. If you do, don't bitch, moan, groan, when they hand you your ass.
amazing

Russellville, KY

#144 Aug 13, 2012
To all of you blaming the officer this is for you. Here is a 911 call and the person calling is exactly the type of person you people are.

http://screen.yahoo.com/drive-thru-emergency-...
Texas ranger

United States

#145 Aug 13, 2012
Walker Texas Ranger never would have done this, he even could whip a guy with a gun. The officers life was not in danger, he could have backed away but instead wanted to confront the man. If there had been more backup there, they would have known he never had a gun. Casada is a coward. All he had to do was stand back until backup arrived, but instead he had to be a big shot.

What about the lady that shot the guy in Louisville over the road rage incident. She got charged with attempted manslaughter after a guy threw a punch at her. Her life was in danger and she fired her gun, seems to me Casada should be charged with murder since her life was in danger and got charged. Seems to me Casada has opened the door for justified shootings, now I know if I feel threatened I can shoot anyone I want to, guess I can shoot all the bullies now that use to beat on me in school.
honestly

Bowling Green, KY

#146 Aug 13, 2012
londin wrote:
Was the man that was killed trying to take the gun of the officer? If he was then I can see why he shot him, but if this coward cop just shot him because he charged at him, then this cop should rot in prison and then in hell.
well said !!
nextdoor

Somerset, KY

#147 Aug 13, 2012
Some you people need anger management.. This is a bad situation for him(his family) and the cop(and his family). I think some of these people that loved him are shocked and out of control. Let me tell you this much. I lived close to Greg for years. He would drink to the point of no control and was a very violent man. He held his mother hostage. Beat the crap out of her anytime he felt the need, Usually after drinking. I remember being in lock down in my home because of him. The cops wouldn't let us outside because of him threatening to have a gun or threatening to kill someone.. Usually his poor mother. He also threat ed to burn the house down and acted as if he was doing it with them in it. This was a apartment complex where several innocent others where affected..He was loud and very convincing. Between not taking meds like suppose to and drinking and a bad anger problem, he was a force to be recon with. I'm not saying this made the shooting right. But can say in the officers corner.. I COULD see how anyone dealing with him could fear there life. This is sad. RIP Greg. His mental torture came to a end. I can also say other then his mother there where no other family members willing to deal directly with him. So while your bashing others with the blame game accept his family really didn't wanna deal with him either. So just because you feel guilt of your doing nothing to help him overcome his issues(not saying u could of fixed them). It ain't gonna bring him back or help this situation And neither is slandering the cop that made the split second decision to shot. Ive read enough of this Sh*t here and on the newspaper. Its hard losing a family member under any circumstances especially this But you have to put yourself in the cops shoes.PRAYING FOR UNDERSTANDING AND PEACE FOR THE ANGRY FAMILY MEMBERS!

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