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Jeremy Farley, the man shot to death Thursday night in Buckingham County after a squaring off with authorities, died with his family watching. Full Story
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good grief

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Sep 2, 2011
you don't accidently pull a trigger, he was holding it so lets just pretend he planned on using it, good grief, cops were called, he was holding a gun, shot at them....what do you expect to happen...good grief! feel sorry for your children to have been growing up in that environment, maybe the widow needs to think about that instead of defending this "victim"? you do not have a "case" ripped a family apart? from the sounds of it, the family was already ripped.
kristin from ny

Plattsburgh, NY

#2 Sep 2, 2011
A few years ago, my father was in an altercation with some police officers. Similarly, he had a gun and shot it at the cops - they, in turn, shot him. He did survive, but with severe injuries and brain damage. As you can imagine, he's in prison and probably will be for the rest of his life.
It's hard to come to terms with, but the fact is that even pointing a gun at a cop presents enough of a danger to them to exercise lethal force. In their line of work, they put themselves in danger every day to enforce the law and help public safety. They have families of their own, too. If someone shoots at them, they need to do what they can to diffuse the situation immediately.
I'm sorry that a family lost their husband and father, but at the same time, I support the police officers involved. I'm sure that the officer(s) who shot him feel bad too, but they were doing their job.

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Hope and Change

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Sep 2, 2011
Interesting. If he was such a danger with a handgun in his hand, how did they get close enough to use a taser? And if the taser did indeed cause him to involuntarily pull the trigger, does anybody really expect a ruling of wrongdoing on behalf of the deputies by the Virginia State Police? If so, think again. Just think Thin Blue Line -- lie, deny and coverup.

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Doyle Hargraves

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Sep 2, 2011
The family looked real "distraught" on the news. Bottom line, if you see the cops. Best to drop your gun. Another chapter in the history of "White Trash America" comes to a close.
Seriously

Patrick Springs, VA

#6 Sep 2, 2011
Come on people. Really? The cops ripped the family apart? The subject was ALREADY fighting with his SISTER and it was bad enough the police had to be called. When they show up to HELP he pulls a gun on them. If you were in your house and someone broke in and raised a gun at you and you were armed what would you do? SHOOT!
Come on people. Police are people too. They have families. If they had not shot him and he continued to shoot maybe one of them would not be going home to their families and they were they innocent party that came to HELP!
It's a lose lose situation. In all fairness the man was a contributing party to the fight and pulled a gun on police. What did he expect to happen? Police to say no sir please don't shoot at us. Get real people. This is what happens when people do stupid things.
I'm sorry this happen and a family lost their husband/father but we all make decisions in life and pulling a gun or SHOOTING a gun at police is a bad decision. Everyone knows this. I support the police actions here. They made the riht move.
Use your brains people

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Sep 2, 2011
good grief wrote:
you don't accidently pull a trigger, he was holding it so lets just pretend he planned on using it, good grief, cops were called, he was holding a gun, shot at them....what do you expect to happen...good grief! feel sorry for your children to have been growing up in that environment, maybe the widow needs to think about that instead of defending this "victim"? you do not have a "case" ripped a family apart? from the sounds of it, the family was already ripped.
Since the introduction of tasers in law enforcement, there have been, and will continue to be, terrible events like this one was. A taser makes you lose voluntary control over muscle contractions. It doesn't take a neurologist to tell you that some involuntary contractions (including those of a trigger finger) are going to happen when you run a few thousand volts through someone's body when they are holding a gun. Yes, it was not a smart move to have a gun in his hand when police showed up, but is it not also the law enforcement officers' responsibility to do everything they can to prevent loss of life? It is sad when events such as this happen, and overly authoritarian use of a device that can cause you to contract muscles completely involuntarily, is not used more carefully. Numerous cases exist where officers used a taser on suspects that subsequently fell on their faces, resulting in serious head injuries or worse. When fired into nerve tissue, they can cause lasting damage and severe chronic pain. Worse yet, tasers have caused people to suffer heart arrhythmias and die. "Less than lethal force", well at least most of the time. Obviously it was not less than lethal for Mr. Farley. My heart goes out to not only his family, but also the officers who will have to have his death on their consciences.
What a Joke

Keene, VA

#8 Sep 2, 2011
Maybe nbc29 should look into this Linda Farley and they would discover the fact that she has had her children taken away from her by Social Services. The "victim" had a loaded gun pointed at police, what do you think is going to happen??? I just feel sorry for those children and don't understand why they weren't removed from that "home" when this happened. This whole video of the "distraught widow" is a complete joke. Do some back ground checking on this family.
Mow

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Sep 2, 2011
I'm wondering if any dash cams caught any of this and if there was a camera rolling somewhere would the cops of acted any different? Always make sure cops know there's a camera around, puts the fear of a lost job and the rights of citizens in their minds.
good grief

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Sep 2, 2011
Use your brains people wrote:
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Since the introduction of tasers in law enforcement, there have been, and will continue to be, terrible events like this one was. A taser makes you lose voluntary control over muscle contractions. It doesn't take a neurologist to tell you that some involuntary contractions (including those of a trigger finger) are going to happen when you run a few thousand volts through someone's body when they are holding a gun. Yes, it was not a smart move to have a gun in his hand when police showed up, but is it not also the law enforcement officers' responsibility to do everything they can to prevent loss of life? It is sad when events such as this happen, and overly authoritarian use of a device that can cause you to contract muscles completely involuntarily, is not used more carefully. Numerous cases exist where officers used a taser on suspects that subsequently fell on their faces, resulting in serious head injuries or worse. When fired into nerve tissue, they can cause lasting damage and severe chronic pain. Worse yet, tasers have caused people to suffer heart arrhythmias and die. "Less than lethal force", well at least most of the time. Obviously it was not less than lethal for Mr. Farley. My heart goes out to not only his family, but also the officers who will have to have his death on their consciences.
good grief....he should have dropped the gun as instructed! give me a break, get real....school me on something i don't know about tazers. loss of life? are they cops or doc?
cop wife

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Sep 2, 2011
If you point a gun at police, and refuse to drop it when instructed, you earned whatever you get. Sorry, but cops aren't expected to put their lives on the line to protect the gunman. If that were the case, they'd be paid a hell of a lot more.

With respect to the use of the taser, would you have preferred that they shoot him with a gun before trying the taser?

Here's a piece of advice: If you don't want to have a run in with the cops, it is best not to approach them pointing a weapon.

Law enforcement officers work very hard to protect citizens. They do it for little pay, and very few thanks. Those who want to criticize how they react in extremely stressful situations should walk a mile in their shoes and then see how you fee about it.
Mow

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Sep 2, 2011
good grief wrote:
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good grief....he should have dropped the gun as instructed! give me a break, get real....school me on something i don't know about tazers. loss of life? are they cops or doc?
HUH?
WHAT

Palmyra, VA

#13 Sep 2, 2011
Mow wrote:
I'm wondering if any dash cams caught any of this and if there was a camera rolling somewhere would the cops of acted any different? Always make sure cops know there's a camera around, puts the fear of a lost job and the rights of citizens in their minds.
Dude you are a "A HOLE". The last thing that a cop yet anyone is thinking about if there is a camera watching them. The poor cops now have to live with the split decison of taking a life or loosing their own and had to do it in a split second. Who gives a crap about a camera or video. Is that all you think about is how to screw over cops when something happens in the news. Take a look in thew life of a cop and what he/she has to deal with on a day to day and if you think you can do any better well lets see it.
cvillemom

Scottsville, VA

#14 Sep 2, 2011
If a person is involved in a fight, and has a gun in hand, I think any reasonable person, police officer or citizen, needs to assume that the person is planning to use it for something other than swatting mosquitoes. If he was flashing a loaded gun around his family (sister, kids, wife) he was a SERIOUS THREAT to all of them. The police have every right to stop him before someone innocent got hurt, and in fact, it was their DUTY to protect them. She should be thanking the police for saving her children, instead of crying for sympathy from the public and setting the stage for a wrongful death lawsuit. I wonder how the wife would have felt if one of the children had been shot by their father? I suppose that would have been the police's fault too, for not stopping her husband sooner?
Areyoukiddingme

Martinsville, VA

#15 Sep 2, 2011
Use your brains people wrote:
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Since the introduction of tasers in law enforcement, there have been, and will continue to be, terrible events like this one was. A taser makes you lose voluntary control over muscle contractions. It doesn't take a neurologist to tell you that some involuntary contractions (including those of a trigger finger) are going to happen when you run a few thousand volts through someone's body when they are holding a gun. Yes, it was not a smart move to have a gun in his hand when police showed up, but is it not also the law enforcement officers' responsibility to do everything they can to prevent loss of life? It is sad when events such as this happen, and overly authoritarian use of a device that can cause you to contract muscles completely involuntarily, is not used more carefully. Numerous cases exist where officers used a taser on suspects that subsequently fell on their faces, resulting in serious head injuries or worse. When fired into nerve tissue, they can cause lasting damage and severe chronic pain. Worse yet, tasers have caused people to suffer heart arrhythmias and die. "Less than lethal force", well at least most of the time. Obviously it was not less than lethal for Mr. Farley. My heart goes out to not only his family, but also the officers who will have to have his death on their consciences.
I guess the unloaded gun that FIRED when he was hit with a taser means nothing. He had a loaded gun and lost the gun fight. My heart goes out to the children and to the Deputy who was forced to take a life. But get real, this guy had a loaded gun in his hand at the scene of a family dispute in which he was part of. It could have very easily been another mass murder followed by suicide. Then the story would be why didnít the police get there sooner.
Steve Smith

Richmond, VA

#16 Sep 2, 2011
She forgot to tell everyone that she went back into the house and locked the door on the duputies, refusing to let them in. Oh yeah... and the gun was loaded this night, but she doesen't know why??? Domestic... fight with her husband... oh I don't know, maybe it was so he could shoot her, but thats just a guess since she doesen't know why it was loaded this night. I wish people would tell the truth about these things and not play on the sympathy of others. I don't think these duputies wanted to kill anyone, sure it wasn't on their list of things to do on a thursday night.
Mow

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Sep 2, 2011
WHAT wrote:
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Dude you are a " **** ". The last thing that a cop yet anyone is thinking about if there is a camera watching them. The poor cops now have to live with the split decison of taking a life or loosing their own and had to do it in a split second. Who gives a crap about a camera or video. Is that all you think about is how to screw over cops when something happens in the news. Take a look in thew life of a cop and what he/she has to deal with on a day to day and if you think you can do any better well lets see it.
And Rodney King deserved what he got?
really

Appomattox, VA

#18 Sep 2, 2011
Mow wrote:
I'm wondering if any dash cams caught any of this and if there was a camera rolling somewhere would the cops of acted any different? Always make sure cops know there's a camera around, puts the fear of a lost job and the rights of citizens in their minds.
Do you have the balls to do their job...tell us what you would have done if you were in the home and he pulled a gun on you then shot?? Would a camera actually change your reaction?? A camera wouldnt make a difference. You honestly think that a dash camera or a in house camera would change the fact that he was pointing a gun at them and they had pulled a tazer trying to get him to put the gun down and he still didnt...He then pulled the tigger and shot a deputy even those the deputy wasnt injuried because of his radio saved him at the time who really knew that it didnt injury and trainning and reaction from anyone would be to shot back...REALLY Camera or no Camera...Those Deputies both have Families as well...Sad that he would even still have a gun in his hands with his children in the home knowing police had arrived. Who really was he thinking about?? The mother also to have her children in the home with him with a gun in his hand. Accidents like that some how a bullet got in the gun and someone is killed because it wasnt supposed to be there...So why even have it out as a weapon in such an event...he wasnt going hunting so should have been no reason for a gun in the first place with his children in the house.
Mow

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Sep 2, 2011
Cops have an emotional need to control, just ask any cops wife. Once on the scene they're Type A genes dictate that everyone bend to they're will. In this case the wife and kids were in essence hostages and the situation should of been treated as such. Back off and let a cooler head take charge. Shooting tasers and guns are the acts of neanderthals. You rednecks never learn.

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dodah

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#20 Sep 2, 2011
Areyoukiddingme wrote:
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I guess the unloaded gun that FIRED when he was hit with a taser means nothing. He had a loaded gun and lost the gun fight. My heart goes out to the children and to the Deputy who was forced to take a life. But get real, this guy had a loaded gun in his hand at the scene of a family dispute in which he was part of. It could have very easily been another mass murder followed by suicide. Then the story would be why didnít the police get there sooner.
Agree, Madison has a trial taking place as this story unfolds of a triple homicide. How many kids were there, how many adults were there? It is most unfortunate that the deputy will be second guessing his decision for the rest of his life as well as the children will be reliving the moment for the rest of theirs. Sum this up; family dispute (usually the worst call a law man will answer, a man with a gun (possibly not dropping it when instructed) the adrenalin of the moment (on both sides). what do you expect the answer is? Read the news; man shot!
Not that hard

Hanover, VA

#21 Sep 2, 2011
Fight+Gun in hand+police= dead
Fight+ put gun on the ground+ police= alive

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