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Widow of Buckingham Man Shot Thursday Night Speaks Out - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Spo...

There are 109 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Sep 2, 2011, titled Widow of Buckingham Man Shot Thursday Night Speaks Out - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Spo.... In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

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

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Paul Buckingham Va

Charlottesville, VA

#22 Sep 2, 2011
Let the Police do their job! Give them time to conduct the investigation.
buck

Charlottesville, VA

#23 Sep 2, 2011
his finger should have been nowhere near the trigger of the gun if the cops were there and asked him to put the gun down. they obviously tried to subdue him without fatally injuring him with the taser but whether it was accident or not, his finger shouldn't have been on the trigger. if his finger was on that trigger then he obviously had it running through his mind that he might use the gun. if the police didn't respond the way they did who knows what damage he may have done to them or anybody else that was there.
Fromtheham

Charlottesville, VA

#24 Sep 2, 2011
I'm surprised the situation hadn't already defused before officers got there...In the time it takes for enforcement to show up after a call is made is sad in most cases...
Support for Police

Spotsylvania, VA

#25 Sep 2, 2011
Don't bring a gun to a gunfight unless you're willing to accept the outcome. I support a police officer who protects himself. Domestic dispute calls are the most dangerous calls they have to answer. Don't judge until you've walked in his shoes.
Seriously

Keswick, VA

#26 Sep 2, 2011
Mow wrote:
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.
You have to be the most uneducated person I have ever heard. How can you say every cop is has the need to control. As for someone who has many friends that are in law enforcement, I can say that your statement is pure stupidity on your part. As for the "you rednecks never learn comment", you obviously need to come off your high horse! People like YOU are the problem with the world...
buck

Charlottesville, VA

#27 Sep 2, 2011
Use your brains people wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
His finger had no business being on the trigger in the first place. simple as that.
I Left Cville Socialism

Waynesboro, VA

#28 Sep 2, 2011
Huh. Guess the bullet in the gun was placed there by magic or anti-gun libs looking for a posterchild.
buck

Charlottesville, VA

#29 Sep 2, 2011
Hope and Change wrote:
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.
Doesn't seem like there's anything to coverup. I'd assume the situation went something like this: the suspect had a gun, the deputies asked him to put it down but he refused. the deputies tried to subdue him with a taser and the SUSPECTS' FINGER pulled the trigger and a shot went off. the police were then forced to return fire. case closed. But I'd like to hear your opinion on what you would have done after the first shot was fired. Would you have rather the police asked the suspect if he tried to pull the trigger or if it was an accident that the gun went off? If it was your life at stake, and clearly a deputy's life was at stake, would you have given him a chance to get another shot off? The police didn't have the luxury of knowing that he didn't like to kill anything or that he never usually kept the gun loaded. All they had to go with was the facts: that the gun somehow was loaded and his trigger finger worked. they reacted the way anybody with any common sense would have.
Rufus

United States

#30 Sep 2, 2011
She got purdy mouth.
buck

Charlottesville, VA

#31 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.
I think in this case the deputies fear of lost lives trumped their fear for lost jobs.
buck

Charlottesville, VA

#32 Sep 2, 2011
Mow wrote:
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.
And what would you be saying if the cops took your advice and stepped back and then the guy harmed his family? if that happened then you'd be blaming the police for not reacting and someone innocent being harmed. bottom line is the guy had a loaded gun in his hand and everybody on the scene was in danger at that point. the police have to act quickly to avoid giving him a chance to use the gun. tough job, tough decisions to make, but they made the right one on this.
Hope and Change

Charlottesville, VA

#33 Sep 2, 2011
buck wrote:
<quoted text> But I'd like to hear your opinion on what you would have done after the first shot was fired.
Perhaps the first shot didn't need to be fired. If the deputies weren't afraid to get close enough to him to use a taser, they shouldn't have been afraid to back off and bring a crisis negotiator in. If Buckingham doesn't have one, they could have had one there within 20 to 30 minutes.

The trend in law enforcement lately had been to simply shoot and kill. Like the infamous case down south not long ago. The press asked why the person was shot 68 times. The sheriff answered with, "because the deputies ran out of ammo!"
Mow

Charlottesville, VA

#34 Sep 2, 2011
buck wrote:
<quoted text> And what would you be saying if the cops took your advice and stepped back and then the guy harmed his family? if that happened then you'd be blaming the police for not reacting and someone innocent being harmed. bottom line is the guy had a loaded gun in his hand and everybody on the scene was in danger at that point. the police have to act quickly to avoid giving him a chance to use the gun. tough job, tough decisions to make, but they made the right one on this.
It would appear you either can't read or comprehend what is I posted, no surprise.
Hope and Change

Charlottesville, VA

#35 Sep 2, 2011
Seriously wrote:
<quoted text>
How can you say every cop has the need to control....
I'm afraid I am going to have to agree with his remark. Cops now seem to think they are in control when they stop or detain you. And when I say this, I mean they think you have no rights whatsoever while you're under their control. It was getting pretty bad out there until everybody and their brother finally acquired a cell phone with a video camera and started recording these "Cops Gone Wild".
Seriously

Charlottesville, VA

#36 Sep 2, 2011
Hope and Change wrote:
<quoted text>
Perhaps the first shot didn't need to be fired. If the deputies weren't afraid to get close enough to him to use a taser, they shouldn't have been afraid to back off and bring a crisis negotiator in. If Buckingham doesn't have one, they could have had one there within 20 to 30 minutes.
The trend in law enforcement lately had been to simply shoot and kill. Like the infamous case down south not long ago. The press asked why the person was shot 68 times. The sheriff answered with, "because the deputies ran out of ammo!"
And in the case the subject was not shot 68 times. I think the officer used restraint by using the tazer first. The subject fired his gun (Reminding people it hit something attached to the officer's HIP!) So not only did he fire the gun he had enough aim that the bullet was within 2 inches of the officer's hip. Put yourself in the officer's shoes, I bet most people would have probably held the trigger until the ammo ran out.

I swear some people think all officers want to do is go around killing people. I know of plenty of officers that have left law enforcement after making a decision to use deadly force. They constantly think about what they did. It's hard to live with. No human being in their right mind can shoot or kill someone and then move on like nothing happened.

People act the officers are high fiving over this. Trust me these officers did not start their day hoping something like this would happen and if you ask them I bet they would have wished a different outcome had happened.
Mow

Charlottesville, VA

#37 Sep 2, 2011
Hope and Change wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm afraid I am going to have to agree with his remark. Cops now seem to think they are in control when they stop or detain you. And when I say this, I mean they think you have no rights whatsoever while you're under their control. It was getting pretty bad out there until everybody and their brother finally acquired a cell phone with a video camera and started recording these "Cops Gone Wild".
Let me stir up the pot just a little more for the morons here. Every one in my field of work knows cops are Type A's. Any idiot who works in the psychiatric field knows that. Of course red necks and idiots don't. Want some proof? What profession leads all others in the rate of suicide? Care to guess? Want more local proof? How did King Willie die up in Greene? Why? He retired and being essentially dethroned with no authority, he like so many other law enforcement people who lose that authority can't handle the loss of control over others. The result? They eat the very symbol they have related to all their miserable lives, their gun. Sad but true. Read all about, its all been documented. Whats also true is that the State police do psychological profiles on perspective recruits to weed out the infirm. Thats why they are so behind in recruiting. Not to many stable Type A's out there.
eileen

Scottsville, VA

#38 Sep 2, 2011
What a Joke wrote:
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.
Start with the Buckingham district court internet site. They are there.
George S

Jemison, AL

#39 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.
When you are electrocuted, the muscles contract. The fact that someone called 911 does not mean that there is a necessity to shoot people to death. You and I have no idea what the family's environment was.
George S

Jemison, AL

#40 Sep 2, 2011
Paul Buckingham Va wrote:
Let the Police do their job! Give them time to conduct the investigation.
Police in Virginia conducting investigations? This is news to me. It has always been the standard of arriving at a conclusion--often before arriving at the scene--and then publicly proclaiming they are correct.

Although in this case, it will be the State Police investigating the Duputies' actions rather then an internal investigation.
citizen

Scottsville, VA

#41 Sep 2, 2011
So what exactly does she have to "speak out" about?

Once you shoot at someone that pretty much sets the tone for the rest of the meeting.

I have a question for the wannabe headline inflating "news team" at 29. If someone holding a loaded firearm points it at you and the bullet almost gets you how much does that person's family have to "speak out" about?

Doggone little as I see it.

It takes a real brain to knowingly hold a loaded weapon in your hands when the police are closing in on you--and then to point it at them. A person truly has to be tutored to get this stupid.

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