BCA agent injured, suspect killed dur...

BCA agent injured, suspect killed during undercover drug operation

There are 43 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Aug 26, 2008, titled BCA agent injured, suspect killed during undercover drug operation. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A special agent with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was injured and a suspect fatally shot Tuesday during a drug task force operation.

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TruthSpeaker

Farmington, MN

#2 Aug 26, 2008
Well done police!
Mr D

Maple Grove, MN

#3 Aug 27, 2008
A person is killed during a drug investigation but. they don't give any details usually means that the police overreacted to a minor incident that led to a persons death and the killer will likely be recommended for an award of merit to justify and perpetuate the injustice.

Because a person is involved with drugs does not warrant their death. If that was the case then your children, neighbors, co-workers, and the other 80 million Americans who have tried or use recreational drugs could be murdered too!
All American

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Aug 27, 2008
Mr D wrote:
A person is killed during a drug investigation but. they don't give any details usually means that the police overreacted to a minor incident that led to a persons death and the killer will likely be recommended for an award of merit to justify and perpetuate the injustice.
Because a person is involved with drugs does not warrant their death. If that was the case then your children, neighbors, co-workers, and the other 80 million Americans who have tried or use recreational drugs could be murdered too!
Do you know Mrs. D? Shes a wacko too. Meth is not a recreational drug, it kills people, horribley. The fact they have not released details is simple becouse its still under investigation, so don't be an idiot! And where I live, my neighbors don't use meth, they dont show any signs of meth worms or massive weight loss. Do some research! And move to a safer neighborhood if thats where you live!
Once was America

Maple Grove, MN

#5 Aug 27, 2008
To All American,
The suspect was killed by police, not by Meth and if you think Minneapolis and your neighborhood has no recreational drug users, your delusional beyond words.
George

Duluth, MN

#6 Aug 27, 2008
Nice shot!
deerfly

Leesburg, FL

#8 Aug 27, 2008
After re-reading the article I find that the suspect drove into the BCA officer. Why? Was he just some innocent citizen who thought the officers were out to get him for no reason?
We ask law inforcement to deal with the drug problem and then don't support them if they shoot some scaflaw. Jeez!
I guess that's why officials are still investigating the situation but I seriously doubt that the officer that shot the suspect was acting incorrectly.
Old Vet

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Aug 27, 2008
Drug dealer smashes into BCA agent, local cop shoots drug dealer to stop attack, drug dealer dead, BCA agent alive. Excellent outcome!
You people who want to break the law and use or deal drugs, feel free to do so, but take note of the consequence.
DizzyOne

Woodstock, GA

#10 Aug 27, 2008
Did you read the article? The guy ran into the cop with his car. I would think if you did that you were intending great bodily harm. The guy got what he deserved.
Mr D wrote:
A person is killed during a drug investigation but. they don't give any details usually means that the police overreacted to a minor incident that led to a persons death and the killer will likely be recommended for an award of merit to justify and perpetuate the injustice.
Because a person is involved with drugs does not warrant their death. If that was the case then your children, neighbors, co-workers, and the other 80 million Americans who have tried or use recreational drugs could be murdered too!
Right Said Fred

Buffalo, MN

#12 Aug 27, 2008
Boom headshot!

Another excellent example of police saving tax payer dollars.

The police saw a problem and came up with a solution very quickly.

They were involved in illegal activity and made the choice to run, they made the choice themselves. The police were correct in shooting. Infact if this were more of a common solution I bet crime would drop.
Really BHL

San Pablo, CA

#13 Aug 27, 2008
deerfly wrote:
After re-reading the article I find that the suspect drove into the BCA officer. Why? Was he just some innocent citizen who thought the officers were out to get him for no reason?
We ask law inforcement to deal with the drug problem and then don't support them if they shoot some scaflaw. Jeez!
I guess that's why officials are still investigating the situation but I seriously doubt that the officer that shot the suspect was acting incorrectly.
We don't ask the police to deal with the drug problem, the politicians do. And there's been no decrease in drug use since our "War on Drugs" started. We've spent BILLIONS of dollars worldwide, who knows how many (on both sides) killed, and put more people in prison than just about anywhere. For what? Nothing. It's easier now to find drugs than in the 1970s. The way we deal with drugs is BS. The policys put police officers and innocent bystanders at risk, and if they catch the dealer, another one moves in to take his place.

I feel bad for the injured officer, and for the one that had to shoot someone, imagine the guilt, even if it was justified. It's too bad they had to be in a situation that justified killing someone, but that's their job. And tomorrow, that dealers clients will have a new supplier. It's not the dealing drugs that led to his death (directly), he probably overreacted, and the officers felt threatened. My views on the drug policy aside, if you threaten police or deal drugs with the laws we have, you can only expect to have problems some day.

We need a safer, more effective way to deal with the drug problem. Now lets just hope this guys "estate" doesn't sue the police department.
diceast

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Aug 27, 2008
All American wrote:
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Do you know Mrs. D? Shes a wacko too. Meth is not a recreational drug, it kills people, horribley. The fact they have not released details is simple becouse its still under investigation, so don't be an idiot! And where I live, my neighbors don't use meth, they dont show any signs of meth worms or massive weight loss. Do some research! And move to a safer neighborhood if thats where you live!
I thought that was Mrs R.
Firstonthebadlis t

United States

#15 Aug 27, 2008
Welcome to Dodge county, we don't like stray cats or drug dealers. Hats off to our law enforcement officers. Anyone want to make a wager if the dead guy was a mexican ? Welcome to America.
Pippi

Wayzata, MN

#16 Aug 27, 2008
Another dead dealer. YEA !!!
X-user

United States

#17 Aug 27, 2008
the truth is nobody on the ground looked that young. glass was everywhere and there was a car in front of the guy on the highway. drug users are everywhere and nobody's neighborhood is safe, even if you live a half mile from your neighbor. addiction is a true disease and people who use WILL die no matter what and they will hurt others in the process. i am a lucky one with over 3 years clean time. it is truly my belief that a loss of life is sad no matter what the war is. killing this guy did nothing in the fight of addiction. i pray for the families of the injured and dead.
Jim

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Aug 27, 2008
Mr D wrote:
A person is killed during a drug investigation but. they don't give any details usually means that the police overreacted to a minor incident that led to a persons death and the killer will likely be recommended for an award of merit to justify and perpetuate the injustice.
Because a person is involved with drugs does not warrant their death. If that was the case then your children, neighbors, co-workers, and the other 80 million Americans who have tried or use recreational drugs could be murdered too!
A vehicle can be a deadly weapon when it is used to try and run somebody down...shooting the driver is not an over reaction. This person was not killed because they were involved with drugs; they were smoked because they tried to kill a police officer. Don't let your rose colored glasses cloud what happened here.
Franklin Adams

Fargo, ND

#19 Aug 27, 2008
Best wishes to the injured BCA officer. Get well soon!

Nice shooting by the local cop. Give him a commendation and a big raise. Good hunting and I hope you bag more soon.
Rad Rethuglican

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Aug 27, 2008
Hey All American: What the heck are "meth worms?" Are they good for bass?
Dan

San Francisco, CA

#21 Aug 27, 2008
Mr D wrote:
A person is killed during a drug investigation but. they don't give any details usually means that the police overreacted to a minor incident that led to a persons death and the killer will likely be recommended for an award of merit to justify and perpetuate the injustice.
Because a person is involved with drugs does not warrant their death. If that was the case then your children, neighbors, co-workers, and the other 80 million Americans who have tried or use recreational drugs could be murdered too!
What color is the sky in your world? Just curious.
X-user

United States

#22 Aug 27, 2008
drug prohibition started in 1914 with opium. addiction began long before that. addiction is a disease with a 1% recovery rate. we treat these people as criminals because of laws. they suffer an illness which will kill them, against their own will, by their own hand. that means they will overdose, kill themselves, or not be able to judge a situation safe or dangerous and get themselves killed. these dealers are usually trying to get the money to keep themselves high. this situation proves that laws only make criminals out of VERY SICK people. the man killed has indeed hurt many people by selling drugs, by getting shot even, he hurt his own mother. his family will suffer. if the officer involved is a real human he will be hurt as well for being forced to take a human life. "happy hunting" is disturbing to me because some of these dealers (even in LARGE quantities) are teens (14 is normal around here) and that is a tragic truth. i don't want any child to suffer addiction, any parent to suffer the death of their child (no matter how old their kids are), and any person being forced to kill. i do however live in the real world and know that these things happen. it's time for the government to change approach and the legal system to consider their positions honestly. they know that drug addicts are a desperate and deluded group of people that need help. part of me knows that to the guy who is dead is no longer living with his disease and now has peace for the first time in years. thanks to the officer who relieved his mind. the fact is it's a sad way to be releived of an illness. and a sad way to save a man from himself. the problem here will not be stopped...another guy will move up or in. this position can be filled by anyone addicted and desperate enough to take his place and these people do not fear death...as i said earlier they are relieved of the life they are leading. i am them...i know who they are...and somehow i was relieved of that obsession. i no longer have to live like that. for many death is the only way.
Andy

United States

#23 Aug 27, 2008
Great shot!

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