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mighty quinn

United States

#1 Dec 4, 2012
was it really necessary for two trained policemen to shoot a guy dead for throwing a hatchet ? they had tazers and pepper spray . I really don't think there lives was in that much danger to kill that man. two tazes or lapped spray would calmed the situation. u can't swing a hatchet if u can't see. the danger of a hatchet ends at the end of the hatchet swing and if you throw it then it's really not a danger after u move from it. this was excessive force. there had to be other answers than killing a mentally ill man
deadlyweapon

Kent, OH

#2 Dec 4, 2012
mighty quinn wrote:
was it really necessary for two trained policemen to shoot a guy dead for throwing a hatchet ? they had tazers and pepper spray . I really don't think there lives was in that much danger to kill that man. two tazes or lapped spray would calmed the situation. u can't swing a hatchet if u can't see. the danger of a hatchet ends at the end of the hatchet swing and if you throw it then it's really not a danger after u move from it. this was excessive force. there had to be other answers than killing a mentally ill man
Think about that before you start throwing deadly weapons at the police. They are not psychiatrists. I have seen someone throw a hatchet a half a block and it stuck in the person's leg. Sorry, a hatchet is a deadly weapon.

Since: Jun 12

United States

#3 Dec 4, 2012
deadlyweapon wrote:
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Think about that before you start throwing deadly weapons at the police. They are not psychiatrists. I have seen someone throw a hatchet a half a block and it stuck in the person's leg. Sorry, a hatchet is a deadly weapon.
that's all they ever do this is a racist ass city I can't even say that that think all folks that stay in the inner city is a piece of S H I T they do care about nobody they do more dirt then most people they arrest then they wonder y we do the thing we do or y we run when we see them Smfh epd is a sad police department
ummmm
#4 Dec 4, 2012
it wasnt even epd
Duhh

Burlington, KY

#5 Dec 4, 2012
Obviously we need stricter hatchet laws
yep

New Albany, IN

#6 Dec 4, 2012
always a racism thing... if you havent a better argument/complaint than that, go back to doing whatever it was that you were doing before you get on a forum and sound retarded.. until i saw your racist statement, i didnt even know the color of the guy, not that it matters, because he was acting WAY out of line.. now he wont do that again.. situation dealt with.. anybody else that wants to do something stupid at this moment?? i think more of this should happen, and less crime would be committed.. PERIOD.. if you arent committing crimes, the the police mind their own damn business..

Since: Jun 12

United States

#7 Dec 4, 2012
yep wrote:
always a racism thing... if you havent a better argument/complaint than that, go back to doing whatever it was that you were doing before you get on a forum and sound retarded.. until i saw your racist statement, i didnt even know the color of the guy, not that it matters, because he was acting WAY out of line.. now he wont do that again.. situation dealt with.. anybody else that wants to do something stupid at this moment?? i think more of this should happen, and less crime would be committed.. PERIOD.. if you arent committing crimes, the the police mind their own damn business..
Idc Wat he had if he didn't have a gun it was no reason for them to shoot him when they got tasers that will put a cow down so Wat make u think it wouldn't have put him down
well

United States

#8 Dec 4, 2012
I'm sure anyone would be scared in a situation where a hatchet was thrown at them. He obviously had an intention to kill. So yeah.
TooSorry

United States

#9 Dec 4, 2012
They did tase him and it didn't faze him the officers shot him because he came towards them. It was self defense on both officers! U all can't tell me that if u had a gun in ur hand and someone was armed with something in their hand and they came toward you that u wouldn't fire out of trying to keep yourself safe.....think about it, normal people are gonna shoot!!!!!!
Hmm

Newburgh, IN

#10 Dec 4, 2012
EastsideESG wrote:
<quoted text> that's all they ever do this is a racist ass city I can't even say that that think all folks that stay in the inner city is a piece of S H I T they do care about nobody they do more dirt then most people they arrest then they wonder y we do the thing we do or y we run when we see them Smfh epd is a sad police department
Is this how "inner city" people talk? By the way this was in the county.
Hmm

Newburgh, IN

#11 Dec 4, 2012
Some of you should read up on this subject and get a few more facts before you comment and make yourselves look silly..js
Uncle Ruckus

United States

#12 Dec 4, 2012
EastsideESG wrote:
<quoted text>Idc Wat he had if he didn't have a gun it was no reason for them to shoot him when they got tasers that will put a cow down so Wat make u think it wouldn't have put him down
You are an idiot! Don't speak for everyone in the inner city, when you can't even speak well enough for yourself. A hatchet can kill you just as easy as a brick, knife, sword, or any blunt object. But it's ok for the homies to shoot up a house or a car, over gang related drama? You really are sad!

Tasers have a distance of 10-15 feet max. If you have Internet service or a phone that is not prepaid, look up how far someone can throw a hatchet and hit their mark. The deputy had every right to use deadly force when deadly force had been initiated against him. But I'm sure you only know hood law and not state law!
like

Louisville, KY

#13 Dec 4, 2012
Uncle Ruckus wrote:
<quoted text>You are an idiot! Don't speak for everyone in the inner city, when you can't even speak well enough for yourself. A hatchet can kill you just as easy as a brick, knife, sword, or any blunt object. But it's ok for the homies to shoot up a house or a car, over gang related drama? You really are sad!

Tasers have a distance of 10-15 feet max. If you have Internet service or a phone that is not prepaid, look up how far someone can throw a hatchet and hit their mark. The deputy had every right to use deadly force when deadly force had been initiated against him. But I'm sure you only know hood law and not state law!
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Hmm

Newburgh, IN

#14 Dec 4, 2012
Uncle Ruckus wrote:
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You are an idiot! Don't speak for everyone in the inner city, when you can't even speak well enough for yourself. A hatchet can kill you just as easy as a brick, knife, sword, or any blunt object. But it's ok for the homies to shoot up a house or a car, over gang related drama? You really are sad!
Tasers have a distance of 10-15 feet max. If you have Internet service or a phone that is not prepaid, look up how far someone can throw a hatchet and hit their mark. The deputy had every right to use deadly force when deadly force had been initiated against him. But I'm sure you only know hood law and not state law!
Touche
Patriot

Evansville, IN

#15 Dec 5, 2012
Hmm wrote:
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Is this how "inner city" people talk? By the way this was in the county.
People talk like this all over. I don't think English is taught in public schools any longer. I think everyone that graduates, which seems to be fewer and fewer, speak on the level of a 2 year old. It is called dumbing down of our society. And Obama has it going full force.
Uncle Ruckus

United States

#16 Dec 5, 2012
Patriot wrote:
<quoted text>People talk like this all over. I don't think English is taught in public schools any longer. I think everyone that graduates, which seems to be fewer and fewer, speak on the level of a 2 year old. It is called dumbing down of our society. And Obama has it going full force.
No one cares for your Obama rants on here. Is there not a political blog you can whine on. Give it a break! We have another four years with the guy. Next topic please!!!!
super hooper

United States

#17 Dec 5, 2012
Uncle Ruckus wrote:
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You are an idiot! Don't speak for everyone in the inner city, when you can't even speak well enough for yourself. A hatchet can kill you just as easy as a brick, knife, sword, or any blunt object. But it's ok for the homies to shoot up a house or a car, over gang related drama? You really are sad!
Tasers have a distance of 10-15 feet max. If you have Internet service or a phone that is not prepaid, look up how far someone can throw a hatchet and hit their mark. The deputy had every right to use deadly force when deadly force had been initiated against him. But I'm sure you only know hood law and not state law!
you said throw a hatchet. how many people can throw one and hit a mark? it doesn't move fast as a bullet these guys are trained to take people down with hand to hand or hand to knife. once you toss the hatchet then your unarmed. Did you see the pic of that rusty hatchet ? it was about as sharp as a hammer. there was two cops so two tazers and two cans of pepper spray and four arms and legs of trained take down. this just seemed a little excess to kill him.
right hand driver

United States

#18 Dec 5, 2012
Uncle Ruckus wrote:
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You are an idiot! Don't speak for everyone in the inner city, when you can't even speak well enough for yourself. A hatchet can kill you just as easy as a brick, knife, sword, or any blunt object. But it's ok for the homies to shoot up a house or a car, over gang related drama? You really are sad!
Tasers have a distance of 10-15 feet max. If you have Internet service or a phone that is not prepaid, look up how far someone can throw a hatchet and hit their mark. The deputy had every right to use deadly force when deadly force had been initiated against him. But I'm sure you only know hood law and not state law!
you know in England we had crazy people and hatchets. The police there do not carry guns.The man should not taunted the officers I agree. once the hatchet leaves his hand he is unarmed.
When you have the power of life or death in another human being I think you should do what is necessary to keep from killing them. That said you don't want to die yourself.The man had mental issues and wasn't in his right mind or he would never tried what he did.I can't understand why two trained officers couldn't find another solution to this problem other than a fatal shot.
what

Louisville, KY

#19 Dec 5, 2012
super hooper wrote:
<quoted text>you said throw a hatchet. how many people can throw one and hit a mark? it doesn't move fast as a bullet these guys are trained to take people down with hand to hand or hand to knife. once you toss the hatchet then your unarmed. Did you see the pic of that rusty hatchet ? it was about as sharp as a hammer. there was two cops so two tazers and two cans of pepper spray and four arms and legs of trained take down. this just seemed a little excess to kill him.
First- let me or someone else come at you (apparently a superhero) with a hatchet. The article also said he had other weapons/items available to him. The article also said that the officers used tasers which apparently didn't put him down. They tried talking with him for over 20 minutes until the shooting. I was not there and neither were you so please stop talking like "I am billy bad butt and I would have done a karate kid kick to his head". The officer are NOT trained "hand to knife" as you stated. If someone has a knife they should shoot to stop the threat.
Avenger

Newburgh, IN

#20 Dec 5, 2012
I love the intelligence of internet tough guys who can come on here and talk sh*! about others..... WOW must make people fell tough to bash someone when they have no idea what they are talking about or trained to do what others are trained to do....

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