Police Accidentally Shoot Teens

Howard County Police say an undercover officer accidentally shot and wounded two teens on Monday. Full Story
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Allwazblessed

Washington, DC

#63 Apr 9, 2008
Firefighter Steve wrote:
Actually philosopher, it is common practice when an officer is interviening on a felony, or what he/she suspects as a felony. Not knowing if the suspect is armed, and in most cases of drug dealing, the suspect usually is. Most kids that are carrying are more likely to pull a weapon on an officer than an adult because they are more prone to act on emotion than common sense.
It is an officer safety issue. If the officer feels that the person is carrying a gun or a weapon (which can be done by the posturing of the suspect), the officer can draw his or her weapon at anytime. The officer was negligent in the fact that he raised his weapon with his finger on the trigger, and believe me, Howard Co. P.D commanders are going to have their fill over this one. They tend to be a lot less forgiving than the public is in these situations because of how it shows them in the spot light. They for the most part have a pretty good impression with the general public.
The area of Savage/Jessup isn't one of a sleep little town without problems. it is actually one of the biggest drug running and selling sections in the county because of the ease or running from Baltimore to P.G. County and D.C by way of 95 and route 1. Crimes involving drugs in the area have skyrocketed, which is why the undercover units were working the area to begin with. There are several suspected drug houses in the neighborhood and area that have been under surveilance for some time now. They were not the only U/C team out that night in the same area. The only reason why people don't think it is a problem is because they lock themselves inside and avoid contact with their neighbors, turning a blind eye to it.
Remember, this is the same area that three of the most dangerous drug dealers in the country were caught a few years ago who were wanted for drug trafficing and murder charges in 8 states. They set up shop in Jessup because of how easy it was to run the product.
So, in closing, understand that those of you who ARE jumping to conclussions about the officer, are doing so cluelessly about the officer and the situation, and should stop making jump statements based off of your imagination. It is really easy for you to sit behind the computer and make a judgement about a person that you have never met and in a situation that you were not present during. ASSuming that you are knowledgable about this situation only makes you sound like an ass.
Longwinded (and I'm sure after the first paragraph noone continued reading it) at least i didnt

“Oh Well”

Since: Feb 08

Washington DC

#64 Apr 9, 2008
Ok did the bullet go though one and into the other or this he "accidently shot both"?
Firefighter Steve

Bethesda, MD

#65 Apr 9, 2008
I don't care if you read it or not. Its not out there for you to judge the length of it. It is the facts of the case and not some immaginative B.S that you all tend to dream up when it comes to these things.
Amazing, long winded but you still replied to it.
HelpMeLord, the bullet traveled through one of the kids arms striking the other kid in the abdomen.
Jody B

Ellicott City, MD

#66 Apr 9, 2008
Bob wrote:
Predictably when an officer shoots someone the police-hating cockroaches come crawling out of the woodwork. These types of people tend to live in their parent's basements because they have been failures in life. But if an officer had been shot would you see them posting? I doubt it.
Predictably, when an officer does something wrong or above the law the rotten cops and their supporters come crawling out of the woodwork. They accuse everyone who would question the acctions of the police as being "police-hating" having a long list of convictions, and being cowards. These types of people are the bullies you went to school with. When an officer accidently kills someone, they just want you to forget about it.
Jody B

Ellicott City, MD

#67 Apr 9, 2008
AtTheBeach wrote:
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Not all officers are bullies and not all of scared of doing their jobs. Just because of some bad apples, does that mean the whole tree is rotten??? I THINK NOT!!!!
Obviously from your posts, you don't respect them either, but, if something happens, I bet you won't hesitate to pick up that phone and call 911. Was this an accident, maybe, was it not an accident, maybe, but no one will know until the investigation is done.
Right now, everyone needs to pray that these kids will be ok.
I agree, there are a LOT of really good police officers out there.

I do pray the kids will be ok.
Jody B

Ellicott City, MD

#68 Apr 9, 2008
Protect and Serve wrote:
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You know what is more amusing than that? People like you who throw out there that they have money, and then think people actually give a sh*t about their opinion. They do not!! I am also in my late 20s, I inhearited 38 million dollars from my grandparents who owned land in Alexandria. Both of my houses cost more than your turd in Bethesda. I never got anything right in school. I also happen to be a cop. So, I don't know anything. But what I do know is that you have no clue as to what happen out there. You and the rest of these people will sit here and come to the conclusion that the officer did this intentionally based on a few sentences posted on a news site. News sites NEVER give incorrect information. And you say it was the police "who never got anything right". People who got everything right in school, such as yourself, do not make post like this - "Accidentally. Sure. I really but that"
You have 38 million dollars and you are a cop?

Either that's a bold face lie, or cops really are stupid!

“Oh Well”

Since: Feb 08

Washington DC

#69 Apr 9, 2008
Firefighter Steve wrote:
HelpMeLord, the bullet traveled through one of the kids arms striking the other kid in the abdomen.
That is what I was hoping (not hoping..but you know). I can understand this more now..and now that they updated the article.
Jody B

Ellicott City, MD

#70 Apr 11, 2008
Jody B wrote:
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You have 38 million dollars and you are a cop?
Either that's a bold face lie, or cops really are stupid!
Actually, I think I must be the stupid one. After I wrote that, I was thinking about it a little more.

What could be better than haveing 38 million dollars? Having 38 million dollars and being able to wear your firearm on your hip everywhere you go. Being able to speed with immunity. Being able to drive a county owned car and burn county gas.

I can't really believe that someone in that position would really care too much about the actual police work. Kind of a do what you want when you want kind of deal I imagine.

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