Pastor fatally shot by police in drug...

Pastor fatally shot by police in drug sting

There are 63 comments on the www.cnn.com story from Sep 4, 2009, titled Pastor fatally shot by police in drug sting. In it, www.cnn.com reports that:

A north Georgia pastor was shot to death by police when he struck an officer with his car after he was seen in a vehicle with a drug suspect, authorities told CNN.

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Since: Apr 08

United States

#1 Sep 4, 2009
the drug war has hurt more people than it has helped.
sue

Windsor Locks, CT

#2 Sep 10, 2009
The cops thought their lifes were in danger, same line every time in a deadly fire incident. this is a guarantee to get them off for bad police work. Of course it doesnt mention they came at him like a bunch of rabid dogs.

DUB

Since: Mar 08

North East Ga

#3 Sep 10, 2009
sue wrote:
The cops thought their lifes were in danger, same line every time in a deadly fire incident. this is a guarantee to get them off for bad police work. Of course it doesnt mention they came at him like a bunch of rabid dogs.
Simply ignorant.... your statement that is..
John Doe

Covington, GA

#4 Sep 10, 2009
There are some best practices that these officers probably could have employed. It is hard to get past the fact that even bystanders stated they identified themselves. The pastor then decided to drive in a manner that struck one officer and almost another.
Atticus Finch

Buffalo, NY

#5 Sep 10, 2009
Umm the video shows him turning the car away from the officers as he went forward.

Here is a best practice for you: don't put yourself behind a car that is backing up. Especially don't do it just to get an excuse to fir your gun and soothe that itchy trigger finger.
John Doe

Covington, GA

#6 Sep 11, 2009
Atticus Finch wrote:
Umm the video shows him turning the car away from the officers as he went forward.
Here is a best practice for you: don't put yourself behind a car that is backing up. Especially don't do it just to get an excuse to fir your gun and soothe that itchy trigger finger.
Is that what you really think, that they did that as an excuse to shoot someone? If that is what you beleive, you are further out there then I thought.
apache

Morehead, KY

#7 Sep 25, 2009
he probaly looked at the cop the wrong way,or talked before the cop give him permission.the police are not your master,they serve satan.the chief will say it was justified,in the line of duty.the people have no rights,and the police devil dogs are kings,above the law.
dld09

Harrison, AR

#8 Sep 25, 2009
apache wrote:
he probaly looked at the cop the wrong way,or talked before the cop give him permission.the police are not your master,they serve satan.the chief will say it was justified,in the line of duty.the people have no rights,and the police devil dogs are kings,above the law.
What on Earth are you talking about?
janie

Jakarta, Indonesia

#9 Sep 25, 2009
Looking at the video, looks like a couple of thugs trying to rob somebody. I wonder what was going on in the preacher's head with two folks waving guns and screaming at him?

DUB

Since: Mar 08

North East Ga

#10 Sep 25, 2009
janie wrote:
Looking at the video, looks like a couple of thugs trying to rob somebody. I wonder what was going on in the preacher's head with two folks waving guns and screaming at him?
I don't know, two guys with badges waving guns screaming to stop, I would think that the only thing going through his head was oh no cops I should stop, or oh no cops I should run....
janie

Jakarta, Indonesia

#11 Sep 25, 2009
The video I saw looked like thugs to me, wearing a necklace with something hanging on it is another example of thugs. You must be a cop trying to cover up the truth.
DUB wrote:
<quoted text> I don't know, two guys with badges waving guns screaming to stop, I would think that the only thing going through his head was oh no cops I should stop, or oh no cops I should run....
apache

Morehead, KY

#12 Sep 25, 2009
im talking about crooked trigger happy mafia police. shooting cristians.

DUB

Since: Mar 08

North East Ga

#13 Sep 25, 2009
janie wrote:
The video I saw looked like thugs to me, wearing a necklace with something hanging on it is another example of thugs. You must be a cop trying to cover up the truth.
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Could you point out anything my statement covers up? So people with necklaces that have things hanging from them are thugs? Somebody call the pope tell him to drop the thug look.
The video is of such poor quality the guys in it could have been wearing white uniform shirts (and yes some departments still wear white). The only thing the video shows is a small part of what happened that day and drawing any responsible conclusion from it and not having a lot of other facts is irresponsible. But your not going to let the truth get in the way of slinging false accusations toward the police.

DUB

Since: Mar 08

North East Ga

#14 Sep 25, 2009
apache wrote:
im talking about crooked trigger happy mafia police. shooting cristians.
I hope you meant Christians. And what does religion have to do with anything. No one knew who Mr. Ayers was until after he had been taken to the hospital.
janie

Jakarta, Indonesia

#15 Sep 25, 2009
And you got your information from??????????
DUB wrote:
<quoted text>Could you point out anything my statement covers up? So people with necklaces that have things hanging from them are thugs? Somebody call the pope tell him to drop the thug look.
The video is of such poor quality the guys in it could have been wearing white uniform shirts (and yes some departments still wear white). The only thing the video shows is a small part of what happened that day and drawing any responsible conclusion from it and not having a lot of other facts is irresponsible. But your not going to let the truth get in the way of slinging false accusations toward the police.
Cyndi

Pacific Grove, CA

#16 Sep 25, 2009
Interesting a friend was driving through Georgia yesterday, a career military man, and family man a Christian on his way to see his mom and was stopped by three cops on a bridge at gun point, later they said sorry they thought he was running drugs....whatever happen to having cause??? a little out of hand don't ya think? someone should be really looking into this, I come from a law enforcement back ground and something stinks here...

DUB

Since: Mar 08

North East Ga

#17 Sep 26, 2009
Cyndi wrote:
Interesting a friend was driving through Georgia yesterday, a career military man, and family man a Christian on his way to see his mom and was stopped by three cops on a bridge at gun point, later they said sorry they thought he was running drugs....whatever happen to having cause??? a little out of hand don't ya think? someone should be really looking into this, I come from a law enforcement back ground and something stinks here...
Law enforcement background, code speak for Wal-mart security guard.....

DUB

Since: Mar 08

North East Ga

#18 Sep 26, 2009
janie wrote:
And you got your information from??????????
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The video, speaking to the involved officers, knowing the involved officers for years, knowing the GBI agents involved, and common sense. You?
janie

Jakarta, Indonesia

#19 Sep 26, 2009
So are you the Chief or just a detective wanna be?
DUB wrote:
<quoted text> The video, speaking to the involved officers, knowing the involved officers for years, knowing the GBI agents involved, and common sense. You?
dld09

Harrison, AR

#20 Sep 26, 2009
DUB wrote:
<quoted text> The video, speaking to the involved officers, knowing the involved officers for years, knowing the GBI agents involved, and common sense. You?
But wait, you said you really can't know someone. You said that family members are the last to admit what their loved ones have done. SO how do you know that these involved people are telling you the truth? Using your premise, your years of knowing them should mean nothing in your determining whether they are truthful or not. You cannot base anything on what the involved officers say even if you have known them all of your life......I am using you logic not mine.

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