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Cops: Man fatally shot after threatening officers with knife

There are 143 comments on the Times Herald-Record story from Mar 8, 2012, titled Cops: Man fatally shot after threatening officers with knife. In it, Times Herald-Record reports that:

Newburgh police officers shot and killed a man Wednesday night after he charged them with a knife in his hand, police said.

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Bronx, NY

#1 Mar 8, 2012
Score one for the good guys.

Sparta, NJ

#2 Mar 8, 2012
i really hope kflo01 your not talking bout the cops as the good ones those bastards shot a kid in cold blood if u knew the truth u wouldnt of made that comment truth is he had a warrant on back child support not a violent crime , yes he ran but no knife was found and cops open fire in a house where innocent children wer sleeping and he was shot in the back so whats that tell you.... i hope those cops burn in hell for what they did judgement day is coming !!!!!!!!!!

Newburgh, NY

#3 Mar 8, 2012
Hopefully our police force will get done adequate training now. Not some suburban Skykar Smith coming to our city scared out of his britches which makes him quick to shoot instead of doing his job. Multiple police officers open fired on that man, record or not, he did not have a gun & did not shoot at those officers......good guys! There are none in this. There is nothing but angry residents & confused tax payers. I live in that neighborhood & am worried about the outcome of this in ourM city. My tax dollars have just paid for a murder in cold blood . All we can do is hope that our community can keep it together & not make the situation worse. But it's a full moon & the weekend is upon us. I'm locking my doors & keeping the blinmds shut !

United States

#4 Mar 8, 2012
Those cops are liars and fake they chased him into a house where they had no right to go in and opened fire and shot him in the back that is not self defence by no means there badges should be taken from them and that whole police dept should be investigated,,,senceless bullshit,,,someone needs to get al sharptin up to newburg,,,,angry citizen

West Point, NY

#5 Mar 9, 2012
If all this was over a warrant for unpaid child support, then why was he running away from the cops? His own family said he had problems with drugs and alcohol, yet, of course, as always in these case, he was a "good boy". A good boy who apparently did drugs, wasn't supporting his kids and pulled a knife on the cops.

And the brother's comment of "You 'f---ed with the Lembhards" says it all. They must think they're some sort of gang. Well, if you're going to act like a gang, you're going to get treated like a gang.

New York, NY

#6 Mar 9, 2012
No Tom those cops straight murdered that boy unjustified funny cops can't find a knife to put into evidence , he was sitting on his sisters porch and ran inside cops followed and opened fire in living room , the only thing media is reporting is the lies cops r telling to cover up killing a kid . So now a mother lost her child kid lost ther father and siblings lost ther brother this was a senseless murder by cops it's pretty scary that we needs to fear law enforcement when we should feel protected by them

West Point, NY

#7 Mar 9, 2012
Then Mlpp2012, why did he run inside? If he had done nothing wrong, or had no reason to fear law enforcement, then why did he run?

He doesn't run, he doesn't get shot.

New York, NY

#8 Mar 9, 2012
So ur tellin me cus he ran inside they r justified in killing him what if it was your kid ? They had no right to enter that house they should have done the right thing and knocked or get a warrant to come in don't forget ther wer 4 innocent children and 2 woman in that house wher they opened fire the Newburgh police r part of the problem in that city

West Point, NY

#9 Mar 9, 2012
He ran inside. The cops don't know if he ran in to get a gun, or a knife, or anything. And how are they supposed to know there were women and kids in the house? And if they knocked, did they really expect someone to answer? And there already was a warrant out on him. If they waited to get another warrant, he'd have run away.

If he was so concerned about the women and kids, then maybe he shouldn't have placed them in danger by running inside that house.

And if it was my kid, I'd first teach him to show some personal responsibility by paying his child support. And I'd also teach him to obey the cops' orders and not to run away from them.

New York, NY

#10 Mar 9, 2012
That's the whole point they didn't know who was in the house thank god the children weren't caught in fire of bullets but u sound just as bad as those cops who murdered a man in cold blood in front of his family with no warrant to enter that house

New York, NY

#11 Mar 9, 2012
Burn in hell right along with them tom

Dallas, TX

#12 Mar 9, 2012
Cops are given too much power, they are no longer here to "protect and serve", they are here to "kill and silence" us. Fck em all.

Wilton, CT

#13 Mar 9, 2012
If this "man" ran in the house and hurt someone, it would have been the officers fault regardless if this "man" did it or not. I was brought up in some tough neighborhoods and you are tought not to run. Bottom line, if he didn't run he would still be alive. May he rest in piece!

New York, NY

#14 Mar 9, 2012
Nice job police officers of newburgh 4 officers attacked by a man with a knife 2 officers fired I keep seeing people talk about him being a kid He was a grown man capable of killing with a knife Police took action and shot him Too bad there was other kids sleeping in the house But also does police officers wanted to return to their children Again congratulations newburgh police Another punk off the streets

New York, NY

#15 Mar 9, 2012
Ny tax payer NO knife was found that's a lie to justify what they did straight up murder of a citizen by law enforcement !!!!!!! They had NO warrant to enter that house justice will b served for Michael rip !!!!!!

West Point, NY

#16 Mar 9, 2012
Mlpp2012 wrote:
Burn in hell right along with them tom
Well, there's a brilliant response.

And again, why did he run? You still haven't answered the question.

Newburgh, NY

#17 Mar 9, 2012
i live in cornwall, but i am upset about this.... this is horrible that they shot this boy for a child support warrent....are you kidding me?..where was the stun gun if u had to....never shoot someone to death like that ..i rode by the familys home last night and saw a large crowd of appox 100 or more people all nationalliies saying prayer together over the family as the cameras from news stations were rolling...

Chappaqua, NY

#18 Mar 9, 2012
Did everyone forget to bring their taser?

Newburgh, NY

#19 Mar 9, 2012
tom your ignorant as hell...why did he run??? because the cops here in newburgh are corrupt as hell this is not the first time theyve done this were a small community so everyone knows eachother & we wont stand for this anymore were going to make sure NBPD gets investigated and the murderers get what they deserve

New York, NY

#20 Mar 9, 2012
@ Tom who care y he ran it shouldn't of cost him his life period

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