Police: Charging man had knife

Police: Charging man had knife

There are 105 comments on the The Raton Range/STPNS story from Nov 9, 2007, titled Police: Charging man had knife. In it, The Raton Range/STPNS reports that:

The local man who was fatally shot by a city police officer in downtown Raton late Friday afternoon had allegedly wielded a knife while throwing rocks at passing cars and then attempting to stab someone on the ...

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anounomus

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Nov 18, 2007
Ok something is wrong with these so called peace makers. they are getting away with just to much. killing innocent people. whats up with already these cops are cold hard killers. and whose to know who will be next. me, you, any friend or family member. BEWARE these cops are dangerous and will kill you and give a damn! Someone needs to do something. A recent friend was on his way to jail and all of a sudden is dead. These cops are sick in ther head. I know those cops had something to do with his death. I hope they are fully prosicuted and have to suffer like the rest of us. it is like they have no remorse for us people. Well to this day we are all worried of being shoot by some cop or beat up. And trust me they do it more then we think. My brother was underage and they beat the crap out of him i mean come on at least un cuff him, you unconsiderate police. at least give the poor child a chance. It really gets me very angery. well i guess we start fighting back To many have died from thes so called peace makers!!! O Yeah not to mention once you have ever done anything illegal the cops will hold that against you till the day you die or should i say till they catch ang kill you. Fred was a good guy at heart no matter where he has gone or done inthe passed!!! So in my books I think these cops are no good to our comminity. Raton cops that is. Lets all come together and do something.
There are alot more civilians to cops!!!!!!!!!!
Police friend

Corona, NM

#3 Nov 20, 2007
Criminals should learn how to spell and use proper grammar. Once a criminal always a criminal I say. Everyone wants to cry and whine about the police doing this or the police doing that....boo hoo. Next time someone is kicking your ass or shooting at you don't call. If the police are so terrifying that you are afraid for your life don't call them to help you out of a mess that you probably created on your own in the first place. Better yet move to a country that doesn't have law enforcement and see how you get treated there. The two posts previously are ridiculous and are asinine. They have no factual information to show this dirt bag didn't deserve what he got.
another

United States

#4 Nov 20, 2007
So was it the drugs? Or maybe the (505) tatooed on his neck that deemed him a outstanding citizen?
As the prior comment states, grammer, or for those who don't understand, your spelling sucks!
tragedy

Corona, NM

#5 Nov 21, 2007
was any person that has posted a comment at the scene of the shooting when it occured? if not then i think you should all wait to let the events of the shooting play out, the state police will conduct an independant investigation and will foward the results to the district attorneys office. if there is wrong doing the officer will be held accountable. if the investigation shows the shooting to be justified then people need to let the officer live his life. im sure the officer is going through a very tough time right now and is most likely running the whole situation through his head over and over again. im sure when this man took the oath of office he never said i do support the constitition and do promise to kill as many people as i can.i think we shall not judge until the facts are upon us.
robert

United States

#6 Nov 21, 2007
just pray
just a guy

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Nov 22, 2007
Talk like a punk, dress like a punk, and act like a punk. Then cry like a little girl when someone treats you like a punk...

It's only too bad the police couldn't have stopped that drug adict, a repeat violent offender and convicted felon,~before~ he beat that crippled old man who was doing nothing other than driving by.
Worried Citizen

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Dec 4, 2007
I have only lived in Raton a few years, an in the time that I have lived here I have discovered that this little town is not so safe. The drug problem has increased tremendously. Unfortunaly lives have been lost, but who takes responsibly for those peoples actions. You all want to blame the police, but who took the drugs, who beat up an old man, and you want to blame the cops for their actions, that's wrong. The investigation hopefuly will be released to the public to let facts be known. You should be thankful that the police did stop Armijo because someone else could have been a victum to his acts of violance, the old man again, a child, a woman, who knows but I do know that I am thankful that the police are here to protect us and are trying their best in making the town of Raton safe again.
officer Royboy

United States

#9 Dec 4, 2007
Meth kills one way or the other.
Concerned

Grovetown, GA

#10 Dec 8, 2007
officer Royboy wrote:
Meth kills one way or the other.
So do crooked cops little roy boy
officer Royboy

United States

#11 Dec 8, 2007
Concerned wrote:
<quoted text>So do crooked cops little roy boy
are you on drugs?
Concerned

Edelstein, IL

#12 Dec 9, 2007
No are you? Most pigs are.
Tired of Hood Rats

United States

#13 Jan 4, 2008
Concerned wrote:
No are you? Most pigs are.
Guaranteed you are a person who was brought up to hate cops. We have bad ones here,yes. But most? I think not. Grew up on the east side of that god forsaken little town? I'd bet on it. Gangster mentallity? Safe bet!
Citizen of Raton

Albuquerque, NM

#14 Jan 5, 2008
If you abide by the laws, the police don't even look at you! If you obey the laws, then you will be safe. Except from those who choose to break the law. They are the ones we should be afraid of - not the police! I have lived in two large cities before moving here. The police should do more to stop those who break the law. Does that mean I want to see these young men die? Absolutely not!! But neither should they be allowed to continue breaking the law. I saw the car windows painted with well wishes for those who lost their life. They included: RIP Who's Next? My initial thought was that if they had lived their life in peace then they would not be resting in peace now. I am sorry for the families. But we need to teach our kids to obey the law and this won't happen to them. Frank was not abiding the law and was harrassing law abiding citizens.
In the meantime children are coming home from school stating so and so's daddy was going to kill the police. So we are just continuing the mindset and we will grieving these children in another 10-15 years!
Tired of Hood Rats

United States

#15 Jan 5, 2008
Citizen of Raton wrote:
If you abide by the laws, the police don't even look at you! If you obey the laws, then you will be safe. Except from those who choose to break the law. They are the ones we should be afraid of - not the police! I have lived in two large cities before moving here. The police should do more to stop those who break the law. Does that mean I want to see these young men die? Absolutely not!! But neither should they be allowed to continue breaking the law. I saw the car windows painted with well wishes for those who lost their life. They included: RIP Who's Next? My initial thought was that if they had lived their life in peace then they would not be resting in peace now. I am sorry for the families. But we need to teach our kids to obey the law and this won't happen to them. Frank was not abiding the law and was harrassing law abiding citizens.
In the meantime children are coming home from school stating so and so's daddy was going to kill the police. So we are just continuing the mindset and we will grieving these children in another 10-15 years!
Well said!
Concerned

United States

#16 Jan 10, 2008
Tired of Hood Rats wrote:
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Well said!
Dork!!!
Tired of Hood Rats

United States

#17 Jan 10, 2008
Concerned wrote:
<quoted text>Dork!!!
Are you following my posts just to insult me? Go ahead. It doesn't bother me. As I have said,we agree on most things but I word it differently. Sorry you feel that way.
officer Royboy

Albuquerque, NM

#18 Jan 11, 2008
Tired of Hood Rats wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you following my posts just to insult me? Go ahead. It doesn't bother me. As I have said,we agree on most things but I word it differently. Sorry you feel that way.
conerned thinks you are me "tired of hood rats" dont worry about him he's real confused
anonymous

United States

#19 Apr 8, 2008
first of all, no one has the right to judge people just by what they wear or what they look like. and just because some of you other people might not have had any problem with the police, doesn't mean that the ones that have are thugs, or trouble makers, or drugies, and all the other names you people call them. You dont know them, so dont judge them. Maybe one of these days, you yourself will have a confrontation with a police officer to where they mistreat you in some way, and then you'll know how the others feel!
ccdc20

Albuquerque, NM

#20 Apr 10, 2008
i knew and still know the parties involved and living in a small town that we do its hard to be in any kind of law enforcement because the people who enforce the laws grew up or could be even related to the people who break the laws. when that badge is on we are obligated to do the job we were hired to do. we have families just like normal citizens do and most normal citizen dont have to worry that they might not beable to return to there families before they clock out at five. law enforcement does. i dont blame any officer for this they were doing there job protecting and serveing the public on this day. if u dont think just cause calling it your job makes it right then think of the officers who go running into these situations when others are running the other way. i would have done the same thing with no regret. oooh rahh for rpd and all public saftey and law enforcement agencies
police supporter

Albuquerque, NM

#21 Apr 16, 2008
ccdc20 wrote:
i dont blame any officer for this they were doing there job protecting and serveing the public on this day. if u dont think just cause calling it your job makes it right then think of the officers who go running into these situations when others are running the other way. i would have done the same thing with no regret. oooh rahh for rpd and all public saftey and law enforcement agencies
Thank you for showing your support to the RPD. Many people are not willing to speak up. I have found that speaking out and people knowing who I am has caused my children to suffer and my kids have done nothing to anyone. The police to protect and serve the community and they do it knowing they may never come home to their families. How many people can do that. It take a strong and unique person to be a police officer and I commend them all for doing a job that many can not, or are not willing to do.

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