Brother disputes whether shooting was...

Brother disputes whether shooting was justified - The Park Record

There are 16 comments on the Park Record story from Jun 2, 2009, titled Brother disputes whether shooting was justified - The Park Record. In it, Park Record reports that:

The brother of a man shot and killed by a South Jordan police officer claims the shooting might not have been justified.

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ezra taft hinckley

Randolph, UT

#1 Jun 3, 2009
it is a felony to fire a gun from inside a vehicle.the parasite who pulled the trigger should be prosecuted.
just my opinion.
WTF

Cadott, WI

#2 Jun 3, 2009
Give anybody the shirt off his back???? Yeah except the officers he wanted to kill that day. "Everbody has issues"??? I dont know any people that would lead Police on a violent chase then try to kill them. I am sorry you brother was killed, I really am but he made the choice. Now the officer has to deal with the trauma of killing someone. Had Wade just stopped he would be alive today and we wouldnt have to try to place blame on others for his actions.

Since: Mar 09

Ogden, UT

#3 Jun 3, 2009
"Not a model citizen"????? He was a convicted criminal who assaulted several law enforcement officers with a deadly weapon, i.e. his SUV. An innocent person would not have led police on a dangerous chase. He put the lives of others at risk with his dangerous behavior. How could anyone believe he was "crawling out a window to surrender"? All you have to do is put your hands in the air and say, "I surrender". Crawling out the window to escape or to attack the police officers is more likely. The police are to be commended for their actions. I am sorry for the family's loss, but this guy's illegal and irresponsible behavior led to his death.
Local Yokle

United States

#4 Jun 4, 2009
Issues? Come on dude - I don't know or hang around with anybody that has those sort of "Issues".

I too was about to say that I am sorry for the family's loss. However, after thinking it over, I think the family just may come out of this better off.
rumplestiltskin

Park City, UT

#5 Jun 4, 2009
Nice investigative reporting Park Record. I guess the fact that this clown led the Nevada State Police on a chase- after committing burglaries- and has over 50 ARRESTS probably doesnt merit being in the article. Nice job!

Since: Mar 09

Ogden, UT

#6 Jun 4, 2009
He had a criminal record going back over 20 years. In the Nevada case, his accomplice confessed that she and Pennington were involved in as many as 40 burglaries in the Las Vegas area, and as many as 20 in the Mesquite area. He was included the the Midvale Police Dept's MOST WANTED list, which included the warning: "IMPORTANT: These fugitives should be considered dangerous and might possibly be armed. Never attempt to arrest or apprehend these subjects yourself. " And the family describes this as "having issues"???I think the whole Pennington family has "issues". If they have any sense they will shit up and be thankful that their criminal relative didn't kill someone.All my sympathy is for the police officers who had to take part in what must have been one scary chase, and especially to the police officer who fired his weapon in self-defense. He is a hero, and Wade Pennington was a criminal punk.
razmataz

Kaysville, UT

#7 Jun 4, 2009
i've heard that the ACLU and Sharpton's rainbow coalition are going to protest the killing of another innocent black man.

What's that? Oh...nevermind, he's white. Guess this will be chalked up to 'he got what he deserved'
Shlee

Orem, UT

#8 Jun 8, 2009
You people who think that Wades family is better off without him? And can say you think his family has issues? There is definitely something wrong with you, no family deserves that pain! Wade may have made bad choices, but he did not deserve to be killed. Try to remember that media is looking for a story not for the truth! Not everything you hear is true.

Since: Mar 09

Ogden, UT

#9 Jun 8, 2009
Shlee wrote:
You people who think that Wades family is better off without him? And can say you think his family has issues? There is definitely something wrong with you, no family deserves that pain! Wade may have made bad choices, but he did not deserve to be killed. Try to remember that media is looking for a story not for the truth! Not everything you hear is true.
No, "Shlee", pay attention: his BROTHER said that Wade "had issues." What the rest of us are saying is that is was not just a matter of having issues - more like the matter of having a 20+ year criminal record. Wade didn't just make bad choices, he committed crimes - many MANY of them. He led police on a high speed chase that could have resulted in the death of an innocent bystander. He brought about his own death. I'm sure his family will miss him, but society in general will not.
KRP

Park Valley, UT

#10 Jun 8, 2009
If you don't know all of the facts then you have no right to judge. Yes he had a criminal past but he was past that and getting help. First of all the article that the sl tribune said he was driving the car in the high speed chase in vegas NOT TRUE the girl was driving. How does one jump from a moving car and later she was caught and charged with evading, possesion of stolen vehicle and reckless...Think about it!!!!And she was just trying to get herself out of trouble. And the most wanted in midvale is a lie He NEVER had any charges in midvale and if you go to the website and click on his name, there is nothing there...kinda strange....You people who are bashing him and his family are evil. You don't know what is going on but believe me you will and you will all eat your words. I hope to God you never have to go through anything like this and people say things like you are saying. You don't know what's it's like until you are involved. Even if he was going to run he didn't deserve to be killed...
XXX

Moreno Valley, CA

#11 Nov 6, 2009
ezra taft hinckley wrote:
it is a felony to fire a gun from inside a vehicle.the parasite who pulled the trigger should be prosecuted.
just my opinion.
Get an attornety that will never settle. The Penningtons will be very rich! Wade was a piece of shit but this is the best thing he can do to help his family.
Mom

Cokeville, WY

#12 Oct 19, 2010
Shlee wrote:
You people who think that Wades family is better off without him? And can say you think his family has issues? There is definitely something wrong with you, no family deserves that pain! Wade may have made bad choices, but he did not deserve to be killed. Try to remember that media is looking for a story not for the truth! Not everything you hear is true.
For the real truth take five and read wade penningtons story on face book - maybe then you'll see how it really happened - for all of you so good doers thinking the police are always right - and believe everything just because it's on the news and in the paper - their stories are told to them by the police - one sided and their side only!!
ZZZ

Riverton, UT

#13 Oct 20, 2010
Mom wrote:
<quoted text>
For the real truth take five and read wade penningtons story on face book - maybe then you'll see how it really happened - for all of you so good doers thinking the police are always right - and believe everything just because it's on the news and in the paper - their stories are told to them by the police - one sided and their side only!!
You weren't there either Mom.
keri

Eagle Mountain, UT

#14 Oct 22, 2010
ZZZ wrote:
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You weren't there either Mom.
she didnt have to be there, the family has seen the dash cam video and watched this officer kill wade in cold blood...watched the officer ram wades vehicle while saying into his radio he was being rammed. you idiots that believe everything the media tells you have no clue how the real world works! you live in your stupid little shell and pretend the world is all black and white, good an bad...
KRP

Salt Lake City, UT

#15 Oct 31, 2010
I hope these people who are judging this situation from what the media says do go to Wade Penningtons Story on facebook and read the truth. Although most of them are closed minded and just like to talk trash about things they have no clue about. If you don't want to know how corrupt the police agencies and district attorneys office and most the government officals are, DON'T go to this facebook page because you will be shocked at what you read.
Mom wrote:
<quoted text>
For the real truth take five and read wade penningtons story on face book - maybe then you'll see how it really happened - for all of you so good doers thinking the police are always right - and believe everything just because it's on the news and in the paper - their stories are told to them by the police - one sided and their side only!!
KRP

Salt Lake City, UT

#16 Oct 31, 2010
His past record didn't have anything to do with what happened that night. The cop murdered him from 2 feet away behind a rolled up window. then left him hanging upside down after trying to remove him from the vehicle (WHY?) then he physically assulted him while he was dying...what kind of human does that, AGAIN his past had nothing to do with what happened that night. No burglaries were commited that night by Wade. The chicken shit cop who murdered him is a PUNK. I hope one day he will be rotting in hell at the point of the mountain.
PC Taxpayer wrote:
He had a criminal record going back over 20 years. In the Nevada case, his accomplice confessed that she and Pennington were involved in as many as 40 burglaries in the Las Vegas area, and as many as 20 in the Mesquite area. He was included the the Midvale Police Dept's MOST WANTED list, which included the warning: "IMPORTANT: These fugitives should be considered dangerous and might possibly be armed. Never attempt to arrest or apprehend these subjects yourself. " And the family describes this as "having issues"???I think the whole Pennington family has "issues". If they have any sense they will shit up and be thankful that their criminal relative didn't kill someone.All my sympathy is for the police officers who had to take part in what must have been one scary chase, and especially to the police officer who fired his weapon in self-defense. He is a hero, and Wade Pennington was a criminal punk.

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