Marino's Stepbrother Questions Police...

Marino's Stepbrother Questions Police Actions at Perkasie Meeting

There are 36 comments on the Patch.com story from Aug 8, 2012, titled Marino's Stepbrother Questions Police Actions at Perkasie Meeting. In it, Patch.com reports that:

The stepbrother of slain Quakertown man Michael W. Marino Jr. who was killed unarmed by Officer Seth Mumbauer in June 9 in Sellersville, an action deemed justified homicide by Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler, came to Perkasie Borough Council and demanded an outside, independent investigation into the shooting.

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Since: Jun 12

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#1 Aug 9, 2012
Of course they are questioning it. They want a payday. Otherwise... where were they to help their "mentally disabled" son?
rugdude

Quakertown, PA

#2 Aug 9, 2012
While I think the situation may have been handled differently, it is too easy to judge when sitting on my couch. The sad fact is, the officer in question not only has to live with this black memory for the rest of his life, but his future as a law officer is probably in jeopardy. I also think the investigation was already done by competent officials, though agreeing with the findings is negligible, IMHO. And the police force is learning from the reality of a really bad day.
regular guy

Ocean City, MD

#3 Aug 10, 2012
You have it right, a really bad day, with bad decisions. Criminal act, no. A civil case, yes.
benner landismoyer

Rego Park, NY

#4 Aug 16, 2012
"Of course they are questioning it. They want a payday. Otherwise... where were they to help their "mentally disabled" son?"

you are disgusting,how dare you accuse a grieving family of being money hungry in the wake of this tragic death.what a sad little town...
Fred
#5 Aug 16, 2012
ONLY in Upper Bucks could a kid who is handcuffed kid get shot and no one gives a sh$t. Kinda like the woods of Alabama in the 60s.

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#6 Aug 17, 2012
benner landismoyer wrote:
"Of course they are questioning it. They want a payday. Otherwise... where were they to help their "mentally disabled" son?"
you are disgusting,how dare you accuse a grieving family of being money hungry in the wake of this tragic death.what a sad little town...
Haha... I'm disgusting? Because I speak the truth? I have every right to accuse the family of what I believe. Where were they? Why was he able to walk the streets like he was without the meds that his family has acknowledged that he needed? Please... Tell me. "what a sad little town"... That's the dumbest thing I've read in a while. Makes no sense.

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#7 Aug 17, 2012
Fred wrote:
ONLY in Upper Bucks could a kid who is handcuffed kid get shot and no one gives a sh$t. Kinda like the woods of Alabama in the 60s.
Not a kid, Fred. 26 years old is an adult FYI. People give a shit... But he is the one who put himself in that situation. Attacked police, threatened to kill innocent people, tried to punch a kid riding his bike... I'm sorry... In a life or death situation... Shit happens. The cop was in fear of
His life... In fear that Marino could possibly get his weapon. He made the right call for himself and the rest of the community. Move on people... Show is over.
Guy from Ny

Ardsley, NY

#8 Aug 26, 2012
Killed an unarmed civilian because he was afraid he would have his gun taken away from him????where do these guys go for training - chucky cheese??? And the DA calls it justifiable? You gotta be pulling my chain. This one stinks of malfeasance and cover-up
SMumbauer

Souderton, PA

#9 Aug 26, 2012
He was being combative so I shot him!
Because I'm a pussie.
Like the times I went to court on the hill to Sellersville.

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#10 Aug 29, 2012
SMumbauer wrote:
He was being combative so I shot him!
Because I'm a pussie.
Like the times I went to court on the hill to Sellersville.
You're a jackass. Is it fun pretending to be a cop? I hope you're never put in a life or death situation...
PigsOinkPigs

Philadelphia, PA

#11 Aug 30, 2012
The Police Chief is allegedly investigating this case. It will be interesting to see what he does about it. I heard him quoted as saying something like "in all his 20 years of being a cop he never had to deal with a situation like this". Sounds like he is mad about something. The cops do deserve to be fired. I hope they lose their job, their home and they end up on the streets. They killed an unarmed, handcuffed man. They are not good cops.
syxxy

Broomall, PA

#13 Aug 30, 2012
I used to have alot more respect for the police until I actually had to deal with them. For instance,trespassers with guns on my property does not warrant a police response. A rabbid animal does. Hunters kneeling in the woods with bow and arrow less than 200 feet from my neighbors children playing,no response. We no longer use the police for protection in my area. My neighbors and myself no longer report any crime to the police. We use a private security firm that has kept our problems at bay for about 1 year now. No police involved. Law enforcement isn't about right or wrong,or about fairness. Don't expect the police to be fair,it's not in thier best interest.

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#14 Aug 31, 2012
syxxy wrote:
I used to have alot more respect for the police until I actually had to deal with them. For instance,trespassers with guns on my property does not warrant a police response. A rabbid animal does. Hunters kneeling in the woods with bow and arrow less than 200 feet from my neighbors children playing,no response. We no longer use the police for protection in my area. My neighbors and myself no longer report any crime to the police. We use a private security firm that has kept our problems at bay for about 1 year now. No police involved. Law enforcement isn't about right or wrong,or about fairness. Don't expect the police to be fair,it's not in thier best interest.
While I don't disagree with you about what you deal with on your property. It sounds to me that you live near a place where it is legal to hunt? There are a lot of things that the police have their hands tied with. Glad that you are able to use a private security firm to handle the issues that you deal with. I'm not siding with the police or not with them on your issues... I just know that there are a lot of times that there is nothing they can do in certain situations.

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#15 Aug 31, 2012
PigsOinkPigs wrote:
The Police Chief is allegedly investigating this case. It will be interesting to see what he does about it. I heard him quoted as saying something like "in all his 20 years of being a cop he never had to deal with a situation like this". Sounds like he is mad about something. The cops do deserve to be fired. I hope they lose their job, their home and they end up on the streets. They killed an unarmed, handcuffed man. They are not good cops.
Yea... he's never had to deal with a situation like this because it's Perkasie... not Philly. The cops don't deserve to be fired. The cop that shot him felt that his life was in danger, and that Marino could have gotten control of his weapon. He protected himself, the other two officers and any other innocent people that day. What if Marino had gotten control of the gun? Then what? By your screen name... you are obv a cop hater... therefore... you will never see the other side. Have a good life.
smiley

Sunbury, PA

#16 Sep 10, 2012
In sellersville we have an unarmed man shot to death.

But in a small town a mere 1.5 hr ride from qtown we have 3 criminals, who take to attacking a cop( and a private citizen too), then proceed to detain the cop in the residency.
Cop fires taser, perp pulls taser out, and proceeds to beat the cop! Cop NEVER drew his gun!
Can anyone tell me why this cop failed to "take out the perp"????? Dont be shy! I am really curious as to why the cop or the staties didnt take this cop beater out.
Oh and the homes in this area are all row homes. Lots of other lifes were in danger because of these criminals! Instead of wasting taxpayers money housing them in prison, maybe they should be be shipped down to sellersville!!

http://republicanherald.com/news/3-mahanoy-ci...

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#17 Sep 10, 2012
smiley wrote:
In sellersville we have an unarmed man shot to death.
But in a small town a mere 1.5 hr ride from qtown we have 3 criminals, who take to attacking a cop( and a private citizen too), then proceed to detain the cop in the residency.
Cop fires taser, perp pulls taser out, and proceeds to beat the cop! Cop NEVER drew his gun!
Can anyone tell me why this cop failed to "take out the perp"????? Dont be shy! I am really curious as to why the cop or the staties didnt take this cop beater out.
Oh and the homes in this area are all row homes. Lots of other lifes were in danger because of these criminals! Instead of wasting taxpayers money housing them in prison, maybe they should be be shipped down to sellersville!!
http://republicanherald.com/news/3-mahanoy-ci...
Possibly the cop didn't want to be deemed a "murderer" like mumbauer has been for protecting himself and the community? This cop should have pulled his gun and not his taser. Who knows?! Maybe he wasnt in fear for his life until it was too late to use deadly force.
smiley

Sunbury, PA

#18 Sep 10, 2012
Perkasieresident4 wrote:
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Possibly the cop didn't want to be deemed a "murderer" like mumbauer has been for protecting himself and the community? This cop should have pulled his gun and not his taser. Who knows?! Maybe he wasnt in fear for his life until it was too late to use deadly force.
LOL!
Yea he was in fear for his life alright! Especially the way the Shenandoah incident back a few yrs ago, with the illegal immigrant being killed in a st fight, turned ugly...cops were brought up on all sorts of BS charges too!
People and cops in this area never had to deal with the crimes that are now being committed by "city" trash" over coming their once peaceful communities.
The cops around here arent equipted mentally to deal with it...
They better grow a set or its just going to get worst.

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#19 Sep 13, 2012
smiley wrote:
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LOL!
Yea he was in fear for his life alright! Especially the way the Shenandoah incident back a few yrs ago, with the illegal immigrant being killed in a st fight, turned ugly...cops were brought up on all sorts of BS charges too!
People and cops in this area never had to deal with the crimes that are now being committed by "city" trash" over coming their once peaceful communities.
The cops around here arent equipted mentally to deal with it...
They better grow a set or its just going to get worst.
I agree that most of them are going to have to "grow a set", and get the proper training. Lansdale is comparable to Philly... we will be next.
i luv this area

Quakertown, PA

#20 Sep 13, 2012
We have a hard time judging the situation cause we weren't there. The people we hire to serve and protect were. I guess this is how professionals do it around here.
smiley

Sunbury, PA

#21 Sep 14, 2012
i luv this area wrote:
We have a hard time judging the situation cause we weren't there. The people we hire to serve and protect were. I guess this is how professionals do it around here.
U guess this is how "professionals" do it in your area??
Do you realize what that sounds like?

The man in sellersville was white, the perp who beat the cop and a citizen in the coal regions was black.

If the sellersville perp was black would he still be alive? I can tell u that if the perp in the coal regions was white and he had beat a cop, he probably wouldnt have walked away, he'd been hauled off in a body bag!

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