Fatal shooting by Vallejo police is 2nd in 3 days

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Vallejo police shot and killed a man early Monday after he fled from officers and pulled what turned out to be a metal wallet from his waistband in the city's second fatal officer-involved shooting in three days, authorities said. Full Story
nan v

Benicia, CA

#1 May 29, 2012
This guy would still be alive had he just complied to the 20 different things he resisted doing when asked. I notice that the news has a mugshot of Mr. Barrett that's being used with this story, so it appears this isn't his first time having a run-in with the police. Did he deserve to die, probably not. Is Mr. Barrett responsible for everything that led up to his death.....100%. It's very sad for the Barrett family and it's equally sad for the officer that has to live with the fact he killed a man who basically gave him no other choice. Very tragic all the way around.
ill tell you what

Vallejo, CA

#2 May 29, 2012
this guy appeared to be a career criminal, no loss whatsoever. too bad the police officer had to take him out, but really, who gives a freak? not me.

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Since: May 12

Vallejo

#3 May 29, 2012
Absolutely right. Now both the families and the officer that killed him suffer the grief of a lost life. The taking a human life is not easy for most people, it will haunt you for the rest of your life. (no pun intended)
Antwan

Vacaville, CA

#4 May 29, 2012
VPD looks trigger happy with 2 in 3 days.
nobama

San Ramon, CA

#5 May 29, 2012
just think of the $$$ saved, no jail, no welfare, no food stamps, no more babies, this saved us millions.
anon

Vallejo, CA

#6 May 29, 2012
Antwan wrote:
VPD looks trigger happy with 2 in 3 days.
Blame the officer that was ambushed and killed. If he had just stopped from trying to catch the bank robber, maybe now, the fellow officers would not be so proactive in their own defense? Better to shoot before you see the muzzle flash than after.
ill tell you what

Vallejo, CA

#7 May 29, 2012
nobama wrote:
just think of the $$$ saved, no jail, no welfare, no food stamps, no more babies, this saved us millions.
there is no doubt in my mind some innocent will be spared from an encounter with this career bad apple.
nan v

Benicia, CA

#8 May 30, 2012
Antwan wrote:
VPD looks trigger happy with 2 in 3 days.
Trigger happy? The first guy who was shot (last Thurs.), pointed a replica Baretta Cougar pellet gun at police only after pointing it at a cab driver and a woman on the street. How long do you let someone do this before taking them down? Would you want someone in your family, or yourself, being the test dummy for someone like this to see if the gun is real or if he'll actually shoot you? ALL SIGNS pointed to this guy being a loose cannon and dangerous to the public, and when you go to reach for a gun to point at police, you best know you're gonna get shot! The second shooting (5 days later) happened after the suspect ran from the police and then when they caught up with him, he charged them and went to grab for something in his pocket. Unfortunately, it was a metal wallet the police mistook it for a gun. Again, you don't 'charge' the police and reach into your pocket in the process unless you WANT to be shot! Both of these men are being shown in the news with mug shots to go along with their story. They were not strangers to crime, nor were they ignorant of how the law works. If one didn't know better, one would think they both wanted to be shot. Trigger happy? Hardly!
Der Sensenmann

Pleasanton, CA

#9 May 30, 2012
nan v wrote:
<quoted text>
Trigger happy? The first guy who was shot (last Thurs.), pointed a replica Baretta Cougar pellet gun at police only after pointing it at a cab driver and a woman on the street. How long do you let someone do this before taking them down? Would you want someone in your family, or yourself, being the test dummy for someone like this to see if the gun is real or if he'll actually shoot you? ALL SIGNS pointed to this guy being a loose cannon and dangerous to the public, and when you go to reach for a gun to point at police, you best know you're gonna get shot! The second shooting (5 days later) happened after the suspect ran from the police and then when they caught up with him, he charged them and went to grab for something in his pocket. Unfortunately, it was a metal wallet the police mistook it for a gun. Again, you don't 'charge' the police and reach into your pocket in the process unless you WANT to be shot! Both of these men are being shown in the news with mug shots to go along with their story. They were not strangers to crime, nor were they ignorant of how the law works. If one didn't know better, one would think they both wanted to be shot. Trigger happy? Hardly!
Outstanding post!!

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