Man shot in McIntosh County after pol...

Man shot in McIntosh County after police chase

There are 175 comments on the The Florida Times-Union story from May 14, 2009, titled Man shot in McIntosh County after police chase. In it, The Florida Times-Union reports that:

Police officers shot a fleeing driver in McIntosh County Tuesday night when he tried to run down officers, Glynn County police and the McIntosh County sheriff said.

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Duh

United States

#22 May 29, 2009
Why are they still referring to Jessup as the Sheriff...does he have the proper credentials. HAS HE PASSED THE TEST???? If you don't know what test, please do not respond!
THE TRUTH WILL BE KNOWN

Townsend, GA

#23 May 29, 2009
[Thanks Allen from both Brandon and myself,Like I said THE TRUTH WILL BE KNOWN...
THE TRUTH WILL BE KNOWN

Townsend, GA

#24 May 29, 2009
Thanks Allen from both Brandon and myself...As I said THE TRUTH WILL BE KNOWN!!!!

Since: Aug 08

Nahunta, GA

#25 May 29, 2009
Yes it will be known and I can't wait til it is...Hang in there Brandon...We love ya man!

Since: Aug 08

Nahunta, GA

#26 May 29, 2009
Duh wrote:
Why are they still referring to Jessup as the Sheriff...does he have the proper credentials. HAS HE PASSED THE TEST???? If you don't know what test, please do not respond!
Ok I know you asked us not to respond if we didn't know what test, but I just can't help myself not to ask what you are talking about....{scratching Head}
Southern Cross

White House, TN

#27 May 31, 2009
So you guys would have risked your own lives by "pitting" the suspects car huh? Over a restraining order violation. Typical. Oh yeah, and roadblock a bridge.....right. And put out spike strips too. I hope if someone tries to invade your homes or carjacks you, you call this guy to help you instead of the police!If you don't want to pay the consequences, DON'T RUN FROM THE POLICE.
Allen Brown

Townsend, GA

#28 May 31, 2009
Well they risked there life and several others on I95 as they try to pit a motorcycle just a couple of days before,,, and wrecked four cop cars,,HO YA,,IN A CONSTRUCTION ARIA ALSO. Makes sence!!!??? I Guess the should have shot him too???? SO IF YOU NEED HELP CALL US, we will make sure you get the right help not take a chancs in the cops shooting you in the prosses.COM E ON DONT SAY STUPID STUFF LIKE THAT. They are here to serve and PROTECT. NOT SHOOT WHEN SOMEONE DONT DO WHAT THEY SAY!!! thats why the choise that job, its not easy. IF NOT GET OUT.
Allen Brown

Townsend, GA

#29 May 31, 2009
By the way Steve Jessup is our SHERIFF like it or not GET-R-DONE Steve I suport you Get rid of them they are trying to make you look bad, DON'T LET IT HAPPEN. FIRE THEM.

Since: Aug 08

Nahunta, GA

#30 Jun 1, 2009
Southern Cross wrote:
So you guys would have risked your own lives by "pitting" the suspects car huh? Over a restraining order violation. Typical. Oh yeah, and roadblock a bridge.....right. And put out spike strips too. I hope if someone tries to invade your homes or carjacks you, you call this guy to help you instead of the police!If you don't want to pay the consequences, DON'T RUN FROM THE POLICE.
So are you saying he got shot over a restaining order?! Get real...Like Allen Brown said....They screwed up!
Your comment makes no sense what so ever....
Southern Cross

Laurel, MD

#31 Jun 1, 2009
That's "restraining", not restaining.... and I'll slow it down for you. Why should the police officers put themselves in harms way when the information they had was a restraining order violation that I'm sure this little angel didn't deserve in the first place. They did not use deadly force until he attempted to run one of them over. I'm sorry gentlemen, but the Supreme Court is extremely clear regarding the use of deadly force, no matter what you would have done in their place, or what you think they should have done.
Allen Brown

Brunswick, GA

#32 Jun 2, 2009
Well,,,,Lets talk Supreme Court sence you brought it up,,, The Supreme Court says " Deadly Force should be taken ONLY after all other cources of action has been taken, Deadly Force Should be the last action taken even in the most servier cases such as kidnapping,(Hostage). That is why the FBI, GBI and all law enforcement branches have Spcial officers to talk down all situations. So as far as you comment of ANGEL, This could have been your child and I would saying this in his defence also. So REALLY CHECK OUT THE SUPREME COURT RULLINGS FIRST,OK?
Southern Cross

Laurel, MD

#33 Jun 2, 2009
Sir, I'm not sure where you get your legal and law enforcement training from, but reruns of Starsky and Hutch don't count.
Tennessee v. Garner gives LEO's - "no need to exhaust lessor means of force". That means the officer doesn't have to begin with verbal commands and work their way up to firearms if that individual officer decides to use deadly force. Graham v. Conner allows LEO's- to make instant decisions on application of deadly force based on the totality of the circumstances and the officer's objective reasonableness.

Please please post the cases you are quoting from that you say -
"The Supreme Court says " Deadly Force should be taken ONLY after all other cources of action has been taken, Deadly Force Should be the last action taken even in the most servier cases such as kidnapping,(Hostage)."

And by the way - the Supreme Court decisions supercede any agency policy.
I am sorry your loved one tangled with the police and lost. But lets put blame where it is due, not persecute the officers who were doing their jobs. Incidentially, a job none of you naysayers apparently hold.
A MOTHER

Savannah, GA

#34 Jun 2, 2009
By the way,I am the same person....All the negative things that some of you are saying needs to stop.Has everyone become so cold and heartless that such things have to be so hurtful.You are right about one thing...he should not have run.On the other hand put yourself in my place.I have been by his side trough his death,a second chance to live,2 surgeries,watched the pain,the quilt,the praying for forgiveness and now I am by his side again,waiting for another surgery...May God be with you all that don't know love and compassion.You can still email me @ [email protected] TRUTH WILL BE KNOWN

Since: Aug 08

Hortense, GA

#35 Jun 2, 2009
I found this on the internet thought it was interesting

Police Chases:
Why Do The Police Always Deny Their Mistakes?

Having handled police chase cases for over a decade, I have yet to see a case in which the police admitted wrongdoing when a high speed pursuit turned out badly. Obviously, when a high speed pursuit ends in tragedy and someone is killed or seriously injured, the police know that immediately. In cases where the pursuit should not have been initiated and/or continued, the wagons are then circled and numerous explanations and rationalizations are provided as to why the police were merely “doing their duty” and were doing absolutely nothing wrong. Many times this is exactly the case. The police were doing their duty and they were doing nothing wrong and had every right to be chasing a dangerous offender who may have committed a forcible felony as an example. However, in many other cases, the police have done something wrong. That is, they were exposing the public to great risk of serious injury or death with virtually no need to chase the offender (such as situations involving missing tail lights or minor petty or misdemeanor offenses) and the pursuit then “turned out badly.” In situations where the police are chasing minor offenders at high rates of speed on congested roadways the danger to the public always will always outweigh the need to apprehend the suspect. And yet, in such circumstances, when the pursuit ends in tragedy, the police will “have done nothing wrong” and were merely “doing their duty.” The wrong was committed by the fleeing suspect, not the police so they will say. But the suspect (a minor transgressor) was no serious danger to anyone until they were chased.

Oh and by the way, there was never a restraining order against Brandon.....
A MOTHER

Savannah, GA

#36 Jun 2, 2009
You go gurl!!!It's me try these numbers 3505548...Later
Southern Cross

United States

#37 Jun 2, 2009
quote- "Oh and by the way, there was never a restraining order against Brandon....."

So he just ran from the police for the h3ll of it? The plot thickens.......
Allen Brown

Brunswick, GA

#38 Jun 2, 2009
Well I will say this, I DONT CARE HOW MUCH YOU DEFEND the actions taken by police, and you can quote all the actions that you want but I seen where they split his chest and the bullets were still lodged inside his young body and he told me how scared he was, and how they shot him when he got out of the car,,,,so how can that justify the shooting, he stopped and got out of the car unarmed and scared, as they tryed to say he tryed to run over the cop well he was out of the car,,,How???? BULL THE COPS ARE JUST TRYING TO TALK THERE WAY OUT OF A BAD SPOT. I am done with this blog. Brandon I WILL SUPORT YOU WHEN EVER YOU NEED ME,,,,GET WELL FIRST, This fight is not over, I am just tired of talking and its time for action.
A MOTHER

Savannah, GA

#39 Jun 2, 2009
Southern cross,you must be a busy person!!! You sure do alot of posting from differant places.Do you have a child???If/when you do I sure hope you never have to go through anything like this.You think you know what happened,but you don't...I can say that I do because once again I am sitting by his bedside waiting for another surgery to go through.God bless your soul...
Allen Brown

Townsend, GA

#40 Jun 2, 2009
I agree ,,,,If you don't know just,,,,well, I went threw the same a short time ago with my son when McIntosh's finnest almost assisted in the death of one of my sons. So A Mother my heart goes out to you and By the way tell Brandon the my boys are praying for him,(Josh and Chase) If you need suport just ask. I know how incompitant they are. By the way Southern Cross,,,,You would be very suprised who and what,,,So Please......I wonder what you would say if he was you son????? Would it be the same????!!!!
Southern Cross

Laurel, MD

#41 Jun 3, 2009
Sorry, I don't understand what you are trying to get across -

"By the way Southern Cross,,,,You would be very suprised who and what,,,"

I am afraid we will all have to agree to disagree on who is at fault in this young mans case. Can you honestly say that he would have suffered those injuries had he simply stopped and followed directions when the police first contacted him?

I do have children, and they know what to do if an officer attempts to stop them. PULL OVER! For whatever reason. I don't pretend to know "the real story" on restraining orders or narcotics implicated in this case. But I do know the law and police procedure. The officers will be exhonorated, and hopefully the injured man gets the help he needs.





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