Police Shooting Investigation Continues

Police Shooting Investigation Continues

There are 44 comments on the WSET story from Jul 21, 2008, titled Police Shooting Investigation Continues. In it, WSET reports that:

It could be a matter of just a few weeks that we learn if there was any wrongdoing on the part of South Boston Police earlier this month.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at WSET.

Tweedledum

South Boston, VA

#21 Jul 25, 2008
linda wrote:
<quoted text>Yes there is because most of the people on here just believe this was an unjust shooting and feel very deep about this.
And they made this decision without knowing any of the facts of the situation.
linda

Harrisonburg, VA

#22 Jul 25, 2008
Tweedledum wrote:
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And they made this decision without knowing any of the facts of the situation.
Where are these facts going to be found,within a police department who looks after their own.Just put some facts out that show we the people that Neal had to be killed to protect others and I think we are smarter enough the facts if they are true facts,I guess we are saying we need some hard hard facts to believe the facts.No one sees the just yet. We are praying for a family that buried their child for WHAT.Let's not let happen to your or my child again.Hold the police accountable for actions and let's stop saying well a cop wouldn't kill if he didn't have too,you know that.The police today,yes they do.
Veracity

Harrisonburg, VA

#23 Jul 25, 2008
Neal Seamster was the type of guy who was going to end up with bullets in him sooner or later anyway.
Richmonder

Ventura, CA

#24 Jul 25, 2008
linda wrote:
Thanks, now you agree you can't find enough answers to cover for your friends on the force.Our point in this is no matter what and at what ever cost it is the answer is going to be now and always on the side of the law because they are the law and for the the most part it goes their way.I t only matters that the law push Neal into feeling his self was at a That's our point threaten point.By the way if you so how think there people are cops because they have deep feeling and want to some how wear a gun to really protect I beg your differ.I know alot of cops and never have I hear that one. Maybe power over a person,a thrill when pushing a person around,thinking you are above the little humans on the street.Wow a bad guy,let10 cops beat him to the ground and cuff him.Hey did you see that guy buy a pack of rolling papers lets kill him quick.What about a cop using his car to sell out of at a flea market,yep our tax dollars hard at work.A cop that lives across town and his family on the other side ofe town but the car is at his moms house alot,once again tax dollars hard at work.What about the cops making passes at girls at convince stores in a cops car,just too muck flex with these cops, they cross the line so much it seems they do forget the where the line is.For the most part we feel scared of the law because the law can't be trusted any more.Look at Neal,I rest my case.For one I say the law needs to be arrested from them selfs.AGAIN FOR THOSE THAT DO THEIR JOB AND KNOW THEIR JOB. THANK YOU!FOR THOSE OUT THERE AND YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE LEAVE THE FORCE SO THE GOOD COPS DON"T LOOK SO BAD.Let's work on getting the police back to doing their jobs not just making a living on our tax dollars.Maybe if the cops weren't so crooked we might would see this death different but it looks crooked. If their job is to shoot to kill then why are we paying for billy sticks,maze,stun guns.It's so hard to belive this cops life was in any danger because if he was backing up and was shot then the car was already backed up and the cops were ok.Let's just get real here,no cop was in danger when Neal was shot,just a fast gun,final
Now I can classify you with the other two idiots on here too. As with Shadow and Tax Payer, I tried to be respectful. That didn't work. My lack of desire to continue an argument with you is not an admittance that the cops are wrong or that I have no argument left. It's just me acknowledging that your bipolar approach to law enforcement is as phucked up as your grammar and spelling.
linda

Harrisonburg, VA

#25 Jul 25, 2008
Veracity wrote:
Neal Seamster was the type of guy who was going to end up with bullets in him sooner or later anyway.
WELL thank you,Ok boy's thats a wrap. Thanks to the police for doing what you seem to have wanted to do your self. Maybe one day they'll help out somebody else with you!And who the cops won't good at helping out,they helped you,tax dollars well spent.
Alton Sunshine

Ventura, CA

#26 Jul 25, 2008
Veracity wrote:
Neal Seamster was the type of guy who was going to end up with bullets in him sooner or later anyway.
thats exactly what i was thinkin. you try to run the cops over with your car you gotta expect to get shot.
linda

Harrisonburg, VA

#27 Jul 25, 2008
say's
Metallica

Cullen, VA

#28 Jul 25, 2008
Anyone who honestly believes that this officer just got his jollies shooting a young man is a lunatic. It wasn't a macho man thing, it wasn't a "Big bad police man with a gun" Rambo thing. The man believed that he and his fellow officers were in danger. Sheetz is also a high traffic area. If there were civilians nearby, I am guessing the officer also took into account the driver and his potential to harm. By all accounts, this officer is not a power hungry jerk, though I admit that Halifax County has their fair share of those types. This man is not one of those.

If you could get your heads out of your asses long enough...oh...nevermind.
linda

Harrisonburg, VA

#29 Jul 25, 2008
Richmonder wrote:
<quoted text>
Now I can classify you with the other two idiots on here too. As with Shadow and Tax Payer, I tried to be respectful. That didn't work. My lack of desire to continue an argument with you is not an admittance that the cops are wrong or that I have no argument left. It's just me acknowledging that your bipolar approach to law enforcement is as phucked up as your grammar and spelling.
You have a hard time facing facts,don't you.Grow up, this is life.I have as much sense as you maybe more.Bipolar, seems like you just might be having a bad case of it.Just where do you live under a bridge like other troll because it's not in a real world.Since when did cops get bigger than God.I keep them as what they are men and women.I never heard that God was a cop,who'd guess
linda

Harrisonburg, VA

#30 Jul 25, 2008
Alton Sunshine wrote:
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thats exactly what i was thinkin. you try to run the cops over with your car you gotta expect to get shot.
If you are going backwards in a car as to run over someone what would happen if shot?The car was right there not rolling backwards.Put your own self in a car and then tell us where the danger was so great.This guy was parked.Why in the world would any trained person put their self behind a weapon of the nature in the first place. So if he was shot because he might or did clip them by the time a gun could be drawn the threat was over.If not where was their training at? Just questions that pop in my mind
linda

Harrisonburg, VA

#31 Jul 25, 2008
Metallica wrote:
Anyone who honestly believes that this officer just got his jollies shooting a young man is a lunatic. It wasn't a macho man thing, it wasn't a "Big bad police man with a gun" Rambo thing. The man believed that he and his fellow officers were in danger. Sheetz is also a high traffic area. If there were civilians nearby, I am guessing the officer also took into account the driver and his potential to harm. By all accounts, this officer is not a power hungry jerk, though I admit that Halifax County has their fair share of those types. This man is not one of those.
If you could get your heads out of your asses long enough...oh...nevermind.
I have said over and over again I do hope this was justified.No one would like to know this guy had to die for no real reason.We are all human and do make mistakes,if this was one or not we would like to know.I can't say he was the best of person or that he didn't make a mistake that forced that officer to shot.It's just that Richmond keeps trying to force cop,no way he made a mistake.There are times we all make them.Things just don't look right from what we have read and like him I have family and close friends on the force so I'm not a cop hater.Just if we could understand what started this shooting in the first place our minds maybe could rest.There's a family out there that put their child in the ground. God knows I'm glad it wasn't mine.Once again didn't say he didn't have to use his gun,but why the picture is not clear yet.
Metallica

Cullen, VA

#32 Jul 25, 2008
Linda, in one post you say this:
linda wrote:
I have said over and over again I do hope this was justified.
But in an earlier post you said this:
linda wrote:
Sure there was wrong doing. Since when did buying a pack of rolling papers become a death sentence. The cops seem to think just because they have on a badge they can do anything.It seems like the law is above the law it self. Everything they do is always ok. If you rush a car without saying police in today times you do think someone is trying to rob you or worse. No way you or I would just sit there and let harm to come to you if you could get away.The police have to cover their tracks and they can because they are the law.This young man lost his life and his friend a memory that will never leave her because the law is the law no matter what. To commit crimes and get away with it just get a badge.May God bless this family and know that that the people will never believe anything but the law murdered your son and that they can never make people think he was at fault in anyway
Seems a little contradictory to me. Is your position changing or are you being wishy washy?
linda

Harrisonburg, VA

#33 Jul 25, 2008
Metallica wrote:
Linda, in one post you say this:
<quoted text>
But in an earlier post you said this:
<quoted text>
Seems a little contradictory to me. Is your position changing or are you being wishy washy?
No still the same.The facts just don't add up to fit the picture.The facts we've heard so far.All I'm saying is this.They will justified this sooner or later,count on it.The real answer will only be answered when this cop is standing before God.Man's answers only shuts us up,we will except it or believe its the wrong answer.Our hearts will make us here on earth believe one way or the other.To me there will never be a true answer until this man is 6 ft under and no matter what we believe the right answer is that's when the real justice takes place.I only say I hope God believes he was right.I'm not judging even if it sounds that way.May pray is now and always that God will see it that way.As far as the cops go, there really needes to be some change there.Times are changing and for the most part the whole world is messed up including the police.God,they are not,simply that.
SHADOW

Kernersville, NC

#34 Jul 25, 2008
linda
Danville, VA YOU CAN NOT WIN WITH HIM Richmonder HE IS ALWAYS RIGHT WHEN IT COMES TO COPS HE IS A ASS WHOLE! HE SAYS HE DIDNT JUDGE NEAL HE IS A LIER ! NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY HE STILL GOING TO SAY THE COPS ARE RIGHT !
Richmonder

Ventura, CA

#35 Jul 25, 2008
SHADOW wrote:
linda
Danville, VA YOU CAN NOT WIN WITH HIM Richmonder HE IS ALWAYS RIGHT WHEN IT COMES TO COPS HE IS A ASS WHOLE! HE SAYS HE DIDNT JUDGE NEAL HE IS A LIER ! NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY HE STILL GOING TO SAY THE COPS ARE RIGHT !
Show me, WITH QUOTES FROM MY PREVIOUS POSTS, where I judged Mr. Seamster's character. Please. We are all waiting for this.
linda

Harrisonburg, VA

#36 Jul 25, 2008
Richmonder wrote:
<quoted text>
Show me, WITH QUOTES FROM MY PREVIOUS POSTS, where I judged Mr. Seamster's character. Please. We are all waiting for this.
I just talked to a friend and this is what he said.At the time he drew his gun did he believe he or others were in danger he would be justified in shooting Neal.If the tapes show there was no person or officers in danger is the only way to not find this anyway but justified.The moment he put his car in reverse and if the cops were behind him it became justified.Everything else is we're sorry this happened.If the tapes are clear and give a clear picture as to what was done that night and the officers wasn't in harms way at that moment!unjustified,but the officers were behind that car then the cop had the right to fire his gun.We know what the girl said they thought they were being carjacked,the cop had no way of knowing that was what he thought was happening.Car backing up, officers behind it, protect his fellow officers and others.There's the whole picture whether we like how it went down or not.Makes you sick that this took place but Things happen and this was of those things and because of his actions he died that night.Doesn't make it right but in the laws eyes it will be justified.Shadow I'm sorry for your friend and hope in time you will not let this eat at you and turn your life bitter.Taxpayer I still feel the cops pushed him into making this decision to back up that night,this has nothing in the laws eyes as to why he kill Neal.A split decision that night costed him his life.Richmonder maybe give Shadow a break and have some feeling for the hurt she feels.We say alot because she hurts,May we pray for peace in the hearts of his family.
Richmonder

Ventura, CA

#37 Jul 25, 2008
Some very good points there, Linda. I think I have tried to give Shadow a break by being nice in the past, but all I got was crap. I will lay off, but your friend is exactly right. An officer is trained to use deadly force when he/she is reasonably in fear for his/her life or that of another person. Nobody will ever know what was going through Seamster's mind or the cop's mind. I don't like to see anyone hurt or killed, and I don't have blind support for the police. I just don't want to see this officer crucified when all of the facts have not come to the eyes of the public. I will do as you suggest though.
Another Nutcase

South Boston, VA

#38 Jul 25, 2008
linda wrote:
<quoted text>No still the same.The facts just don't add up to fit the picture.The facts we've heard so far.
What facts have been heard?
linda

Harrisonburg, VA

#39 Jul 25, 2008
Richmonder wrote:
Some very good points there, Linda. I think I have tried to give Shadow a break by being nice in the past, but all I got was crap. I will lay off, but your friend is exactly right. An officer is trained to use deadly force when he/she is reasonably in fear for his/her life or that of another person. Nobody will ever know what was going through Seamster's mind or the cop's mind. I don't like to see anyone hurt or killed, and I don't have blind support for the police. I just don't want to see this officer crucified when all of the facts have not come to the eyes of the public. I will do as you suggest though.
Thanks for your words and by the way Shadow is not my friend,just feel her pain.I like her think different about this killing but now do understand some of what you have said.I looked at things a little different than the law and I had my own blinders on,off now,don't like the picture but do understand.I'm hard headed and somtimes can't see the forest for the tree but finally got it.Too bad this had to happen to such a young man.So sad for those that loved and cared for him.I am a mother and my child means the world to me and never would I want this to happen to him.Sometimes we make some bad decisions and this one really went bad.
linda

Harrisonburg, VA

#40 Jul 25, 2008
Another Nutcase wrote:
<quoted text>
What facts have been heard?
Well Nutcase you can read them for self.We have been looking at the whole picture and couldn't see the small picture.I guess after putting on our glasses we can see what I couldn't see.God Bless Neal's family and the officer that shot him and may Neal rest in peace

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