Officers force justified: Oak Creek officers fatal shooting of John...

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An investigation reveals Oak Creek police officers were justified when they shot and killed 48-year-old Johnny Harris in April. Read more
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RON

Caledonia, WI

#44 Jun 10, 2010
ONE LESS SUB-HUMAN THAT SHOULD NOT EXIST. HE DID NOT CONTRIBUTE TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF MANKIND, ONLY DETRACTED FROM IT. HE WAS A CRIMINAL AND GOT WHAT HE DESERVED. GREAT JOB OAK CREEK POLICE!
MR CAP

Milwaukee, WI

#45 Jun 10, 2010
JOHN Q YOU KEEP REFERRING TO THIS SO CALLED SNOW BALL FIGHT AS IF IT WERE A COUPLE SCHOOL GIRLS GIGGLING, AND PRANCING AROUND TOSSING SNOW DOWN EACH OTHERS COLLARS,AND GIVING SNOW FILLED WEDGIES.....JOHN Q THESE PEOPLE WERE USING SNOW TO ASSAULT POLICE OFFICERS. NOT TO MENTION OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. THAT IS TWO CHARGES TO START WITH.
Society is backwards

Milwaukee, WI

#47 Jun 11, 2010
John Q why don't you respond to my explanation? Is it because you realize that you are wrong? The officer did not point is gun at anyone, he drew his gun because the people were throwing objects at him. For all the officer knew they were throwing chunks of ice at him. I am waiting for your intellectual, well informed response.
Society is backwards

Milwaukee, WI

#49 Jun 11, 2010
Chunks of ice can be considered a weapon. If one of those chunks hits someone in the head it can kill them. You fail to see that the officer doesn't know what they are throwing at him. All he knows is an angry crowd is hurling objects at him. He responded as his training tells him too.
Oak Creek RES

Milwaukee, WI

#50 Jun 11, 2010
They should cap more of them...Its to bad he wont go to jail for 3 months to get out and continue his ways.
Thanks for taking out the garbage!
kitty22

Milwaukee, WI

#51 Jun 13, 2010
I simply do NOT understand this one... This man was UNARMED - they could have shot out the tires - then where would he go? They would have him - alive and in custody - Isnt the protocol to put the officer on desk duty and counseling to deal with his feelings about what he did - not an everyday occurance to fatally shoot another human being in the line of duty... Yes, he was a criminal but according to the way the justice system is.. they have rights too, innocent till proven guilty and he did'nt get that. Instead, the officers were put back on duty IMMEDIATELY and commended! HA- As far as I'm concerned -this is straight out murder. Police work is highly stressful but I sure hope I don't encounter these two officers - with decision making like this...
a mom

Milwaukee, WI

#52 Jun 13, 2010
kitty22 wrote:
I simply do NOT understand this one... This man was UNARMED - they could have shot out the tires - then where would he go? They would have him - alive and in custody - Isnt the protocol to put the officer on desk duty and counseling to deal with his feelings about what he did - not an everyday occurance to fatally shoot another human being in the line of duty... Yes, he was a criminal but according to the way the justice system is.. they have rights too, innocent till proven guilty and he did'nt get that. Instead, the officers were put back on duty IMMEDIATELY and commended! HA- As far as I'm concerned -this is straight out murder. Police work is highly stressful but I sure hope I don't encounter these two officers - with decision making like this...
He was armed....with a giant metal death machine swerving and hitting them. He tried to run them over, and hit an officer. A car is considered a weapon in the eyes of the law when yielded with intent.
MR CAP

United States

#53 Jun 13, 2010
a mom wrote:
<quoted text>
He was armed....with a giant metal death machine swerving and hitting them. He tried to run them over, and hit an officer. A car is considered a weapon in the eyes of the law when yielded with intent.
THE LAW STATES THAT YOU CAN NOT PROVE INTENT...
MR CAP

United States

#54 Jun 13, 2010
kitty22 wrote:
I simply do NOT understand this one... This man was UNARMED - they could have shot out the tires - then where would he go? They would have him - alive and in custody - Isnt the protocol to put the officer on desk duty and counseling to deal with his feelings about what he did - not an everyday occurance to fatally shoot another human being in the line of duty... Yes, he was a criminal but according to the way the justice system is.. they have rights too, innocent till proven guilty and he did'nt get that. Instead, the officers were put back on duty IMMEDIATELY and commended! HA- As far as I'm concerned -this is straight out murder. Police work is highly stressful but I sure hope I don't encounter these two officers - with decision making like this...
MAYBE THEY SHOULD HAVE GIVEN HIM A GIANT RAINBOW COLORED LOLLIPOP, AND PLAYED PATTY CAKE WITH HIM.THEN LATER THEY COULD ALL PUT LAMPSHADES ON THEIR HEADS AND DANCE AROUND A MAYPOLE SINGING KUMBIYAH MY LORD...
MR CAP

United States

#55 Jun 13, 2010
SORRY BUT DO YOU SEE HOW YOUR RESPONSE MAY APPEAR TO PEOPLE THAT BELIEVE IN JUSTICE?
kitty22

Madison, WI

#56 Jun 18, 2010
keep believing in the justice system - till you get wronged by them - officers are notorious for crossing their Ts and dotting their "I"s to cover their butts - they KNOW that they can say whatever they want - and it's their word against the person's - I've seen it many times ... They slant their criminal complaint to cover themselves. It is a fact that many people are in jail that are innocent - I just believe that being put back on the force IMMEDIATEY is ludicous - Officers are human too and must deal with their feelings - there are many corrupt cops that by just carrying a badge makes them above the law - It is a stressful job - Many of them deal with their stress thru drinking (and they all get in their cars aferwards) many are covered by each other for that... we don't hear about that! They are the LAW and so many of them let that go to their head - I've seen cases of rape, molesting inmates, stealing money/drugs they confiscate... People don't realize this till they may be up against it... and when you are - it's your word against theirs... Counseling & desk duty should be mandatory in a situation like this - yes, this person was in a car - but who can prove the intent? Cops are trained with decision making and shooting the tires out was another option. It said the guy was UNARMED - no gun was pointing at the officer'S face. They shot his face out and went back to work with their gun - most normal people would have issues dealing with that ....
Concerned

Milwaukee, WI

#57 Sep 8, 2010
John Q wrote:
They out right executed that man. The pigs were not even close to being run over. I don't care what they "thought" this man did, they didn't have to use deadly force. I'm ashamed of these so called "sworn officers" of the BS police state we now live in.
First of all, don't call police "pigs". If you were ever in need of police assistance, I'm sure you would think differently.
Secondly, it wasn't about the officers involved being run over. Once the criminal entered the squad, he had access to a police riffel, thus endangering not only the officers lives, but also the lives of witnesses watching this all unfold.Police officers(especially in Oak Creek) go through extensive training and as was determined by the D.A. were 100% justified to use force. I am not asamed of these officers, but comend them for their actions to protect the public not only in this situation, but every day!

“Open your eyes and mind”

Since: Mar 10

Milwaukee

#58 Sep 8, 2010
Forget everything this individual "might" have done prior to the arrival of police - intelligent, decent, law-abiding people don't lead cops on a high-speed chase and then attempt to steal a police vehicle (which probably has a shotgun or assault rifle in it). Given what this thug was KNOWN to have done (as witnessed by the dash cams), the police acted in a manner to put a definite stop to his activities before he got the chance to step it up another notch and wreak even more havoc.
If they had let him escape and he injured (or killed) someone - either in a motor vehicle accident while fleeing or by engaging in a shootout with the cops using the weaponry in the vehicle - the public outcry would be "why didn't they stop him when they had the chance?"
I think they made the right decision.

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