Looks like Florida has a sheriff like...

Looks like Florida has a sheriff like Arizona has

There are 11 comments on the www.teapartytribune.com story from May 23, 2012, titled Looks like Florida has a sheriff like Arizona has. In it, www.teapartytribune.com reports that:

Naturally, the liberal media went nuts and asked why they had to shoot the poor, undocumented immigrant 68 times. Sheriff Grady Judd told the Orlando Sentinel: “Because that’s all the ammunition we had.” Now, is that just about the all-time greatest answer or what!

The Coroner also reported that the illegal alien died of natural causes. When asked by a reporter how that could be, since there were 68 bullet wounds in his body, he simply replied: “When you are shot 68 times you are naturally gonna die.”

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ima

United States

#1 May 24, 2012
Wow!

Since: Apr 09

small town

#2 May 24, 2012
Great Job Sheriff Judd, this illegal immigrant is Criminal who deserve to DIE. Save the Taxpayers a bunch of Money.

“Work hard at work worth doing.”

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#3 May 25, 2012
"An illegal alien, in Polk County , Florida , who got pulled over in a routine traffic stop, ended up “executing” the deputy who stopped him. The deputy was shot eight times, including once behind his right ear at close range. Another deputy was wounded and a police dog killed. A state-wide manhunt ensued."

What kind of idiot would lament this filthy murderer's death????? He got what he gave...no tears for him.
Interesting

De Soto, KS

#4 May 25, 2012
68 bullets? It's about time justice was served, as Napolitano would have had him on her "I can rehab him list."

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#5 May 26, 2012
i thought the report would have said lead poisoning.
star

Charlottesville, VA

#6 May 26, 2012
68 bullets is not cost effective, those men need more pratice. Maybe a trip to the border with the cammand to open fire on site might help them to save on bullets
Kevin Murphy

Sun City, FL

#7 May 27, 2012
Sheriff G. Judd is without question one of the all time GREATEST Sheriff's ever to serve the state of Florida. He supports his Officers and protects the people of Polk Co. with pride and integraty.
Jim W

Dacula, GA

#8 May 27, 2012
star wrote:
68 bullets is not cost effective, those men need more pratice. Maybe a trip to the border with the cammand to open fire on site might help them to save on bullets
68 bullets is not really that many considering this was done by the SWAT teaam. They have assault weapons, full auto if I remember correctly. A small team of SWAT can easily squeeze off over 100 rounds in a very short time when under fire.

Now if it was two deputies with pistols who shot him 68 times I'd be a little skeptical.
Gump

Enterprise, AL

#9 May 27, 2012
This is old news.

Origins: Just before noon on 28 September 2006, Polk County Deputy Doug Speirs pulled over a speeding rental car bearing Kentucky tags. That vehicle was being driven by Angilo Freeland, a 27-year-old who had been arrested on various charges in 1999 but had skipped bail. Freeland offered Speirs a fraudulently obtained drivers license in another man's name; something about the proffered I.D. bothered Speirs, so he called for backup. Deputy Matt Williams and his police dog, DiOGi, were dispatched to the scene.

Likely sensing things weren't going well, Freeland broke from the officers and ran into the woods. He took cover in the densely forested area near a fallen oak tree that made him all but impossible to see. The two officers and the dog went into the woods after him, Williams and DiOGi working one area, and Speirs another.

As DiOGi closed on the suspect's hiding place, Freeland shot the dog in the chest from close range at an upward angle, killing it. He then fired on nearby Deputy Williams, wounding him
in the right wrist, left bicep, rear left thigh, right leg, right buttock, and upper right arm. One of the shots penetrated to the officer's spine. Freeland then approached the immobilized man and delivered two shots to Williams' head at point-blank range, finishing him off.

Deputy Speirs heard the shots from a nearby ridge, moved towards the sounds of the gunfire, and was shot at by Freeland. The two exchanged fire, and the deputy was wounded in the leg. He radioed for help and made his way out of the woods.

Every available unit and canine team descended on the area. Freeland briefly appeared at the perimeter of the woods to fire at the officers but then took cover again. He dug in under another fallen oak tree and hid there. Later that afternoon the body of 39-year-old Deputy Williams, a father of three, was found and carried from the wooded area. Officers noted that the slain man's gun and ammo were missing.

Freeland remained under the oak tree overnight, where a 10-member SWAT team found him the next morning. When they saw Freeland raise his right hand clutching a gun (one they would later learn belonged to the slain deputy), nine of the ten officers fired, hitting him with 68 of 110 shots. Freeland was dead at the scene.

Afterwards, when called upon by the media to make a statement about the manhunt and its outcome, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told various reporters, "That's all the bullets we had or we would have shot him more. Quite frankly, we weren't taking any chances."

In response to the Florida Civil Rights Association's complaint that the police had shown disregard for human life when they shot Angilo Freeland after an all-night manhunt, the U.S. Department of Justice asked the FBI to look into the matter. In November 2006, the latter agency announced it would investigate whether authorities used excessive force in the incident. In June 2008, the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) announced it had cleared the Polk County Sheriff's Office of any wrongdoing in the incident, stating: "After careful consideration, we concluded that the evidence does not establish a prosecutable violation of the federal civil rights statutes. Accordingly, we have closed our investigation."

Ironically, the traffic stop that escalated into Freeland's hightailing it into the bush could conceivably have gone another way if Freeland had been in possession of a key piece of information. In 1999 he had been arrested by the Florida Highway Patrol on charges of not having a valid drivers license, reckless driving, aggravated fleeing to elude, resisting arrest without violence, and carrying a concealed weapon. Freeland, who had been released on bail, disappeared before trial. An arrest warrant was issued, but it sat unserved until March 2005, when the state attorney's office deemed it (along with 14 other warrants) "stale."

Source: Snopes
Gump

Enterprise, AL

#10 May 27, 2012
star

Charlottesville, VA

#11 May 29, 2012
Jim W wrote:
<quoted text>
68 bullets is not really that many considering this was done by the SWAT teaam. They have assault weapons, full auto if I remember correctly. A small team of SWAT can easily squeeze off over 100 rounds in a very short time when under fire.
Now if it was two deputies with pistols who shot him 68 times I'd be a little skeptical.
Still nice to know tax dollars arent being wasted on jail and court costs, money saved to the tax payers

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